- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Search.htrackmyflight.co is a new search page with a fake toolbar from the notorious Polarity Technologies Ltd., which is mostly famous for its potentially harmful browser hijackers. As a matter of fact, this particular hijacker is an identical clone of Search.trackmyflight.co, the only difference being the "h" letter in the address, which is also a characteristic of these malware infections.We have seen dozens of identical and similar hijackers emerging in this family, including Search.searchlcll.com. This infection may appear as your new homepage in your main browsers, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer. Since this hijacker can present you with potentially unreliable third-party content, it could pose a threat to your system security, not to mention the possibility that it may come on board along with other malware threats. No wonder why we suggest that you remove Search.htrackmyflight.co from your browsers.
Have you installed a freeware bundle lately? If so, this could be the reason why you find this browser hijacker in your browsers. You need to be extra careful every time you install a software package; even more so when you download one from a suspicious file-sharing site. We recommend that you stay away from shady torrent and freeware pages because these can be filled with corrupt third-party ads and other hidden or fake contents. One click on the wrong button, link, or ad could trigger the drop of a malicious bundle, which may carry several potentially unwanted programs as well as malware infections (e.g., browser hijackers, fake alerts, and adware apps). This is how a lot of unsuspecting users infect their machines, in fact. And, this is when it will not suffice it to delete Search.htrackmyflight.co alone from your system.
There are, of course, other ways, too, for you to download such bundles. It is enough to visit suspicious websites that tend to promote unreliable third-party ads and click on them. But you can also be introduced to unsafe content if your PC is infected with malware, such as adware programs. In this case, you are never really safe to go online and surf the web. This is also the reason why it is essential to frequently check your system for potential and malicious threats just like now after you delete Search.htrackmyflight.co from your computer.
This new search page actually offers you a renewed toolbar at the top that seems a bit larger than the usual with brownish background color. This time, you will find travel-related quick links like Book My Flight (google.com/flights/), Track My Flight (flightstats.com/go/Home/home.do), and so on. Please note that you do not need to use such a questionable featured search website to have such links one click away. You can always bookmark them and you would be all safe, too. Still, this is not even why this browser hijacker could be risky. We have found that it may collect information about you and how you are spending your time browsing, including what type of ads you tend to engage with and what kind of products you are interested in. So, do not be surprised to find relevant-looking advertising after some time. However, these ads could be deceiving and used by cyber criminals to lure you onto their malicious pages. You should know that this browser hijacker redirects your queries to a modified Yahoo search results page where you could be exposed to questionable promoted ads and links that actually generate revenue for the creators of this search site. If you do not wish to infect your computer with further threats or be scammed on fake websites run by cyber villains, we suggest that you remove Search.htrackmyflight.co from your system right away.
Since this browser hijacker may only change your homepage settings in your main browsers, it could be enough for you to restore those settings. Please use our guide below as a reference if you are not familiar with the steps. It is also a possibility that this may not resolve your situation so you can also try to reset your browsers but keep in mind that this would mean that you lose all your settings and preferences. As you may see now, it is not that easy to keep your system all clean. If you keep failing, you may cause even more serious issues like lose your files and so on. This is why we advise you to download and install a decent anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter.
How to remove Search.htrackmyflight.co from your browsers