Were you redirected to Flashit.xyz, or did it hijack your Google Chrome browser, and now you face it every time you launch the browser? In any case, you cannot trust this search engine because it is set to redirect you to a third-party search engine and then show modified results that are likely to include sponsored links from unknown advertisers. Our research team identifies this search tool as a browser hijacker because it has been found to modify browser settings without permission or using tricks. Even if you agreed to have your homepage and default search provider replaced, you should not trust this search tool. Why? There are several reasons for that, and we introduce them to you in this report. If you need no explanation as to why you should delete the hijacker, follow the instructions below. Once you remove Flashit.xyz, we also advise that you take a good look at how you yourself browse the web and install new extensions and programs, so as to avoid facing threats and hijackers in the future.
Once FlashIt is installed, Flashit.xyz takes over. The interface of this engine is not suspicious in any way. In the center, you have a search dialog box. Below it, you have links to a few popular sites, including mail.google.com, facebook.com, twitter.com, ebay.com, aliexpress.com, and amazon.com. If you click these links, you are routed to the real websites. However, if you enter search keywords into the dialog box, you are redirected to Bing Search. What is wrong with this search engine? There is nothing wrong with it, but when Flashit.xyz redirects to it, it modifies the results you see. That is how it is capable of injecting advertisements. Therefore, if you use the hijacker to surf the web, you are likely to face potentially unreliable ads without even realizing it. Bing has nothing to do with what you see, besides its own curated results. It certainly is not responsible for the ads that the hijacker injects. Can you avoid potentially unreliable ads? You might be able to do that. Is it possible that the hijacker would inject legitimate, harmless ads? That is possible too, but do you really want to take a gamble?
You do not need to know everything there is to know about browser hijackers to successfully delete Flashit.xyz from your Google Chrome web browser. In fact, it looks like all you need to do is delete the unwanted extension and then clear browsing data. Of course, whenever a threat is found, the entire operating system must be examined. A trusted malware scanner can automatically check every nook and cranny within your system to see whether there are any threats or threat components. Obviously, if malware of any kind is found, you must delete it instantly. If you are interested in manual removal, use our article database to find the instructions you need. Alternatively – and we believe that that is the superior option – install an anti-malware tool that will remove Flashit.xyz along with everything else automatically. This is also the tool you need if you want to have your system protected in the future.
Open Google Chrome and tap Alt+F keys to open a menu.