What is Browse-search.com?
Browse-search.com is an intrusive program classified as a browser hijacker that belongs to Pinwid Ltd. It travels bundled with various freeware applications, so if you are not careful during their installation you may end up with this hijacker. Aside from changing your browser settings the program will also provide you with commercial content that you may have no interest in and redirect you to unknown websites. You should also keep in mind that some services of Pinwid Ltd could provide you with offensive or obscene data so if you do not wish to be exposed to it, you should make your online security a priority. The easiest way to do that is to delete Browse-search.com from your PC.
How does Browse-search.com work?
Browse-search.com changes your home page, new tab page and default search engine. It does not ask for your permission to do so nor does it allow you to modify these settings once it is installed. The search engine Browse-search.com should not be trusted as it will not provide you with relevant results. You will see sponsored links and other ads appear not only in your search results or on the main page of the hijacker, but also anywhere else you go online. Clicking on those ads is not recommended to say the least, because they are not endorsed by the application. You could be redirected to a page containing virtual scams or harboring malware. If you want to keep your PC safe, you should avoid these adverts at all costs.
Another thing you should know about Browse-search.com is that it tracks your cookies and records information about which pages you visit, what searches you make, what is your location, etc. If you do not want to share your private information or risk infecting your computer with a malicious program, you should terminate Browse-search.com.
How to remove Browse-search.com?
We recommend that you use a reliable anti-malware tool in order to eliminate Browse-search.com from your PC. Browser hijackers may leave behind certain components that can only be deleted by a malware removal application. Moreover, the security measure will also make sure that similar programs do not enter your system in the future. Alternatively, if you want to uninstall Browse-search.com manually, you can use the instructions below. If you are not sure which program the hijacker came bundled with, you can download a free scanner that will identify it for you. You can also use the scanner afterwards to see if manual Browse-search.com removal was a success.
Manual Browse-search.com removal
Uninstall Browse-search.com related program
- Click Start or press Win+S in Windows 8
- Type in Control Panel and hit Enter
- Go to Add or remove programs or Uninstall a program
- Eliminate Browse-search.com related software
Remove Browse-search.com from browsers
- Alt+T → Internet Options → Advanced tab → Reset → Delete personal settings → Reset → Close
- Alt+H → Troubleshooting Information → Reset Firefox → Reset Firefox → Finish
- Google Chrome menu → Settings → Show Advanced Settings → Reset browser settings → Reset
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