What is Tikotin.com?
Tikotin.com or simply Bit Search is a browser hijacker that is distributed using questionable methods. The program usually comes bundled with freeware and shareware. Most of the time it is installed silently which is why the computer users may not know where the program came from. Tikotin.com is similar to other software of this type like astromenda.com, istartsurf.com, start.mysearchs.com and many more. It works on all popular browsers so once you acquire it, you will not be able to avoid the annoying application. If you never wanted it in the first place or even if you did, we recommend you delete Tikotin.com from your PC.
How does Tikotin.com work?
Tikotin.com works in a similar manner to other browser hijackers. It enters your system and changes you browser settings such as your home page, new tab page and default search engine. Every time you open your browser you will see its main page. The website itself does not look at all trustworthy. It has a fake ad right below the search box. Oddly enough, however, the actual search engine seems to provide legitimate results. Still, you can get those by simply using one of the well-known search providers. The adverts will not be limited to just this page, you will see them everywhere you go online. It does not matter if the page is in any way related to online shopping or not, you will still be presented with various banners, pop-ups, pop-unders and so on. Clicking on those ads is not something we would advise as they may turn out to unreliable. You could be redirected to malware harboring webpages and infect your system with a malicious or a potentially unwanted application. In order to prevent these risks you should terminate Tikotin.com as soon as you can.
Just before you find out how to get rid of Tikotin.com, you should also know how to avoid similar programs in the future. When you download and install free software from sites like cnet.com, soft32.com, brothersoft.com and similar, you should always take into account that this software comes with the so-called additional offers. In most cases it is possible to decline these offers by un-checking certain boxes. Usually you are presented with two installation options: Advanced and Quick or Recommended installation. Always go for the first option as that is the only way you will be able to deselect the unnecessary additions that are often classified as potentially unwanted programs.
How to remove Tikotin.com?
Manual Tikotin.com removal is a rather complicated process. You will need to find out which program the hijacker came bundled with, delete that program and also reset your browser settings. If you do not know which application you need to remove you can always use a malware scanner that can identify it for you. Afterwards, you can follow the below provided manual Tikotin.com removal instructions. If you complete all steps correctly, you should be able to terminate Tikotin.com. If, however, you want to delete Tikotin.com automatically, you will have to download a malware removal tool. The anti-malware utility will eliminate Tikotin.com and other potential threats and take care of your system in the future.
Manual Tikotin.com removal
Uninstall Tikotin.com related software:
Delete Tikotin.com from Windows XP
- Click Start and go to Control Panel
- Select Add or remove programs
- Choose the application
- Click Remove
Delete Tikotin.com from Windows 7 & Vista/8
- Click Start/Press Win+C and open Settings
- Click Control Panel -> Uninstall a program
- Choose and remove the software
Remove Tikotin.com from browsers:
Remove Tikotin.com from Internet Explorer
- Click on the Gear icon and pick Manage add-ons
- Delete all suspicious extensions
- Go to Search providers and delete Tikotin.com
- Click on the Gear icon -> Internet Options
- Replace your home page on the General tab
Remove Tikotin.com from Mozilla Firefox
- Click on the search provider icon
- Select Manage search engines and remove Tikotin.com
- Click on the menu and select Options -> General tab
- Overwrite your home page
- Press Shift+Ctrl+A and terminate suspicious extensions
Remove Tikotin.com from Google Chrome
- Click on the menu and open Settings
- Click Set pages and replace your home page
- Click Manage search engine under Search
- Eliminate Tikotin.com
- Go to Extensions (above Settings)
- Get rid of unfamiliar browser extensions
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