Author Archives: Nikolaus Dreher

Remove Kyubey.exe

Adware

About Kyubey.exe

Kyubey.exe is an ad-supported program and the reason why you are seeing so many advertisements. Adware enters computers along with free software. They are optional items but because many users do not notice them, they install alongside the free software. You need to learn how to correctly install programs so that you do not end up with all kinds of unwanted programs. Continue reading

Remove Shmokiads

Adware

What is Shmokiads?

Shmokiads is an adware program and the reason why you are constantly redirected and shown ads. Adware aims to generate income and in order to do that it will expose you to loads of ads. Adware is usually not regarded as a malicious computer virus but that does not mean it is harmless. The ads it will expose you to might not always be safe and if you are not careful, you could end up with a serious malware infection on your computer. Continue reading

Remove Searchsecretly.net

Browser Hijacker

About searchsecretly.net

searchsecretly.net is a browser hijacker, promoting a dubious search engine. If you have never encountered a hijacker before, you might become alarmed when you open your browser and see searchsecretly.net instead of your usual homepage but there is no need to worry too much. A browser hijacker is not a malicious virus and does not aim to harm your computer. The main purpose of a browser hijacker is to redirect users to sponsored web pages so that they can generate income. Continue reading

Remove Lyricfinder.org

Browser Hijacker

About Lyricfinder.org

Lyricfinder.org is a browser hijacker that may suddenly appear on your browser. It is not a malicious computer virus so there is no need to panic. Browser hijackers do not harm computers by themselves as their main goal is to generate income by exposing users to sponsored content. However, that does not mean hijackers are harmless. Some of them can lead users to malicious content which could end in a serious malware infection. Continue reading

Remove ForSearch.net

Browser Hijacker

What is ForSearch.net?

ForSearch.net is a browser hijacker that promotes a questionable search engine. It must have entered your computer together with free software as that is the common way hijackers spread. Usually, browser hijackers are not malicious but that does not mean they are harmless. Its main goal is to generate income by redirecting you to sponsored pages. For that purpose, it will change your browser’s settings and set itself as your homepage. Continue reading

Remove Haosou.com

Browser Hijacker

About Haosou.com

Haosou.com is a browser hijacker promoting a dubious search engine. It is not malware thus needs your permission to enter your computer. Hijackers are usually attached to free software and if they go unnoticed during the freeware installation, they are allowed to install. You not noticing them is basically you giving them permission to install. Your browsers settings will be changed and the hijacker will attempt to redirect you to sponsored pages. Redirecting you is the main purpose of a hijacker as that is how they make profit. While Haosou.com will not directly harm your computer, it can still be harmful to allow it to remain on your system. You could be exposed to malware if you are not careful. Unless you want serious trouble, you need to remove Haosou.com. Continue reading