Author Archives: Nikolaus Dreher

Remove Search.searchmpct.com

Browser Hijacker

What is Search.searchmpct.com?

Search.searchmpct.com is a browser hijacker that you accidentally installed onto your browser. It was attached to free software in a way that allowed it to install alongside it if you did not notice it. Thankfully, it does not aim to harm your computer. It will merely try to redirect you to sponsored pages so that it could generate traffic and, in turn, income. Search.searchmpct.com will make changes to your browser and prevent you from undoing them. You will also not be asked to permit them. You will be taken to all sorts of weird pages and you could even be exposed to malware. You may be led to a website that has a malicious virus hidden somewhere, and you might end up picking up that virus. You need to be careful and we suggest you uninstall Search.searchmpct.com as soon as possible. Continue reading

Remove Firsthitnews.ru

Browser Hijacker

What is Firsthitnews.ru?

Firsthitnews.ru pop-ups are flooding your screen because you have adware hiding somewhere on your computer. Adware is not malicious and it will not harm your computer itself. However, it will expose you to advertisement content. That is the main purpose of adware, and it does not benefit you in any way. Your screen will be bombarded will all sorts of pop-ups, inviting you to install something or expose your private information. It goes without saying, that you should close the pop-up as soon as they show up. You must be cautious as you could be exposed to malicious content and pick up malware by mistake. If you have Firsthitnews.ru or any kind of adware on your computer, you need to learn better installation habits as you installed it yourself. Delete Firsthitnews.ru. Continue reading

Remove Zhinku

Browser Hijacker

What is Zhinku?

Zhinku is a dubious website that will be set as your homepage if you have a browser hijacker on your computer. It could have entered along with free software because you did not notice it being attached. If added items go unnoticed, they install automatically. Browser hijackers are not malicious, however that does not mean they will be pleasant to have on your computer. Your browser’s settings will be changed and you will be redirected to sponsored web pages. Browser hijackers aim to generate pay-per-click income for those pages and that is why you redirected there. It should also be noted that hijackers can sometimes lead users to malicious web pages, where malware could be lurking. If you were to enter such a site, you could end up with a serious malware infection. You need to uninstall Zhinku as soon as possible. Continue reading

How to remove searchmpct.com?

Browser Hijacker

What is searchmpct.com?

searchmpct.com is a browser hijacker that may suddenly appear on your browser. If you do not remember installing it, you are not the only one. Many users find their computers infected with browser hijackers and no recollection about how it happened. If you install free software that has a hijacker attached to it, you must deselect the hijacker. Otherwise, it will install automatically. Most users are not aware of its existence thus allow it to install. Thankfully, it will not harm your computer directly. But it will try to generate income for sponsored websites by redirecting you to those sites. You need to be careful when dealing with redirects as you could end up on an infected page and pick up malware by mistake. If you are not careful, you will end up with a much more serious issues compared to mere browser hijacker. Uninstall searchmpct.com. Continue reading

Secure-Finder.org Removal

Browser Hijacker

What is Secure-Finder.org?

Secure-Finder.org is classified as a browser hijacker and is linked to the potentially unwanted program called Secure Finder. This app is promoted as a tool that can allow you to search the Internet without being tracked. It is supposed to protect your privacy, but, in reality, it only aims at making money off of you. The app spreads online through free software bundles and once installed, it alters your browser settings, starts inserting ads into your browsers, and more. There is no reason why you should tolerate its presence on your PC. We suggest that you get rid of Secure-Finder.org and Secure Finder as soon as you can. Continue reading

Remove Youhomepage.org

Browser Hijacker

What is youhomepage.org?

Youhomepage.org  is the page you might be directed to if you have an adware application on your computer. You must have picked up the adware when you installed free software. It was attached to free software in a way that allowed it to install alongside it. Many users might become alarmed when they start getting never-ending pop-ups on their computers, no matter where they click. But adware is not a virus, it only aims to generate pay-per-click revenue for sponsored sites. Which is why you are exposed to those adverts. Though it should be noted that adware can sometimes expose users to malicious content, which could lead to a serious malware infection. If you want to stop the pop-ups, you need to delete youhomepage.org. Continue reading