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Remove Default-search.net Virus

Default-search.net is a browser hijacker which modifies internet browser’s settings. For example, Default-search.net changes the default search engine and homepage to Default-search.net. Although these actions are not tolerated by most of the users as they are aggressive, it is not illegal to do that. In fact, a lot of legitimate programs use the same tactics.

Default-search.net

Users should be aware that all popular internet browsers such as IE, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are vulnerable to this browser hijacker. What is more, the application is capable of placing a lock file within Mozilla Firefox, this will prevent competing software from modifying its settings. Default-search.net will also neutralize Firefox Content Security Policy, as a result, allowing cross site scripting of the browser hijacker. Users of Internet Explorer should be extra cautious too. Default-search.net has the capabilities to modify browser’s load time threshold.

The developers of Default-search.net generate income by displaying commercial content. As a result, the browser hijacker constantly presents the user with an enormous amount of ads, pop-ups or other commercial content. This feature is extremely annoying, thus internet browsing becomes a torture very soon. Default-search.net browser hijacker is usually distributed together with freeware. As a result, users should be careful when they are installing free programs, especially if the software is developed or distributed by unknown companies.

Automatic Default-search.net Removal

Download and install SpyHunter to detect Default-search.net and remove it.

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Windows XP/Vista/7/8. Internet Explorer 6.0 or later

  1. Install SpyHunter by double-clicking the downloaded file. Follow the on-screen instructions
  2. SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect threats

Learn more about SpyHunter (EULA) and How to Install | Uninstall Instructions

Note: download size is 3.0 MB. SpyHunter trial version offers an unlimited number of scans and detections. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.

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Manual Default-search.net removal

Important Note: Default-search.net can be removed manually, however any mistakes can lead your PC to permanent damage of the system. Therefore a manual removal process is highly recommended for IT experts and system administrators. For regular users, FixBrowsers.com team recommends using SpyHunter or any other reputable security application.

1. To remove Default-search.net, check your Add/Remove Programs list in Control Panel (Start -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs). In the list search for apps related to Default-search.net and then choose ‘Uninstall’.

2. Delete any browser plugin related to “Default-search.net”:

Firefox -> Add-ons -> Extensions.
Google Chrome -> Settings -> Extensions.
Internet Explorer -> Manage add-ons ->Toolbars and Extensions.

3. Also remove Default-search.net from your browsers:

Internet Explorer:
Tools -> Internet options -> General tab. Enter your desired website to make it the default homepage.

Google Chrome:
Settings -> Appearance. Enter your desired website to make it the default homepage.

Mozilla Firefox:
Options -> General tab -> Startup. Enter your desired website to make it the default homepage.

4. Delete any folder related to “Default-search.net” from the following folders:

  • %ProgramFiles%
  • %AppData%
  • %ProgramData%
  • %LocalAppData%

 

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