Triple-search.com Redirect

Also Known As: Triple Search Virus or Triple Search Toolbar, Type: Browser Hijacker, Distribution: High
Damage level Damage level: Medium

Triple-search.com redirect removal instructions

What is Triple-search.com?

The Triple-search.com browser hijacker was created by Montiera Technologies LTD. This potentially unwanted application installs together with free software downloaded from the Internet using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. Usually, the Triple search toolbar infiltrates users' Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without their consent and modifies the Internet browser homepage and default search engine settings - assigning them to triple-search.com

While this browser hijacker may not appear to be a high-risk malware infection, users should be aware that using this website for daily Internet searches is not recommended - it tracks users' Internet browsing activity by recording IP addresses and search queries entered. Furthermore, this website uses a deceptive Internet search engine that returns dubious search results.

Browser redirects to triple-search.com may lead to malware infections and identity theft, and therefore, you are advised to eliminate this adware from your Internet browser/s. This browser settings-changing adware is closely related to Babylon Ltd, a free software developer known for distributing Babylon toolbar and other potentially unwanted programs (PUPs).

Triple-search.com redirect virus

The Triple-search.com browser hijacker is identical to previous variants, which redirected Internet users to dalesearch.com, Delta-Search.com, BuenoSearch.com, and Searchgol.com Creators of these browser toolbars state that they enhance browsing by displaying quick links to popular websites, Internet radio, and providing a reliable Internet search engine, however, they are categorized as adware and it is not recommended to use browser plug-ins created by Montiera technologies Ltd. To avoid installation of these potentially unwanted applications, be attentive when downloading and installing free software. If your download is managed by a download client, decline installation of advertised browser extensions. When installing downloaded programs, use the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' installation options - this will reveal installation of bundled adware. Computer users who experience browser redirects to triple-search.com should use this removal guide to eliminate adware from their Internet browsers.

Quick menu:

Triple-search.com redirect removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" in the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate "Programs and Features."

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs".

Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the screen’s bottom-left corner, select Control Panel. In the opened window choose "Uninstall a Program".

triple-search.com uninstall from Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window: look for "triplesearch toolbar" (publisher - Montiera technologies LTD) and "BitGuard" (publisher - MediaTechSoft Inc.), select each and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling potentially unwanted programs (which cause browser redirects to the triple-search.com website) scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software. Remove all entries that this program detects to ensure your PC is clean from any possible spyware and malware infections.

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Triple-search.com homepage and default search engine removal from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove Triple-search.com from Internet Explorer:

Removing triple-search.com from Internet Explorer extensions

Click on the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "Babylon IE plugin", "triplesearch Toolbar", and "triplesearch Helper Object", select these entries and click "Remove".

Change homepage:

Removing triple-search.com from Internet Explorer homepage

Click on the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Internet Options", in the opened window remove triple-search.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you launch Internet Explorer.

Change default search engine:

Removing triple-search.com from Internet Explorer default search engine

Click on the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Manage Add-ons". In the opened window select "Search Providers", set "Google", "Bing", or any other preferred search engine as your default and remove "Triple Search".

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with redirects to triple-search.com, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click "Start", click "Run", in the opened window type "inetcpl.cpl" In the opened window click the "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type "inetcpl.cpl" and click enter. In the opened window click the "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the "gear" icon. Select "Internet Options".

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the "Advanced" tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the "Reset" button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you want to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the "Reset" button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove Triple-search.com from Google Chrome:

Change homepage:

Removing triple-search.com from Google Chrome homepage

Change Google Chrome homepage from triple-search.com to you preferred domain - click the Chrome menu iconGoogle Chrome options icon(at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Settings". In the "On startup" section click "set pages", hover your mouse over Triple Search and click the x symbol. Now you can add your preferred website as your homepage.

Change default search engine:

Removing triple-search.com from Google Chrome default search engine settings

Click the Chrome menu iconGoogle Chrome options icon(at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Settings", in "Search" section click "Manage Search Engines...", remove "TripleSearch" and add or select your preferred domain.

Optional method:

If you continue having problems with the removal of triple-search.com browser hijacker you can reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu iconGoogle Chrome options icon(at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select "Tools". From the opened menu, select "Extensions". In the opened window, select "Settings" (at the left corner of the screen). Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the "Show advanced settings…" link.

Resetting Google Chrome setting to default - accessing settings

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen click the "Reset browser settings" button.

Resetting Google Chrome settings to default - advanced settings

 In the opened window confirm that you want to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the "Reset" button.

Resetting Google Chrome settings to default - confirm that you want to reset Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove Triple-search.com from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing triple-search.com from Mozilla Firefox extensions

Click on the Firefox menu firefox menu icon(at the top right corner of the main window) select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and remove "Babylon Translation Activation" and "TripleSearch".

Change homepage:

Removing triple-search.com from Mozilla Firefox homepage

To reset your homepage click on the Firefox menu firefox menu icon(at the top right corner of the main window) then select "Options", in the opened window remove triple-search.com and enter your preferred domain.

Change default search engine:

In the URL address bar, type about:config and press Enter.
Click "I'll be careful, I promise!".
In the search filter at the top, type: "triple-search.com"
Right-click on the found preferences and select "Reset" to restore default values.

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with redirects to triple-search.com,reset your Mozilla Firefox settings to default.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window click the Firefox menu,firefox menu iconin the opened menu, click the "Open Help Menu" icon,firefox help menu

Resettings Mozilla Firefox settings to default - accessing

Select "Troubleshooting Information".

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - accessing

In the opened window click the "Reset Firefox" button.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - clicking the

In the opened window confirm that you want to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the "Reset" button.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - confirming settings reset by clicking the

Summary:

A browser hijacker is a type of adware that alters user's Internet browser settings by changing one's homepage and default Internet search engine to some unwanted website. Most commonly this type of adware infiltrates user's operating system through free software downloads. While browser redirects might seem as a low risk security infection, computer users should know that the websites to which they are being redirected to commonly contain deceptive online advertisements and the Internet search engine that is presented in such websites might return shady Internet search results. Using such websites for one's daily Internet searches might easily end up in privacy issues, identity theft or malware infections.

A computer that is affected by a browser hijacker is exposed to high risk security infections. To prevent further privacy and security issues it's recommended removing any Internet browser settings altering adware as soon as possible. Here are some examples of free software download clients that are used in Triple-search.com Redirect distribution:

Free software download managers distributing browser hijackers

To avoid installation of Triple-search.com Redirect be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. If your download is managed by a download client be sure to opt out of installing advertised toolbars or applications that seek to change your homepage and default Internet search engine:

Declining installation of browser hijackers

Some of the mentioned free software download clients don't allow downloading the chosen free program if user decides to decline installation of it's offered toolbars, in such cases it's recommended to cancel the installation and look for an alternative download source.

Symptoms indicating that your Internet browsers are affected by a browser hijacker:

  • Your homepage and/or default Internet search engine is changed.
  • Appearance of new toolbars.
  • Slow performance of Internet browsers.
  • New Bookmarks or Favorites added.
  • You can't change your homepage or default search engine.
  • You see online ads on your screen that are not served by the website.
  • You get redirected to pages you never intended to visit.

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