Resultsinquire.com redirect removal instructions
What is resultsinquire.com?
resultsinquire.com is very similar to trackpackage.world, advisurf.com, web-explore.com, and many other sites. This fake search engine is presented as a legitimate site such as Google, Yahoo, and other well-known search engines. In fact, resultsinquire.com is promoted using rogue download/installation set-ups that hijack browsers and modify settings. Be aware that it gathers data relating to users' browsing activity, provides no search results, and simply causes redirects to other random/dubious websites.
Most of these download/installation set-ups target popular browsers such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox. They modify browser settings such as homepage, default search engine, and new tab URL - in this case, assigning them to resultsinquire.com. Users are then forced to visit this fake search engine when a browser or new tab is opened. These modifications cannot be undone, since rogue set-ups install so-called "helper objects" (browser apps) that prevent users from reverting them. The only way to revert to previous settings is to uninstall the unwanted extensions (or add-ons, plug-ins). Furthermore, fake search engines such as resultsinquire.com (together with "helper objects") usually gather information relating to browsing habits such as geo-locations, URLs of visited websites, IP addresses, and so on. This might also include personal details. The data is continually shared with third parties who then misuse it to generate revenue. Thus, using fake search engines (and having unwanted apps installed) can result in privacy issues, problems with browsing safety, and even identity theft.
|Name||Resultsinquire.com browser hijacker|
|Threat Type||Browser Hijacker, Redirect, Search Hijacker, Toolbar, Unwanted New Tab|
|Symptoms||Manipulated Internet browser(s) settings (homepage, default Internet search engine, new tab settings). User's are forced to visit hijacker's website and search the Internet using their search engines.|
|Distribution methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers.|
|Damage||Internet browsing tracking (potential privacy issues), displaying of unwanted ads, redirects to shady websites.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)|
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Developers often promote their search engines by offering an enhanced browsing experience (improved search results, faster searches, and so on). In fact, they provide none of the functionality promised - PUAs are designed only to generate revenue for the developers by providing misleading results. In some cases, using these search engines risks computer infections with viruses (through redirects to malicious websites, etc.).
How did resultsinquire.com install on my computer?
The resultsinquire.com fake search engine is promoted using rogue downloaders and installers designed to trick users into allowing changes to be made to browser settings. Developers use the "bundling" method to encourage users to install PUAs (that modify browsers settings) inadvertently. Information about the inclusion of PUAs is usually hidden in "Custom", "Advanced", and other settings/options of the download/installations processes. Despite this, users must still give permission manually.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Download software using trustworthy and official websites (or other sources). Avoid using third party software downloaders, since they are usually monetized by promoting unwanted applications (via the aforementioned bundling method). Do not rush installations/downloads without first checking all available options and settings. Check "Custom", "Advanced", and other options/settings and deselect PUAs. Only then finish the installation or download process. Be careful when visiting untrustworthy websites and clicking intrusive ads. These ads often redirect to untrustworthy websites (gambling, adult dating, pornography, and so on). If you experience ads that redirect you to dubious websites (or these redirects happen randomly), check the list of installed applications (extensions, add-ons, and plug-ins) on your browser. Also check for unwanted/unknown applications. Remove suspicious entries immediately. If your computer is already infected with browser hijackers, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate it.
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- What is resultsinquire.com?
- STEP 1. Uninstall unwanted applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove resultsinquire.com redirect from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove resultsinquire.com browser hijacker from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove resultsinquire.com homepage and default search engine from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove resultsinquire.com redirect from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
resultsinquire.com redirect removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
Windows XP users:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Mac OSX users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window: look for any recently installed suspicious applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted applications that cause browser redirects to the resultsinquire.com website, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
resultsinquire.com redirect removal from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove browser redirects:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
Change your homepage:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Internet Options", in the opened window, remove hxxp://resultsinquire.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you launch Internet Explorer. You can also enter about: blank to open a blank page when you start Internet Explorer.
Change your default search engine:
Click the "gear" 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 then remove "resultsinquire.com".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the resultsinquire.com browser hijacker, 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.
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.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.
Change your homepage:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section, look for a browser hijacker URL (hxxp://www.resultsinquire.com) below the “Open a specific or set of pages” option. If present, click on the three vertical dots icon and select “Remove”.
Change your default search engine:
To change your default search engine in Google Chrome: Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings", in the "Search engine" section, click "Manage search engines...", in the opened list, look for "resultsinquire.com", and when located, click the three vertical dots near this URL and select "Remove from list".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the resultsinquire.com browser hijacker, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and remove all recently installed browser plug-ins.
Change your homepage:
To reset your homepage, click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), then select "Options", in the opened window, remove hxxp://resultsinquire.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you start Mozilla Firefox.
Change your 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: "resultsinquire.com"
Right-click on the found preferences and select "Reset" to restore default values.
Computer users who have problems with resultsinquire.com browser hijacker removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click Safari menu, then select Preferences...
In the preferences window select the Extensions tab. Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions and uninstall them.
In the preferences window select General tab and make sure that your homepage is set to a preferred URL, if its altered by a browser hijacker - change it.
In the preferences window select Search tab and make sure that your preferred Internet search engine is selected.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate any recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, and remove them.
Change your homepage and new tab settings:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section look for the name of the browser hijacker and click "Disable".
Change your default Internet search engine:
To change your default search engine in Microsoft Edge: Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Privacy and services", scroll to bottom of the page and select "Address bar". In the "Search engines used in address bar" section look for the name of the unwanted Internet search engine, when located click the "Disable" button near it. Alternatively you can click on "Manage search engines", in the opened menu look for unwanted Internet search engine. Click on the puzzle icon near it and select "Disable".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the resultsinquire.com browser hijacker, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
A browser hijacker is a type of adware infection that modifies Internet browser settings by assigning the homepage and default Internet search engine settings to some other (unwanted) website URL. Commonly, this type of adware infiltrates operating systems through free software downloads. If your download is managed by a download client, ensure that you decline offers to install advertised toolbars or applications that seek to change your homepage and default Internet search engine settings.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove resultsinquire.com browser hijacker from your Internet browsers, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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