Feed.ebooks-club.com Redirect

Also Known As: E-Books Club browser hijacker
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Feed.ebooks-club.com redirect removal instructions

What is feed.ebooks-club.com?

Feed.ebooks-club.com is just another fake search engine. Like most search engines of this type, it is presented as useful search engine that supposed to provide its users with fast searches, accurate search results and so on. It is very common for these search engines to be promoted through some potentially unwanted application (PUA), browser hijacker. In this case it is an app called E-Books Club. It is designed to collect various data and change browser's settings.

feedebooksclubcom browser hijackerBrowser hijackers usually can be installed on popular browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. The second the E-Books Club app is installed, it changes particular browser's settings. It is designed to make feed.ebooks-club.com as a default search engine, homepage and new tab URL. It means that whoever has this browser hijacker installed is forced to visit this page every time a browser, new tab in it is opened or URL bar is used to search the web. It is impossible to undo any of these changes, not until E-Books Club is uninstalled. Besides, there is no point in using feed.ebooks-club.com as a search engine because it displays results generated by Yahoo search engine. In other words, if a search query is entered, it redirects users to search.yahoo.com. Furthermore, most browser hijackers and fake search engines that they are designed to promote operate as data tracking tools. PUAs of this type gather information related to user's browsing habits, such as URLs of visited websites, entered search queries, geolocations, IP addresses etc. However, sometimes apps of this type record personal/sensitive details too. One way or another, PUAs developers share all gathered information with other parties, sometimes cyber criminals too. Whoever receives all collected data misuses it to generate revenue. That is why we do not recommend to use or have any potentially unwanted apps installed and to remove them as soon as possible. Apps of this type could cause their users various issues related to online privacy, browsing safety or even lead to identity theft.

Threat Summary:
Name feed.ebooks-club.com fake search engine
Threat Type Browser Hijacker, Redirect, Search Hijacker, Toolbar, Unwanted New Tab
Browser Extension(s) E-Books Club
Supposed Functionality Quick web searches, accurate search results, access to various e-books
Affected Browser Settings Homepage, new tab URL, default search engine
Detection Names Malwarebytes hpHosts (Malware), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 52.234.130.150
Related Domains stream24hour.com, streamit-online.com, live-streaming.online, mysporttab.com, cryptoverto.com, notify-service.com, quick-converter.com, funkystreams.com, pdf-maker.com, incognitosearches.com, searchfrit.com
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.
Removal

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The Internet is full of questionable/fake search engines, some examples of other engines of this type are feed.searchfrit.com, mapsnow.co and yatab.net. Most of them are promoted/presented as completely legitimate and useful tools to search the web. However, quite often they do not operate as they supposed to/as promoted and cause their users various problems. In other words, most of the times their developers are the only ones who benefit from these search engines.

How did E-Books Club install on my computer?

Sometimes potentially unwanted apps are promoted on supposedly official websites. However, most users download and install them inadvertently. PUAs usually get installed through intrusive ads displayed on questionable pages or when software developers bundle them into other software. Bundling is a deceptive marketing method used to trick users into downloading/installing potentially unwanted apps together with other software that they download or install intentionally. Developers hide these apps/information about them being included in "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar parts of the download or installation setups. Simply said, such details are not being disclosed properly. In most cases undesired downloads and installations happen when users leave all default download or installation setup's settings unchecked and unchanged.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Always download software using official and trustworthy sources (websites). Avoid using third party software downloaders/installers and torrents, eMule or other Peer-to-Peer networks and other tools of this kind. Quite often these tools are monetized by promoting various potentially unwanted software. Additionally, we recommend not to hurry when downloading or installing any software. Analyze each step attentively, check "Custom, "Advanced" settings, and decline all offers to download or install undesired applications. Another important thing is to avoid clicking various intrusive ads when visiting questionable pages. Once clicked they usually redirect people to various untrustworthy websites such as gambling, pornography, adult dating etc. If such redirects occur often or intrusive ads appear on any visited website, then it must be because of installed unwanted apps. Check the browser for unwanted extensions, plug-ins, add-ons and remove them immediately. Same applies to the undesired programs installed on a computer as well. If your computer is already infected with E-Books Club, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate this browser hijacker.

E-Books Club browser hijacker promoted on Google Chrome Store

Official E-Books Club browser hijacker promoted on Google Chrome Store

Website promoting E-Books Club browser hijacker:

Website used to promote E-Books Club browser hijacker

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Quick menu:

E-Books Club browser hijacker removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

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:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

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

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

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:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

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.

feed.ebooks-club.com browser hijacker uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window: look for any recently installed suspicious applications (for example, "E-Books Club"), select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted applications (which cause browser redirects to the feed.ebooks-club.com website), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

E-Books Club browser hijacker removal from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove browser redirects:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing feed.ebooks-club.com related Internet Explorer extensions

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options 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:

Removing feed.ebooks-club.com from Internet Explorer homepage

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Internet Options", in the opened window remove hxxp://feed.ebooks-club.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:

Removing feed.ebooks-club.com from Internet Explorer default search engine

Click 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 then remove "feed.ebooks-club.com".

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the e-books club 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.

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 wish 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 malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing feed.ebooks-club.com related Google Chrome extensions

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "E-Books Club" and other recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, and remove them.

Change your homepage:

Removing feed.ebooks-club.com from Google Chrome homepage

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section, disable "E-Books Club", look for a browser hijacker URL (hxxp://www.feed.ebooks-club.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:

Removing feed.ebooks-club.com from Google Chrome default search engine

To change your default search engine in Google Chrome: Click the Chrome menu icon Google 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 "feed.ebooks-club.com" when located click the three vertical dots near this URL and select "Remove from list".

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the e-books club browser hijacker, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google 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.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

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

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing feed.ebooks-club.com related Mozilla Firefox extensions

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and remove "E-Books Club", as well as all other recently installed browser plug-ins.

Change your homepage:

Removing feed.ebooks-club.com from Mozilla Firefox homepage

To reset your homepage, click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), then select "Options", in the opened window, disable "E-Books Club", remove hxxp://feed.ebooks-club.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you start Mozilla Firefox.

Change your default search engine:

Removing feed.ebooks-club.com from Mozilla Firefox 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: "feed.ebooks-club.com"
Right-click on the found preferences and select "Reset" to restore default values.

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with e-books club 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, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Removing browser hijackers from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click Safari menu, then select Preferences...

removing browser hijacker from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the preferences window select the Extensions tab. Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions and uninstall them.

Removing browser hijackers from safari step 3 - changing homepage

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.

removing browser hijackers from safari step 4 - changing the default Internet search engine

In the preferences window select Search tab and make sure that your preferred Internet search engine is selected.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Change your homepage:

Changing homepage in Microsoft Edge

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings", in the opened tab, click the "+ Add new page" link, after entering your preferred URL, remove the link of browser hijackers by clicking the "X" button next to the associated URL.

Change your default search engine:

Changing default Internet search engine in Microsoft Edge

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings". Click the "View advanced settings" button and select "Change search engine". In the opened tab, select your preferred Internet search engine and click "Set as default".

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of browser hijackers while downloading free software sampleA 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.

Removal assistance:
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove e-books club browser hijacker from your Internet browsers, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.

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