How to remove resultstec.com from a web browser
Written by Tomas Meskauskas on
What is resultstec.com?
Our evaluation of resultstec.com has revealed that it is an untrustworthy search engine that could produce unreliable search results and display dubious ads. Such search engines, like resultstec.com, are often promoted through browser-hijacking applications that modify web browser settings to promote the search engine.
More about resultstec.com
Resultstec.com may display links to phishing pages, technical support scam sites, pages that promote potentially harmful applications, and other unscrupulous websites. Additionally, resultstec.com could include advertisements in its search results, which may lead to untrustworthy websites.
Another reason not to trust resultstec.com as it may be created to collect browsing-related and other information. The creators of the search engine may sell the data to third parties, use it for marketing purposes, or find other ways to monetize it. Using resultstec.com could thus result in online privacy concerns.
|Name||resultstec.com browser hijacker|
|Threat Type||Browser Hijacker, Redirect, Search Hijacker, Toolbar, Unwanted New Tab|
|Supposed Functionality||Accurate search results|
|Affected Browser Settings||Homepage, new tab URL, default search engine|
|Detection Names||N/A (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||184.108.40.206|
|Symptoms||Manipulated Internet browser settings (homepage, default Internet search engine, new tab settings). Users are forced to visit the 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 browser tracking (potential privacy issues), display of unwanted ads, redirects to dubious websites.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Combo Cleaner.
More about browser hijackers
Browser hijackers are often used to promote search engines like resultstec.com. These types of apps modify web browser settings, such as the default search engine, homepage, and new tab page. In most cases, browser hijackers prevent users from replacing fake search engines with other addresses while they are added to browsers.
Other examples of shady search engines are topwebanswers.com, topresultssearch.com, and searchwebhelp.com.
How did resultstec.com promoting software install on my computer?
Deceptive websites frequently distribute browser hijackers under the guise of "useful" or "recommended" applications. Furthermore, users may inadvertently download or install browser hijackers through misleading advertisements that trigger specific scripts. Untrustworthy browser notifications are another way users may unintentionally add browser hijackers to their systems.
Another way browser hijackers can infiltrate a system is through software bundles. In these instances, the hijackers are downloaded and installed when the user does not pay proper attention to the "Advanced", "Custom", or similar settings available in downloaders/installers during downloads and installations.
How to avoid installation of browser hijackers?
Before completing any downloads or installations, make sure to deselect all unwanted applications in the download and installation settings. Additionally, avoid clicking on ads on suspicious websites, and do not agree to receive notifications from these pages. Download apps from official websites and verified stores. Avoid downloads from other sources.
If your computer is already infected with browser hijackers, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
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- What is resultstec.com?
- STEP 1. Uninstall unwanted applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove resultstec.com browser hijacker from Google Chrome.
- STEP 3. Remove resultstec.com homepage and default search engine from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 4. Remove resultstec.com redirect from Safari.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
resultstec.com redirect removal:
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 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.
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.
macOS (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 (which cause browser redirects to the resultstec.com website), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
resultstec.com redirect removal from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove browser redirects:
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 extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
Change your homepage:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section, disable the malicious extension (if present), look for a browser hijacker URL (hxxp://www.resultstec.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 "resultstec.com", when located click the three vertical dots near this URL and select "Delete".
- If you continue to have problems with browser redirects and unwanted advertisements - Reset Google Chrome.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the resultstec.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 plugins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons and themes". Click "Extensions", in the opened window locate all recently-installed suspicious extensions, click on the three dots and then click "Remove".
Change your homepage:
To reset your homepage, click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), then select "Settings", in the opened window disable malicious extension (if present), remove hxxp://resultstec.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 "Accept the Risk and Continue".
In the search filter at the top, type: "extensionControlled". Set both results to "false" by either double-clicking each entry or clicking the button.
Computer users who have problems with resultstec.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 resultstec.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.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is the purpose of forcing users visit resultstec.com website?
Resultstec.com's developers aim to boost the number of visitors as their revenue is directly proportional to website traffic.
Is visiting resultstec.com a threat to my privacy?
It's common for websites such as resultstec.com to gather diverse information on their visitors, including search queries, browsing history, and other browsing-related details.
How did a browser hijacker infiltrate my computer?
Users may unwittingly install browser hijackers in a couple of ways - by downloading software programs that come bundled with them or by visiting malicious websites, clicking on malicious links, or falling prey to fake software updates or alerts.
Will Combo Cleaner help me remove a browser hijacker?
With Combo Cleaner, you can perform a computer scan to eliminate any browser-hijacking applications that may already exist. Manual removal may not always be successful, particularly if there are multiple browser hijackers that can reinstall each other. In such cases, it is necessary to remove all relevant applications simultaneously.
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