How to remove suggest4you.com from your browser
Written by Tomas Meskauskas on
What is suggest4you.com?
Upon testing suggest4you.com, we have determined that it is an untrustworthy search engine that could potentially produce deceptive results (and advertisements). Generally, search engines similar to suggest4you.com are endorsed by browser hijackers, which modify browser configurations to promote these search engines.
How do browser hijackers promote suggest4you.com?
The results shown by questionable search engines like suggest4you.com are not necessarily trustworthy. These search engines may prioritize or manipulate results based on their own interests or those of their sponsors rather than providing accurate and reliable information to the user.
In addition, some questionable search engines may intentionally show misleading or false information in order to deceive users for their own gain. Therefore, it is important to use trusted and reputable search engines (like Google) to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information being presented.
Furthermore, questionable search engines like suggest4you.com may track users' search queries and other information. They may collect information such as users' IP addresses, browsing history, and search preferences. This information can be used to create user profiles that are then sold to advertisers or other third parties.
|Name||suggest4you.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||188.8.131.52|
|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)||
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More about browser hijackers
Browser hijackers are programs that can take control of your web browser and modify its settings. Usually, they set a shady search engine as the default search engine, homepage, and (or) new tab page. Moreover, these apps can be designed to prevent users from removing unreliable search engines from the settings of the hijacked browsers.
Examples of browser hijackers are COVID Dashboard, Bottle, and Movie Searcher.
How did suggest4you.com promoting software install on my computer?
Free software packages may include additional programs, such as browser hijackers, that are automatically installed unless users deselect them during installations. Additionally, users can unintentionally download browser hijackers by clicking on links in spam emails, social media posts, or pop-up ads that redirect to websites that install the hijackers on their computers.
Furthermore, browser hijackers can also be injected into computers through fake pop-up alerts that mimic legitimate software updates for browsers, tricking users into installing the hijacker. Downloading files from P2P file-sharing networks can also expose users to browser hijackers.
How to avoid installation of browser hijackers?
Review software installers and look for "Custom", "Advanced", or similar settings to deselect any unwanted applications before completing the installation. Avoid trusting advertisements and notifications displayed by untrustworthy websites. Download apps only from legitimate and official websites and app stores.
Avoid using P2P networks, third-party downloaders, shady websites, and third-party app stores as sources for downloading apps and files. If your computer is already infected with browser hijackers, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Suggest4you.com shows results (GIF):
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- What is suggest4you.com?
- STEP 1. Uninstall unwanted applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove suggest4you.com browser hijacker from Google Chrome.
- STEP 3. Remove suggest4you.com homepage and default search engine from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 4. Remove suggest4you.com redirect from Safari.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
suggest4you.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 suggest4you.com website), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
suggest4you.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.suggest4you.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 "suggest4you.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 suggest4you.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://suggest4you.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 suggest4you.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 suggest4you.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 suggest4you.com website?
The creators of search engines, such as suggest4you.com, earn revenue based on the number of users who use their search engines.
Is visiting suggest4you.com a threat to my privacy?
Dubious search engines have the capability to monitor users' search queries and collect various information, such as their IP addresses, browsing history, search preferences, and more. Thus, using them can cause issues related to online privacy.
How did a browser hijacker infiltrate my computer?
Browser hijackers can be distributed through various methods, including bundled software, spam emails, malicious websites, and fake software updates. They can also be injected into computers through P2P file-sharing networks and drive-by downloads.
Will Combo Cleaner help me remove a browser hijacker?
Combo Cleaner can scan and remove existing browser hijacking applications, but manual removal may not always be effective, especially in cases where multiple hijackers are present and they re-install each other. In these cases, users have to remove all of them at once. This can be easily done with Combo Cleaner.
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