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Search.softonic.com Redirect

What is Search.softonic.com?

The Search.softonic.com (Websearch Powered by Softonic) website is promoted by Softonic.com using Internet browser toolbars. Softonic is a popular software download website, which recently began monetizing web traffic using browser add-ons that redirect users to the site.

Computer users should express caution when downloading software from softonic.com, since each time free software is downloaded from this website, the user is forced to download an installer bundled with the Softonic toolbar.

Thus, it appears that Softonic have followed the deceptive practices of cnet.download.com by bundling software downloads with browser add-ons, which redirect computer users to specific websites for monetization purposes.

   
Conduit Virus

What is Conduit?

The Search.conduit.com website is promoted through various browser toolbars developed by Conduit. Many websites and developers use Conduit-powered toolbars to monetize their incoming web traffic and free software. This service is popular since is simple to create a toolbar with your website's logo and custom features.

When computer users installs any Conduit-powered toolbars, their Internet browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla FireFox, Google Chrome) homepage and default search engine is changed to search.conduit.com

This website uses a customized Google search engine, displaying legitimate organic search results, however, if a user clicks on sponsored results, Conduit and their partners shares the revenue.

   
Search.openmediasoft.com Redirect

What is Search.openmediasoft.com?

The Search.openmediasoft.com website is promoted using deceptive methods. The company responsible for creating this site purchases browser extensions from third party developers and redirects users of those extensions to various other websites including search.openmediasoft.com

This particular website is not harmful, as it employs a customized Google search engine and users receive legitimate organic search results. When users click on the sponsored results, however, revenue is shared between the search engine and openmediasoft.

   
Download n'Save Adware

What is Download n'Save?

Download n'Save is a browser plugin, which tracks users' Internet browsing habits and then presents them with coupon deals. Although these Internet browser plugins can be useful, the tracking information can be sold to third parties - a situation potentially leading to identity theft and privacy issues.

Furthermore, these plugins often display ads and deals from associated merchants; clicking on these links can result in the installation of other unwanted browser add-ons or even malware.

   
Luxemil.com and Tracking999.com Redirects

What is Luxemil.com?

Luxemil.com is a pay-per-click search engine. If you search using the search bar presented, only sponsored search results are delivered (legitimate search engines return a combination of both organic and some sponsored search results). This website was created to earn revenue from users of this search engine who click on the delivered results.

The Luxemil.com and tracking999.com websites are closely related to Trojan and malware infections. Computer users report that their Internet browsers redirected to the aforementioned websites without their consent, a fact clearly demonstrating that the owners of these sites, or their affiliates, use devious tactics to drive Internet users to them.

   
Searchbrowsing.com Redirect

What is Searchbrowsing.com?

The Searchbrowsing.com website presents users with a customized Yahoo search engine. This website is promoted using free software, toolbars, and browser add-ons, which computer users download from the Internet. This method of promotion is deemed deceptive, since computer users often inadvertently install the browser add-ons without their consent.

To avoid these situations, users should use caution when installing free software. Check each installation window carefully for any suggestion that your Internet browser homepage or default search engine may be changed. Redirects to searchbrowsing.com are related to the Search Core Systems company and associated software.

   
Mysearchresults.com Redirect

What is Mysearchresults.com?

The Mysearchresults.com website is promoted through browser add-ons and toolbars. This website presents users with a search bar, which uses a customized Google search engine. The main purpose of creating this website is to monetize incoming web traffic.

Each time a computer user clicks on sponsored search results presented by the website, revenue is shared between Google and the creators of Mysearchresults.com

In fact, there are no real benefits to using this website, and moreover, the sponsored results are often unrelated to users' original search queries. Commonly, redirects to mysearchresults.com are forced by the Default Tab Internet browser plug-in. Browser add-ons such as these are promoted using various websites.

   
Searchonme.com Redirect

What is Searchonme.com?

Genieo is a browser add-on - essentially, a recommendation engine. This plug-in tracks your interests and then presents a personalized homepage with your favorite news, etc.

The plug-in alone, is useful, innovative, and popular with many Internet users, however, recent complaints from PC users about the redirects to searchonme.com and other websites related to Genieo, make this an unwanted application.

Note that the searchonme.com, search.searchonme.com, and search.genieo.com websites are related to Genieo; redirects to these websites can be a consequence of computer infections and inadvertent installation of third party browser add-ons.

   
IRMA and BSA Virus

What is IRMA and BSA?

"PC is locked by Business Software Alliance trade group and Information Resources Management Association" is a ransomware infection, which blocks computer users' screens and demands payment of a $250 fine for supposedly viewing or using 'forbidden' and 'pirate' software. This is a scam created by Cyber criminals to trick unsuspecting PC users into paying a bogus fine.

No authorities or other organizations use such methods to collect fines for law violations. These ransomware infections originate from a family called Epubb, the previous versions of which, exploited the name of the FBI and other authorities in order to scare PC users into paying bogus fines.

   
Findbizads.com Redirect

What is Findbizads.com?

The findbizads.com website claims that it is a fast and reliable search engine enabling users to search the web, torrents, maps, etc. In essence, it is a web business directory enhanced with a search bar. Whilst on initial inspection this website seems legitimate, recent PC user reports state that redirects to this website are a consequence of Internet browser hijackers.

Closer study of findbizads.com reveals that this site is promoted using Business Search Toolbar, a browser add-on, which can be downloaded from its homepage or may come bundled with free software downloaded from the Internet.

   

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