The presence of a suspicious URL 6789.com on your Internet Explorer browser can mean only one thing – a browser hijacker has successfully entered the system and applied changes. Luckily, it affects only one browser, so it will not take much time to get rid of it. In the opinion of researchers, the 6789.com browser hijacker needs to be eliminated as soon as possible because its presence might result in the emergence of problems. If this has not yet convinced you that 6789.com is not a website that should be trusted and used for searching the web, continue reading this article. There is more information about this computer infection provided in the remaining paragraphs of the report. If, after reading them, you make a decision to set a more trustworthy website in its place or set the old website which has disappeared due to the entrance of this browser hijacker, you should use our instructions (they are located below the last paragraph) to make 6789.com leave your browser first.
We know that some users find it hard to believe that 6789.com is not a trustworthy search tool because it looks quite decent. According to specialists at 411-spyware.com, there are two main reasons it should be classified as a browser hijacker and never used by people. First, it changes the settings of users’ browsers without permission, which immediately makes it an untrustworthy page. Second, it contains tons of advertisements in different forms. You might see the actual ads or encounter the so-called sponsored links. The greatest concentration of these ads can be found on the start page of 6789.com. On top of that, advertisements might also be visible on the search results page (baidu.com) opened by this domain. Research has shown that clicking on these ads might result in the redirection to untrustworthy third-party pages, no matter whether users click on ads incidentally or voluntarily. Users can quickly allow malware to enter their PCs by visiting and surfing these pages, not to mention that their privacy might be violated there. Actually, 6789.com itself does not treat the users’ privacy with respect too. It is powered by baidu.com, an untrustworthy search engine, which records search queries entered, pages visited, links clicked, and other technical details about the user’s computer as well. Luckily, it is possible to put an end to all activities this browser hijacker performs by deleting it fully from the computer. Go to do this without further consideration.
Since 6789.com is a Chinese browser hijacker, it is very likely that it is distributed in software bundles with free Chinese applications. At the time of writing, 93.5% of all the users who find 6789.com set on their Internet Explorer browsers live in China, which suggests that this infection is not widely spread in other countries yet. Of course, the situation might change at any time, so users should be more careful. It is highly recommended to be more cautious with free applications promoted on various file-sharing and torrent websites because they are usually spread together with other programs, usually untrustworthy, in bundles, and these “software packages” end up on users’ computers. Since these packages contain untrustworthy software, they easily enter systems together with freeware too. Users can see a list of programs that are going to be installed on their computers by selecting the Advanced/Custom installation option. After doing that, they could decide which applications to install and which to dismiss. It should be noted that this does not help to prevent malware from entering the system in all the cases. Therefore, every user surfing the web and downloading free software should have a security tool enabled.
Users who decide to delete 6789.com from their browsers should use our manual removal instructions because the removal process is not that easy. You will need to undo the changes applied by this browser hijacker in the system registry. This might be quite a challenge if you have never made any modifications in the system registry before. If you find the manual method too complicated, you can let an automatic malware remover, such as SpyHunter, erase this infection for you automatically.