You do not want just any search tool set as your homepage because that is the first thing you see when you launch your browser. If Antrie.com is set as your homepage, every time you open the browser, you are exposed to ads, links to third-party sites, and a search engine. While not all of these features are necessarily malicious or worth talking about at length, there are certain things that cannot be ignored. As you will learn by reading this report, the removal of Antrie.com is recommended, and whether this hijacker takes over Firefox, Chrome, or Internet Explorer browser, you need to think very carefully if continuing using this hijacker is a good idea. At the end of the day, there are many better, more useful, and most important, more reliable search tools you could set up as your homepage. If you are interested, continue reading.
What do you know about browser hijackers? You probably know that they silently take over browsers without the user’s permission and that they modify all settings. While that is true in some cases, most of the time, hijackers only change search settings and they do that with the user’s knowledge and permission. Therefore, even if you have set Antrie.com as your homepage yourself, you still can identify it as a browser hijacker. Most likely, it took over the homepage as you downloaded one or several different programs bundled together. In some cases, hijackers stand on their own, but they usually are attached to extensions or programs. In many cases, users are not allowed to reject the hijacker when it is “attached” to something allegedly beneficial and reliable. So, have you downloaded anything suspicious along with Antrie.com? You might be unaware of it, and so if the hijacker is active, we suggest downloading the malware scanner by clicking the link below and running it to see if you need to worry about anything else. This scanner is free, and so you have no reason not to use it. Should malware be found, delete it ASAP.
The slogan that follows Antrie.com is “Ant tribe-Like ants, help you collect travel information bit by bit.” Due to this, it is not surprising that travel-related websites are promoted via the home page of this hijacker. Some of them include twoptrip.com – which is the first link shown – as well as expedia.com, tripadvisor.com, or priceline.com. You can also find links to various sites under “Buy,” “News,” “Sports,” and “Video and Music” categories. On the right side of the page, you can find advertisements, and we suggest being very careful about them. In fact, we do not recommend interacting with them because it is completely unknown who the creator of Antrie.com is and what parties and advertisers it works with. As you might know, many ads these days are being used to scam users and expose them to malware, which is why you need to be vigilant. Overall, even though the hijacker promotes Google Search and links to well-known websites, it also shows ads, and its activity – which might include the collection of information about you – is unpredictable.
If you change the homepage and erase the latest browsing data, you should not face Antrie.com again. Hopefully, that is all you need to do, but if other threats exist, you might have to do more research. Note that many of the known malicious threats, hijackers, and potentially unwanted programs have already been analyzed by our malware researchers, and removal guides are already available. You can look them up using the search field just at the top of this page. Another option would be to use anti-malware software. You can save time and ensure further protection by employing it, and so our research team strongly recommends that. Have you managed to remove Antrie.com yourself? Do not forget that your system might still be vulnerable, and if you do not want to take any risks, employing security software is crucial.