Birdfinds.com is one lousy search engine and, above all, it is a browser hijacker. Hence, it can replace your browser’s homepage address secretly. Therefore, we recommend that you remove it from your computer as soon as you can. The reason for hijacking your browser in the first place is to force you to use it as a normal search engine and view all kinds of commercial advertisements of unknown nature. Some of those ads can promote unreliable and downright malicious content, so using Birdfinds.com as a regular search engine is a potential risk.
Now, as far as the disseminated methods of this hijacker are concerned, there is no concrete information about its distribution. It does not have an accompanying browser extension, so we think that its developers probably made arrangements to have it bundled with malicious installers that have been set to inject it into your computer without your knowledge or consent. The installers that feature this hijacker might also contain more undesirable applications that can be hidden. Such bundled software installers are featured on questionable freeware sharing websites that make money by bundling desirable applications with trash such as Birdfinds.com.
Software installers can inject Birdfinds.com into your browser if you use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Microsfot Internet Explorer. The hijacker is set to replace the homepage address of all three browsers and probably Chrome’s new tab page as well. The aim of the game is to make you use this hijacker for searching the web. The problem is that its search results can feature many deceptive promotional links that can subject you to malware downloads or scam websites that can try to extort money from you. Therefore, to keep your computer safe, you ought to not use this hijacker as it can be the reason for many problems. Indeed, the links that it may present you with can jeopardize your computer’s security and your privacy.
Another thing to mention is the fact that this new hijacker can collect information about you in order to personalize the links you see. This hijacker can obtain information such as your approximate geographical location, IP address, Internet Service Provider (ISP) domain name, browsing history, entered search terms, links clicked, and so on. This information is collected for advertising and marketing purposes and can also be shared with third parties to advance their agenda. However, customized and personalized search results and ads do not make them safe to click.
Therefore, we recommend that you consider removing Birdfinds.com because it will not improve your browsing experience in any way but hinder it with misleading search results with shady promotional links. These links can redirect you to malware-ridden websites and various other websites such as fake online shopping sites that try to scam you. See the instructions below for more information. If you are experiencing problems, then we recommend that you get an anti-malware program to delete any malware that has managed to slip in.
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