Dimakadima.com might be not the best choice for your default search provider if you are looking for a reliable tool you could trust. The reason our researchers believe it to be untrustworthy is the fact it collects results with altered yahoo.com variant. Because of this, the application might be able to place more content among the results that would not normally be there if you were using the original Yahoo search engine. The material we are talking about could be third-party pop-ups, sponsored links, banners, and other advertisements. Such ads might be clickable, and some of them may lead the user to malicious web pages. Meaning, using Dimakadima.com could be rather risky. If you want to learn more about potential dangers, we recommend reading the rest of the article. A little below the text users can also find our recommended deletion steps showing how to remove the threat manually, so if you need any assistance feel free to check these instructions.
First of all, we should mention Dimakadima.com was classified as a browser hijacker because of its ability to change the user’s browser preferences, such as default search provider or the start page. These alterations are done in order to promote the search engine. Probably, its creators are hoping you would try to use the new search engine and notice the displayed advertising. According to our researchers, the application’s developers might accumulate advertising revenue from each clicked ad.
However, while your clicks could benefit the browser hijacker’s developers, for you they may cause trouble. The ads might come from lots of different third-party web pages, and according to the provided End User License Agreement (EULA), the software’s creators do not guarantee their safety. It means, there is a chance some of the Dimakadima.com displayed ads could redirect you to potentially malicious web pages, e.g. sites distributing suspicious programs similar to this browser hijacker or threats that might be malicious. Also, you could come across web pages that may try to invade your privacy and collect sensitive data. Thus, we would advise you to be extra cautious if you decide to interact with the application’s displayed ads, although probably it would be safest to avoid them at all.
Furthermore, users should know that the application might hijack the browser after installing a particular add-on named Dima Kadima. It looks like this extension might be able to update itself automatically without further notice to the user. More importantly, the EULA document says it might be able to install new versions and releases, so if you continue to keep the software on your browser, there is a chance it could download more similar threats over time.
Those who do not want to take any chances with Dimakadima.com should simply delete it. If you want to get rid of it manually, you should erase all the extension’s created folders. The process is explained in the instructions provided below the article, so do not hesitate to use them if you need any help. If you prefer using automated tools, you could install a reliable antimalware tool and use its features instead. In such case, start a full system scan and wait till the software detects the browser hijacker and other potentially malicious programs. Once the report appears you should notice a removal button; click it once, and the tool should delete all identified threats.