There is a new browser hijacker from the ELEX group, and it is called Hdwallpaper123.com. This infection does not have an official installer, which means that it probably comes as an attachment to something else. Such threats usually employ software bundles. Of course, legitimate, reliable bundles are not in the equation. Instead, unreliable and malicious bundles are used for the distribution of such malware. The problem is that once a malicious bundle is executed, the operating system gets infected with not one but several different threats. So, is your operating system beleaguered with malware? There is only one way to find out, and that is by installing a trustworthy malware scanner. Hopefully, the scanner declares that your operating system is clean and that you only need to delete Hdwallpaper123.com. However, if malware is found, you need to pay attention to it. This report shows how to remove the hijacker, and you might have to refer to different guides to learn how to erase the rest of the infections.
It is obvious that Hdwallpaper123.com is meant to work as a search tool because all it offers is a search field. Well, it fails at one task it has because it redirects you to Google Search without authorization. In fact, you should remove Hdwallpaper123.com just because it redirects you without your permission as that is illegal. Furthermore, you should delete this hijacker because it does not work in a transparent manner. Sure, you might think that you are dealing with a reputable, well-known search tool, but there is a possibility that the hijacker can modify the results shown to include links it is paid to promote. These links could be malicious, and they could open up security backdoors, which, of course, could lead to various security issues. This is the main reason you cannot trust the hijacker and why you must remove it from your operating system immediately. If you enjoy Google Search, just get rid of the hijacker and set Google as your new homepage and default search provider, but do not use a suspicious mediator.
As you can see, we suggest resetting your web browsers to have Hdwallpaper123.com removed. The instructions below show how to reset the most popular web browsers that the users of the Windows operating system use. If you need to delete Hdwallpaper123.com from a different browser, you can request an additional guide via the comments section. You can also use it to ask us questions regarding the threat or the protection of your operating system. When it comes to that, we encourage users to employ anti-malware software. If you install this software, you can leave it up to it to automatically erase the hijacker and any other threat that is active on your system. If you choose to eliminate malware manually, make sure you research every threat individually to figure out the best way to clean your PC.
Reset Google Chrome:
Reset Mozilla Firefox:
Reset Internet Explorer: