It can be quite confusing when suddenly your default homepage changes to something like Search.anysearchresults.com. This domain belongs to a browser hijacker that modifies your browser settings unexpectedly. While a browser hijacker is not an extremely dangerous computer security threat, it can still cause a lot of issues you should not ignore. The best way to deal with this situation is to remove Search.anysearchresults.com from your system as soon as possible. You can find the manual removal instructions below this description, but you should also consider investing in a legitimate antispyware tool that would safeguard your PC from similar intruders.
It is very often than users do not understand how Search.anysearchresults.com and other similar applications enter their systems. It is only natural to think that you have been infected with a dangerous virus and now you have to delete it somehow. But the thing with browser hijackers and other similar applications is that users tend to download and install them themselves. Perhaps you will say that you never wanted to change your homepage and you did not install Search.anysearchresults.com. Well, that might be true, but not exactly real. Users just seldom understand how browser hijackers are distributed across the web.
The point is that Search.anysearchresults.com does not have a direct distribution source, so it spreads in software bundles. By software bundles we mean freeware packages you download from file-sharing websites. It is very often that users find programs they need on third-party sources and download them without any second thought. But the problem is that third-party sources and third-party installers often bundle several programs in one package, and when you launch the installer, you initiate the setup of all the programs in the package. Sometimes, it is possible to avoid installing additional applications, but we know that users are more likely to go through the installation automatically without checking all the steps.
Consequently, Search.anysearchresults.com and other unwanted programs get added to your system, and they change your browser’s settings. Technically you DO give your permission for these modifications even if you are not aware of that. And this browser hijacker will change your settings on Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. So the next time you open your browser, you will see a new search engine that will look extremely clean and simple. But there are some complications behind this simplicity. The browser hijacker will collect information on the websites you visit and the search queries you use.
Everything is done to generate custom commercial content that you will be more likely to click. And our main security concern is that Search.anysearchresults.com does not review the content it promotes. So, in some cases, it is possible to encounter something dangerous and malicious through the links delivered to you by this browser hijacker. That is why computer security experts say you need to delete Search.anysearchresults.com right now before this situation falls out of hand.
When you have removed the hijacker from your system, do not forget to scan your PC with the SpyHunter free scanner. Since the hijacker travels in software packages, you are bound to have more unwanted applications on-board.
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