Search.bt-cmf.com is one of those untrustworthy search tools. In fact, it has even been classified as a browser hijacker because it can show up on users’ web browsers without permission. Without a doubt, it has hijacked your browsers too if you see Search.bt-cmf.com when you launch your web browser. It should have changed only your homepage, but do not be surprised if you find your default search tool changed too because browser hijackers can change the major browsers’ settings easily. Despite the fact that Search.bt-cmf.com has all the features of an ordinary search tool, i.e., it has a search box in the middle of the page, contains a bar at the top opening third-party pages, and even has a box with quick-access buttons at the bottom of the page, you should remove it from browsers as quickly as possible and then set a more trustworthy search tool in its place. We say so not without reason. Research conducted by our experienced malware researchers has revealed that Search.bt-cmf.com is far from a reputable search provider. The next paragraph will tell you more about its drawbacks, so continue reading!
As you should already know if you are reading this article from the beginning, Search.bt-cmf.com is usually called a browser hijacker because it changes settings of users’ browsers without permission. Because of this, you will see it open each time you launch your web browser, and you will be forced to use it to perform web searches. Keep in mind that it is not a very good idea to do that because this search tool might display the modified search results too. At first glance, they do not differ at all from the rest of the search results shown by Search.bt-cmf.com, but you will sooner or later learn how to recognize them. Most likely, they will take you to pages that do not have any information you are looking for. Some of these pages might even try to install undesirable software on your computer or get personal details from you. We do not say that all these links Search.bt-cmf.com will present you with will be harmful, but you should be prepared to end up on an untrustworthy domain one day if you continue using this search tool as your default search engine. Furthermore, you should know that it will collect information about you. It should mainly collect non-personally identifiable details, but if you provide any personal details willingly, e.g., enter them in its search box, they will all be recorded too and might be shared with third parties.
Search.bt-cmf.com cannot be considered a trustworthy search tool because it often shows up on users’ web browsers without their knowledge. It is the main reason it is called a browser hijacker by specialists. Of course, we would lie if we said that users do not help it to enter their systems. Undoubtedly, they do not know about that. Research has shown that users usually start seeing Search.bt-cmf.com after they install the malicious software bundle. In most cases, products of Polarity Technologies Ltd travel bundled with third-party software from such pages as malavida.es, descargar.es, and filewon.com. We do not think that you could ensure your system’s maximum protection alone if you are one of the inexperienced users, but it does not mean that you cannot do anything about that. Our piece of advice for you would be to install a security application on the system the second the browser hijacker is gone so that similar threats could not enter the system ever again.
If we have convinced you that keeping Search.bt-cmf.com can only result in problems, go to remove it from your browsers today. You do not need to be experienced in malware removal to do that because you only need to reset your browsers to default settings. Our step-by-step instructions will help you too, so it is not a problem if you have never reset your browsers to default before. If the manual removal of this browser hijacker is unsuccessful, you should go to delete it with an automated malware remover.