Polarity Technologies have recently released a new search engine called Search.hclassifiedseasy.com that we quickly labeled a browser hijacker because it is based on the same old formula used in nearly all of this company’s browser hijackers. It was designed to be distributed using malicious means and replace your browser’s homepage address without your permission and, therefore, you ought to remove it. However, it gets worse. Its search results can feature customized promotional links that can promote malicious websites. On top of that, this hijacker can collect some information about you to customize the ads you see.
Polarity Technologies is a name that has been around as early as 2016. Since then, this company has been releasing browser hijackers on a regular basis. Note that all of its hijackers changed very little since the beginning because Search.hclassifiedseasy.com is nearly identical to Search.searchwfaa.com, Search.searchcounn.com, and Search.couponsimplified.com which were released in late 2016 to early 2017. It is evident that Polarity Technologies is in the web monetization business, so providing you with a reliable and safe search engine is the least of its priorities.
Let us go over the distribution methods used to get Search.hclassifiedseasy.com onto your browser. In the past, some of Polarity Technologies hijackers came with accompanying browser extensions. However, this is no longer the case because they have shifted from disturbing their hijackers via a fake browser extension to third parties bundling their hijackers and installing them secretly. Search.hclassifiedseasy.com, in particular, is bundled with third-party software and put up for download on shady freeware hosting websites such as Filewon.com, Filewin.com, Malavida.es, and Descargar.es. The installers featured on these websites can inject this new hijacker into your browser without your knowledge or consent.
As a result, Search.hclassifiedseasy.com can replace the homepage address of your browser, provided that you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Its developers want you to use this hijacker for searching the web and, thus, viewing its customized search results. It redirects all search queries to a Yahoo search engine, mind you, but the modified search results remain. They can contain links to questionable sites that can redirect you to misleading websites, scam and phishing sites and so on. In the worst case scenario, it can get your PC infected with malware after redirecting you to an infected site. Therefore, you should not use it as a regular search engine.
Another important thing to note is that Search.hclassifiedseasy.com can collect some anonymous information about you automatically to be used for customizing the promoted links. In short, this program can obtain your approximate geographical location by obtaining your IP address. Apart from that, it can also get your Internet Service Provider (ISP) domain name, browser type, operating system type, search terms entered, browsing history, and so on. Collecting this information is legal for any website and search engine, but be warned that Search.hclassifiedseasy.com can use it for showing shady promotional links.
Therefore, we recommend you not waste time with this malicious search engine and remove as soon as possible because its promotional links can jeopardize your computer’s security and your privacy. See the instructions below for more information on how to get rid of this hijacker.
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