Search.hdigitalcointracker.net is a potential computer security threat that will appear on your browser unexpectedly. Like most of the unwanted applications, this one may enter your system in a software package with a number of other programs. It also means that you install it willingly, even if you are not aware of that. However, now that you see it on your browser, you can do something about it. It is not that hard to remove Search.hdigitalcointracker.net from your system, but you should pay a greater detail to all the other unnecessary programs that might be running on your PC right now.
Our research suggests that this potentially unwanted program tends to spread through unreliable software sites like filewon.com, filewin.com, malavida.es, descargar.es, and so on. There are a lot of file-sharing websites out there that tend to offer software bundles with no regard to whether it is safe or not. So when users download such bundles, they are entirely on their own, and they need to be extra careful to avoid adding unnecessary applications. To avoid the likes of Search.hdigitalcointracker.net, you should check all the installation wizard’s steps one by one. There will probably be a clause or something like that tells you about the additional applications, asking whether you want them or not. It is quite obvious that by skipping those steps, you would lose your chance to avoid installing unwanted apps.
Although the extension that is directly associated with Search.hdigitalcointracker.net is not active yet, we can see that this search engine looks like your average search provider. Along with your default search bar, the site also comes with a toolbar and shortcuts below the search bar. The shortcuts lead to a list of popular websites: Amazon, Gmail, Yahoo!, and so on. What’s more, running a search query via this search engine will eventually redirect you to Yahoo! Search.
Here we would like to point out that this application is no related to Yahoo! Search. What’s more, the search results you will see on your screen will most likely be modified according to your likes and preferences. The same behavior is exhibited by all the other search engines from the same group, including Search.youremailnow.com, Search.yourclassifiedscenter.com, Search.yourinterestscenter.com, and so on. These applications are made for monetary purposes. Although they are not sophisticated enough to steal anything, they are very annoying, and they can easily redirect you to corrupted websites. The risk of malicious third-party exploitation is always there.
Therefore, to protect yourself and your system from undesirable consequences, you should delete Search.hdigitalcointracker.net immediately. While you can change your search engine or remove the extension via your browser’s settings, we would recommend resetting your browser to default altogether. This would ensure that other unwanted modifications disappear as well.
Should you have more questions about your system’s security, please do not hesitate to leave us a comment. Also, if you think that there are more unwanted programs on-board (which is very likely), you should do yourself a favor and scan your PC with a powerful security tool. If any unwanted app is found, please remove it too. It is always better to be safe than sorry.