Webdigger.net Removal Guide

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Webdigger.net appears to be a browser hijacker, which means it could alter some of your browser’s preferences. If you do not like these changes, we would recommend erasing this doubtful application at once. Our specialists report it might not only alter user’s homepage or other browser preferences but also introduce him to potentially malicious advertising content. Thus, we do not think the application is worthy of your trust. Of course, if you would like to learn more about it before deciding if you want to remove it, we encourage you to review the rest of our report first. However, should you choose to get rid of Webdigger.net later on, keep it in mind we will also provide our recommended deletion steps that you could use to remove the browser hijacker manually below this article.

Just like the other browser hijackers, Webdigger.net might appear on the system after launching a bundled setup file, interacting with doubtful pop-up advertisements, and so on. Our specialists say it is most popular in Mexico, but it does not mean the application cannot be encountered by users from other countries too. It is not difficult to determine whether the threat is on the computer since all you have to do is launch your default browser. If it redirects you to Webdigger.net instead of loading your usual homepage, it means the browser hijacker was able to settle in. What’s more, the research shows that to achieve this the application might alter specific code lines available on files created by the browser (these particular files will be listed in the recommended deletion steps available at the end of the article). Also, we discovered that the search engine could hijack browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer.

The reason the threat seeks to change browser’s preferences is to make Webdigger.net more visible and encourage the user to search the Internet with it. Our specialists say, your usage could be beneficial to the software’s creators as they might generate advertising revenue from your clicks. To be more accurate, we learned there is a chance the browser hijacker could be showing advertising content from its third-party partners among the gathered search results. The bad news is that the tool’s creators claim they take no responsibility for third-party content; we found this information after reading the application’s Privacy Policy and End User License Agreement documents. If no one takes responsibility for third-party content, it means that if Webdigger.net actually displays any advertisements some part of them could be potentially malicious, e.g., they might suggest installing malware, ask for sensitive or personal data, and so on.

Needless to say, given the threat might show potentially malicious ads, we would recommend replacing it with a more reliable search engine, although to change it you may first need to erase the browser’s hijacker's altered files. Users who prefer doing so manually could follow the instructions available at the end of this paragraph as they will explain how to find and eliminate such data. On the other hand, if you do not mind installing a reliable security tool you could perform a full system scan instead and then erase the browser hijacker or other possible threats with a single mouse click.

Get rid of Webdigger.net

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Win+R.
  2. Type Regedit and click Enter.
  3. Identify a value name know as Start page in the given location: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
  4. Right-click it and choose Modify.
  5. Instead of http://webdigger.net add a link you prefer and press OK.
  6. Leave Registry Editor.
  7. Empty your Recycle bin.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click Win+E.
  2. Locate a file titled prefs.js in the listed directory: C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{unique user ID}
  3. Open this file as a Notepad document.
  4. Find a line with the threat’s link: user_pref(“browser.startup.homepage”, “http://webdigger.net”).
  5. Instead of search.searchtmpn.com place a link you prefer and press Ctrl+S.
  6. Exit Notepad.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Win+E.
  2. Go to: C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default and find the mentioned files:
    Preferences
    Secure Preferences
    Web Data
  3. Right-click these files separately and select Delete.
  4. Leave File Explorer.

 

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