It is definitely not a good sign when you launch your browser and Cassiopesa Search pops up as your home page; mostly, if you did not set it yourself. However, since this is a browser hijacker, it is quite likely that Cassiopesa Search has infiltrated your operating system without your permission. It is possible that you have installed freeware lately and this tool was among a few other infections that infiltrated your computer. In that case, you need to prepare for a number of security-related issues. If you do not address these problems, you may put your operating system at risk. There are several ways how this hijacker can harm your computer and even your privacy. Deleting Cassiopesa Search is a good start to restore the former level of security; even though, it may not be the only infection you need to deal with.
Cassiopesa Search is mainly distributed in freeware bundles along with other malware infections. This does not mean that you cannot download freeware or install bundles. What it means is that you need to be careful what your source is. You can avoid infectious bundles if you only use official or reputable websites for downloading free software. But before deciding on which freeware to download, you had better read some reviews or comments on the net so that you know what you can expect. If it is a suspicious or unreliable program, you will find lots of pages about how and why you need to get rid of it. That should be a sign for you to find more reliable software that will suit your needs. Since you may not remember what additional programs the bundle you may have installed contained, it is important that you scan your computer with a reliable online scanner right after you remove Cassiopesa Search.
Once this browser hijacker gets installed, it changes your browser settings without your consent. It sets the home page and default search engine to cassiopesa.com. Sometimes it also installs an open-source Chromium browser and makes the same setting changes. We have found that this hijacker is, in fact, identical to Dregol, Vosteran, and Astromenda browser hijackers. The first problem with Cassiopesa Search is that it breaches your privacy at the moment it modifies your browsers without your knowledge. Since it affects all of the three most popular browsers, it does not matter which one you prefer to use, Cassiopesa Search will be there haunting you.
The most worrisome issue about this browser hijacker is that if you use it to search the web, you may be introduced to altered search results pages. This means that the hijacker may insert third-party ads and sponsored links into the results pages. Since Cassiopesa Search may be able to collect information about you, it is possible that you will see targeted links among the normal results. Clicking on those potentially unreliable links may take you to questionable websites. If you happen to land on a website that is maintained by cyber criminals, letting more infections onto your computer may be the least of your problems. Therefore, it is essential that you remove Cassiopesa Search from your computer.
If you decide to get rid of this browser hijacker manually, you need to do it in two stages. First, uninstall the application via Control Panel, and second, reset your browsers to make sure that the settings are back to default. If you follow our guide below the article, you can easily accomplish that in a few minutes. However, the truth is, you will not know whether your system is all clear now or not. We strongly recommend that you run a full system scan as well. For that you can use a reliable online scanner. If it returns with infections found on your computer, maybe it is time you acquire a trustworthy antimalware program to take care of your PC automatically.
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