Discoverreceipt.com Removal Guide

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Discoverreceipt.com is not a malicious search engine per se, but we want to inform you that it comes from an unknown company and has many clones, so we believe that it may be used to show advertisements and promotional links to generate advertising revenue. Therefore, you might want to remove it just to be on the safe side of things because there is no telling what it might promote in its search results. You should also get rid of it because, at the time of this article, it does not work at all and yet it might be set as your browser’s homepage. For more information about this infection, we invite you to read this whole article.

Unfortunately, there is little to no information about this hijacker’s origins and distribution methods. While this search engine has a Terms of Use document and Privacy Policy, there is no mention of the company that created it and the same is true about the dozens of clones that Discoverreceipt.com has. Its clones include search engines such as Discoverreceipt.com, Discoveranswer.com, Lookupopinion.com, and many others. Yet, none of them feature the name of their developer which indicates that they come from an unknown and, thus, unreliable source.

As far as this search engine’s distribution methods are concerned, the most plausible and possible way to distribute it is via bundled software because it does not come with a browser extension that would inject it into the browser and replace the homepage address. We have yet to receive information that Discoverreceipt.com replaces the homepage address without authorization, so it is not a browser hijacker. Still, the bundled software it comes with may install it automatically if you do not deselect it. To deselect any program or search engine from being installed, you must opt for advanced/custom installation and uncheck the appropriate checkbox.

As mentioned in the introduction, Discoverreceipt.com does not work, but if it did, then we think that its search results would contain promotional links and advertisements that come from unknown and untrustworthy third parties. According to the Terms of Use of this search engine, when you use it, “You acknowledge that discoverreceipt.com does not verify, endorse, or vouch for the companies or entities listed or advertised on the Site.” So it can advertise and promote anything its owners want, and the owners do not have to take responsibility or be liable for damages if the promoted content proves to be dangerous and malicious. For example, Discoverreceipt.com can feature promotional links that redirect to fake online shopping websites or even infected websites that secretly download ransomware, Trojans or spyware.

As far as privacy matters are concerned, we want to inform you that this shady search engine is designed to collect some non-personally identifiable information about you through cookies and web beacons. We have found that it is set to collect information that includes but may not be limited to your Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, and search queries. Also, it should collect personal information but only if you contact the owners via the platform featured on Discoverreceipt.com/contactus.php. Both the personal and anonymous information is gathered, stored, analyzed and used for marketing and advertising purposes.

If you accidentally got this search engine as your browser’s homepage, we recommend that you remove it primarily because it does not work and secondly because it is apt to feature promotional links in its search results and collect personal and non-personally identifiable information to present you with tailored ads and links. To remove it, we invite you to make use of the instructions provided below.

How to change the home page/startup page address.

Google Chrome

  1. Open the browser.
  2. Press Alt+F keys.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Click Set pages and enter a new startup page address.
  5. Click OK.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

  1. Open the browser.
  2. Press Alt+T keys.
  3. Select Internet Options.
  4. Enter a new search engine address in the Home page line.
  5. Click OK.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open the browser.
  2. Press Alt+T and click Options.
  3. Select General.
  4. In the Home Page box, enter a new search engine address.
Download Remover for Discoverreceipt.com *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

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