Dozensearch.com appears to be a normal and legitimate search page; at least, it may trick you into believing so. However, we have found that this unreliable search engine is only a new clone coming from the notorious ELEX family of browser hijackers that includes Walasearch.com and Eversearches.com to mention a few from the dozens. This browser hijacker can change your home page setting in your browsers, which may expose you to potentially unsafe third-party content every time you launch your browser and run a web search. You may not even realize that your home page has changed because this search page tries to look like any other reputable search engines. But engaging with the content provided by this hijacker could pose a threat to your virtual security. That is why we think that you should remove Dozensearch.com right away. Keep in mind that this malware infection may not be the only one on board. Please read on to find out more about the risks and how you can step up to protect your PC more efficiently.
Our research shows that this browser hijacker might be spread through questionable Chromium-based browsers, such as Chromlum and Ghokswa. So if you have installed such browsers lately, you may have found the source of your infection. But we are quite certain that the most common way to get infected with this malware is via freeware bundles. Unfortunately, these bundles may contain a number of various malware infections, including adware programs, browser hijackers, Trojans as well as potentially unwanted programs. If you are careless, you can easily allow such threats onto your system and thus increase the vulnerability of your virtual world.
It is worth mentioning that you can download such malicious bundles in at least two ways. First, it is possible that your PC was previously infected with malware like adware and this infection or infections display you unsafe third-party ads that may result in your downloading this bundle. Second, a lot of unsuspecting computer users infect their PC this way, i.e., by visiting unreliable file-sharing and gaming sites that host lots of annoying and dangerous third-party ads. One click on the wrong content can cost you dearly as you may infect your system with several malicious software installers. In any case, to make sure that your computer is all safe, we advise you to run a malware scanner to identify all infections after you delete Dozensearch.com.
There is nothing unique about this browser hijacker. In fact, these infections are usually clones of previous ones but with a different URL and a different name. This hijacker has also been created to generate revenue through routing web traffic to the websites of affiliated third parties. If you wonder how it is possible, let us tell you that this infection can modify search results; even if it uses the good old redirection technique. Yes, this search page actually does not do anything because all your searches end up on a possibly altered Google search results page. Landing on a reputable and trustworthy search engine can make you believe that it is all fine to click on any content there. This is how most users get misled. However, one click again is enough to harm your computer, your files as well as your privacy. It is possible, for example, that you click on a corrupt ad or link and you download a Trojan or a whole bundle of infections. You may also get redirected to malicious websites, such as fake web stores and so on. Believe us when we tell you that nothing good can come out of your visiting malicious websites. If you do not want more infections on your computer or being scammed by cyber criminals, we suggest that you remove Dozensearch.com right now.
According to our research, this hijacker only seems to affect your home page setting; therefore, if you want to eliminate Dozensearch.com, you need to restore this setting in all major browsers, including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer. If you have never changed your browser settings, you will find our instructions below quite helpful. Remember that this browser hijacker could be just part of your security issues. You can try to go after all the other potentially harmful programs manually, but this could take time and unless you are an advanced computer user, you may not even be able to detect all of them or all parts of them. Therefore, we suggest that you download and install a reliable anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter or any other automated security tool that you find trustworthy and powerful enough to do its job most efficiently. Beware of the fake programs that are hiding out there on the web waiting for their next victims. If you want best results, you should also make sure that all your drivers and programs are frequently updated.