Guruofsearch.com falls under the classification of browser hijackers. The application may hijack a user’s browser by replacing its default search engine, homepage, and even new tab page. Also, our specialists learned that Guruofsearch.com is hosted on the same IP address just like our previously tested browser hijackers, for example, Super-search.org, Mysupersearch.net, and so on. If you want to learn more about it, we encourage you to read our full report. Besides, if you encountered this threat and you do not like the way it altered your browser preferences, we can help you get rid of it. To delete it manually, you could follow the instructions located below, and if you prefer using automatic features, you could employ a reliable security tool of your choice. Provided you have any questions about this threat, keep in mind you can leave us a comment at the end of this page too.
Our specialists say Guruofsearch.com might be spread in various ways. For instance, it could be distributed with bundled software installers, for example, it could be bundled with untrustworthy extensions. In such a case, some users could receive it accidentally, as some bundled installers do not inform the user about additional tools if he does not pick advanced installation options. Also, some setup files suggest bundled applications in a confusing way, which might make it difficult to understand for a user that he can deselect them. Therefore, we always recommend being extra cautious when installing new software, especially if it comes from unreliable file-sharing websites. Moreover, a lot of browser hijackers are spread through pop-ups and other advertisements, so users should also watch out for suspicious ads and notifications. Additionally, it would be smart to have a reliable security tool that could also make it easier to keep a system clean and safe.
Guruofsearch.com should work on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. Our researchers say that once it gets in, the browser hijacker ought to replace a user’s default search engine, homepage, and new tab page. This search engine might look like any other, but you should know it could show you modified Yahoo search results. It means the results you receive could be a bit different from the ones you would get while using the original Yahoo search engine. For example, the modified results could contain additional advertisements from Guruofsearch.com third-party partners. It is possible some of these ads could be unreliable as they might promote other browser hijackers, adware, or other questionable applications. Of course, we cannot be one hundred percent sure, the threat would show such content, but there is a chance it might, and if you do not want any risks while surfing the Internet, you may want to get rid of Guruofsearch.com.
There are a couple of ways one can eliminate the browser hijacker. If you want to deal with it yourself, you could try to delete all recently installed extensions that the threat might have been bundled with. The instructions available below will guide you through the process. In case the website comes back, our specialists suggest resetting the affected browser. Lastly, you could erase Guruofsearch.com with a chosen security tool. If you prefer this option, we recommend picking a reliable antimalware tool. Then perform a full system scan with it and click the deletion button it ought to provide after the scan.