Happygamesearch.com Removal Guide

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Happygamesearch.com is not what you think it is. Even though it has an appearance of an ordinary search tool, the truth is that it is a browser hijacker that has been created to boost the traffic of third-party web pages and, consequently, generate revenue for the developer. Happygamesearch.com falls into the category of browser hijackers because it changes the homepage, New Tab page, and default search engine on all the browsers it finds installed on the computer without asking for permission to do that. Even though this web page looks like an ordinary search provider, we do not recommend using it to search for the information. A bunch of untrustworthy applications and search tools have a very deceitful appearance, so there is no point in judging the trustworthiness of software/tool from its interface. Find out what hides behind the legitimate-looking appearance of Happygamesearch.com by reading this article from beginning to end. Do not hesitate to delete this search engine if you do not find it very trustworthy or beneficial because you could replace it with a more reliable tool easily.

Specialists at 411-spyware.com have noticed that Happygamesearch.com is very similar to such search tools as search.yourinstantradio.com, search.funsecuritytabsearch.com, and search.yourinstantfileconverter.com. This shows that Happygamesearch.com might belong to a family of browser hijackers. Just like these other members of this family, it looks like an ordinary search engine. It acts quite well too, i.e. it displays search results for users after they enter a search query. In addition, it contains quick access buttons leading to third-party websites, e.g. a web page that allows users to test the speed of the Internet. Despite those useful features, it might also act in an undesirable way, for instance, it has been revealed that this search tool might display search results from plustnetwork.com. Some of these search results will be trustworthy, but some of them might be shown to you just to promote third-party websites. Specifically speaking, they are provided for users expecting that they will click on these links and thus visit third-party websites. Unfortunately, not all these websites are innocent. According to our security specialists, users using Happygamesearch.com as a default search engine risk ending up on a website with a malicious content and thus infecting their computers with malware. Nobody will inform you about the safety of links and third-party websites they promote in advance, so you will be completely safe only if you eliminate Happygamesearch.com from browsers and set a new trustworthy search engine, e.g. Google, Yahoo!, or another trustworthy tool.

As has been found, Happygamesearch.com also collects different types of information about users. First of all, it will record the data received from log files, e.g. IP address, the type of browser, and pages visited through Happygamesearch.com. In addition, it is said in the Privacy Policy that this search tool might automatically collect information about the pages viewed, users’ clicks, and usage statistics. Finally, it says to be interested in the so-called demographic information too. As for the personal information, our researchers have found one disturbing sentence in the Privacy Policy document: “We may collect personal information at various times when you use our website or plugin.” This means that it might gather the personal information too. Since this product of Imali Media might share the gathered information with third parties, this might result in the violation of the privacy. Delete Happygamesearch.com to avoid all these privacy-related problems.

Happygamesearch.com targets people living in Europe and the US primarily, but there is no doubt that people from other places of the world might encounter it too because it is spread in software bundles. Do not download applications from questionable websites if you do not want to encounter a product of Imali Media ever again. Also, you should not click on links you come across on third-party websites because you might start the installation of malware by clicking on a bad link once. Last but not least, you should not forget to install a security application on the computer.

It is possible to delete Happygamesearch.com from browsers rather easily even though it is a browser hijacker that affects all browsers. What you need to do is to set a new homepage and default search engine or reset browsers to default settings. Since we find the latter method easier, we have prepared the manual removal instructions that will help you to reset browsers. If you still do not find it very easy, scan your system with an automatic malware remover. Your only job will be to launch the reputable malware remover.

Delete Happygamesearch.com

Internet Explorer

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Tap two buttons Alt+T simultaneously.
  3. Click Internet Options.
  4. Open the Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset.
  6. Mark the box Delete personal settings.
  7. Click the Reset button again.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Click Alt+H.
  3. When you access the Help menu, click Troubleshooting Information.
  4. Click Refresh Firefox button you will find in the top-right corner.
  5. In the dialog box, click this button again.

Google Chrome

  1. Launch the browser.
  2. Click on the button in the top-right corner.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. At the bottom, click Show advanced settings.
  5. Click Reset settings.
  6. In the confirmation window, click the Reset button.
Download Remover for Happygamesearch.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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