One of the reasons why you should be careful about downloading third party applications is that they are often bundled with potential computer security threats. For example, Hot-finder.com browser hijacker cannot be downloaded directly, so the only mean of distribution left is bundled downloads. This browser hijacker might get installed onto your computer silently when you setup other freeware applications and then Hot-finder.com will function as your default homepage. It is important that you remove Hot-finder.com from the system as soon as possible, because browser hijacker can easily expose you to dangerous websites.
It is very likely that Hot-finder.com is developed by the same people as Certified Toolbar, although this browser hijacker is not included in the toolbar’s setup. We can make such assumptions due to the information provided at Hot-finder.com About page where Certified Toolbar is mentioned explicitly.
It is clear that Hot-finder.com is related to adware and other potentially unwanted software, because this browser hijacker clearly displays third party advertisements on its front page. There is a big flash advertisements right underneath Hot-finder.com search box. The browser hijacker does not force you to click the ad, so we can see that Hot-finder.com cannot do much harm on its own, but even so there is no need keep it on your computer.
Some users may argue that Hot-finder.com is a decent search engine that provide you with relevant search results, but take a better look at the search results page – all the results are provided by Yahoo! search engine, because Hot-finder.com makes use of it as it cannot offer you an original search provider. There is actually nothing wrong with Yahoo! search, but you can never know how Hot-finder.com can tweak the search results. It is very likely that this browser hijacker customizes Yahoo! search to display tailored search results and a lot of commercial offers.
After all, the main reason why browser hijackers are created is to promote commercial third party content and redirect you to online marketing websites with intention to increase their traffic count. As it has been mentioned above, Hot-finder.com cannot do anything malicious on its own, but you should not rule out the possibility that it can get exploited by malevolent third parties and eventually you could even get exposed to malware distribution networks.
In order to avoid any potential threats, you have to remove Hot-finder.com immediately. Since this browser hijacker has arrived with other adware or freeware applications, scan your PC with SpyHunter free scanner to determine what programs must be deleted from the system. You should be able to do it manually via Control Panel. Afterwards, reset your browser settings to default and get yourself a powerful computer security application that would ensure your PC is safeguarded against similar intruders in the future.
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