You might think that Initialpage123.com is a normal search engine, but our research team disagrees. Although it looks like a normal search provider, it does not offer beneficial or reliable services, and it is important to consider it as a threat. If you have installed it without doing any research, or if it was installed without your knowledge, it is unlikely that you know how this threat works. The good news is that you are reading this report, which means that you are on the right track. Our research team has recently analyzed this suspicious search tool in our internal lab, and we can tell you exactly how it works. The most important thing to note is that you are dealing with a browser hijacker that requires removal. Are you surprised to learn that you need to delete Initialpage123.com from your web browser (it can affect Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Internet Explorer)? If you are, you must have been tricked.
Are you familiar with the Elex hijackers? Initialpage123.com belongs to this family along with such threats as Funnysite123.com, Myhomepage123.com, and LuckySearch123.com. You can find articles discussing all of these threats on this website as well. Though these hijackers, naturally, do not travel bundled together, they have been found to travel in software packages. Have you installed the suspicious hijacker along with other threats? If they were concealed, you might not know about this, and so we suggest installing a legitimate malware scanner ASAP. Once you install it, perform a full system scan to find out if malicious threats have invaded your operating system or not. If you are thinking about manually deleting the threats that have invaded, it is essential that you research them to figure out which ones require your attention first. It is possible that you will find the suspicious Initialpage123.com running along much more dangerous and aggressive malware.
If Initialpage123.com has hijacked your browser without any warning, you probably need no further explanation as to why you need to delete it. But why should you eliminate this threat if you have invited it in yourself? Unfortunately, it is not a regular search tool, which you might think just by looking at Initialpage123.com. The thing is that it does suspicious things without your notice. For example, you must have found out that it redirects to Yahoo Search. Well, since this search provider is considered reliable and useful, you might not think much about this at all, and you should. The action of redirecting is a sign of a non-transparent service. The thing is that the popular search tool is used to expose you to sponsored content. If you click on suspicious ads, you could be routed to sites promoting fake installers and trying to tangle you up in devious scams. If that was not enough, it was found that the hijacker could also expose you to surveys set up to record personally identifiable information.
Have you decided that it is best to remove Initialpage123.com from your browsers? If you have, we have a few options for you. You can eliminate this hijacker manually, but, in this case, you will need to find, analyze, and remove other threats yourself. If these threats are aggressive or very clandestine, manual removal might not be an ideal option. Have you thought about automatic malware removal? If you want to have all threats eliminated automatically, you can install an anti-malware tool to have your operating system cleared from all infections. If you want your PC kept malware-free in the future, make sure you keep the anti-malware tool installed an updated. It is also advised that you scan your PC frequently and exercise caution while surfing the web.