There is a new browser hijacker called Joomborio.com that masquerades as a legitimate search engine. It is paramount that you remove it from your browser because it can open the floodgates, so to speak, for more unwelcome and even dangerous software and other content. In this short description, we will elaborate on how this hijacker is configured to hijack your browser’s settings and show promotional links. We will also discuss how it is disseminated and how you can get rid of it since it is worth getting rid of. This fake search engine is set to generate advertising revenue for its developers disregarding your personal and your computer’s security. So, without further ado, let us begin.
Joomborio.com is no different from thousands of other browser hijackers disseminated in a dishonest manner. Our analysis of this browser hijacker has revealed that it is being bundled with malicious software installers that inject it into your browser without informing you about it or letting you choose whether you want to replace the homepage at all. These software installers usually contain more than one application, so if you recently installed a free program from a freeware distributing site, then that is how you got Joomborio.com on your browser. If that is the case, then you should check your computer for additional malware and act accordingly.
Furthermore, this hijacker’s website talks about a dedicated web browser. It is entirely possible that it comes with a web browser because some hijackers such as Internetquickaccess.com comes with a web browser Internet Quick Access and in third-party software bundles. Although we have yet to get a hold of the web browser that comes with Joomborio.com. Furthermore, our research has revealed that Joomborio.com is a clone of Binkiland.com and Cassiopesa.com, so it is evident that this new hijacker comes from developers that have set up browser hijacking websites and will continue to do so. New browser hijacker releases keep the money train going, so the more users this and other hijackers have, the more likely it is that much more will be released in the future.
Our analysis has revealed that Joomborio.com is compatible with Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Note that Microsoft Edge does not support it as it has advanced security features while those browsers do not. Our analysis has revealed that Joomborio.com will replace the homepage of the said web browsers only. However, Google Chrome is a bit different, so some versions of this hijacker might replace the new tab page in addition to the homepage.
Only by understanding the nature of the problem can we fix it and let us be clear — Joomborio.com’s only purpose is to make money, so you can forget about it improving your search results. Its website states that this hijacker “is an extraordinary way to categorize and organize all the websites that you actually use or need in an appealing and engaging manner.” The website also claims that it has some mysterious advanced search algorithm that surpasses that of Google.com, Bing.com and so on. So if you use this fake search engine, then you will get different search results than those presented by other search engines. However, we want to inform you that its search results are bound to include promotional links that can redirect you to unreliable and in some cases dangerous websites. So questionable advertisements are something you have to take into consideration when using it.
In addition to showing questionable promotional links, Joomborio.com will collect personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information. If you choose to contact the shady developers via this hijacker’s Support Center, then any information you disclose will be gathered and supplemented by non-personally identifiable information, such as your IP address, approximate geographical location, browsing history, search history, and other less relevant information.
As you can see, this search engine is a potential security threat that can get your PC infected with more malware and gather information about you to generate more advertising revenue. Above all, it will not improve your searches in any way, so there is no reason to keep it. We recommend that you remove it as soon as you can.
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