Kariloo Removal Guide

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Category: Browser Hijackers

Kariloo is a browser add-on designed for Google Chrome users. Additionally, you should know our specialists classified it as a browser hijacker. The application fell under the mentioned category because it modifies user’s preferred browser settings and could also introduce you to suspicious advertising content. It appears to be that the extension may provide third-party content that might come from anywhere and is most likely not reviewed to ensure their safety. If you do not want to have a tool that might advertise unreliable content to you, we would encourage you to get rid of Kariloo and pick a more trustworthy tool to browse the Internet with. Those who need any help while completing this task should have a look at our recommended removal instructions as they will explain the process step by step. However, if you wish to get more information about this browser hijacker, we would advise you to continue reading the article.

Currently, the add-on can be downloaded from kariloo.com and Google Chrome Web Store. We should also mention it is compatible just with Google Chrome. After it is downloaded the extension should create folders with its data in the %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\{*UserProfile}\Extensions and %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\\Chrome\User Data\{*UserProfile}\Extensions directories. The browser hijacker’s folders should be titled kolmgecmpkacfnpeagnjgeomfpmbdjpb as this is the software’s ID number.

Once Kariloo settles in it could modify files called Preferences and Secure Preferences located in the %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default and %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\\Chrome\User Data\Default directories. The listed files could be altered to make user’s browser load the add-on’s search engine (search.kariloo.com) instead of his default search engine, homepage, or new tab page. The tool may not look any different from other search engines, but as our researchers report it is possible it might inject suspicious third-party advertising content into the displayed results. In means, there could be more ads next to the search results, and there is not knowing where they might originate from.

The browser hijacker’s developers warn users they cannot guarantee third-party content’s reliability both in the extension’s Privacy Policy and its End User License Agreement statements. Therefore, we believe no one reviews the ads; and so there is a chance some part of them could originate from sites distributing similar threats (e.g., adware, potentially unwanted programs, other hijackers, etc.), malicious applications (e.g., viruses, Trojans, and so on), or scam web pages seeking to steal user’s sensitive data, etc. Of course, it is impossible to know for certain if Kariloo will show you such content, but there is a possibility it might, and if you do not want to risk it you should erase it and pick a more reliable search engine.

Less experienced users could download a trustworthy security tool and perform a full system scan. The software would identify data associated with the browser hijacker and other possible threats too, so all you may have to do to eliminate them is click the removal button. Plus, if you keep the antimalware tool updated it might be of use to you in the future too since it could guard the system against various threats and help you keep it clean. Users who would prefer to deal with Kariloo manually, should take a look at the steps we added below this text; they will show how to delete the unwanted add-on without the help of security tools.

Get rid of Kariloo

  1. Open File Explorer (Windows key+E).
  2. Navigate to these specific directories:
    %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\{*UserProfile}\Extensions
    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\{*UserProfile}\Extensions
  3. Search for folders called kolmgecmpkacfnpeagnjgeomfpmbdjpb.
  4. Select these directories (kolmgecmpkacfnpeagnjgeomfpmbdjpb) and press Shift+Delete.
  5. Find the listed locations:
    %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
  6. Search for files know as Preferences and Secure Preferences.
  7. Select these files (Preferences and Secure Preferences) one by one and press Shift+Delete.
  8. Exit the File Explorer.
Download Remover for Kariloo *
*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.

Kariloo Screenshots:


Kariloo technical info for manual removal:

Files Modified/Created on the system:

# File Name File Size (Bytes) File Hash
1background.js2842 bytesMD5: d4c3499843fc2dd197717dfe09f4c40b

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