If your default homepage suddenly changes to lasaoren.com, do not panic. You have not been infected with malware. You simply installed Lasaoren Search on your computer. It is very likely that you did not even notice how Lasaoren Search entered your system. This search engine does not have a direct download link, so it always comes bundled with freeware. Computer security specialists recommend removing Lasaoren Search from the system, as constant exposure to third-party content through this search engine may eventually result in a data leak or even malware infection.
One good thing about Lasaoren Search is that its presence also means that there are probably more unwanted applications on board. The search engine functions as a good heads-up message – when your default homepage changes, you can perform a full system scan with SpyHunter free scanner, and chances are that the scan will detect more than just one unwanted application.
We are sure about this because Lasaoren Search always comes bundled with freeware. It may have a homepage via lasaorenweb.com, but it is clearly dysfunctional. What is more, none of the previously released search engines from the same family could have been downloaded directly as well (e.g. MySearchDial, SpeedDial, Astromenda etc.). According to our research, Lasaoren Search usually comes with RegCleanPro, Optimizer Pro, MyPCBackup, ClearThink and other potentially unwanted applications. These programs are often available at filewin.com, brothersoft.com and similar online file hosting websites.
It is very common that freeware applications inform users about additional features and extensions that come with them. This information is often displayed on the installation wizard. Unfortunately, users tend to skip through these important steps, and they end up installing Lasaoren Search onto their computers. After the installation, the search engine modifies your homepage and default search engine. It also adds extensions to all the main browsers (Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer).
If you were to perform a web search via Lasaoren Search, the engine would redirect you to search.yahoo.com. As you can see, it cannot provide you with original search service – it uses a customized version of the popular search provider. However, since it is a customized version, some of the Lasaoren Search results could be rigged. There is a chance that malevolent third parties could exploit Lasaoren Search to promote their content, and so instead of the website you want, you could get redirected to a potentially corrupted page.
Your computer security should be your utmost priority, so you have to remove Lasaoren Search along with other unwanted applications. Once you are done with manual removal, make sure you invest in a legitimate antispyware application that would help you check your system regularly.
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