Led-search2016.com Removal Guide

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Led-search2016.com is a newcomer in a rapidly growing family of useless browser hijackers that include Newsearch2016.com, Mim-search2016.com, and Max-search2016.com. A common trait of all these unreliable search engines, apart from the fact that they are identical clones of each other, is that they do not actually work. Strangely enough, the creators of these annoying search engines come out with a new one quite frequently. Why would you do that if none of your search engines work? Well, it is possible that after enough of these browser hijackers spread around the web, the creators will suddenly “switch on” the web server and start up the operation. This could mean exposure to potentially unreliable third-party content. Another risk factor in relation to this hijacker is that it may enter your computer along with other malicious programs bundled together. If you do not want harmful programs to run amok on your system, you should not hesitate to act: Remove Led-search2016.com and all other possible threat sources as soon as possible.

The most frequent way to get infected with this useless search engine is to click on questionable third-party advertisements. This is possible when either your computer is infected with adware programs or browser hijackers, or you land on questionable websites. If your system is infected, you are never safe to go online. Adware programs, for example, can show you unsafe third-party ads while you are surfing the web, but they can also hijack otherwise legitimate third-party commercials and take you to malicious websites. Browser hijackers may also present you with unreliable third-party ads and sponsored links since they are capable of modifying search results. If any one of these two infections is present on your system, there is a good chance that this could be the source of your present infection by Led-search2016.com.

As we have mentioned, it is also possible that you end up on questionable websites associated with gaming, gambling, pornography, or file-sharing. These are the most common sites that promote several third-party advertisements, such as banners, inline links, and pop-ups. These ads can be totally unrecognizable as commercials since they can be disguised as buttons or system notifications. If you are unfamiliar with the page you land on, you may click on undesirable advertisements that could result in your downloading a freeware bundle filled with malicious software installers. If this could be true for your case, we advise you to be careful and delete Led-search2016.com right now. After you eliminate this threat source, you need to run a system malware scan to see what else may be endangering your virtual security.

This browser hijacker offers you a search field that does not function, i.e., it does not send your queries to any server. Additionally, there are eight search categories, including Arts, Business, Health, and Games, in brown boxes. These contain five keywords each. Actually, the only working thing on this search engine page is these linked keywords because they do appear in the search field when you click on them. However, no real search takes place. The first question is: Why would you keep a potentially harmful hijacker in your browsers that does not even work for the time being? And, of course, why would you risk being exposed to potentially unsafe web content when it finally starts working?

As a matter of fact, this browser hijacker may be able to gather information about you, including what websites you visit, what types of ads you tend to click on, what are your interests, and so on. Based on this information a profile can be made that could be used to send customized advertisements and content to your screen. This search engine could do this through the currently non-existent search results. Most hijackers use reputable third-party search engines, such as Google, Yahoo, and Bing, to mislead users into believing that they are on a trustworthy page. Always be cautious when you end up on a search results page through an unknown search page. If you do not want to let more infections onto your system or end up being scammed by crooks, you should delete Led-search2016.com right now even if it does not strike you as a vicious threat at first sight.

If you are ready to act, you can reset all the affected browsers, including Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox, as long as you do not mind setting them back to factory default. We are also offering you a manual way to get rid of your new undesirable home page. Please follow our guide below if you want to eliminate this threat manually. It is possible that this is not even the only infection on board. Therefore, you should detect and erase all other possibly harmful programs as well if you want to feel secure in your virtual world. If you do not want to go after all the malicious programs one by one, you should use a professional malware removal application, such as SpyHunter.

How to remove Led-search2016.com from browsers

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Win+R and type regedit. Click OK.
  2. Edit the value data “http://led-search2016.com” in the following registry keys:
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page (64-bit)
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page
    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page
  3. Close the editor.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Win+E to open File Explorer.
  2. Locate the “C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default” folder.
  3. Bin Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data files.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Win+E to open File Explorer.
  2. Locate the “C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{Unique Mozilla user ID}” folder.
  3. Open the prefs.js file in a text editor.
  4. Find the user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "http://led-search2016.com/") string and overwrite “led-search2016.com” with your preference.
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