No doubt a browser hijacker has slithered onto your computer and changed your browsers’ settings if you see Privacyassistant.net set as your new homepage. Browser hijackers can change such browsers’ settings as a New Tab URL and default search tool, so some variations of the Privacyassistant.net browser hijacker might alter these settings too. The website set looks like an ordinary search provider, but it is not, believe us, so you should go to eliminate it as soon as possible. First, it is considered an unreliable search engine because some of the search results it displays are those modified search results. Second, researchers have also found it suspicious that this search tool tracks users. If you still have a positive opinion about this search tool, there is no doubt that you will change your mind after reading this article. The final paragraph of this report focuses on the removal of this browser hijacker, so it does not mean that you could not erase it yourself if you do not know anything about malware removal now.
We believe those users who sincerely say that they cannot explain why they have Privacyassistant.net set on their browsers as a homepage because it is no longer a secret that browser hijackers usually enter computers without permission. As for the Privacyassistant.net browser hijacker, it usually enters computers together with software promoted on such websites as filewon.com, malavida.es, and descargar.es, research has clearly shown. If you have recently downloaded some kind of application from any of these pages, we are not surprised at all that your browsers’ settings have been altered. We are sure you do not want to see unauthorized changes applied to your browsers again, so we recommend installing a security application as soon as possible. You should also be careful with software you download from file-sharing websites and always install it carefully because all kinds of malicious applications are placed on such websites by cyber criminals and wait till they have a chance to enter users’ PCs unnoticed.
It is very likely that Privacyassistant.net has only changed your homepage. If it is true, it should not be hard to eliminate it from browsers. No, you are not allowed to keep it because it displays the modified search results, and, as a consequence, it is not safe to use it. You will find instructions that will help you to delete this dubious search tool from all browsers placed below this article. Use our manual removal guide or go to scan your system with an automated malware remover. It is the quickest way to erase browser hijackers; however, you will have to acquire a reputable malicious software remover first.