Rts dsrlte is a potentially unreliable search engine that was developed by PayByAds Ltd. As the name of this company suggests, this search engine is not exactly focusing on providing you with the best search results that match your taste and needs. In fact, if you find this tool in your browsers as your home page and default search engine, this could only mean that your computer has been infiltrated by a browser hijacker. As a matter of fact, this hijacker hit the web back in the summer of 2014 and seems to have been inactive since last spring. This does not, of course, mean that you cannot get infected by this browser hijacker. It might emerge here and there. Since this infection may pose a threat to your virtual security, we consider it important to tell you about what we found out about this hijacker during testing. Before we dive into the lake of details, we can tell you this: You should not hesitate to remove Rts dsrlte if you find it in your browsers.
There is one main channel through which this browser hijacker used to spread and which still may be used. This infection may be found in freeware bundles containing other malicious software installers. Bundling is a frequently used method to spread malicious programs because it is quite effective. Imagine how many people try to find free software, movies, games, or pornographic content every day. What could be better than promoting such malicious bundles on these websites? Of course, there are reliable and reputable ones as well. However, the web is filled with fake and malicious sites that only pretend to be very useful or the one that has your targeted file ready for download.
These suspicious pages contain a good number of potentially unsafe third-party ads. Most of these ads do not even look like ads, which you could actually avoid clicking on. These are rather misleading ads that disguise themselves as buttons or links that are part of the site. Clicking on such content can result in your downloading a bundle that contains Rts dsrlte and other browser hijackers, adware applications, and potentially unwanted programs. If this ever happens to you, it is important to remember that it will not be enough for you to delete Rts dsrlte from your system. This is a typical situation when it is necessary to run a malware scanner on your system to find all other infections as well.
Our research shows that this malware is most popular in these countries: Iran, Indonesia, and Algeria. This browser hijacker can sneak onto your computer without your permission. It modifies your browser settings and sets Rts.dsrlte.com as your new home page and search engine. We have found that this website has been down and unavailable for some time now. This hijacker runs a process called dsrlte.exe through which it can operate. This search engine practically redirects you to search.yahoo.com/?fr=hp-ddc-bd&type=840__alt__ddc_dsssyc_bd_com, which is a customized Yahoo search page. Using this search engine could introduce you to potentially harmful web content. The reason is that this browser hijacker has only one real purpose and that is to generate income through third-party advertising. This can be done via placing ads and sponsored links on a manipulated search results page. So even if this results page seemingly comes from Yahoo or any other reputable search engine, there is a chance that there will be a few risky ads and links on this page. Clicking on corrupt content could take you to malicious websites. If you do not want to be scammed by cyber criminals and lose your money or even your identity to crooks, you should remove Rts dsrlte right now.
Although this browser hijacker has an uninstaller that you can run through Control Panel, it seems to leave the browser changes untouched. Therefore, after deleting Rts dsrlte through Control Panel, you should also reset your browsers manually. We have prepared an easy-to-follow guide for you below this article if you need assistance with these processes. It may also be time for you to think about proper protection for your computer if you do not wish to wage this malware warfare any longer. You can learn to surf the web more safely and thus let less infections onto your system. However, the best way to protect your PC is to install a reliable malware removal tool. But even if you have security software installed, it is important to keep all your software and drivers updated regularly.
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