Search.anchorfree.net Removal Guide

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If your home page gets set for search.anchorfree.net, chances are you have changed your home page yourself. You just did not realize it. search.anchorfree.net is a search engine that provides you with a supposedly tracking-free search function. Some security experts say that it is not related to computer malware and you can easily remove search.anchorfree.net from your computer. Nevertheless, you should remain cautious, because malicious third parties could easily make use of search.anchorfree.net to distribute malware and other potentially unwanted programs.

Our take on the situation is that users mix up search.anchorfree.net with anchorfree.com. The latter is a home page for Internet security software. The search engine we are talking about in this article does have a logo similar to the symbols of Anchorfree software, but it is highly unlikely that they are related. Rather than being a part of security software, search.anchorfree.net can be considered to be a browser hijacker that changes your browser settings behind your back. It has been mentioned above that users can modify the home page settings to search.anchorfree.net themselves, and it is true – if you install a freeware application that arrives bundled with an installer file for search.anchorfree.net, you automatically install the browser hijacker as well.

search.anchorfree.net does not inform you about the oncoming changes, and it makes it seem as though the new home page and search engine are reliable, but you should know better. Each time you would perform a search via search.anchorfree.net, your search keywords would be logged and then you would be displayed a number of commercial advertisements related to your browsing habits. What is more, it is very likely that search.anchorfree.net makes use of cookies to track your web browsing activities. The problem is that later on this collected data could be shared with a third party for marketing purposes.

Worse – the data could be leaked to a malicious third party, and indirectly search.anchorfree.net would be responsible for a malware infection entering your PC. Therefore, the sooner you remove search.anchorfree.net from your system the better. Run a full PC scan with SpyHunter free scanner to see what other potentially dangerous programs you have in your system, and then invest in a legitimate computer security tool that will help you to terminate search.anchorfree.net automatically and protect your PC from similar infections. Also, refer to the instructions below in order to reset your browser settings to default.

How to reset my browser

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X and go to Internet options.
  2. Open Advanced tab and click Reset.
  3. Select Delete my personal settings and click Reset.
  4. Click Close and OK and when the reset is complete.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Firefox button and navigate to Help.
  2. Click Troubleshooting information and press Reset Firefox on a new tab.
  3. Click Reset Firefox again and when the reset is complete click Finish.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and click Settings.
  2. Under On Startup mark Open a specific page or set of pages.
  3. Click Set pages and change your startup home page. Click OK.
  4. Select Manage search engines under Search.
  5. Set a new default search engine, remove search.anchorfree.net and click Done.

In case you need any assistance with search.anchorfree.net removal, do not hesitate to leave us a comment below.

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