Search.htransitlocator.co is a browser hijacker that is currently compatible with Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox only. The reason it was classified as a hijacker is that it may change a user’s browser preferences upon entering the system. Also, our specialists say the application could encourage users to search the Internet with a modified search engine that could show unreliable advertising content. Naturally, if you come across this tool, we encourage you to read more about it first before deciding whether it could be worthy of your trust. If you decide it is not, you could eliminate Search.htransitlocator.co with the instructions placed at the end of this article. Of course, the browser hijacker can be erased with a reliable security tool just the same, so do not hesitate to use it if you prefer deleting threats with antimalware software.
For some time Search.htransitlocator.co was being distributed with a particular browser extension available through this link: chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/hgakfddgkpichdilkplfllhljdohgcme. However, it is not reachable anymore, which suggests that the Chrome Web Store page might have received complaints and removed the browser hijacker from its website. Still, we believe there are other ways the application could be spread. For example, it could be distributed with bundled software installers, pop-up advertisements, and so on. Meaning, if you do not want to receive such tools ever again, you should try to stay away from unreliable file-sharing sites and advertisements. Additionally, it would be smart to acquire a reliable antimalware tool that could help you guard the computer against various threats.
If the browser hijacker gets in, it might change your homepage or new tab page with Search.htransitlocator.co. Our specialists say that this search engine does not gather results itself as it might employ a modified search.yahoo.com version. The problem is that the gathered results might differ from the ones collected by the original Yahoo search engine. That is because the browser hijacker might be able to inject them with advertisements from various third parties. Such content could come from anywhere and might promote anything, for example, other browser hijackers, which is why we highly recommend being extra careful with it. Of course, if you do not want to take any chances, you could remove Search.htransitlocator.co along with the browser extension that it is distributed with. If you want to save the links that the applications’ toolbar provides, you should add them to your bookmarks bar. This way you could reach, the extension’s provided links just as fast.
It seems Search.htransitlocator.co is being spread with an extension called Transit that was published by Springtech LTD. In order to remove the browser hijacker, it should be enough to erase this add-on. The instructions located below will explain how to delete it from Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. As we mentioned earlier, the other way to get rid of this application is to employ a reliable antimalware tool. The chosen tool should detect the browser hijacker and other possible threats during a full system scan, and after it is done, you should be able to remove all identified threats by pressing the given removal button.