Finding Search.mycurrentnewsxp.com in your browsers upon opening them may either mean that you are a breaking news fan and you have installed this potentially unreliable browser extension, or your computer may have been infiltrated by a browser hijacker that has made changes to your browser settings. In the latter case, you may be facing multiple virtual security issues since this hijacker is likely to travel along with other malware infections. This simply means that this extension may not be your only worry right now. All the infections that may arrive with this tool could possibly expose you to potentially unsafe third-party web content. Therefore, we suggest that you remove Search.mycurrentnewsxp.com right now and run a full-system malware scan to see how many other threats may be endangering your operating system.
You can directly install this extension through its official site at mycurrentnewsxp.com or from the Chrome web store at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/my-current-news-xp/ibnhigdfmacodpffeofnbpigfjohappe. The last bit of this URL (ibnhigdfmacodpffeofnbpigfjohappe) looks like some mumbo-jumbo random string. But, in reality, that is a Google Chrome ID given uniquely to each extension. Whenever you are in doubt about an extension, you can find its ID if you go to your Settings menu in Google Chrome and choose Extensions on the left. You need to tick the Developer mode checkbox at the top, which will reveal the ID of each installed extension. If you run a quick web search on this ID, you will find a few hits. If you are “lucky,” your results will display some articles about the true face of your extension, for example, about how to remove Search.mycurrentnewsxp.com as a browser hijacker. This should give you an idea about this tool and why you should not have it on board as well as what to do if you notice it in your browsers.
Unfortunately, we have also found this hijacker in freeware bundles. If you have this version on your computer, it could mean that you have landed on suspicious shareware or torrent sites lately, and you have installed some free software. It is likely that you clicked on a pop-up ad or a banner while visiting such a questionable website because this is how most users initiate the download of malicious installer bundles. That is why we advise you to stick to reputable and official sites for downloading applications. What inexperienced computer users may not know is that even if you download such a package, most of the time you can still cancel the installation or opt out of certain elements of the bundle. Therefore, it is always advisable to pay close attention to every step of the installation wizard and if offered, go for the custom option.
We have found that this browser hijacker is practically identical to dozens of other hijackers, including MySocialHubXp.com, Search.myclassifiedsxp.com, and Search.mygamesxp.com. Apart from a fake toolbar at the top of that page that provides a search tool and a few buttons linked to third-party websites, there is also a search box in the middle of the page. However, you should know that this tool does not display its own search results. Instead, your query will be redirected to extsearch.maxwebsearch.com and then to a modified search.yahoo.com search results page. This hijacker can monitor and record your search keywords as well as your online activities in order to compile a profile on you so that targeted advertisements and sponsored links can be sent to your screen. This might happen either through the third-party websites you can reach by clicking on the quick link buttons at the top or through the search results as well. Clicking on any of the provided content may be potentially dangerous as you may be redirected to malicious websites. If you do not want to be scammed by cyber criminals, it is best to remove Search.mycurrentnewsxp.com from your PC.
Since the uninstaller only handles the changes made in Internet Explorer, you will have to tackle Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome as well. But do not worry because even if you are an inexperienced computer user, you can easily accomplish this by using our instructions below as your guide. Please keep in mind that it is essential to regularly update your programs and drivers to protect your computer from cyber criminals and malware attacks. However, the most powerful protection you can have is a professional malware remover.
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