Has your homepage address been changed to Search.myonlinecalendar.co? If so, then we want to inform you that you have a browser hijacker on your hands that you should remove from your PC immediately. It can inject your browser secretly, and its search results can feature promotional links that might not be safe. Furthermore, it this hijacker is set to collect some information about you to personalize the search results and, thus, the promoted links you see. In short, it is a potential security risk, so the sooner you get rid of it, the better. For more details, please read this whole article.
Search.myonlinecalendar.co is a newly released hijacker by the infamous Polarity Technologies company that is in the business of releasing dozens of hijackers that show promotional links in their search results and generate ad revenue. This company has also released Search.hclassifiedseasy.com, Home.packagesear.ch, and Search.testmyspeeds.co that are all nearly identical to this new hijacker.
As far as the distribution methods of Search.myonlinecalendar.co are concerned, we have found that this hijacker, as well as most of its counterparts, is distributed using bundled software. These bundled installers were configured to inject this hijacker while installing the primary software and you have not means to deselect the installation of this hijacker, but you can stop the installation dead in its tracks with a powerful antimalware program. We have concluded that this particular hijacker and some of its counterparts are included in software bundles featured on websites that include Filewon.com, Filewin.com, Malavida.es, and Descargar.es. The installers featured on these sites have been configured to interact with your web browser and inject Search.myonlinecalendar.co into it.
Search.myonlinecalendar.co as designed to replace the homepage address of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer. The good news is that it cannot hijacker Microsoft Edge browser as it has built-in protection against browser hijackers. If you use it as a regular search engine, then it will redirect all entered search terms to Yahoo, but you will not get the same search results as you would at Yahoo.com. This hijacker has been configured to modify the search results to include links to promoted websites. The problem is that these links can be misleading and can potentially redirect you to scam sites and malware infected sites. Therefore, you need not use this search engine if you care about your computer’s security and online privacy.
Another important aspect we want to point your attention to is the fact that Search.myonlinecalendar.co was configured to collect information. However, it will collect non-personally identifiable information. The collected information includes your Internet Protocol (IP) address, Internet Service Provider (ISP) domain name, approximate geographical location, browser type, operating system type, search terms entered, browsing history, links clicked, and so on. All of this information can be used to great effect in personalizing the promotional links you see and generating more ad revenue as a result.
However, since the ads/promotional links can compromise your computer’s security, we recommend that you remove Search.myonlinecalendar.co as soon as possible. Polarity Technologies does not care about its users, so you should not trust this company. If you do not know how to change the homepage address of your browser, see the guide below on how you can do that.
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