Search.nw-cmf.com will be set as your default homepage and search engine in the case of a browser hijacker infection. Most of the time, users are not aware of the fact they allow such programs to enter their systems themselves. However, the good thing is that browser hijackers do not try to hide their presence from you. Therefore, you can remove Search.nw-cmf.com the moment you notice this infection on your computer. While you are at it, you should also get rid of other unwanted applications that might have arrived with the browser hijacker. It is very likely that this program is not the only unwanted piece of software on-board.
The reason we mention other unwanted programs is that you cannot download Search.nw-cmf.com directly from an official source. That is obvious because probably nobody would want such a product anyway. Instead, the hijacker comes bundled with freeware. Freeware is any type of software that is available for free. It is usually hosted on third-party file-sharing sites. Since these sites are not official, they do not check what kind of installer files are uploaded to them. Third-party installers that distribute such applications usually contain several programs in one bundle, and users initiate this installation the moment they launch the installer.
Here you might ask whether it is possible to avoid installing Search.nw-cmf.com. The chance is there. However, users often are not aware of the potential threats that come with installing unfamiliar programs, and so they do not even bother checking the steps in the installation guide. Some of these steps might have information about additional programs you are about to set up on your computer, but it is only natural that you miss them if you breeze through the installation.
As a result, Search.nw-cmf.com manages to change your default browser settings on Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. At first, it will look like a genuine search provider because it will use a custom version of the Yahoo! Search engine. Nevertheless, that does not mean you can trust this hijacker. You can be sure that the program will employ tracking cookies to collect information on which websites you visit and what you usually search for online. This data will be used to create custom advertisements that will target your likes and preferences. You need to avoid clicking such ads, but you may ask what is in it for Search.nw-cmf.com?
Each time you click a customized ad, you generate financial revenue for the people behind this browser hijacker. In other words, the program makes use of unsuspecting users to make its creators rich. In a sense, there is nothing wrong with that, but we should remember that Search.nw-cmf.com is not interested in checking and double-checking the content it promotes.
Therefore, there is a good chance that cyber criminals could make use of this browser hijacker. The outgoing links and commercial ads you see could redirect you to malicious websites, and from there, you would be only one click away from a severe malicious infection.
Needless to say, you need to avoid that by removing Search.nw-cmf.com today. Please follow the instructions below to do that. After manual removal, do not forget to scan your computer with the SpyHunter free scanner, as you have to terminate other unwanted apps as well.