If you ever discover Search.papershorty.com set as your new homepage, and, because of this, it opens to you each time you launch the web browser you use, it means that a browser hijacker has infiltrated your computer. These are threats that change settings of users’ browsers without their knowledge, i.e. hijack them. Browser hijackers usually promote legitimate-looking websites, so the majority of users who find their browsers’ settings altered do not hurry to undo the modifications made. We can assure you that Search.papershorty.com will not improve your web searching experience in any way, so if you have found it set as your new homepage, you should get rid of it as soon as possible. You need to remove it not only because it is considered an untrustworthy search provider, but also because you could set a new search provider of your choice only after you delete it from your web browser. Do not expect to erase it just like an ordinary application, but we believe that you could get rid of it yourself manually with our help.
Do not let Search.papershorty.com fool you – it is far from a legitimate search provider. First, it hijacks users’ browsers, i.e. changes their browsers’ settings so that it would be loaded to users each time they launch their web browsers. Second, research conducted by malware researchers working at 411-spyware.com has shown that users might be presented with sponsored links if they perform searches with it. Most probably, they will be shown next to ordinary search results so that users would click on them. We cannot call all these links malicious, but they might still bring security-related problems if you click on them. It has been observed that some of them might even take users to dubious websites, so it would be best not to click on any of them. Unfortunately, it is hardly possible to recognize them because they do not differ much from reliable search results regarding their appearance. You will need to stop using Search.papershorty.com to avoid them. Of course, not all users will experience problems by clicking on them, but you cannot know whether you would not be one of those unfortunate users, so the Search.papershorty.com removal is what we recommend for you.
Search.papershorty.com claims that it does not record any personally-identifiable information: “We do not collect personal identifiable information (PII) including user name, email address, telephone, etc”; however, it will surely record certain non-personally identifiable details. In addition, it might gather some technical information about the machine you use. All recorded details might be disclosed to third parties. This is not something very dangerous, but you have a right to know what activities the search tool you use performs in the background.
Most likely, you have installed the browser hijacker promoting Search.papershorty.com together with software downloaded from filewin.com, malavida.es, or another P2P website. The application you have installed is not necessarily harmful, but we cannot say anything positive about the browser hijacker that has changed your browsers’ settings, so you should mercilessly remove it. This infection is only one of thousands of threats hijacking browsers, so the chances to encounter a similar infection are high, especially if you keep your system unprotected. If you do not have any security software installed on your PC, you should change this today, i.e. go to install a powerful security application on your system. Keep in mind that there are hundreds of untrustworthy applications pretending to be security software. They only want to enter your PC so that they could perform malicious activities, so you should read users’ reviews first before installing security software you do not know anything about.
Luckily, it is not so difficult to erase Search.papershorty.com from browsers. It should be gone after you reset those affected browsers to default. Use our instructions if you are removing malware for the first time. Alternatively, if something goes wrong and Search.papershorty.com does not disappear, or you simply find the manual removal method too complicated, you can get rid of the browser hijacker by scanning your system with an antimalware scanner. If a reputable scanner is used, the undesirable search tool will be removed in no time.