search2016-ping.com is a search engine that might cause you many problems. Even though, at first glance, this search tool does not look harmful at all, specialists at 411-spyware.com are sure that it is a browser hijacker that can replace the settings of all the browsers without permission. This means that you will no longer see the website you like when you open your browser. This is definitely very irritating, but we suggest removing search2016-ping.com not only to be able to set a new search tool in its place. It has been revealed that this search tool is not trustworthy, and it can even expose users to potential threats. Specialists are not surprised at all that many people do not believe what they say at first because search2016-ping.com really has an interface of a trustworthy search engine. Researchers suggest reading this article from beginning to end for these users. The detailed information about search2016-ping.com should change your opinion.
Specialists say that it is a must to delete search2016-ping.com from browsers as soon as possible not without reason. Research recently conducted by our researchers has revealed that this search engine has two major drawbacks. First, it does not work at the time of writing, i.e. it does not return any search results and quick access links on its start page are inactive as well. Second, this search tool might collect information about users to find out more about their interests. Most probably, it will not collect these details about users if it is not active; however, the so-called technical information about the computer will still be gathered.
If you have a working version of search2016-ping.com (it might be fixed one day even though it does not work right now), there is no doubt that it will not only gather all kinds of details about you, but might also show untrustworthy search results for you. Actually, this is the main reasons specialists do not recommend using search2016-ping.com as a default search engine. It has been found that such questionable search tools show promotional links for users. They might be placed at the top of the page with search results, or they might be inserted among them so that users would not be able to recognize them. No matter where you find those links, they might still take you to untrustworthy websites if you click on them. We consider a website untrustworthy if it contains bad links, malicious software, or might record personal information about users. In other words, those that might cause serious harm.
You should not enter any personal information into the search box of search2016-ping.com too, if it works. This is because it might record these personal details, and later on they could be sent to affiliates. Luckily, this search tool should mainly focus on non-personal information that can tell more about users’ preferences. Of course, this does not mean that we encourage you to keep search2016-ping.com set on browsers and use it as a default search engine.
We will find out how you can easily and quickly delete search2016-ping.com from your browsers in the next paragraph, but before you erase this questionable search tool, you have to find out how browser hijackers from this family are disseminated in order not to allow a similar infection to enter the system one day. According to our specialists, there are no doubts that all browser hijackers from this family enter computers in software bundles with free applications. It has been noticed that users who get infected with this threat tend to download software from third-party websites, so specialists believe that malware might be promoted on those third-party web pages. Of course, nobody can guarantee that it will not be distributed in another way too in the future, so a trustworthy automatic scanner also has to be installed on your PC as soon as possible.
Users should delete search2016-ping.com not only to be able to set another search tool in its place, but also to protect their PCs from threats and their privacy from violation. People usually find the automatic removal of computer infections the easiest method to erase undesirable software, so we recommend scanning the system with a good scanner, e.g. SpyHunter. If you decide not to listen to us, you can get rid of the questionable search tool manually with the help of your step-by-step manual removal guide which you can find below this paragraph.