It is very common to see browser hijackers being distributed bundled with freeware applications. It is actually one of the few ways that allow Tikotin Search to enter your system. This browser hijacker clearly does not have a direct download link, and unless you download freeware from third-party websites, it would be hard for Tikotin Search to travel around.
This browser hijacker may seem scary or annoying, but the point is that you have to remove Tikotin Search from your computer before it manages to redirect you to malicious websites that distribute malware.
Browser hijackers are not direct computer security threats because they cannot do anything themselves. In order for Tikotin Search to redirect or expose you to malicious content, the hijacker has to be used by an affiliated third party. The same applies to other browser hijackers from the same family that has been released previously – Astromenda, Lasaoren, Vosteran, etc. For example, Lasaoren usually got distributed in Installcore bundles whenever user downloaded something from associated file sharing websites. It shows that if you want to avoid Tikotin Search and similar infections, you need to be really careful about what you download on the Internet. Please refrain from downloading files and programs from websites you do not recognize.
Once Tikotin Search enters your system, it modifies your browser settings without your permission. This browser hijacker changes your default homepage and search engine to tikotin.com. At first glance it may seem like a useful search engine, but in reality by entering a query into the search box, you would only be redirected to yaimo.com, which is yet another browser hijacker.
In other words, while Tikotin Search is just an annoying nuisance all by itself, if it gets exploited by malevolent third parties, it might become a dangerous tool of malware distribution. Granted, malware distribution and malware infection is the worst case scenario when it comes to browser hijackers, but you cannot risk that.
To delete Tikotin Search from your computer, you need to figure out what unwanted applications are installed on the system. Scan your computer with SpyHunter free scanner to get a list of potential threats. When you remove them all, restore your browser settings to default. Finally get yourself a reliable antispyware tool that would safeguard your system against various threats in the future.
Also, should you have any further questions on how to remove Tikotin Search, or how to ensure your system’s stability; you can always leave us a comment in the box below this description. We will reply as soon as possible.
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