Time-search2016.com Removal Guide

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Category: Browser Hijackers

If Time-search2016.com hijacked your browser, it is time to learn more about this threat. After testing the search engine, our researchers decided to categorize it as a browser hijacker. It looks like the application can change user’s default start page by doing particular modifications to the browser’s data. This might make it difficult to get rid of Time-search2016.com. If you want to replace it, but do now know how to do it, slide below the text and use the available instructions to eliminate it manually. However, before you delete the threat, it could be a good idea to read more about the browser hijacker, so you would know how to avoid such suspicious software in the future.

Applications as Time-search2016.com are often distributed with bundled software installers. Thus, each time you launch a setup file, you should choose advanced installation settings and look through terms and suggestions to reject unwanted programs. This is something you should always remember to do while installing any software, but most of all freeware and applications downloaded from unreliable file-sharing web pages.

Users should also be aware of suspicious pop-up ads that may suggest installing such threats as this one. The ads could be displayed on untrustworthy websites or displayed by doubtful programs already installed on the system. This is why we usually recommend users scanning the system with a reputable antimalware tool if they notice browser hijackers on the computer.

What’s more, it is important to know that Time-search2016.com is an unreliable search engine. We do now know who created the tool, but since there are more identical browser hijackers to this one, we suspect it was not developed by a trustworthy company. The publisher is unknown because the search engine does not provide any information about itself. In addition, the Privacy Policy and End User License Agreement documents that are supposed to explain to you how the software might work on the computer or what data it could gather, are missing as well.

To make matters worse, the browser hijacker might show you search results injected with third-party advertising content. Our specialists doubt that the application’s creators review each website and product promoted on such advertisements. In other words, the ads could have links to malicious web pages, e.g. sites containing Trojans, viruses, or other malware. Other web pages could also provide installers of adware applications, potentially unwanted programs, different browser hijacker, and so on.

If you do not want to see suspicious content while surfing the Internet and you do not think you can trust Time-search2016.com, there is nothing else to do, but to eliminate the browser hijacker. The instructions below explain how to erase the application manually, but if the task looks too hard for you, do not forget you can use an antimalware software as well. Also, deleting the search engine with a reliable security tool is more advisable for users who want to remove more suspicious programs or check the system for possible threats since the antimalware software would help to complete all of these tasks at the same time.

Remove Time-search2016.com

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Windows Key+R to open the RUN, then type regedit and press Enter.
  2. As the Registry Editor appears, locate these paths separately:
    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
  3. Find a value name called Start page on both of these directories.
  4. Right-Click the Start Page and select Modify.
  5. In case the value data contains http://time-search2016.com, erase the link or replace it with another one and click OK.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open the File Explorer and find this specific path: C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{Unique Mozilla user ID}
  2. Look for a file that is named as Prefs.js, then right-click it and open it with Notepad.
  3. Erase the following line or replace the URL address within: user_pref(“browser.startup.homepage”, “http://time-search2016.com”).
  4. Press Ctrl+S and close the file

Google Chrome

  1. Launch the File Explorer.
  2. Find the given location: C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
  3. Search for two files named as Preferences and Secure Preferences.
  4. Right-click them both separately and press Delete.
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