Clicking on pop-up advertisements when you access unfamiliar websites or download freeware applications from third party file hosting pages on a regular basis, can eventually result in setting utop.it as your default home page. We can consider this website and the application that installs it a browser hijacker, but one thing is certain – users often allow such potentially dangerous applications to enter their systems by downloading and installing various programs randomly. Think before you setup a new application, because at the end of the day you may need to remove utop.it from your computer.
Technically, you should be able to get rid of utop.it just by removing the application from your browser and changing the browser settings manually. However, this browser hijacker is very similar to WOW Search and not just because both applications use the same domain. Due to the various associations, utop.it is very likely to install additional freeware on your computer.
For example, if you perform a search via utop.it, atop the search results window you will see a bar that will offer you to change your browser settings and add an extension to your browser. Technically, utop.it should be compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer web browsers. However, the plug-in cannot be downloaded and installed when you try to do it via utop.it homepage. Even so, if you check your browser add-ons list afterwards, you will see that EZ YouTube Video Downloader got added to your browser – you do not even get notified about it!
It seals the suspicion that utop.it is directly related to WOW search – after all, WOW Search is also often distributed together with EZ YouTube Video Downloader. Thus, in order to avoid this browser hijacker, you need to refrain from downloading and installing applications you cannot trust 100%.
What is more, using utop.it as your default search engine is highly discouraged. Naturally, this domain can provide you with relevant search results, but take note of the advertisement that keeps on flashing right underneath the search box. Utop.it is full of such embedded third party advertisements that try to make you click their links, so that you would be redirected further on to other commercial websites.
Such practice is not illegal, but you should be very careful about it, because utop.it could be exploited in dangerous malware scams and sooner or later you could get infected with malware. It means that if your browser settings get changed without your permission, rather than getting used to the change and ignoring it, you should remove utop.it and any other potentially unwanted (or dangerous) application from your PC, and acquire a powerful antimalware tool that will help you scan your PC, remove any remaining malicious files and then safeguard the system from other similar threats.
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