Uu456.com is a search engine that usually replaces homepages and search engines and does not inform users about that. Therefore, it often falls into the category of browser hijackers. It has been observed that this search engine usually applies changes to Internet Explorer; however, people whose default browser is Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox might encounter Uu456.com too. If this has already happened, it would be best to remove it and set another homepage and search engine instead of it. Many users find it really hard to do that, so we have decided to help them. Do you need some guidance too? If yes, you should definitely read this article from beginning to end and then use instructions provided below the article.
Researchers at 411-spyware.com have managed to find out that Uu456.com is primarily targeted at people living China. First of all, the entire page is in Chinese and it is impossible to select another language. Secondly, it has been observed that 99.4% of users who have encountered Uu456.com live in China. This is not surprising because Uu456.com is a Chinese product (we have found that after examining the IP address it is hosted on: 184.108.40.206). In most cases, Uu456.com replaces users’ default search engines; however, it seems that it is capable of hijacking homepages too. Either way, it is very important that you remove Uu456.com. There are several reasons why we do not recommend keeping Uu456.com on your browsers.
First of all, we do not think that it is very clever to keep Uu456.com in the place of your homepage and search engine because it might provide users with the sponsored content (e.g. third-party ads and links). In most cases, they are incorporated among the search results, which means that users usually encounter them if they use the search engine placed at the top-right corner to find the information on the web. We want to inform you that it is really dangerous to click on these sponsored search results because you might end up on bad web pages. Unfortunately, this might also happen if you keep clicking on the links available on the start page of Uu456.com. We are sure that Uu456.com will not only provide you with the sponsored search results, but might also collect various details about you. It has been observed that questionable search results are primarily interested in IP addresses, search queries, advertisements users tend to click on, and some technical details.
It has been observed that this hijacker will not only set a new homepage and search engine, but will also modify the Start Page value in HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main. In addition, you will find the SearchScopes key if you go to HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer. In some cases, users might notice the modified CLSID keys too. It is not an easy task to restore all those changes, so we highly recommend that you install a security tool and keep it enabled. Remember, those untrustworthy tools that can be downloaded from the web will not help you at all, so install a security tool only after you make sure that the software which you are going to install is 100% reliable.
Users might set Uu456.com in the place of their homepages and search engines themselves, but this is not likely at all because this search engine is spread in software bundles mainly. In most cases, users download packages of software when they click on the Download button available on a P2P or a file-sharing website. In fact, it is definitely not the most important thing how Uu456.com hijacker has managed to enter your system, because you will not change anything now, and you should focus on the Uu456.com removal.
You can make Uu456.com disappear by resetting your browser. As it mainly changes the settings of Internet Explorer, it will not take much time to fix it; however, we will still provide you with the manual removal instructions that will help you to erase Uu456.com from other browsers. It is because you might encounter a different version of this threat. In case you do not want to get rid of this threat manually, scan your system with an automatic malware remover, such as SpyHuner. It will eliminate this suspicious search engine for you.