Resources.next-search.net is a browser hijacker that travels with adware applications, such as PastaQuotes, PriceFountain, MyPC Backup, and so on. As we tested the software, we noticed it could hijack user’s browser by replacing his default search engine, homepage, or new tab page. If this search engine changed any of these settings on your browser, it would be advisable to read more about the application, because while using it, you could risk your systems safety. Apparently, the hijacker might show you modified Bing search results with suspicious third-party advertisements. It is quite possible that some of the ads might promote unreliable software or web pages. Therefore, it might be best to get rid of Resources.next-search.net and if you decide to follow our advice we can offer the manual deletion instructions placed at the end of the article.
Our researchers report that Resources.next-search.net could be distributed with bundled installers of adware, potentially unwanted programs, and other unreliable software. In other words, the application with which you installed the search engine is probably also suspicious, so it is worth to check it. The next time you decide to install an application, we would advise you to do a little research about it to make sure it is legitimate and safe to use. Also, after the setup file is launched, you should always choose the advanced installation settings. This way, users should be able to deselect any suggestions that otherwise might be installed automatically.
Resources.next-search.net might use modified version of Bing.com to gather the results, so they may differ from the results you could receive while searching with the original Bing search engine. For example, there could be additional advertisements from the browser hijacker’s third-party associates. The main problem is that the clickable ads may offer to visit unfamiliar web pages or download software from them. Sadly, some of the third-party sites or promoted applications might be harmful; thus while clicking the ads you could endanger the system, install other unreliable programs alike, or even malicious programs, e.g. Trojans, viruses, ransomware, etc. Plus, keep it in mind that some of the sites could collect your private data, so if you click any suspicious ads it is advisable to be extra cautious while submitting any sensitive data.
The good news is that you can stay away from the suspicious ads, which Resources.next-search.net could display with the results by simply erasing the application from the browser. Instead of it, we would advise you to choose a more reliable tool, e.g. google.com, bing.com, and so on. To get rid of the search engine manually, users should simply reset the hijacked browser. However, since there might be other threats on the system, it would be a good idea to check the system with a reliable security tool too. As a matter of fact, you could use the antimalware tool from the start as it can delete the browser hijacker as well. Just, in this case, you would erase it with other possible threats at the same time. If you want to know anything else about the application or its removal, you could leave us a comment below or write us through social media.