Delete Me.fo browser hijacker
Me.fo is a website promoted by a browser hijacker. If you find that the site has been set as your homepage, your computer is infected with a browser hijacker, a rather minor infection that changes browser’s settings. Hijackers usually focus on redirecting to sponsored websites.
Whenever a site you do not recognize is set as your homepage without your permission, it usually means a browser hijacker is installed. In this case, Me.fo would be set as your homepage. The hijacker will also change your new tabs and search engine. These changes are done without your permission, as is the hijacker’s installation. This is why users are often taken by surprise when they notice that their browser has been hijacked. Fortunately, this isn’t a serious infections. Its main intention is to redirect you to sponsored websites, and it does that by inserting sponsored content into your search results.
While browser hijackers are mostly harmless in the sense that they don’t directly try to harm your computer, the same cannot be said about the site you may be redirected to. Some of the sites you will end up on could be hiding malware or promoting scams, which is why you should be very careful to not interact with any sponsored search results. Those results will have little to do with what you search for in any case. We strongly recommend you delete Me.fo browser hijacker from your computer, and the sooner you do it, the better.
If a browser hijacker has installed on your computer, you likely are unaware of how such infections spread. It most likely used software bundling to install onto your computer, meaning it came attached to a free program you installed.
Browser hijacker distribution methods
Infections like browser hijackers, adware and potentially unwanted programs use software bundling to install, as it essentially allows them to install without needing users’ permission. They come attached to free programs as extra offers, which permits them to install alongside automatically. Because of this, software bundling is a very popular distribution method among unwanted program developers.
Because the offers are hidden during freeware installation, users are unable to deselect them. If you want to correctly install free programs, you should pay close attention to the whole process. In particular, opt for Advanced (Custom) settings instead of Default when given the option. Advanced settings will make all offers visible, and you will be able to deselect all of them. Unchecking the boxes is all you really need to do. Once that is done, you can continue installing the program.
Keep in mind that most free programs will have these offers, especially the ones you download from non-official websites. If you don’t deselect them during installation, your computer will quickly fill up with junk, and that can be difficult to get rid of.
Can Me.fo harm your computer?
As soon as this hijacker installs, you will know because your browser’s settings will be changed. This can affect all popular browsers, including Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. The hijacker will set Me.fo as the homepage and new tabs, and go.mail.ru as the default search engine. These changes are done essentially without your permission, and you will be unable to undo them while the hijacker remains installed. So do not waste your time until you remove Me.fo hijacker from your computer.
The site that’s set as your homepage appears like a regular search website. It has different sections, such as News, Finance, Weather, Games, etc. It also has a search bar, which will lead to go.mail.ru if used. Browser hijackers aim to redirect users to sponsored websites, and they do that by modifying search results. While not very likely, it’s possible that you could end up on a dangerous site that’s promoting scams or hiding malware. Those results will have little to do with what you search for, so there is no reason to interact with sponsored content.
Lastly, it should be mentioned that browser hijackers track users as they browse. They collect information like websites visited, what you search for, your IP address, etc. This information can later be shared with third-parties.
The easiest way to remove Me.fo browser hijacker is by using anti-virus software, such as WiperSoft. The program would not only delete Me.fo hijacker but also undo all setting changes without you needing to do anything. Once the hijacker is gone, your browsing will go back to normal.
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The article should only be used for educational purposes. If you follow the instructions provided in the article, you agree to be bound by this disclaimer. We do not guarantee that the article will aid you in completely removing the malware from your PC. Malicious programs are constantly developing, which is why it is not always easy or possible to clean the computer by using only the manual removal guide.