How to delete Epicsearches.com browser hijacker
Epicsearches.com is a site that will be set as your homepage if your computer is infected with a specific browser hijacker. It’s not a dangerous infection but it can be very annoying because it changes your browser’s settings without permission and tries to redirect you to sponsored websites. Redirecting you to those sites is its main goal so the hijacker is not particularly dangerous.
One of the first signs of a browser hijacker is a changed homepage. In this case, Epicsearches.com loading every time you open your browser is a clear indication that you picked up a browser hijacker. Its main purpose, fortunately, is not to harm your computer, rather it’s to expose you to as much sponsored content as possible. It will do that by inserting sponsored content among legitimate results when you do a search. It’s not a good idea to interact with those results because you could be exposed to potentially dangerous content.
Browser hijackers are pretty intrusive infections, even if they are pretty minor. They install without explicit permission, make unwanted changes, try to redirect to sponsored websites, and track your browsing. If you notice it installed on your computer, we suggest you remove Epicsearches.com as soon as possible.
How do browser hijackers install
Browser hijackers and similar infections like adware usually install via free software bundling, a method that allows them to install without users noticing or even needing to permit it. Because of this, it’s quite popular among unwanted program developers as it allows their items to distribute more widely. The way it works is an infection like a browser hijacker can be attached to a free program as an extra offer, which is permitted to install alongside automatically. Such offers are initially hidden, which is why the method is quite frowned upon and programs that use it are generally classified as potentially unwanted programs.
You can easily avoid these unwanted programs by paying attention to how you install free programs and only downloading them from their official websites. When you start the installation process, choose Advanced (Custom) settings instead of Default. Default settings would keep the items hidden, thus allowing them to install alongside automatically. Advanced, on the other hand, would allow you to deselect everything. All you need to do is uncheck the boxes of those offers. Keep in mind that some of the offers may seem useful at first sight but allowing their installations is not a good idea. No program that uses software bundling to install should be allowed to stay on your computer.
Is Epicsearches.com dangerous?
Browser hijackers aren’t particularly dangerous infections because they don’t directly harm the computer. However, if it’s your first time dealing with a hijacker, you’ll notice that your browser’s settings have been changed. In particular, your homepage/new tabs will be set to Epicsearches.com, and a different search engine will be set as your default one. These changes can affect all popular browsers, including Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. You would be unable to undo these changes unless you first delete the Epicsearches.com browser hijacker from your computer.
Redirecting users to sponsored websites is the primary goal of a browser hijacker so Epicsearches.com will try to do the same thing. If you perform a search via your browser address bar or the search box on your new homepage, you’ll be shown sponsored results. This can be quite annoying as it disrupts your regular browsing. However, it’s also possible that you could be exposed to potentially dangerous sites, such as ones that have malware or display scam content. Thus, interacting with that sponsored content is not a good idea.
Lastly, we should mention that browser hijackers track browsing. This hijacker will record what sites you visit, what you search for, your IP address, etc. While it doesn’t collect personal information, this data collection practice is still intrusive enough, and there no reason to put up with it.
Epicsearches.com hijacker removal
Browser hijackers are quite pesky infections so it’s easiest to use an anti-virus program like WiperSoft to remove Epicsearches.com hijacker. The program would not only get rid of the hijacker but also undo all browser changes. However, you can uninstall Epicsearches.com hijacker manually. Though that may be more time-consuming and require more effort. Once the hijacker is gone, you will be able to change your setting as you please.
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