|Type||Suspicious Site, possibly employed by a browser hijacker on the PC.|
|Short Description||May display ad-supported search results. May display pop-up advertisements.|
|Symptoms||Instant redirects. Pop-up advertisements. Slow PC.|
|Distribution Method||Browser Redirects as a result of clicking on ads or by PUP applications.|
|Detection tool||Download SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By Haberimix.com|
What Is Haberimix.com?
Haberimix.com is a Turkish news website. This web page also has its own browser hijacker. This means that once a certain program has been installed on your computer, your homepage and default search engine will be changed to Haberimix.com. These changes can be done on Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer. If your browser has been affected by Haberimix.com, we recommend taking immediate action and removing it from your browser and system.
Where Did Haberimix.com Come from?
The website Haberimix.com does not have any application associated with it. At least not officially. The browser hijacker is aimed at Turkish users. However, you can still install it by accident if you live anywhere else. The browser hijacker is attached to freeware installers, which gives it the opportunity to get installed without users noticing it. This distribution method is often used by unreliable programs. You can take some precautionary measures to prevent this from happening:
- Do not download any freeware from third-party distributors. The installers will most likely feature additional programs.
- Do not be hasty with the installation process. Instead, take your time and read all of the information that is presented to you.
- Make sure to select the Custom/Advance installation option. The additional programs will be set for installation by default. By selecting this option, you will have the opportunity to prevent them from being installed
What Does Haberimix.com Do?
After being installed, the browser hijacker will change the browser’s settings. Haberimix.com will be set as the homepage and the default search engine will also be switched to the one provided by Haberimix.com. Although it may seem as though it is powered by Google, it can show numerous sponsored links.
The Dangers of Haberimix.com
The sponsored links is where the risks for your system come in. They may not always lead to reliable websites. You could very well be transferred to some website that belongs to cyber criminals. This is not something you want to experience. Cyber criminals usually employ one of two tactics when it comes to malicious websites:
- Try to trick you into disclosing your personal and financial information. They may propose that you enter some raffle, or claim that you have already won some prize.
- Try to infect your computer with malware and acquire all of your sensitive information themselves.
As you can see, you should not keep Haberimix.com on your PC. Not only is it highly unlikely that it will be of any use, but it may very well expose your system to numerous threats. This is why the best thing to do is remove it right away.
To get rid of Haberimix.com, you have to perform a couple of tasks. First, go to Control Panel and access the list of programs. Look for any unfamiliar application and uninstall it. Then, you will have to reset your browser’s settings, so that Haberimix.com will no longer be your default search provider and homepage.
Even after you have removed Haberimix.com, your system may still be compromised: there may be more unwanted programs on it, and there may also be malware. Security specialists strongly recommend having a reputable AV program on your computer. This will get rid of all intruders, and at the same time it will make sure that it is safe from any others.
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