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Remove Safe-Web(.)tk Browser Hijacker from Your Computer

A new browser hijacker, associated with the website Safe-Web(.)tk has been reported to affect users on a massive scale. The indirect cyber-threat may be encountered on widely used web browsers, such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. The software is considered to display advertisements leading to websites that may be dangerous for the user and this is why its removal is advisable.

Name Safe-Web(.)tk Hijacker
Type Browser Hijacker
Short Description It may “Hijack” the browser of the user, changing the home page or the new tab page and displaying advertisements.
Symptoms The user may witness fake Java Update downloads as well as redirects to other potentially harmful domains and different types of advertisements.
Distribution Method Via PUPs, installed by bundling or by visiting a suspicious third-party site that is advertising it.
Detection Tool Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by Safe-Web(.)tk Hijacker
User Experience Join our forum to discuss Safe-Web(.)tk Hijacker.

Safe-Web(.)tk Browser Hijacker – Distribution

This particular ad-supported software may be distributed via the setups of other free programs that are available for download. Usually such installers are posted on third-party websites that provide different programs for free download. This may be your favorite media player, mp3 cutter or any other such software. Since marketing by the so called bundling is very widespread, In the “Advanced” setup option of the setup of these programs you may encounter steps to add safe-web browser hijacker. It may exist as another name and the installation step advertising it, may claim its useful, for example:

“Add Safe-Web as a free extra to this installation”

There may be either opt boxes or “I agree” and “Cancel” options luring most users to click on the first option. This is particularly dangerous to users that have the “fast-clicking” syndrome, because they might get fooled that it is a regular step from the setup.

Safe-Web.tk Browser Hijacker In Detail

Once it has been added to your web browser or directly installed on your computer, the browser hijacker may change your home page or new tab page to Safe-Web.tk:

safe-web-tk-sensorstechforum

The search engine is what you may recognize as a hoax. This is due to several key hints. One of them is that the website does not support HTTPs encryption, which is ironic when you consider its name:

safe-web-funny-sensorstechforum

Furthermore, we have detected that it also uses cookies to obtain different information:

safe-web-tk-cookies-sensorstechforum

In the privacy policy of the website, the developers claim to use DART cookies. Besides that here is what portion of information that may be collected via their third-party parters’ tracking technologies:

safe-web-sensorstechforum-privacy-policy

Not only this but the browser hijacker may display various advertisements when a user searches for a something specific:

google-custom-search-safe-web-results-sensorstechforum

Safe-web.tk browser hijacker may also have the ability to cause browser redirects to such third-party websites. These third-parties may be the main reason why you should consider this browser hijacker to be indirectly dangerous to your computer. And what is worse is that the conventional antivirus software does not have PUP(Potentially Unwanted Program) protection and may not detect this software as a threat at all. This is because most antivirus software is mainly focused on massive and vicious instead of low-level type of threats.

Remove Safe-Web.tk Browser Hijacker Completely

In case you have decided to discontinue this product from your computer, you should take several swift steps in doing that. We advise using the step-by-step instructions because they are methodologically arranged for maximum effectiveness.

Delete Safe-Web(.)tk Hijacker from Windows and Your Browser

1.Remove or Uninstall Safe-Web(.)tk Hijacker in Windows
2.Remove Safe-Web(.)tk Hijacker from Your Browser

Remove Safe-Web(.)tk Hijacker automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.

1. Remove Safe-Web(.)tk Hijacker with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
2. Back up your data to secure it against attacks related to Safe-Web(.)tk Hijacker in the future
Optional: Using Alternative Anti-Malware Tools

Vencislav Krustev

A network administrator and malware researcher at SensorsTechForum with passion for discovery of new shifts and innovations in cyber security. Strong believer in basic education of every user towards online safety.

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