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THREAT REMOVAL Description and Removal
TypeSuspicious Site
Short DescriptionMay display ad-supported search results. May display pop-up advertisements
SymptomsInstant redirects. Pop-up advertisements. Slow PC. Changed home page and new-tab bage
Distribution MethodBrowser Redirect by clicked ads or by PUP applications.
Detection toolDownload SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By

for-your-web-siteForyourweb is a suspicious search engine, using as its database. It employs tracking cookies with long expiration dates to collect different user entered information. It is most likely used by a PUP(Potentially Unwanted Program) or several of those with the probable purpose of implementing the so-called behavioral advertising strategy. It includes collecting user data to display annoying advertisements based on this data. Security experts recommend if you see this search engine set as your browser homepage to use immediately an advanced anti-malware tool to remove any programs associated with This is because such may unknowingly obtain your information.

How Did I Get

The most likely way that this search engine is set up as your home page is the presence of an unwanted rpogram on your computer. PUPs are usually like ninjas – they may come embedded in other installation programs as free ‘extras’. However, in most cases they are present in the form of installation steps with a button similar to the ‘Next’ button of the installation. Also, the prompt for the program which may be ‘Include as a free extra…’ is usually written in very small letters and hard to notice. Sometimes if a user chooses the ‘Express Installation’ option, they are not even included. Some installers don’t include them at all – they just may state that these PUPs may be installed as a part of the EULA agreement. This is why, one should be very cautious where they download their media players, file converters, photo editors and other free software from.

More About

When foryourweb was used to searching various items on the web, it was concluded that it uses its web page only as a front and outsources the search results to This is a common practice for fraudulent search engines. Also, when dissected, this suspicious search engine did not supply any ownership information that is not common for most search engines.


Also, when the cookies of the site were examined, it was discovered that the site has three types of cookies, some of which expired in 2017.

Sites such as are usually used for a purpose. This purpose may be mainly connected with profits since such sites are utilized by adware PUPs to display targeted ads, based on collected user information. More, so some adware programs create new registry values that change some settings, allowing to become browser homepage and the new tab page as a default. Given its discreet design, any inexperienced user can be fooled, especially when they see the name ‘Google’ after searches. Usually, the adware may insert either pop-ups or ad-supported search results that might lead the user to third-party sites. Such unfamiliar online locations may be exactly where the danger lies, especially if the PUP automatically redirects the user to them. Some of the main risks, connected with third-party sites may be:

  • Redirects to rogue antivirus programs that may steal user data and slow down PC.
  • Display pop-ups claiming user has a virus and has to call a provided tech support number ASAP. These are usually scams that either charges high rates by the minute or attempts to extract personal or financial info.
  • Display ads that prompt the user to fill out a survey, falsely promising free trials of fantastic programs or a reward.
  • Redirect the user to sites that may insert malicious code that might create an exploit in the PC and infect it with malware.

These are only an insignificant portion of the capabilities of cyber-crooks. There are also other, more sophisticated threats such as ransomware (ex. CryptoWall 3.0) that scan the user PC for important files and encrypt them with a strong encryption. Even if possible to decrypt at all, such files take days, maybe weeks to be decoded by specialists.

How To Remove

To successfully restore your browser settings back to normal and get rid of this, be sure to follow the step-by-step tutorial, provided for you below. However, in case this search engine is brought up in your browser via a PUP, make sure you scan your computer with a professional anti-malware program. Such will detect anything out of the ordinary in your OS and remove any other possible threats you may have stumbled upon via redirects. It will also provide you with an active protection in the future.

Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter

1. Remove/Uninstall
2. Restore the settings in your browser
3. Remove automatically with Spy Hunter Malware - Removal Tool.

Berta Bilbao

Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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