This article will aid you to remove Marine Aquarium fully. Follow the browser hijacker removal instructions given after the end of the article.
MarineAquariumFree.com is a web page dedicated to the direct download of a browser hijacker that is developed by Mindspark Interactive. If you have that extension or other unwanted programs on your PC, know that they will alter your homepage, search engine and new tab to MarineAquariumFree.com. A related toolbar exists, too. Search results will try to mislead you and display adverts and targeted content.
|Type||Browser Hijacker, PUP|
|Short Description||All browsers on your computer could be affected. The hijacker will redirect you and filter your search queries.|
|Symptoms||Browser settings which are altered are the homepage, search engine, and new tab. A browser extension and a toolbar can be added, as well. You can see targeted advertisement content.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by Marine Aquarium |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Marine Aquarium.|
MarineAquariumFree.com – Spread
The MarineAquariumFree.com site uses classic delivery ways to spread its hijacking application. It could be spread with the help of third-party installations. Bundled software and freeware programs could install the browser hijacker on your computer machine. Such installations could be set to place more components along with the installation by default. To prevent unwanted programs from installing on your computer can be done if you find Custom or Advanced options to deselect components.
The Google Chrome Web Store page also features a toolbar application available for download as seen here:
On top of it all there is a page for direct downloads at free.marineaquariumfree.com as seen in the screenshot:
In the above image you can see that the MarineAquariumFree.com site has a page that is spreading the related browser extension with a direct download. The extension might also be available on the Google Chrome Web Store and similar places. Another way for spreading the unwanted application to your browsers and PC might include the use of advertisements and redirects. They will be shown as pop-ups, banners and text-links on websites. Those websites could be affiliated or partnered up with Mindspark. The following browsers can be affected: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari and Mozilla Firefox.
MarineAquariumFree.com – In Detail
MarineAquariumFree.com is a page dedicated for the direct download of a browser hijacker called Marine Aquarium. This hijacker will redirect you to the MyWay search engine from each search that you do. MyWay is owned by the Mindspark Interactive Network, which is the developer of this hijacker software. That same company has made dozens of applications with browser hijacking capabilities. In case you have any application associated with it on your computer system, your search engine, start page and the new tab window of your browsers will get changed to that of the hijacker.
You can check out the main page from the image here:
The MarineAquariumFree.com main page looks like an aquarium with fish that move in different directions. The search bar is similar to other browsers made by the same company. The page also has a bunch of links in the footer of its main page and search results.
As the fish are made with a moving animation, there is also an option to buy the Premium service and upgrade them for the sum of $19.95. You can see that from the below picture:
The extension connected to the hijacker does the following:
- Read and change all your data on the websites you visit
- Read and change your browsing history
- Manage your downloads
- Manage your apps, extensions and themes
MarineAquariumFree.com will make various alternations to your browser applications if one of its related applications is on your computer. Your PC might become affected by such applications with the fault of bundled software. A lot of sponsored content and targeted advertisements can show in your search results as seen in the example below. Your search queries go through the int.search.myway.com/search/ URL address:
If you have the MarineAquariumFree.com search redirect, every single online search that you do, will be filtered by MyWay. You will get redirected to and witness pop-ups and other advertisements associated with the hijacker redirect.
Mindspark is a company, which gained most of its notoriety from all of the browser hijacking software that it developed over the years. So, you should be on alert when dealing with this kind of search engine redirects. Read on down below to find out what information exactly will be obtained from you.
According to this Policy, this information will be gathered:
- Your name
- Your address
- Email address
- Telephone number
- Number of your page views
- What links you clicked
- Your login times
Mindspark, its Affiliates, or Service Providers may transfer information that we collect about you, including personal information across borders and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world.
and this excerpt:
The policy states that if you used any service associated with MarineAquariumFree.com and Mindspark, including their toolbars and applications, will automatically be considered as your approval for personal data collection. All data that is gathered from them could be shared with third party businesses. In case you do not want your private space to be invaded in such a way, you should remove the unwanted software.
Remove Marine Aquarium Fully
To remove MarineAquariumFree.com manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal instructions provided below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of the hijacker and all of its files completely, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such software can keep your computer safe in the future.