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Bacdau(.)vn is the main search page of a browser hijacker. The page has numerous links on it, advertisements, and buttons, creating quite a long marketing page. Everything can redirect you to unknown sites. To remove this unwanted application and all files associated with it, you should read this article to the end.

The browser hijacking program can change the homepage, search engine, and new tab settings of any browser. Adverts and redirects can show if you try to use the Internet for surfing. A toolbar or some extension related to this hijacker can appear in your browsers.

Threat Summary

NameBacdau(.)vn
TypeBrowser Hijacker, PUP
Short DescriptionBrowsers you have on your PC will have their homepage, search engine and new tab modified.
SymptomsDoing searches and trying to access your homepage will be hindered by redirects. The redirects will lead you to a Bacdau search page. A toolbar might be added.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installations, Bundle Packages
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Bacdau(.)vn – Spread

Bacdau can be found in third-party setups for installation. This hijacking app can intrude your computer without your knowledge. Freeware installations or bundled packages are responsible for such sneaky installations. They often have additional components selected for installation by default. Avoiding to such applications to be installed on your PC is possible with checking for a Custom or an Advanced menu inside the setup.

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Bacdau can be downloaded from its official site, as you can see in the picture above. The hijacker might spread via adverts, as pop-ups or banners for example, and from visiting websites with unknown origin. Such websites are highly likely to be some sort of affiliates with the Bacdau platform. Browsers that can be affected are: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox.

Bacdau(.)vn – An Inside Look

Bacdau(.)vn is the official domain of the browser hijacker Bacdau. If your computer has the hijacker residing inside it, lots of your browser settings will get modified. Settings always changed in each browser are the homepage, new tab, and search engine. Some kind of toolbar could be added. The search engine might be different in every browser.

An add-on or a browser extension might come with the hijacker, included inside bundled apps installed on your personal computer. Such extensions might redirect you to Bacdau(.)vn domains or to partnered sites of the hijacker.

Bacdau(.)vn will redirect you from searches. The most common thing is when you type something, and the data is sent to a server of the hijacker but shows you Google search results. In that case, Bacdau(.)vn will serve as a filter for all of your searches. You can see sponsored content and advertisements on the site page.

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In the image above you can see that you can be redirected to pages and content related to Bacdau. Gaming, movies, and other content will be shown, but they will just redirect you to Vietnamese sites as all partners of the hijacker, including it, are of Vietnamese origin.

The Privacy Policy of Bacdau(.)vn is that of Webnavi. It states that personally identifiable information will not be collected unless you provide it voluntarily. In the policy, it is claimed that the information is not shared with any third-parties.

If you read the privacy policy, you will see that the following information may be collected:

  • Browser (version and name)
  • Email address
  • IP address
  • Date and time
  • Your Name and user ID
  • The referring web page
  • Requested pages
  • Operating System (OS)

You can see a preview of this Policy right here:

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By using any service of Bacdau(.)vn, including all of its related sites and programs will automatically give your permission for collection of your data. Cookies or some tracking technologies like web beacons are used to get some of the information enumerated above.

Remove Bacdau(.)vn Completely from Your Browser and PC

To remove Bacdau(.)vn manually from your PC, follow the step-by-step removal guide provided below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of the browser hijacker and its files completely, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such a program keeps your system safe in the future.

Note! Your computer system may be affected by Bacdau(.)vn or other threats.
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To remove Bacdau(.)vn follow these steps:

1. Uninstall malicious programs from Windows
2. Clean your Browser and Registry from Bacdau(.)vn

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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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