A new ad-supported browser extension has been reported to be potentially unwanted program by security experts. beautifulalendar(.)net`s browser extension has been reported to “hijack” browsers of affected users changing the default search engine to search(.)beautifulcalendar(.)net. Users who have witnessed advertisements displayed to them should remove it from their computer since it may be indirectly dangerous to their information.
|Name||BeautifulCalendar(.)net Browser Hijacker|
|Short Description||The hijacker may set a suspicious search engine as a home page as well as a new tab page in Google Chrome.|
|Symptoms||The user may witness various adverts in different forms – pop-ups, ad-supported search results, highlighted text, banners.|
|Distribution Method||Via PUPs, installed by bundling or by visiting a the its official site that is advertising it.|
|Detection Tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by BeautifulCalendar(.)net Browser Hijacker|
|User Experience||Join our forum to discuss about BeautifulCalendar(.)net Browser Hijacker.|
Beautifulcalendar(.)net Browser Hijacker – How Did I Get It
One way to get the browser extension is by directly downloading it from Beautifulcalendar`s website. This may happen if you have clicked on an online ad leading to it or simply being redirected to the software.
Another method of distribution may be by using bundled downloads. Such ad-supported applications are usually distributed by ad-supported software installers of other programs users download. For example, a user downloads a free media player online but instead of clicking on the original site of the program, he or she clicks on a third-party website that provides many different programs on one place and downloads the setup from there. Such setups may contain different options to tick or untick and they may contain a statement similar to “Add Beautifulcalendar as a free extra”. Usually, users choose the “Express” install options that skip those steps, instead of selecting “Advanced” or “Custom” install. This is how bundled downloads such as the Beautifulcalendar browser extension slip into user PCs.
Beautifulcalendar(.)net Browser Hijacker – What Does It Do
Once installed as an extension on your Google Chrome web browser, Beautifulcalendar may set the suspicious search engine, search(.)beautifulcalendar(.)net as a home page and a new tab page. When a search has been conducted, cookies are actively used:
Also, the software itself has been mentioned to display advertisements by third-party websites and mentions that they may collect different user information. Third-party advertisements may not only slow down your computer, but they may also link to suspicious websites that may conceal various dangers from you:
- They may redirect or advertise malicious URLs that may infect your computer with malware (Trojan Horses, Ransomware like Cryptowall 4.0, Worms, Viruses, Malicious Scripts, Exploit Kits).
- They may scam inexperienced users via tech support scams. Examples for this are the Fake BSOD Adware Support Net and BSOD Error 333 Registry Failure scams.
- Suspicious sites might lure users into filling out surveys with their personal and financial information, promising rewards like free trials and other fraudulent gifts that may or may not exist.
- Other sites that may collect personal user information or saved information such as passwords, browsing history, email address, online searches, clicks and other available information via suspicious extensions that add themselves without permission.
Beatufiulcalendar(.)net Browser Hijacker may be created with the one and only purpose to drive users to third-party websites via targeted advertisements based on cookies that collect user information on the user PC. Users are strongly advised to change their online accounts` passwords and don`t save them on their affected browser in case they see advertisements by beautifulcalendar Browser Hijacker.
Remove Beatufiulcalendar(.)net Browser Hijacker Fully
In case you have decided to uninstall this browser hijacker completely from your system it is strongly advisable to use the step-by-step manual below. Since such applications may leave modified or created registry entries and cookies behind after manual removal, we also advise using specific anti-malware software. Such software will scan the computer and automatically detect unwanted software as a result of having the browser hijacker on your computer. Also, having an advanced anti-malware program ensures that your computer is automatically protected against any further intrusions.
Step 1: Remove/Uninstall BeautifulCalendar(.)net Browser Hijacker in Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall BeautifulCalendar(.)net Browser Hijacker.
Step 2: Remove BeautifulCalendar(.)net Browser Hijacker from your browser
Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu
Select BeautifulCalendar(.)net Browser Hijacker and click “Remove”
After BeautifulCalendar(.)net Browser Hijacker is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
Select BeautifulCalendar(.)net Browser Hijacker to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.
After BeautifulCalendar(.)net Browser Hijacker has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.
From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
In the new window select ‘Extensions’
Click once on BeautifulCalendar(.)net Browser Hijacker
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall BeautifulCalendar(.)net Browser Hijacker. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the BeautifulCalendar(.)net Browser Hijacker will be removed.