A homepage, called foryourweb(.)net has been reported to be associated with a browser hijacking software otherwise known as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). The dangerous software is reported by malware researchers to steal different information from the computers of affected users and display various types of advertisements on it leading to suspicious third-party websites. The Foryourweb(.)net browser hijacker is also believed to heavily modify settings of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet explorer setting the web page as a home page and a new tab. Since this software may be indirectly dangerous experts advise to remove it, instructions for which you can find in this article.
|Type||Browser Hijacker, PUP|
|Short Description||Changes the home page of the user’s web browsers, collects information and displays advertisements..|
|Symptoms||Sets the web page as a default for one or more web browsers by modifying the Windows Registry. Displaying of various advertisements.|
|Distribution Method||Bundling or other PUPs|
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Foryourweb(.)net Browser Hijacker – How Is It Installed
This PUP may be installed on computers in two forms:
- As a browser extension.
- As a program in %Program Files%.
For this to be accomplished Foryourweb(.)net hijacker may use a strategy known as bundling. It involves the usage of software setups which are created to install other, often used and downloaded free programs. Such programs can be your favorite media player, file converter, etc. These installers are usually found in torrent websites or other suspicious third-party software providing websites. Since most users tend not to check what they install during the setup process, they miss opt in boxes from the type “Add as a free extra” which installs the software. Such installation boxes are usually located in the “Advanced” or “Custom” installation packages of the installer. Everyone who installs new software should choose the official providing website of it and always check the installation steps thoroughly.
Foryourweb(.)net Browser Hijacker – Technical Details
As soon as it is installed, the hijacker may modify the settings of the web browser of the user by modifying the registry entries for the web browsers. The software may attack the following keys and change the homepage by adding settings to them.
After being modified, the home page of the infected computer changes to the foryourweb(.)net page:
The web page itself does not support HTTPS encryption which is highly untypical for search engines.
In addition to this, it causes redirects via advertisement networks when the buttons below the search engine itself are clicked.
Finally, when you use the search engine to check something on the web, foryourweb(.)net redirects to an ad-supported Yahoo page.
All of these factors together in combination lead researchers to believe that this is a hoax search engine which, used in combination with the foryourweb browser hijacker may collect user’s information, IP address, online searches, browsing history and other system information. This data can then be shared with other parties. The usage of cookies by the website foryourweb(.)com is evident and some of those cookies lead to other websites:
Furthermore, judging by the latest research, foryourweb(.)net has most vistors in the following countries:
Such information may also be used by the creators of foryourweb(.)com browser hijacker to display different advertisements to users:
- Ad-supported search results.
- Taken over banner spaces.
- Highlighted text.
- Browser redirects.
These advertisements may be to any websites which the makers of this nasty software desire. Usually, they lead through ad networks and pay-per-click URLs to generate money to the cyber-criminals. Sometimes, cyber-criminals may use PUP just like foryourweb(.)com browser hijacker to cause browser redirects to malicious web links which can infect you with malware, like Cerber Ransomware, for example. This is why security experts strongly advise users to remove this unwanted program from the affected computer as fast as possible.
Removing Foryourweb(.)com Browser Hijacker
To fully delete this unwanted software from your computer, we urge you to focus immediately on removing it. One way to do it is if you follow our step by step instructions below. They are designed to help you deal with Foryourweb browser hijacker with maximum effectiveness. However, if you do not have a lot of experience with browser hijackers, it is recommended to download an advanced anti-malware program which will make sure you take care of this threat automatically. This is the preferred choice because such programs may come back on your computer if you have missed removing some of their key files and forgot to revert the settings of your computer.
Manually delete foryourweb(.)net Hijacker from Windows and your browser
Note! Substantial notification about the foryourweb(.)net Hijacker threat: Manual removal of foryourweb(.)net Hijacker requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.
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