Fullsearching.com is a redirect, with browser hijacking capabilities. The redirect can modify browser settings such as the homepage, search engine, and new tab window. When doing a search, the web page redirect will filter the search, and any information from it will be sent to servers tied to the hijacker. From the search page you can end up on different search engines, which are legitimate, but mostly – Google Search. To remove the browser hijacker and its files, you should read the full article.
|Type||Browser Hijacker, PUP|
|Short Description||Browser applications on your computer could get affected. The hijacker can redirect you to Google Search or other legitimate search engines.|
|Symptoms||The homepage, search engine and new tab window of your browsers will be changed. You will be redirected from the search results, if you do a search, access a search bar or load a new tab.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by Fullsearching.com |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Fullsearching.com.|
Fullsearching.com – Methods of Delivery
Various methods exist for the delivery of the Fullsearching.com redirect. The most popular of those methods involves third-party installations of freeware and applications that come bundled. Usually, such applications are media players, torrent clients or editing tools. Installer setups might put additive features on your computer, by default. Unknowingly, you could have installed such a feature, resulting in the hijacker altering browser settings. To prevent setups from installing unwanted content can be done if you find a Custom or an Advanced options menu, from where to deselect components.
Some delivery methods include a browser add-on, extension or plug-in, being placed inside your browser applications. Banners, pop-ups, pop-unders or another popular advert type, hosted around websites can be used as a successful delivery method. The hijacker can be using redirect links for its delivery and scatter them across various other websites. Those websites could be affiliated or partnered with Fullsearching.com. The following browsers could be affected: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari and Mozilla Firefox.
Fullsearching.com – More About It
Fullsearching.com is the primary domain for a browser redirect that goes by the same name – Fullsearching. The redirect has browser hijacking capabilities and will replace the default homepage, new tab window setting and the search engine for all of your browser applications.
See how the page looks like from the screenshot below:
In the screenshot below the paragraph, you can view the search results page of Fullsearching.com. As evident from the picture, you see that you get redirected to the Google Search results page. The hijacker uses that trick to try to convince you that it is legitimate and connected to Google’s services. That is not true, and you shouldn’t use the search page, as every bit of information you give out will be sent to a server owned by the web page creators.
All search queries you make will get filtered by the Fullsearching.com fake search engine. Not only the searches, but any interaction with the search bar, advertisements, and sponsored content are going to be acquired and stored by the website developers. Be wary if you use the browser redirect to do a search and consider removing it.
Do not provide any information to such search pages. Account credentials, banking data, and personal information are all going to be gathered from you. In-text and more redirect links could be spread when you browse the Internet. Cookies and other tracking technologies are also used for the information gathering. Read further to see what information the Fullsearching.com website collects about you.
If you read the whole policy, you will find out that RAFO Technology (HK) Ltd. and Babylon Software are the developers of the browser hijacker program. Also, you will find out what is the collected information by the Fullsearching.com redirect:
- Your email address
- Internet protocol (IP) addresses
- Browser user agent
- Referring page
- Date/time stamp
- Cookies and web beacons
- Demographic information
- Real name
- Physical address
- Preferred language
- Your geographical location
The Fullsearching.com website will also gather any voluntarily provided information. Thus, you should refrain from giving any personal details about you or your browsing habits and remove the browser hijacker redirect as fast as you can.
Remove Fullsearching.com Fully
To remove Fullsearching.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 redirect and its files completely, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such a program can keep your computer safe in the future.