Remove Gardening Enthusiast Browser Hijacker (2019)
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Remove Gardening Enthusiast Browser Hijacker

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What is Gardening Enthusiast? Does Gardening Enthusiast show ads? Does Gardening Enthusiast redirect you?

Gardening Enthusiast will show up when you open a new tab page if you have the related browser hijacker redirect installed on your computer system. The company which developed it is called Mindspark Interactive which is also related to MyWay. The unwanted Gardening Enthusiast hijacker modifies the new tab window, homepage, and search engine for all browser applications that you have. The main page of a browser may also feature a toolbar and browsers may get an extension related to the hijacker.

Threat Summary

NameGardening Enthusiast
TypeBrowser Hijacker, PUP
Short DescriptionThe hijacker redirect can alter the homepage, search engine and new tab on every browser application you have installed.
SymptomsThe homepage, new tab and search engine of all your browsers will be switched to the hijacker’s main page. You will be redirected and could see sponsored content.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installations, Bundled Packages
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Gardening Enthusiast – How I Got It and What It Does?

Gardening Enthusiast uses different ways to place its files on a compromised computer. Installation setups from third-party programs are mainly responsible for delivering the browser hijacker. Without any notification, freeware, and bundled packages could spread the hijacker to your computer system. Gardening Enthusiast could be delivered via a browser add-on. The browser hijacker redirect can appear from redirect links and advertisements found on suspicious websites or on verified ones such as the Google Web Store.

Gardening Enthusiast is a browser hijacker. The default search engine for your browsers is going to load the page Gardening Enthusiast, which is displayed in the image below:

GardeningEnthusiast hijacker

If your computer system is affected by this hijacker, you will see redirects to the search engine that comes with it and changes the other browser settings such as your homepage, new tab, themes etc. The developer of the hijacker is Mindspark Interactive, according to the Privacy Policy of the product.

Gardening Enthusiast filters whatever searches go through it so you should be careful of what you provide as information. Content, some of which is sponsored, can appear as targeted advertisements, and be displayed after you make a search or if you are just surfing the Web. That advertising content can be of a few types and presented as in-text links, pop-ups, pop-unders, and similar advertisements. Mindspark Interactive as a company, obtains information about you and your online activity. The website also uses browser cookies, and more tracking technologies, like web beacons.

Remove Gardening Enthusiast Redirect

To remove Gardening Enthusiast manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal instructions given below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of the browser hijacker entirely, you should search for and remove any leftover items with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such software helps keep your computer secure in the future.

Tsetso Mihailov

Tsetso Mihailov

Tsetso Mihailov is a tech-geek and loves everything that is tech-related, while observing the latest news surrounding technologies. He has worked in IT before, as a system administrator and a computer repair technician. Dealing with malware since his teens, he is determined to spread word about the latest threats revolving around computer security.

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