Remove Plus Network Browser Hijacker from Your Computer (Update)

Remove Plus Network Browser Hijacker from Your Computer

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PlusNetwork.com is the main site page of a browser hijacker. As part of the Plus! Network, you can also witness advertisements and redirects to the rogue anti-malware program ReImage Plus. You can find a download link for that program on the hijacker’s main search page (as it can be viewed from the picture on the right). The hijacker will change the homepage, search engine and new tab of your browsers. An extension or a toolbar could appear as well. To remove the browser hijacker and its files, you should read the article to the end.

Threat Summary

NamePlus Network
TypeBrowser Hijacker, PUP
Short DescriptionThe browsers on your PC can have their settings changed, for example – the homepage, search engine and new tab.
SymptomsYou can be redirected from your homepage while trying to search the Web, and it’s the same with the new tab setting. You can see adverts in your browser caused by this hijacker.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installations, Bundled Packages
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Plus Network – Update September 2017

The Plus Network continues to spread on a mass scale and has many “affiliates” that allow it to do so. Two of them are the following:

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Plus Network – How Did I Get It?

Plus Network can be located inside third-party install setups. This hijacker might install and hijack your browser apps without your knowledge. Bundled packages and freeware installations can get such unwanted software on your PC. Installers have additional content set for installation by default. Preventing any unwanted components from installing, you should check for Custom or Advanced settings for a deselect option.

The Plus Network hijacker could also be spread with the help of advertisements, such as pop-ups or banners, or from visiting websites which look suspicious. Such websites are very likely to be partnered in some way with the PlusNetwork hijacker program. Browsers that can be affected are: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox.

Plus Network – More About It

PlusNetwork.com is the main site page of a browser hijacker application called Plus Network. It is typical hijacking software, which can also redirect and deliver adverts. From the image below you can see that there are ads and redirect links/buttons on the main page:

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If the hijacker is located inside your computer system, you can see modifications to your browser settings. These browser settings changes will always consist of the homepage, new tab page, and the search engine set. A toolbar can easily be set up as well.

Add-ons and extensions in your browsers could be changed, and you might get one associated with the hijacker. Most of the time such extensions come with bundled applications installed on your computer. The extensions could also redirect you to the PlusNetwork.com website or to other ones who are its affiliates.

PlusNetwork.com will redirect you to various places. The search engine can be filled with ads and redirects. The search engine will be used as a filter every time for each of your search queries. The hijacker could mislead you with targeted content and sponsored results.

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In the screenshot above, you see the Plus Network search engine. Results differ from other search engines, but some of them could also redirect. Pop-up ads and banners are not excluded from showing in the results as well.

The Privacy Policy of PlusNetwork.com is vague and short. Stated clearly inside is how you do not need to provide information to use the site, but by using it, information about you will be collected anyway. It is not stated, however, exactly what data will be gathered from you. Third party services affiliated to the Plus! Network will have access to some of that data.

In the preview below, you see the whole Privacy Policy page:

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Usage of the PlusNetwork.com site, services and any software related to it will deem your consent for personal information collection granted. The policy also states that if any changes occur, only the policy page will be updated. Cookies are used in the gathering of the information.

Remove Plus Network Completely from Your PC

To remove PlusNetwork.com manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal manual provided down here. In case the manual removal does not get rid of the hijacker and its files effectively, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such a program will keep your computer safe in the future.

Manually delete Plus Network from Windows and your browser

Note! Substantial notification about the Plus Network threat: Manual removal of Plus Network 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.

1. Remove or Uninstall Plus Network in Windows
2. Remove Plus Network from Your Browser and Your Registry Editor

Automatically remove Plus Network by downloading an advanced anti-malware program

1. Remove Plus Network with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool and back up your data
Optional: Using Alternative Anti-Malware Tools

Berta Bilbao

Berta is the Editor-in-Chief of SensorsTechForum. She is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space.

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3 Comments

  1. Ovidiu Campan

    scrieti si in romana

    Reply
  2. Faheem Ahmed

    please help in Remove Plus Network Browser Hijacker from chrome Computer no hep 🙁

    Reply
    1. Ellie

      did you manage to remove it?

      Reply

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