Search(.)b1(.)org is a domain which has been reported to be associated with a potentially unwanted program that displays advertisements and collects information. The browser hijacker that may set Search(.)b1(.)org as a home page or a new tab page might significantly slow down your computer and even cause browser redirects to third-party websites that are dangerous to your computer. This is why it is strongly recommended to remove this hijacker and restore the default settings on your browser.
|Type||Browser Hijacking Software|
|Short Description||The domain may do various dangerous or unhealthy to the PC activities.|
|Symptoms||The user may witness fake Java Update downloads as well as redirects to other potentially harmful domains.|
|Distribution Method||Via PUPs, installed by bundling or by visiting a suspicious third-party site that is advertising it.|
|Detection Tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by Search.b1.org|
|User Experience||Join our forum to discuss Search.b1.org.|
Search(.)b1(.)org Browser Hijacker – How Is It Spread
To be effective, this hijacker may come in various forms. It may be included in a free installer of software you may have downloaded online from torrent websites, software providing sites or other web locations. Besides that, the browser hijacker could slip onto your computer as a browser extension or an add-on. Such apps may be advertised on the third-party website as useful browser add-ons. However, there may be nothing useful in Search(.)b1(.)org Browser Hijacker and it may cause you a lot of headaches by collecting your information and intruding on your daily browsing with advertisements.
Search(.)b1(.)org Browser Hijacker In Detail
Once the browser hijacker is activated on your computer, it may situate its program files in the %Program Files% folder of your Windows volume. After this, the software may also create other files in the below-mentioned folders:
After creating its files, it may tamper with the registry entries of your web browser, for example:
→ HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Google Chrome
After this is done, the browser hijacker may set Search(.)b1(.)org as a home page and a new tab page of your web browser.
When the webpage Search(.)b1(.)org was analyzed, it was quickly established that it does not support HTTPs encryption – a feature that is necessary for a search engine nowadays. Not only this but the suspicious search engine also displayed various types of cookies on the user’s computer from the domain Search(.)b1(.)org as well as cookies from other third-party domains:
For those who do not know, cookies may be used by such parties to follow statistics, but they can also be configured to track:
- Your browsing history.
- Your clicks.
- Your online search history.
Such information may then be used for different purposes, like displaying advertisements to you, based on this information. For example, if you are looking for the latest Nike™ sneakers, the site may advertise you third-parties that are selling such products. The advertisements displayed may be of different type:
- Highlighted text on websites.
- Taken over banner spaces of the websites you visit.
- Sponsored search results.
We have Identified at least one types of ads when using the search engine, and this was ad-supported search results when you look for something specific via the Search(.)b1(.)org search engine.
Not only this, but the primary concern of malware researchers is connected with linking third-party websites. This is particularly dangerous because there are also dangerous third-party sites that may use Search(.)b1(.)org and they may not hold any responsibility as to what it is they are doing. The dangers associated with them are the following:
- Scamming websites that may collect the financial information or personal details of victims visiting them via phishing, tech support or other methods.
- Malicious websites that may infect computers with malware, such as Trojans, Ransomware, Rootkits and others.
In addition to that, when the website was analyzed, it was established that it’s domain was primarily visited from the following countries which may be an indicator to where it has spread installed mostly:
Remove Search(.)b1(.)org Browser Hijacker Effectively
To permanently terminate this software and its associated files from your computer, we strongly advise you to follow the step-by-step instructions below. In addition to that, experts recommend using an advanced anti-malware tool to scan for and delete all files associated with the Browser Hijacker. Not only this, but it will also look for any malware infections that may be active on your computer and protect you in the future against intrusive software like the Search.b1.org Browser Hijacker.