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search-twcc-main-pageBrowser Hijacking Software associated with the search engine has been reported to cause numerous advertisements and slow down computers it’s installed on. The potentially unwanted program(PUP) has been reported to collect personally identifiable user information and be associated with numerous third-party websites and advertisement networks. It is not malware. However, it may be indirectly dangerous because of third-party content. This is why experts strongly advise removing malware completely from your computer. One way to do it is if you read this article and follow the instructions in it for maximum effectiveness and permanent removal.

Threat Summary
TypeBrowser Hijacker, Potentially Unwanted Program
Short DescriptionModifies the home page of the web browsers installed on the affected machine, may change the page and may collect user information.
SymptomsSets the web page as a default for one or more web browsers by modifying the Windows Registry. Displaying of various advertisements. Slow PC.
Distribution MethodBundling or other PUPs
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User ExperienceJoin our forum to discuss browser hijacker. Browser Hijacker – How Does It Install On PCs

A technique known as bundling may be used to slither a toolbar “as a free extra” along with other programs’ installers downloaded online. Such free programs are usually posted on torrent websites and third-party websites who are providing a lot of freeware in one place. Such sites include the installers of toolbars and other browser add-ons as well as programs, like browser hijacker.

Users should always take their time when they are installing new software, especially because the installers may contain bundles. In addition to that, hijacker may be in one of the installation steps when you go over the Advanced installation. Browser Hijacker Viewed In Details

As soon as the hijacker is installed on the computer, may be set as the home page of web browsers of the user. This can happen if the following registry keys are modified:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Google Chrome

After being set as a homepage, the browser hijacker my use cookies and Local shared objects (LSOs) as well as third-party ad services and providers to collect various information from the user PC:

  • Website Usage Information.
  • Clear GIFs.
  • IP Address and Clickstream Data.
  • Name.
  • Address.
  • Financial information.

Not only this but the hijacker has the ability to control short messaging service records if they are present on the device as well.

Another interesting detail about the homepage is that the connection to it is not encrypted and it uses over 20 different cookies from third-party websites:

According to its privacy policy, the third-parties included in the website are:

  • AOL Networks.
  • DoubleClick.
  • Google.
  • Tremor Video.

What is even more interesting is the unusual amount of third-party advertisements that are displayed by the search engine when you use it:


In addition to that, other advertisements may also be displayed, like pop-ups, browser redirects, taken over banner spaces and highlighted text which leads to other websites.

In the privacy policy of it Is initially stated that the company Time Warner Cable does not retain and collect any personal information belonging to users:


However, after you keep reading there are numerous mentions of possible collection and sharing of personal information:


The bottom line for this browser hijacking software is that it is primarily oriented into driving traffic to sites via ad-networks and making money from advertisements and pay-per-click schemes to its creators. Since this website has many third-party sites related to it, it may prove to be indirectly dangerous with time, for example lead the user unknowingly to sites that can be scamming or infect his computer with malware. This is why its removal is recommended.

Removal Process for Browser Hijacker

In order to fully erase this browser hijacker from your computer, you need to be completely aware on how to find the numerous settings in the Windows Registry it may have modified and also find its program files. In addition to that you should also reset your web browser. To help you with this, we have prepared instructions for manual removal below. However, if you do not have experience with them, we’d advise following the Automatic removal instructions and downloading an advanced anti-malware program which will make sure there is no trace of browser hijacker and protect your computer from such PUPs and malware in the future.

Manually delete from Windows and your browser

Note! Substantial notification about the threat: Manual removal of 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 in Windows
2.Remove from Your Browser
3.Fix registry entries created by on your PC

Automatically remove by downloading an advanced anti-malware program

1. Remove with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
2. Back up your data to secure it against attacks related to in the future
Optional: Using Alternative Anti-Malware Tools

Ventsislav Krastev

Ventsislav has been covering the latest malware, software and newest tech developments at SensorsTechForum for 3 years now. He started out as a network administrator. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for discovery of new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management and then Network Administration, he found his passion within cybersecrurity and is a strong believer in basic education of every user towards online safety.

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