Sugabit(.)net is a browser hijacker. It attaches itself to all widely-used browsers and then changes the homepage, new tab, search engine and may set a browser extension. You may see advertisements and sponsored search results redirecting to suspicious websites.
|Type||Browser Hijacker, PUP|
|Short Description||The homepage of your browser can be changed and you might see ads and sponsored sites from search results.|
|Symptoms||Sets a custom browser homepage, new tab and may add a browser extension.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installers, Bundle Packages|
|Detection Tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by Sugabit(.)net|
|User Experience||Join our forum to discuss Sugabit(.)net.|
Sugabit(.)net – Distribution
Sugabit(.)net is distributed mainly with third-party installers. You can get the hijacker on your computer, without your consent, because it can hide in freeware installations and bundled packages. Inside the packages, additional components for installation are not properly disclosed, and you can install Sugabit(.)net unknowingly. This can be avoided if you see Advanced or Custom settings in an installation setup and see if anything more is being installed.
It is also possible to get the browser hijacker from clicking on advertisements such as pop-ups, banners or visiting suspicious websites. Getting on an affiliate page of Sugabit(.)net can also inject you with unwanted software that contains its installation setup. Such sites might set a browser extension or modify your browser. All browsers can be affected, especially the most used ones, such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari.
Sugabit(.)net – More Information
Sugabit(.)net is a browser hijacker. Once installed on your computer, the hijacker changes the browser’s homepage, new tab page, and search engine. It may also install a browser extension. The official domain to which you may get redirected from the browser extension is Sugabit(.)net.
When your browsers are hijacked, each time you do a search, the results will go through the Sugabit(.)net search engine, sometimes redirecting to an official-looking Bing search, which is probably used to trick you into trusting the browser hijacker.
Doing a search or using the new tab page may result in sponsored or misleading results being displayed.
You might witness advertisements in the form of pop-ups and banners being shown around pages. Websites, to which you may be redirected, can make revenue on the pay-per-click principle. These suspicious sites may also contain some kind of malicious code or unwanted software.
- IP address
- Referral data
- Browser type
- Platform (OS) type and other information.
You can see that in this following image:
All the collected information is shared to third-party partners and affiliates of Sugabit(.)net. Also, said third-party affiliates may display advertisements and perform user activity tracking.
Remove Sugabit(.)net Completely
To remove Sugabit(.)net manually from your machine, follow the step-by-step removal instructions written down. If the manual removal does not get rid of this browser hijacker and its modifications completely, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Software like that will also keep your computer secure from future threats.