|Name||The Results Hub|
|Type||PUP, Browser Hijacker|
|Short Description||The PUP may have promised useful services, instead it just endangered the system.|
|Symptoms||The search provider is changed to search.results-hub.com.|
|Distribution Method||Via freeware packages (bundling), or from freeware pages.|
|Detection tool||Download SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By The Results Hub|
What Is The Results Hub?
The Results Hub is a program that is regarded to be a browser hijacker. This means that if it gets installed on your computer, it will change your browser’s settings. Namely, they will switch your homepage and default search engine to search.results-hub.com. The browser hijacker can affect Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. We do not recommend keeping it on your computer. Not only will it get in the way of your regular browsing, but it is very likely that it will also expose your system to malicious content. If you do not want to risk your system’s security, it is best to get rid of the hijacker as soon as possible.
Where Did The Result Hub Come from?
Browser hijackers such as The Results Hub are bundled with free software. The programs that it comes with are ones available on third-party software distribution websites. By being bundled with other programs, The Results Hub is able to get installed without users knowing it. It is important to be really careful when installing free programs if you do not want to get any potentially unwanted applications on your computer. Here a few things we recommend that you do in order to avoid getting unwanted software on your PC:
- Do not download programs from third-party distributors.
- Make sure to read all information presented in the install wizard and not just skip through the installation.
- Select the Advanced/Custom option. This will give you the opportunity to prevent other programs that are featured on the installer from being installed.
What Does The Results Hub Do?
The Results Hub will change your browser’s settings immediately after it has been installed. All of your searches will now go through search.results-hub.com. It is not recommended that you use the search engine as it is not a reliable one. What is more, The Result Hub will be able to insert sponsored links on search results pages presented by Google and Bing. This will have the label “The Results Hub Ads” at the top.
Why Should I Remove The Results Hub?
Although this program is not malicious, there are some risks related to its activities. The sponsored links that it shows can lead to unreliable websites. This means that by clicking on one of them, you can be transferred to some website that is operated by cyber criminals. Your system may get infected by some malware or some phishing scheme may be attempted. Either way, your personal and financial information will be at risk of being stolen. This is why we recommend removing The Results Hub right away.
How to Remove The Results Hub
You can uninstall this application manually. Simply go to Control Panel, open the list of programs, and uninstall The Results Hub. Then, it is necessary that you reset the settings on your browser, so that search.results-hub.com is no longer your homepage and default search page.
Keep in mind that this will not be sufficient to ensure that your computer is safe. There may be more potentially unwanted programs on it. Your PC is also susceptible to infection, and some intruder may already have infiltrated it as a result of having The Results Hub on your PC. Due to these risks, it is recommended that you have reliable antimalware software on your computer. This will get rid of all unwanted programs and protect it against any infections. This way you will not have to worry about your sensitive data getting stolen.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter