Search.texiday(.)com is the domain of a browser hijacker. To remove the unwanted application, you should read this article carefully.
The hijacker can modify browser settings, such as the search engine, homepage and new tab page. It may set a browser extension and show misleading search results.
|Type||Browser Hijacker, PUP|
|Short Description||Your browser will have its homepage, new tab page and search engine changed. Searches might display sponsored content and advertisements.|
|Symptoms||Sets a custom browser homepage, new tab, search engine and modifies other settings.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installers, Bundling|
|Detection Tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by Search.texiday(.)com|
|User Experience||Join our forum to discuss Search.texiday(.)com.|
Search.texiday(.)com – How Does It Spread?
Search.texiday(.)com generally spreads through third-party installers. The hijacker gets inside your PC without your knowledge, because it hides in freeware installations and bundled packages. These packages have additional components for installation, which are not properly disclosed, and you could install Search.texiday(.)com or a program related to it. Avoiding that is doable by checking for a Custom or Advanced setting in the installation.
The hijacker can also be spread through advertisements, like banners and pop-ups or from visiting untrusted websites. Such sites are often partners and affiliates of the hijacker. Any browser program could be affected, especially Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox.
Search.texiday(.)com – What Does It Do?
Search.texiday(.)com is the main domain of a browser hijacker named Texiday. The people, who made it, have made another hijacker that is an almost exact copy of it. The other hijacker is named Opinteks and uses the search.opinteks(.)com domain, respectively.
They both look like this:
Once the hijacker gets on your computer, it will make certain changes. It can modify your current browser homepage, new tab page, and search engine. Sometimes it may add a browser extension. Related extensions usually do the following:
- Read and change all your data on the websites you visit
- Read and change your browsing history
- Manage your downloads
- Manage your apps, add-ons, extensions and themes
Your search queries will go through the same Search.texiday(.)com address, which will filter all of the searches. You could see sponsored or inaccurate results. You might also get redirected to sites which are affiliates of the hijacker from its search engine. Sometimes you could get redirected to Yahoo or Bing.
You could witness advertisements displayed on web pages – pop-ups, pop-unders, banners, in-text links and others. All websites, that you could be redirected to may generate money for every page visit.
By using the Texiday search engine and software make your information viable for collection, according to the policy. Because using them, means that you give your consent for your data to be accessed.
Remove Search.texiday(.)com Completely
To remove Search.texiday(.)com manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal instructions written below. If the manual removal does not get rid of this browser hijacker and its changes completely, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such software will keep your system safe from future threats.