What Is Theresults.net
Theresults.net is the type of browser hijacker that aims to collect different information from your computer and slow it down significantly by displaying multiple different advertisements. Furthermore, the suspicious browser extension also heavily modifies your browser and sets suspicious search engines as the default search provider instead of Google or Bing.
These may display ad-supported search results which may lead you to various third-party websites. Since the app is classified as a risky one, it is strongly recommended to fully remove it from your computer, by reading the following article.
|Type||Browser Hijacker / PUP|
|Short Description||Aims to modify the settings on your web browser in order to get it to cause browser redirects and display different advertisements.|
|Symptoms||Your web browser begins to display various types of online advertisements, which results in slowing down of your computer.|
|Distribution Method||Bundled downloads. Web pages which may advertise it.|
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Theresults.net Redirect – More Information
Usually, most suspicious programs coming from adware developers can be situated onto your computer if they have already been compromised by other ad-supported programs that connect to third-party websites which automatically add the Theresults.net extension to your web browser. This behavior is similar to other ad-supported programs, like Chump adware, Prepona.info and YourBestSearching.
However, bear in mind that the most likely method by which you could have let this happen to you is by skipping some installation steps of a free program you were trying to install previously. Such programs are usually a free media player, file converter, YouTube downloader or any other program of a useful nature. Since many users seek to download those programs, they may sometimes get their setup wizards from websites that may include suspicious apps, like the Theresults.net “virus”.
Once Theresults.net has effectively landed on your computer, it may begin to cause the following ads on your web browser without your consent:
- Browser pop-up ads.
- Third-party site redirects.
- Ads that show up instead of search results.
- Highlighted text ads.
- Web banners.
- Push promotion pop-ups.
These ads very often contain trackers of different types, such as the following:
- Geo-location trackers.
- LSOs (Locally Shared Objects, also known as flash cookies).
Such trackers are used to show you more targeted ads and they may obtain information of the following kinds:
- Sites that are bookmarked.
- Which pages you have visited.
- Where you have clicked online and what your mouse movements are.
- Your browsing history.
- Your search history.
Not only this, but seeing the ads may also expose you to some very risky websites, since most of those ads are shown purely for profit. Some of the risks you could risk being redirected to include:
- Viruses and other malware.
- Fraud websites.
- Fake or phishing sites.
- Fake tech support scams.
- Fake software download sites.
- Endless redirect schemes.
- Fake surveys.
This is the main reason why we strongly advise that you remove this software from your computer permanently.
Remove Theresults.net from Your Device
After securing your important data, the next step is to follow the removal instructions below in order to fully delete Theresults.net from your computer either manually or automatically. Take into consideration that you should have experience in performing the manual removal, because if you miss something, the suspicious software may come back on your computer. This is why, for maximum effectiveness, security experts strongly advise to use an advanced anti-malware program. It will make sure that all the files related to this virus are permanently removed from your computer system with one scan. It will also make sure that the program does not come back and your PC is protected from suspicious software and malware in the future.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Theresults.net from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Theresults.net on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Theresults.net in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Theresults.net from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Theresults.net from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Theresults.net from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Theresults.net from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable Theresults.net Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove Theresults.net from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Theresults.net
Step 2: Uninstall Theresults.net and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Theresults.net on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Theresults.net there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Theresults.net from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Theresults.net and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Theresults.net via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove Theresults.net files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Theresults.net, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Theresults.net from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Theresults.net from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Theresults.net from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Theresults.net from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Theresults.net will be removed.
Eliminate Theresults.net from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.
Remove Push Notifications caused by Theresults.net from Your Browsers.
Turn Off Push Notifications from Google Chrome
To disable any Push Notices from Google Chrome browser, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to Settings in Chrome.
Step 2: In Settings, select “Advanced Settings”:
Step 3: Click “Content Settings”:
Step 4: Open “Notifications”:
Step 5: Click the three dots and choose Block, Edit or Remove options:
Remove Push Notifications on Firefox
Step 1: Go to Firefox Options.
Step 2: Go to “Settings”, type “notifications” in the search bar and click "Settings":
Step 3: Click “Remove” on any site you wish notifications gone and click “Save Changes”
Stop Push Notifications on Opera
Step 1: In Opera, press ALT+P to go to Settings
Step 2: In Setting search, type “Content” to go to Content Settings.
Step 3: Open Notifications:
Step 4: Do the same as you did with Google Chrome (explained below):
Eliminate Push Notifications on Safari
Step 1: Open Safari Preferences.
Step 2: Choose the domain from where you like push pop-ups gone and change to "Deny" from "Allow".