Foxsearch.me is a browser hijacker that could make unwanted changes to your browser. If you allow the hijacker to enter your computer, it will change your homepage, new tabs and search engine without your permission. It does not provide anything useful because the displayed search engine (Fox Search) does not even work. Usually, hijackers try to redirect you to sponsored pages by inserting advertising content into the search engine but Foxsearch.me is not capable of doing this.
It is not particularly dangerous but it will annoy you because it will keep showing up every time you open your browser. There is not need to worry about it causing serious damage to your computer but it is recommended that you delete Foxsearch.me right away. It used a sneaky method, known as bundling, to enter your computer and was attached to some freeware that you were installing. That is how it entered your computer.
Generally, users install browser hijacker unintentionally, via free software. When installing freeware, it is important that you use Advanced or Custom settings and deselect what has been added to it. The boxes that you need to deselect appear only on those settings so if you have a habit of using Default settings, that might be the reason why you have Foxsearch.me on your computer. It takes mere seconds to uncheck a couple of boxes compared to later having to remove Foxsearch.me or something similar. Therefore, make sure you prevent extra items from installing initially.
Foxsearch.me – how dangerous is it?
Foxsearch.me may add a lot of different extensions to all popular browsers such as Internet Explorer, Opera, Google Chrome and Mozilla FireFox. This way it stores your personal data and another private information. For example, your search queries, to show you thousands of ads based on your preferences, but absolutely useless. Also, this behavior can provide other malicious programs and viruses a way inside of your computer. Moreover, Foxsearch.me may generate adverts and pop-ups that will annoy you a lot! It will slow down your system and redirect you to the malicious domains.
Do not neglect the fact that misfortunes never come alone, so probably the it would lead a lot of unwanted guests on your PC – rootkits, backdoors, spyware and other malicious applications.
So don’t waste your time and wait for your computer death – follow the simple removal guide below and get rid of Foxsearch.me in a few minutes!
How to remove Foxsearch.me?
- Download Loaris Trojan Remover and scan your computer with it (advised Full scan).
- Click on “Apply” to remove all infections found after the scan is completed:
- Shut down all your available browsers.
- In Loaris Trojan Remover click on “Tools” and then on “Reset browser settings“:
- Confirm your choice using next window.
- Follow the instructions and click on “Yes” button:
- Finally, restart your computer to apply all made changes.
“Fox Search” remover tool:
Loaris Trojan Remover aids in the removal of Malware – Trojan Horses, Worms, Adware, Spyware – when standard anti-virus software either fails to detect them or fails to effectively eliminate them. Standard antivirus programs are good at detecting Foxsearch.me (Fox Search), but not always good at effectively removing it… Also, Loaris Trojan Remover can be considered as a simple cleaner! It removes not only infected files, but also other junk files that were brought by viruses and unwanted programs.
If all these steps didn’t help and you still have to deal with Foxsearch.me on your PC, just contact us and we will help to set your computer free from this annoying ads!