Do you know what atajitos.com is?
If you have noticed atajitos.com instead of your regular homepage and search engine, there are no doubts that a browser hijacker has managed to infiltrate your system. This might especially happen if you do not have an antimalware tool installed on your computer or if it is unreliable. Actually, it is not very important how and when it has slithered onto your Windows OS because it is advisable to get rid of atajitos.com as soon as possible. Firstly, you should do so because this search engine is not reliable and might present you with third-party links; secondly, it has been even observed that atajitos.com might cause some problems related to your system’s security. Unfortunately, it is not very easy to remove atajitos.com from the system because it modifies the Target line, which is why you should read throughout this article in order to get rid of the aforementioned search engine easily and quickly.
atajitos.com is associated with other suspicious search engines. Thus, you will definitely notice that search results are shown via searchult.com. Actually, this is not the only search provider that you might encounter if you decide to use atajitos.com. As the researchers of spyware-techie.com have found out, if you enter a keyword into the URL bar, the information will be presented via search.atajitos.com (if you use Internet Explorer) and search.navegaki.com (if you are a Google Chrome user). Unfortunately, all the aforementioned search engines are very suspicious; thus, it is not advisable to use them. The first thing that you have to do in order not to encounter them ever again is to delete the browser hijacker as soon as possible.atajitos.com screenshot
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Many undesirable programs enter the system without user’s permission and atajitos.com browser hijacker is not an exception. Luckily, it is possible to prevent different kinds of undesirable programs from entering the system. The most effective way to do that is to install an antimalware tool on the system. However, you should also know that it is very important not to download programs from unreliable sources. On top of that, you should never forget to install applications attentively. By saying “attentively”, we mean that you should always read all the information provided in the setup wizard in order to avoid undesirable applications.
In order to get rid of atajitos.com, it might be enough to delete the Target line. However, this method does not work on all the browsers. If atajitos.com is still present after the modification of the Target line (see the instructions below), the only effective method is to scan the system with an automatic malware remover, for instance, SpyHunter. You can use another tool as well; however, you should definitely make sure that it is reliable.
How to get rid of atajitos.com
- Right-click on the icon of your browser.
- Select Properties.
- Open the Shortcut tab.
- Make sure that the Target line ends in quotation marks (delete the address).
- Click OK.
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There is a huge possibility that other infections are residing on your system as well, which is why you should not forget to scan your computer with an antimalware tool even if you have managed to get rid of atajitos.com. Keep in mind that other undesirable programs might attract other threats on the system; thus, it is advisable to get rid of them as soon as possible.