Do you know what Bing.vc is?
Bing.vc is a search engine that is known to be a browser hijacker because it usually replaces users’ homepages and search engines without permission. Even though this search provider promises to automatically return all the best results from leading search engines, it is definitely not useful, so we do not recommend keeping it installed. In addition, our security specialists believe that Bing.vc might even cause serious harm to your computer. This might happen if you use it as your primary search provider. In case you do not want to cause harm to your system, make sure that you get rid of Bing.vc as fast as you can. Unfortunately, it is not an easy process because Bing.vc hijacker modifies the shortcuts of Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, which means that it can easily revive if you do not fix the Target line. We will explain you how to do that in this article, so you should continue reading it.
Bing.vc is very similar to other browser hijackers, e.g. V9 and Qone8 in a sense that it makes the changes without permission, modifies the shortcuts of browsers, and might cause serious harm to the system. Yes, the search engine itself looks completely decent at first sight: it allows users to search for the information, including images, videos, news, and movies, and access such popular places as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest. Unfortunately, these features do not say anything about its reliability, so do not judge a book by its cover. According to our specialists, Bing.vc cannot be trusted because it is going to place sponsored links among normal search results. There is also a possibility that you will be provided with ads. Ads and sponsored links might redirect to untrustworthy websites, so it is not advisable to click on them. Unfortunately, it might be really difficult not to do that because it is very hard to recognize them.Bing.vc screenshot
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There is a huge possibility that Bing.vc travels bundled with GOLTech software, so do not be surprised if you detect these programs on your system. It is advisable to remove all the applications that travel bundled with Bing.vc browser hijacker as soon as possible. It is, of course, necessary to find out whether they are really present first. For this matter, you can use a diagnostic scanner. As has been already mentioned, there are other similar browser hijackers and they travel bundled with suspicious software too. We do not think that you want to allow them to enter your system, so we recommend installing a trustworthy antimalware tool on the system. It will be enough to keep it enabled in order to prevent malware from slithering onto your computer.
In order to get rid of Bing.vc browser hijacker, you have to fix the shortcuts of browsers first, and then change your homepage and search provider or reset your browsers. You will find the instructions that will show you how to do that below this article. If you do not want to do that yourself, you can use SpyHunter or another security tool as well.
Fix the Target line
- Right-click on the shortcut of your browser.
- Select Properties.
- Open the Shortcut tab.
- Locate the Target line.
- Delete the additional address that goes after the quotation marks.
- Click OK.
Reset your browsers
- Launch your browser and tap Alt+T.
- Open Internet Options and click on the Advanced tab.
- Click Reset.
- Check the box placed next to Delete personal settings.
- Click Reset once again.
- Open your browser and tap Alt+H.
- Select Troubleshooting information and click Refresh Firefox.
- Click Refresh Firefox once again.
- Open your browser and tap Alt+F.
- Select Settings and click Show advanced settings.
- Click Reset settings.
- Click Reset.
In non-techie terms:
If you want to prevent various suspicious applications from entering your system and protect your browsers from unauthorized changes, you should, of course, install a security tool, but it is also very important that you do not download programs from untrustworthy websites. Finally, it is very important that you find out whether the program is really trustworthy before installing it.