Do you know what Browserhome.net is?
Browserhome.net is an untrustworthy search provider that tries to convince users that it is one of the legitimate search tools. It is the reason it has a legitimate-looking interface as well. Its start page contains a search tool and several quick-access buttons that allow accessing such popular websites as Facebook, Amazon, YouTube, and LinkedIn. Unfortunately, it does not mean that you can use it to perform web searches fearlessly. In the opinion of our experienced specialists, Browserhome.net should be dismissed right away because it is not the most reputable tool for searching the web, and, on top of that, more trustworthy search providers are available – use one of them instead. In most cases, it is not that hard to erase this search tool from browsers because it is enough to reset them to default, but we cannot promise that it will be a piece of cake to remove it from web browsers in your case as well. Either way, you cannot let it stay because its presence might bring you all kinds of problems, and you could not start using a new trustworthy search tool unless you get rid of it first.
Browserhome.net is developed by AirFind, a company that “generates revenue for mobile operators, publishers, mobile device manufactures and advertisers by providing discovery and content monetization.” The chances are high that this search tool has not been developed to enable users to perform more effective web searches either. Our malware researchers say that users might be presented with third-party links if they use Browserhome.net as a default search provider. Most probably, these links are displayed to them seeking to increase the traffic rate of certain pages. Also, it is very likely that the owner of this search page gets the revenue for every user’s click on these links. We do not consider this activity malicious, but you should still not use Browserhome.net to search for the information on the web because you might be redirected against your will to an untrustworthy third-party page one day if you are ever presented with any of the third-party links and click it. If you still arrive at a final decision to keep it, you should be aware of the fact that it will collect information about you as well. It should not be able to access any personally-identifiable details about you unless you “choose to provide certain Personally Identifiable Information” willingly, for example, when contacting the support, but it will definitely collect “information about your interactions with the Services in a manner and format that does not identify you as an individual.” The non-personally identifiable information will be recorded automatically, so the full removal of a dubious search tool is the only way to stop the collection of information.Browserhome.net screenshot
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It should be noted that users usually find Browserhome.net set on their browsers on their smartphones, but specialists say that it might apply changes to browsers on PCs as well. You could have set this website as your new search tool willingly, or it could have changed your web browsers’ settings without your knowledge. In most cases, this happens when users download and install untrustworthy software on their devices. You could remove Browserhome.net quite easily from your browsers this time, but we cannot promise that it will be easy to undo the unauthorized changes applied to your browsers the next time, so you should be more careful from now on, and, additionally, install reputable security software on the device you use.
You should be able to remove Browserhome.net from all your browsers by resetting them to default settings. Below you can find the step-by-step manual removal instructions provided – use them to remove the suspicious search provider from your browser.
- Open Internet Explorer.
- Open the Tools menu.
- Click Internet Options and click Advanced.
- Click Reset.
- Mark the Delete personal settings box.
- Click Reset.
- Open Mozilla Firefox and go to the Help menu.
- Select Troubleshooting information.
- Click the Refresh Firefox button at the top of the page.
- Launch Google Chrome and press Alt+F.
- Click Settings.
- Click Advanced.
- Click Reset.
- Open Safari.
- Open the Safari menu and click Reset Safari.
- Check all items.
- Click the Reset button.
N.B. If Browserhome.net has affected web browsers on your smartphone, it would be best to reinstall them.
In non-techie terms:
Browserhome.net is not a trustworthy search tool even though it looks quite reliable, so you should not keep it set on your browsers as a default search tool. If you do nothing about its presence and use it every day, it will present you with third-party links that might expose you to potential threats by taking you to suspicious pages against your will. Also, this search tool will automatically collect information about you. It is known to be the so-called non-personally identifiable information; however, you should still not let it collect it because it might be shared with third parties.