Do you know what Hightsearch.com is?
Hightsearch.com is a search engine that comes as a part of a browser hijacker infection. Therefore, you should not find it very surprising that this search provider is usually set on the Google Chrome browser without permission. If this hijacker has already changed the settings of your browser as well, you need to remove Hightsearch.com right now and then set another trustworthy search engine in its place. If you wonder why you need to remove a legitimate-looking search engine, you should know that it only seems to be harmless. We will provide more information about this search engine in this article. Also, we are sure that it will be clearer for you what you need to do to fully eliminate this questionable search engine from your browser if you read the entire article.
First of all, specialists say that Hightsearch.com cannot be trusted at all even though it is powered by Google Custom Search Engine because it is going to replace your default search engine without permission. In addition, it will show a bunch of commercial advertisements for you. These commercials should not be very dangerous; however, you might still be taken to a third-party website that contains links leading to untrustworthy web pages promoting undesirable software. Yes, there is still a very small possibility that Hightsearch.com will expose you to potential threats, so we do not think that it is a very good idea to use it and keep it as the primary search tool. Researchers do not consider it a very trustworthy search engine also because they believe that the owner of Hightsearch.com could have programmed it to gather personal information about users. It is possible to create a search engine you want based on the Google Custom Search, which means that this search engine might, theoretically, work in an undesirable way like other similar sites, e.g. newzoom.biz, happymod.biz, restarting.site, onliner.site, and mirmay.xyz/2it/. Be very careful with it!Hightsearch.com screenshot
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Our team of researchers has carried out research and noticed that Hightsearch.com usually appears on Google Chrome browsers of users living in Italy, France, Spain, Germany, or the UK most frequently. Even though it seems to be popular in the aforementioned countries, you can be sure that a browser hijacker might enter your computer as well no matter where you live. It is because hijackers usually enter computers without permission. According to our experts, hijackers usually travel in software bundles together with additional software, which is why many users are sure that it has entered their systems without permission. We highly recommend that you install security software to protect your PC after you eliminate Hightsearch.com. You should do that not only to protect the system from other browser hijackers that are so prevalent these days, but also not to allow such threats as adware, potentially unwanted programs, and even much more serious threats like Trojans to sneak onto the computer. Do not forget that the tool cannot protect your computer 100% for you if you decide not to be very careful yourself.
You need to remove Hightsearch.com from your Google Chrome browser if you do not want to experience any privacy and security-related problems. Fortunately, this threat does not make many modifications, so we believe that it will disappear after you reset your browser. In case you encounter another version of this threat that affects Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer too, you should know that it will, most probably, also disappear after the reset of browsers. If not, you can always use an automatic malware remover like SpyHunter to eliminate all the threats from PC.
- Open your browser.
- Tap Alt+F simultaneously.
- Open Settings.
- Scroll down.
- Click Show advanced settings.
- Click Reset settings.
- Click on the Reset button.
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Our instructions will help you to remove Hightsearch.com browser hijacker; however, you should not forget that other undesirable programs might be installed too and you should not let them stay on your computer. The easiest way to find and eliminate undesirable software is to scan the system with an automatic malware remover. Download the scanner from our website, upgrade it, and scan your PC with it.