Do you know what Home.getpokedex.com is?
Home.getpokedex.com can appear in your browsers after a browser hijacker manages to slip onto your system. This useless browser extension offers you a fake toolbar with easy-to-access information about all Pokemon characters and, of course, a questionable search engine, too. We do not recommend that you keep this tool in your browsers because it may introduce you to potentially unreliable web content through its search tool. Our researchers suggest that you remove Home.getpokedex.com if you do not want to risk letting more malware threats onto your computer or become a victim of online scams. Another issue with this hijacker is that it can enter your system along with other malware threats that can weaken your virtual security. If you want to know more about the potential risks regarding this infection and the related threats, please read on.Home.getpokedex.com screenshot
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The most probable way for you to encounter this browser hijacker is to download it in a freeware bundle. This can happen when your computer is infected with an adware program or a browser hijacker. These infections can present to you harmful third-party ads and links that can drop a malicious package onto your computer if you click on them. The same is true when you visit unfamiliar questionable websites. It is possible to land on such pages when you do a web search on free items (files and programs). What you may not know is that even reputable search engines, such as Google and Yahoo, can display harmful and fake websites among their results. When clicking on such links, you may think that you are being redirected to a legitimate website where you can download your free file. However, you end up with a bunch of malware programs instead. Therefore, it is very important that you always download programs from official websites or reputable vendors’ pages. Also, you should not click on any suspicious content, such as third-party banner and pop-up ads. If you are not sure how you may have infected your computer this time, we advise you to delete Home.getpokedex.com and run a malware scanner to identify all possible threats.
You can also install this annoying tool via official sources, such as its promotional web page, getpokedex.com, and the Chrome web store, chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/pokedex-search/ihbmhbneodhpijclgeokfgbefebfjmaf. We do not think that too many users would install this extension through these sites and that anyone would really download it purposefully. After all, who on earth would want to “search and save your favorite pokemon” as this extension promotes itself?
The problem is that you cannot trust this search engine at all. Apart from the fake toolbar that presents to you a search box and the Pokemon quick links, there are also easy-access thumbnail links below the main search box. We have found that the main source of risk is the search feature itself. This browser hijacker can collect information about your browsing habits and this can be used to target you with customized content. This means trouble only when cyber criminals try to pose as third parties and promote their corrupt links that can lead you to malicious websites. According to our researchers, this search website uses redirections to display search results; and not even one or two. In fact, your query is taken to feed.snowbitt.com first, and then, to search.safefinder.com, which further redirects you to Yahoo. But do not get confused if you find yourself on a Yahoo results page because it may contain unreliable content. If you click on ads and links that come from cyber criminals, you may end up on fake websites and infect your system with more threats; and this would be the lesser issue. Unfortunately, you could also be tricked into believing that you are shopping in an online shop, but instead of buying a product, you simply reveal your banking details to criminals. We do not think that you want any of these. Therefore, we advise you to delete Home.getpokedex.com ASAP.
The only good thing we can mention about this otherwise useless browser extension is that you can easily get rid of it. Although it has no uninstaller that you could run through Control Panel, it should not take more than a minute or two to remove Home.getpokedex.com through your browser settings. Please use our guide below if you are not familiar with the steps of removing extensions. If you take your virtual security seriously, we recommend that you find a reliable anti-malware program and install it; the sooner, the better. But do not forget about updating all your drivers and programs either to make sure that you are well protected.
Remove Home.getpokedex.com from your browsers
- Tap Alt+F and select Settings.
- Choose Extensions on the left.
- Select the unwanted extension and click on the trash can on the right.
- Press Remove.
- Tap Ctrl+Shift+A to launch the Add-ons manager.
- Choose Extensions on the left.
- Select the unwanted extension and click Remove.
In non-techie terms:
Home.getpokedex.com is yet another useless and potentially harmful browser extension that can be classified as a browser hijacker. This infection infects Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome by changing the home page, new tab page, and default search engine settings. This means that whenever you use these browsers, you are exposed to potentially unreliable content. This hijacker can show you altered search results that contain potentially unsafe third-party ads and links. Should you click on such content, you may end up on malicious websites. You could easily infect your computer with more malware programs as well as give up your personal details and banking information to cyber criminals. Thus, we suggest that you remove Home.getpokedex.com ASAP. If you are looking for an automated method, we advise you to use a reputable anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter.