Do you know what Livesmartsearch.com is?
Livesmartsearch.com is much more than just your average small-time search engine. As stated by its developers, this search engine is firmly positioned as a global leader in search engine marketing and we traffic generation. However, we suggest removing it as our security analysts have found that it is a browser hijacker. As a browser hijacker, Livesmartsearch.com’s only purpose is to generate web traffic to itself, and this is done for a purpose. It promotes third-party content by featuring links inside its search results. Moreover, this hijacker is set to gather certain information about you. All this and more will be covered throughout this article, so if your browser’s homepage has been changed to Livesmartsearch.com and you are struggling to get rid of it, then we invite you to read this description.
Our researchers have recently witnessed a surge in browser hijacker releases that come from a mysterious developer situated somewhere in Asia as this hijacker’s developers claim. Regardless, Livesmartsearch.com is definitely not their first release. Our researchers have recently been analyzing browser hijackers called Searchonlinenow.net, Expressfind.net, and Resultforquery.com, among others. They have concluded that they are all identical clones that you ought to delete as well. However, it would for the best if you could avoid getting such infections in the first place. Therefore, we want to make you aware that Livesmartsearch.com and its clones are distributed with the help of malicious software installers that are usually featured on shady freeware distributing websites. Another option would be to invest in an anti-malware tool that would stop malware dead in its tracks and keep your computer safe and secure.Livesmartsearch.com screenshot
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When installing a malicious software bundle, its installer will interact with your browser and change its default homepage to Livesmartsearch.com. You will not be given a choice in the matter, but as mentioned an antimalware scanner can save you the trouble of having to deal with the inconvenience using this browser hijacker. Typically, browser hijackers modify the browser’s Target line in order to prevent the users from getting rid of it. However, this hijacker and all of its family are a bit different. Thus, you should be able to delete Livesmartsearch.com by resetting your browser’s settings to default.
We very much encourage you to do so, because this hijacker is bound to subject you to commercial content you probably did not ask for. Furthermore, given this hijacker’s malicious roots, it is quite possible that its promotions will be misleading. In addition, Livesmartsearch.com will definitely be used to gather information about you in order to tailor the ads. Information such as your approximate geographical location, IP address, browser settings, and obviously search queries will be collected to achieve this.
We hope that we have successfully established the argument that Livesmartsearch.com is a good for nothing search engine that you should not use under any circumstances. Forcing a search engine upon the users who did not want it is wrong, and this hijacker’s developers do it for personal gain. So if your computer is infected with Livesmartsearch.com please remove it using our instructions.
Remove Livesmartsearch.com from your browser
Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Tap Alt+T and open Internet Options.
- Open the Advanced tab and click Reset.
- Select the checkbox.
- Click Reset.
- Tap Alt+H and select Troubleshooting Information.
- Click Refresh Firefox.
- Select Refresh Firefox again in the dialog box.
- Tap Alt+F and open Settings.
- Select Show advanced settings.
- Click Reset settings.
In non-techie terms:
Livesmartsearch.com is a browser hijacker that is distributed using malicious software installers. Its installers inject this hijacker without the user’s knowledge or consent. It takes over the default homepage and users may be compelled to use it if they do not know how to get rid of it, which they should, because Livesmartsearch.com is bound to display misleading commercial content in its search results. So you ought to take action against this infection right away.