Do you know what Search.co-cmf.com is?
Search.co-cmf.com is a shady search engine that is frequently classified as a browser hijacker infection by specialists. Judging from the appearance, it is another ordinary search engine, but, unfortunately, the truth is that it differs from them to a great extent. First of all, as you already know, it is a browser hijacker that can change the settings of all browsers, except Edge, without any approval. You will see Search.co-cmf.com set as your new homepage, search engine, and, most probably, the New Tab page. Secondly, it did not take long for our research team to find out that this search engine shows untrustworthy search results for users. Finally, researchers believe that using Search.co-cmf.com as a default search engine for a long time might result in problems associated with the privacy as well. To be more specific, your privacy might be violated. You will be safe only if you take one important step – delete Search.co-cmf.com from all your browsers and then set a new search tool that does not fall into the category of browser hijackers.
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As you already know, Search.co-cmf.com is a browser hijacker that often secretly enters computers and then applies changes to browsers. If it is still a secret for you how it is distributed, you should know that it is spread through bundled malicious installers primarily. Our team of specialists has not found this surprising because several other identical search engines, e.g. Search.yourmapscenter.com and Search.yourclassifiedscenter.com, which probably are products of the same author, act the same. Actually, the bundling distribution method is popular among cyber criminals, so you need to be cautious all the time since another infection might sneak onto your computer. By saying “cautious”, we mean that you should carefully install new programs, download applications from websites that are trustworthy only, and, finally, acquire and install a reputable antimalware tool. These are the only things you can do.
You have two options to choose from: you can go to reset your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox to their default settings or you can use an automatic malware remover, e.g. SpyHunter to get rid of Search.co-cmf.com. The automatic method is definitely easier, but if you are eager to get rid of this unwanted search tool yourself, you should, at least, use the manual removal guide our team of experts has prepared. Keep in mind that these instructions will help you to remove Search.co-cmf.com only, which means that you will have to take care of the remaining threats separately.
- Open your browser.
- Tap Alt+T and then click Internet options (it will be the last option in the menu).
- Open the Advanced tab.
- Click Reset.
- Mark the Delete personal settings box.
- Click Reset.
- Double-click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox to open it.
- Press Alt+H.
- Click Troubleshooting Information.
- Click Refresh Firefox.
- Click the Refresh Firefox button you will see in the dialog box.
- Start Google Chrome and immediately click on the button in the top-right corner.
- Click Settings.
- Scroll down.
- At the bottom, click Show advanced settings.
- Click the Reset settings button.
- Click Reset.
In non-techie terms:
If you are looking for a trustworthy tool showing reliable search results, you should definitely not set Search.co-cmf.com as a default search engine because this search tool is far from being reputable. Instead of improving the users’ web searching experience, it shows the modified Yahoo! search results. Therefore, we believe that keeping such a dubious search engine set on browsers is a huge mistake. Delete it right now if you have discovered it set on browsers without your consent too.