Do you know what Search.pollicare.com is?
If you suspect that Search.pollicare.com is an unreliable search tool, you are completely right. It is easy to mistake it for a genuine and reliable search tool just by looking at it, but the reality is that it would be unfair to classify it as a search tool. Instead of finding the results corresponding to your queries, this browser hijacker reroutes to Yahoo and Google to introduce you to the results you need. Unfortunately, it might introduce you to sponsored content along with genuine results offered by Yahoo Search and Google Search. That is one of the reasons to delete Search.pollicare.com from your operating system. If you need more reasons, or you need help removing this browser hijacker, the first thing you should do is read this report. If you come up with any questions for us, add them to the comments section.
Whether or not Search.pollicare.com has slithered into your operating system without your permission, the chances are that a Pollicare downloader was used and that other threats are now active on your operating system. This downloader is analogous to the Romandos downloader introducing users to another browser hijacker, Search.romandos.com. Both are identical, and both deserve removal. Even though some users might be able to identify the existing threats themselves, some might struggle with that. Note that it is very easy to overestimate your abilities when it comes to the identification of malicious threats. Due to this, our research team proposes using a legitimate malware scanner to check things out. If other threats are found, do not forget to delete them as well. The good news is that the removal of Search.pollicare.com is not that difficult, and so that should not trouble you much.
The easiest way to remove Search.pollicare.com is to reset your browsers, and that is the process that is represented via the guides below. If you are having trouble following any of the steps, our research team is here to assist, just let us know what you need. The same goes with other threats. If you cannot identify or erase them yourself, you should not hesitate to ask for help. Another thing you could do is install a legitimate anti-malware program, and that is a very good option because by installing this program you would be taking care of existing threats, as well as the security of your operating system in the future. If you choose not to employ this program, you will need to delete all threats manually.
- Open Safari, click the Safari menu icon at the top, and then select Reset Safari.
- Select the boxes representing the data you want to clear and then click Reset.
- Open the browser, tap keys Alt+H together, and click Troubleshooting information.
- Click the Refresh Firefox button on the right and then confirm the selection.
- Open the browser, tap keys Alt+F, and then select Settings.
- Click Advanced at the bottom of the menu, then click Reset, and confirm the selection.
In non-techie terms:
At first sight, Search.pollicare.com might look attractive, but if you look at it more closely, you should realize quickly that it does not offer beneficial services. Yes, it finds search results, but only because it redirects to a third-party search engine that is capable of serving you beneficially. Also, it might include sponsored content, and interacting with it could be dangerous, depending on the parties involved. On top of that, it is known that the hijacker can record and even leak information about you and your virtual activity. Due to these reasons, it is strongly recommended that you remove Search.pollicare.com right away. You can do that using the guides above or by installing a legitimate anti-malware program, which is the solution our research team recommends because this program can simultaneously erase malware and ensure full-time protection against malicious threats.