Do you know what Under-Cover.info is?
Under-Cover.info can appear in your major browsers after you click on corrupt third-party contents. Unfortunately, it is quite likely that you let this malware infection on board together with other malicious software installers. Our researchers have found that this search engine is mostly spread in the US but this should not mislead you to think that you are safe from it in other parts of the world. Apart from the virtual security issues the other malicious programs can cause, this search engine may expose you to harmful third-party content. If you engage with it, you may infect your system with more malware threats or you could also get into trouble by being scammed by cyber criminals. If you do not want to suffer the unfortunate consequences, we advise you to remove Under-Cover.info and have no mercy for all other questionable programs either.
It is possible to get infected with this search engine when you click on unreliable content, such as third-party advertisements and modified search results. The former is possible when an adware program has previously sneaked onto your system. This infection is capable of displaying unsafe advertisements while you are browsing the web. What you may not know, an adware program may also spy on you and reroute legitimate third-party ads you can find on reputable and official websites. The latter, i.e., your encounter with modified search results, can happen when you do a web search through a browser hijacker and you end up on a results page that contains unreliable third-party ads and links that are indeed affiliates’ promotions. If you click on questionable third-party content no matter which infection presents you with it, you can download a malicious bundle that packs a number of adware programs, browser hijackers, fake alerts, and potentially unwanted programs as well. Obviously, if you end up with such a lot on your computer, it will not be enough to delete Under-Cover.info.Under-Cover.info screenshot
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Another usual way for you to encounter unreliable third-party commercial advertisements is to land on suspicious websites. These webpages are generally related to file sharing, online gambling, gaming, and porn. You may have noticed that these sites are filled with flashy and all kinds of annoying advertisements. What you may not know, though, is that some of these can be totally disguised and look like a part of the page itself, including download and other types of buttons and links. It is very easy to click on content on an unfamiliar website that can result in a bundle of malware threats on your machine. If this could have happened to you, we suggest that you run a malware scanner on your system to identify all possibly harmful applications, but first, you need to delete Under-Cover.info from your browsers to get it out of the way.
This search engine looks very simple. We have seen all kinds lately; ones that have a fake toolbar at the top hosting a number of quick-links to third-party sites and ones that offer several easy-access thumbnail links as well. This infection however only offers you a search box. In all fairness, we also have to mention that there is actually a button below the search box that claims to set this search engine as your default search engine, but we have found that this does not really work. But we would not advise you to make this search engine your default anyway. In fact, this malware most likely sets itself as your default whether you like it or not. The problem is that this search engine is unreliable as cyber crooks may exploit it and inject harmful advertisements and links into the search results pages. Speaking of which, it seems that this search engine at least uses its own engine instead of redirecting you to a third-party page. However, if you happen to click on unreliable ads or links, you could easily open new tabs or windows with malicious content as well as drop an infection or a bundle onto your machine. This is why we say that you should remove Under-Cover.info right away.
Fortunately, it is not too complicated to eliminate this annoying search engine. If you reset all the infected browsers, this infection should disappear as quickly as it crawled onto your system. Please use our instructions below if you do not feel confident about the necessary steps. As you may realize, there has to be something done about your system security if you do not want to spend more time chasing malware infections and risk damaging your stored data and files in the next attack. Therefore, we suggest that you think about employing a professional malware removal application, such as SpyHunter or any other tool of your choice that suits you most.
Remove Under-Cover.info from browsers
- Press Alt+F and select Settings.
- Scroll down and click Show advanced settings.
- Scroll down and click Reset settings.
- Click Reset.
- Press Alt+H and choose Troubleshooting Information.
- Click Refresh Firefox.
- In the confirmation window, click Refresh Firefox again.
- Press Finish.
- Press Alt+T and select Internet Options.
- Click Reset on the Advanced tab.
- Select the Delete personal settings checkbox.
- Press Reset and press Close.
In non-techie terms:
Under-Cover.info is a useless and potentially unreliable addition to your browsers. This search engine page can show up in your popular browsers, including Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox. Since this infection can infiltrate your system in questionable ways, it is quite possible that this is not the only malware threat on board right now. This search engine can collect information about you and present you with modified search results. Our researchers say that this infection mostly spreads in the USA but the Internet has no real boundaries, so it may show up anywhere else, too. If you want to keep your computer clean, we suggest that you remove Under-Cover.info as soon as possible along with any other infections you may find. For best results in protecting your PC, we advise you to use a professional anti-malware program.