Do you know what Webdigger.net is?
Webdigger.net is not a search tool that can be trusted, so if you ever find it set on your browsers, and, as a consequence, you see this page opened the first thing after you launch your web browser, you should replace it with a reputable search provider as soon as possible. It did not take long for our researchers to notice that Webdigger.net shares similarities with StartSearch.info, Chromestart.info, and Coolsearch.info. Consequently, they needed only a few minutes to recognize that Webdigger.net is not fully reliable either. To be more specific, research conducted by them has clearly shown that this search tool is nothing more than a browser hijacker. It has been placed under this category because it usually changes browsers’ settings without permission after affecting users’ computers. It should be compatible with all popular browsers, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. If you have already found a new search tool set, remove it without consideration no matter that it does not look harmful. It is usually not very easy to delete browser hijackers fully because they are not ordinary applications and thus cannot be removed through Control Panel. Of course, there is an alternative way to get rid of them. Continue reading to find more about the manual Webdigger.net removal.
Webdigger.net is a browser hijacker that mainly spreads in Mexico, research conducted by our team of specialists has shown. Even though it is usually installed next to other programs on users’ computers and, because of this, they do not know anything about its entrance, they soon realize that they have a browser hijacker on their systems. Specifically speaking, they discover that all browsers’ settings have been altered. Webdigger.net should set itself as your homepage only, but do not be very surprised if you discover it set as your default search provider as well. According to specialists, Webdigger.net might also come as a redirect. That is, it might not be set on your browsers, but, instead, you might be redirected straight to it from another domain. Either way, do not use this search tool to perform web searches because it is not a reputable search provider for sure. Its main drawback is that it shows modified Google search results to users. At first glance, they do not differ from ordinary search results much, but you will definitely notice the difference if you ever click on any of these modified search results displayed to you. To be more specific, you will be taken to some kind of website that does not have what you are searching for. In the worst-case scenario, you might even end up on a malicious website. You can still prevent this from happening by deleting the browser hijacker from your system. The sooner you stop using Webdigger.net, the better.Webdigger.net screenshot
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We do not know how the Webdigger.net browser hijacker has slithered onto the system in your case, but it is not a secret how these infections are distributed. According to our researchers, they are mainly spread via software bundles. That is, they travel inside them together with other programs so that they could affect more computers unnoticed. It is usually enough to be more cautious during the installation of new software and uncheck a single checkbox to prevent the browser hijacker from entering the system, but it is, of course, easier to ensure the system’s maximum protection by simply enabling security software on the system. As long as it stays active, new malicious software could not slither onto your computer.
You should remove Webdigger.net if it has affected your browsers out of the blue. We do not think that you will find its entry in Control Panel, which means that you could not remove the browser hijacker from your system through Control Panel; however, you should be able to get rid of this infection without special software. Your one and only task is to reset affected browsers to default settings. Check our instructions provided below if you need some help with the Webdigger.net removal.
- Open Internet Explorer.
- Tap Alt+T.
- Click Internet Options.
- Click Advanced.
- Click Reset.
- Check the Delete personal settings box.
- Click Reset.
- Open Mozilla Firefox.
- Press Alt+H.
- Click Troubleshooting information.
- Click Refresh Firefox.
- Start Google Chrome.
- Tap Alt+F.
- Click Settings.
- Click Advanced at the bottom.
- Click Reset.
In non-techie terms:
Webdigger.net is not a reputable search provider. Instead, it is considered a browser hijacker because it often shows up on users’ web browsers without their knowledge. If you have discovered your browsers’ settings altered too, remove Webdigger.net right away and set another reputable search provider in its place. If you do not do as we say, i.e. continue using Webdigger.net as your default search provider, you might be presented with the so-called modified search results that will definitely not improve your searching experience and, in the worst-case scenario, might take you to dubious websites.