Search.yourmapsnow.com or YourMapsNow is misleading browser hijacker, that replaces default search engine and homepage in Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox on Windows or Mac. Often, it is accompanied with browser extension or application called “Your Maps Now”. This add-on sneaks in browsers and takes control over main browser settings. Of course, it installs without user permission using the deceptive tactic. After installation, user search queries are redirected to query.yourmapsnow.com and then to search.yahoo.com. This allows the hijacker to collect private browser data and share it with advertising companies. The homepage also changes to Search.yourmapsnow.com and, besides search, provides quick links to main map resources such as Google Maps and Bing Maps. Page looks similar to normal search engine page, and some users don’t even see the difference until they start searching for something.
Ads and redirects from Laubeyrietechnology.com in Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are caused by installed browser extensions. As a result, users constantly see advertising blocks before and after Google search results. After clicking on links in this ads, they are redirected to the aforementioned domain. Currently, there is a list of certain add-ons, known to be the source of infection, however, malware developers may extend distribution by purchasing more and more Chrome and Firefox extensions projects. Ads and redirects appear soon after updating such e This is a dangerous and perfidious way of spreading the infection, as it hits unsuspecting owners of previously good and safe add-ons.
Search.playsearchnow.com and PlaySearchNow are, respectively, bothersome search hijacker and extension for Safari, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers running on Mac OS. PlaySearchNow is add-on, that installs in browsers, in the first place, and then captures search engine and homepage settings. Malware modifies them to search.playsearchnow.com, which looks characteristically for this type of threats. If users start using new engine, their searches will be redirected to Yahoo, Bing or some unknown third-party resource. The purpose of applications like this is to get revenue from advertising generated by people using this rogue search. Users should be aware, that along with search redirects, PlaySearchNow gets access to some browsing data, like history, cookies etc. This may this may have negative consequences for overall security of your Mac and privacy in the future.
Search.borderov.com is typical browser hijacker, that aims Safari, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers running on Mac OS. It is accompanied with Borderov browser extension, that starts to manage search and homepage settings after infection. Hijacker alters values of the settings and redirects users search queries to search.borderov.com and then to search.yahoo.com. The purpose of applications like this is to get revenue from advertising generated by people using this rogue search.
Search.genieo.com or Genieo virus is malicious Mac application, that is classified as adware and browser hijacker. Virus installs Genieo app and two extensions: Genieo and Omnibar. With help of this add-ons malware takes control over search settings and homepage in Safari, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. It modifies those settings to search.genieo.com. Also, Genieo will generate intrusive ads in these browsers, that will be marked like “Ads by Genieo”, “powered by Genieo”, “brought by Genieo”. Search.genieo.com hijacker is connected with Infospace advertising network.