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Articles about removing unwanted and malicious toolbar and hijackers and resetting your browser settings. Instructions for Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari, Opera.

How to remove GoSearch9 (Mac)

GoSearch9 is a browser hijacker that targets Mac-based systems. It creeps into browser settings to impose unwanted content. Whenever users enter a search query, the engine starts acting weird - it redirects people to suspicious or even dangerous pages. There are certain indications, that GoSearch9 app is related to www.gosearch.me. Besides everything mentioned, browser hijackers can gather personal data (e.g. passwords, IP-addresses, geolocations, etc.) and sell it to cybercriminals. Also, most users report that it keeps coming back even after complete removal. This is because GoSearch9 adds certain values that are hard-to-delete manually. You should use advanced anti-malware software to combat GoSearch9 forever. Find full instructions to get rid of the stubborn program down below.

How to remove Thetabs.net

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Thetabs.net is a browser-based infection that hijacks settings to bring up some visual changes. The affected changes include a new search engine and widgets meant to help you alongside browsing. Browser hijackers cannot be treated seriously, because they redirect user's queries through legitimate engines like Yahoo, Google, Bing, and other reputable ones. Moreover, such infections can fly you through the chain of unwanted content imposing to click or download something. Thetabs.net may appear due to extensions supported by desktop apps. The one reported by users is called T-rex dino run. Most users are unable to get rid of stubborn apps because it requires multi-step removal. We have gathered a list of solutions that will help you delete Thetabs.net from your computer in the article below.

How to remove Searchsio (portal.searchsio.com)

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As developers say, Searchsio is meant to improve the browsing experience, however, it has been categorized as a browser hijacker. Once installed, it instantly modifies the browser settings by changing the search engine to feed.searchsio.com or portal.searchsio.com and the appearance of the homepage as well. However, instead of bringing promised value, it secretly spies on users' data that can be therefore transferred to third-parties for revenue purposes. The assigned search engine is fake and redirects search queries to legitimate Yahoo.com. This is another testament that Searchsio is meant to extort money under the veil of ostensibly useful features. Besides that, browser hijackers are known for promoting malicious advertisements, banners, and coupons that diminish the entire browsing and put your privacy under severe risk.

How to remove My Package Tracer

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Classified as a browser hijacker, My Package Tracer is an extension that gets installed in your browser without consent. It affects certain settings to acquire control over your homepage and other segments. For example, My Package Tracer alters your homepage address to http://www.packagetracer.com adding some "useful" widgets. Indeed, quick access to popular platforms like Youtube and other services can alleviate your experience significantly. However, not many know that using these capabilities can endanger your privacy. This is because browser hijackers manage recorded journals that contain previously entered/saved passwords, IP-addresses, geolocations, and browser history. This, therefore, can lead to potential identity threat. To prevent this, you have to eliminate My Package Traces from your PC following the steps below.

How to remove Search.scalableunit.com (Mac)

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Search.scalableunit.com is an obtrusive search engine added by a potentially unwanted program classified as a browser hijacker. Programs of such type access browser settings to activate data-tracking abilities. They gather data entered during the session like passwords, IP-addresses, geolocations, and other sensitive information that could be valued around swindlers. Moreover, Search.scalableunit.com and similar clones redirect user's queries through legitimate services (e.g. Yahoo, Google, Bing, etc.). It means that browser hijackers generate no unique results that could outrace other engines. Therefore, it has to be removed from your Mac to prevent any confidential leaks and privacy threats.

How to remove Search.connectedtask.com (Mac)

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Developed for Mac, Search.connectedtask.com is an intrusive search engine that hijacks your browser and changes your homepage. It may also add a couple of widgets and fast links to access the most popular platforms. Such apps are supposedly meant to improve the browsing experience by generating smarter results. Woefully, this is not true because Search.connectedtask.com channels search queries through legitimate Yahoo.com. These characteristics make Search.connectedtask.com categorized as a browser hijacker, which is a Potentially Unwanted Program designed to harvest financial gain on inexperienced users. As long as browser hijackers have data-tracking capabilities, they can record sensitive data and send it to third-parties figures. Search.connectedtask.com can tickle your nerves a little bit because it is hard to remove without professional help. You can follow our guide below to get rid of it without leftovers.