• How to remove Greenet.xyz Browser Hijacker

    How to remove Greenet.xyz Browser Hijacker

    How to remove Greenet.xyz browser hijacker

     

    What is Greenet.xyz:

    Threat Classification: Browser Hijacker

    Greenet.xyz a.k.a. UPortal is a bogus and deceptive Internet search engine, that is developed by the ESOffers Network Co., and is most often distributed in bundles with some other freeware products, where they (browser hijackers) stay hidden in the Advanced or Custom section of the bundle’s installer until the actual installation takes place. Our malware researchers warned us that, even though the Greenet.xyz appears a regular & legit web search engine, they performed some tests & experiments and concluded that the Greenet.xyz (UPortal) is a very dangerous Browser Hijacker and/or Search Redirect virus, that was designed & build with a single purpose in mind – to make money for its developers/owners, by driving as much traffic as possible to certain websites, part of some affiliate programs or sponsored links. Our malware research team concluded that the Greenet.xyz is a dangerous browser hijacker/search redirector, capable of modifying web browser settings without users consent or other permission. Furthermore, once the Greenet.xyz browser hijacker gets active, it modifies the browser’s settings and windows settings, making the recovery nearly impossible. The Greenet.xyz browser hijacker virus is distributed mainly by the pay-per-install software bundles, which are usually installed, because they claim to provide some other popular freeware product, but these software bundles are full of adware, spyware, fake antivirus and/or rogue optimization tools, which are often installed using silent or stealth installation method (they are hidden in the Express or Custom section of the software bundle installer). Our malware researchers & security experts strongly recommends you to avoid any search results or suggestions by Greenet.xyz, because these are compromised and could make your web browser begin using Greenet.xyz as your homepage or startpage, default search engine and/or as a default URL for all of your New Tabs. Please keep in mind – once activated, the Greenet.xyz will get your browsing habits, because it starts collecting various private browsing information from your browser. We recommend you to remove Greenet.xyz as soon as possible, by performing a full system scan using the award-winning anti-malware suite called SpyHunter 4. Greenet.xyz hijacker works with all the popular web browsers like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. [Read More…]