Search engines including Google, Yahoo and MSN are created to help us find out more resources online. These search engines can show up as web sites or browser add-on tool-bars. Are you familiar with this Hola Search Engine? Why does your home page address keep changing to www.holasearch.com? Will online activities be affected by this unknown webpage? How does one stop the redirect issue while surfing online?
Hola Search Engine Introduction
Hola Search Engine is a browser search engine that’s attached with www.holasearch.com web site. We come across search engines every day when surfing online in order to find out interested or wanted resources. These search engines help us achieve what we want. However, there are search engines that are not very friendly to our computers at all. They can be associated with computer attackers and bring chaos on computers to annoy PC users a lot. Hola Search Engine is a member of this group. Because of the fact that it targets mostly at browsing applications and causes redirect problems, this HolaSearch can be categorized as a browser redirect virus.
Hola Search Engine, similar to Systemcare-antivirus.org redirect, can get itself installed without permission from PC owners. Even though a computer has been well protected by antivirus software, it can still be vulnerable to this HolaSearch Engine redirect. Why is that? Computer user is usually the reason. With antivirus programs on computers, PC users normally won’t watch out carefully when surfing online. They may accidentally view some hacked web sites or pornographic content online; they may also install “free” unknown programs which turn out to be malicious applications. Hola Search Engine can be bundled with all these and get itself installed when PC becomes vulnerable.
Once Hola Search Engine is on your browser, it will also change your home page address to www.holasearch.com domain automatically. You won’t be able to change it back easily because HolaSearch will steadily stay on the browser. By doing that, it’s leaving you with no choice but start online activities from its given search engine. However, HolaSearch Engine does not provide wanted information or resources but will redirect you to fishy web sites where constant ads could keep popping up and malicious programs may require you to install them constantly. But most importantly, this Hola Search Engine is put on a system to record the browsing histories of the owner. From these browsing records, hackers can benefit later on. In other words, you may be losing properties without knowing all because of this Hola Search Engine browser redirect. Thus, this unwanted HolaSearch engine should be removed for good.
Notice: It’s more than simply starting an antivirus scan in order to get rid of this Hola Search Engine. If you are not a computer literate and don’t have much knowledge in dealing with computer viruses, please contact YooSecurity Online PC Expert now for removal assistance and to save you and your computer from future troubles.
A Screen Shot of HolaSearch Redirect
Usually a browser redirect will only contain a search engine on its home page domain. Hola Search Engine is also the only thing that shows up on holasearch.com webpage. While it seems to provide you abundant resources from the internet, it’s actually associating with hacked or fishy sites. Also, as mentioned above, once you start online surfing from this special engine because you can’t log on other pages, you will experience constant redirect actions. Valuable info could even be collected and sent to remote PC attackers.
Step-by-step Manual Removal Guide
Unlike Trojan viruses which can be detected by antivirus applications when you run a scan, Hola Search Engine cannot be detected by them. Thus, we will need to figure out another way to do it. Below are some steps on how to get rid of this unwanted search engine manually. By doing it manually, one can guarantee a complete removal. However, this HolaSearch is very tricky and can change into different names as time goes by. Hence, you may not locate certain exact same files listed in the following. In other words, the following guide is just giving you a general concept on how to remove this Hola Search Engine manually.
Step 1. Open Windows Task Manager to end processes related to Hola Search Engine redirect. To do that, press Ctrl+Shift+Esc keys at the same time to pull up Window Task Manager; go to Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to select related processes to end.
Step 2. Press Windows+R keys to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor. Delete files and registry entries in Registry Editor as below:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” [=]
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HolaSearch Engine Conclusion
Search engines are very common tools that we come across every day when surfing the internet. We search resources that we want through these tools since they provide lots of shortcuts to many online information. We can also say that all the resources are shared in one place because of the internet. However, computer hackers who usually benefit from attacking users’ computers have taken advantages of this fact and combined with many fake search engines that are in fact not friendly to browsing applications. Hola Search Engine can be put in this category. Even though this search engine looks no difference than others, it’s still not worth trusting. There are some rules that we can tell whether a search engine is real or not. First of all, the associating web site with this Hola Search Engine will forcibly become your new home page. You probably have been blocked out of most web sites but can only get on this holasearch.com site. By leaving you with no choice, this fishy search engine can get you to start online activities from its domain. Then you’ll be redirected to unwanted web sites and places where you may experience constant pop-up windows. While a browser redirect does all of these, a real search engine/ web site does not act the same way. Therefore, once you’ve realized that this Hola Search Engine is in fact a browser redirect, you should try to get rid of it as fast as you can.
Notice: Having difficulties on understanding the above manual removal processes? Still getting this Hola Search Engine popped up constantly? Contact YooSecurity Online Expert now to get help from experts. A complete removal is needed before one can go back to normal online surfing.
Published by Karen Lawrence & last updated on April 17, 2013 8:58 am