Popular123.com is a browser hijacker advertising a questionable search engine. It will hijack your browser if you allow it to install. It is oftentimes attached to freeware as an additional item that the users can choose to install if they want to. They are set to install automatically if they go unnoticed by the user, which is why browser hijackers spread so widely. They are relatively harmless and are considered to be low-level threats but they can expose you to dangerous content if you are not careful. Your browser’s settings will be changes and you will be redirected to sponsored pages so that it can generate income. You may be led to infected sites where you could pick up malware by accident. In order to avoid unfavorable scenarios, we suggest you uninstall Popular123.com.
Browser hijackers, along with adware and other potentially unwanted programs, are distributed along with free software. When you obtain software from the Internet, read all the information provided during the installation carefully. It should disclose if there is anything added to it. A lot of users are stuck with having to delete Popular123.com or similar because they did not bother to read about what they were about to install. If available, always use Advanced (Custom) settings. You will be able to deselect what has been added, thus preventing bundled items from installing.
Popular123.com will take over your browsers, no matter which one you use, be it Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. It will make changes to it and set itself as your homepage, new tabs and search engine. When you notice this unwanted modification, you will most likely try to change the settings back but will be unable to do it unless you uninstall Popular123.com first. You will be presented with a search engine that provides results via Google Custom search. Essentially, you will be given results leading to sponsored pages. These redirects occur because a browser hijacker aims to generate traffic for sponsored pages, which basically means it makes money for those sites by leading you to them. You will encounter all kinds of sites that have little to do with what you were searching for. You might even be led to dangerous sites where malware could be waiting for you. If you want to protect your computer, remove Popular123.com.
A simple removal tool for Popular123.com virus:
Popular123.com virus removal instructions
First, install GridinSoft Trojan Killer Portable on your computer.
Open the program and choose the type of scan you want to run (Recommended Full):
Wait a few minutes until scanning process is over:
Click on “Cure PC!” button to delete Popular123.com virus:
STEP 4 (Optional)
Use the reset browser settings tool of Trojan Killer Portable. The video below will show you how to remove browser infection completely.
This video will show you how to remove Popular123.com virus easily from your computer:
We hope this simple removal guide and our tool helped you to deal with Popular123.com virus and removed it completely from your computer. If it didn’t, or if you have any questions you can leave a comment below, or contact our Support team.