If you have noticed that your browser is hijacked by Tikotin Search,pseudo search engine, probably you want to get rid of it immediately. This post will assist you in successful removal. Here you will also find out how to avoid such problems in future. Read more.
Tikotin Search is a browser attacker which enters your computer without your permission, in a bundle with some freeware, but sometimes users believe that this program may provide them with the most reliable search results and install it by themselves. We aim to prevent you doing this. We will provide you with the true information about this program and disclose its real motives. It promotes advertisements, enhances web traffic of the sponsored web pages and increases sales. Technically, this application is not a virus. It is not as dangerous as Trojan or rootkit, it has no direct impact on your PC system, nevertheless, it can cause many inconveniences surfing the Web and make your PC vulnerable for serious virus attacks.
If enters your system, it changes some settings of your browser to display the advertisements of the sponsored web sites when you are on-line. It redirects you would prefer avoiding. Really, such redirects may be very dangerous for you, because usually such sites may be used as platforms to distribute serious computer infections. But, what the worse Tikotin Search may violate your privacy because of tracking all your on-line sessions. It may steal some important information (credit card numbers, passwords, the data from your browsing history, IP address, location etc) and transfer it to the third parties companies, including cyber criminals. The hackers may use these private details for quite malicious purposes.
If you want to avoid such problems in future, it is advised to be careful with any downloads. The occurrence of any pop-up windows may be caused by some nasty adware. They may secretly penetrate into your PC in a bundle with some other popular programs. It concerns especially freeware applications. Almost every of them contain some extras and the publishers do not adequately disclose this fact. Always thoroughly read the End User License Agreements (EULA) or Terms and Agreements before installing anything in order not to install such unwanted extras by default. Never hurry up, clicking the Next button. Carefully examine each downloading step and decline any unfamiliar installations.
Removal tool for Tikotin Search hijacker:
Automatic removal instructions:
- Scan your system with GridinSoft Trojan Killer and click on “Apply” at the end of scan.
- Shut down all your browsers.
- In Trojan Killer’s window click on “Tools” and select “Reset browser settings“:
- Specify all your browsers you want to be reset with the help of Trojan Killer, then click on Reset” button again:
- Restart your computer.