Search.certified-toolbar.com may try to create an image that it's a legitimate website, which was designed to help users with their search sessions on the Internet. However, many security experts have started to categorize it as browser hijacker and a potentially unwanted program. It seems that the main reason why they are doing so is its behavior. Beware that this search engine may hijack all of your web browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc.) right after infiltrating your computer. In addition, it may try to initiate continuous redirects to predetermined websites that are typically trying to increase their page rank or sales. Beware that after getting inside the system, this hijacker virus may also try to change your start page and the default search engine. It is capable of altering all of web browsers, so you may find Search.certified-toolbar.com on each of your engines, like Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. If you have been performing your search sessions with the help of Search.certified-toolbar.com or similar search engines, there is one reason that should make you concerned. Beware that this site may show you altered search results that may trick you into visiting unknown websites.
Besides, it can easily make you to install its toolbar (Certified Toolbar), which is also capable of showing altered search results. Finally, just like other search engines, this application may start tracking your browsing habits. Typically, it collects search terms, mostly visited websites, data that is added when visiting each of user's favorite sites and so on. Typically, this information is considered as personally non-identifiable. However, it may be used for unfair marketing companies and similar aims. That's why we would like to recommend you to avoid Search.certified-toolbar.com. It is has showed up on your computer without your approval, you should use a guide below or scan your computer with SpyHunter. This will help you to get rid of all potentially unwanted programs, like browser hijackers, adwares and similar intruders.
The browser hijacker, which is connected to Search.certified-toolbar.com website, is spread using spam e-mail attachments, freeware or shareware programs, so you should avoid visiting unofficial websites and downloading programs from them. As soon as it gets inside the PC, it alters system settings and causes redirections on any browser you use. So, no matter which search engine you open, Bing, Google, Yahoo or other, search results will be redirected to Search.certified-toolbar.com or other trustworthy-looking domain. This virus may slow the system down, display unwanted pop-up ads and commercial messages. Besides, it may lead you to hacked sites that spread unwanted programs or even malware. While this website is not infected by itself, we do not recommend ignoring Search.certified-toolbar.com redirections.
To stop all this havoc, which was initiated by Certified toolbar, you should follow a guide below and fix your computer. We recommend you to select automatic removal method, but you can also use a manual removal guide that is given down below:
You can remove Search.certified-toolbar.com automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.
If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.
Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Search.certified-toolbar.com or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.
Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.
After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of Search.certified-toolbar.com registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: SpyHunter, STOPzilla or Malwarebytes Anti Malware.
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Information added: 07/31/15 05:02;
information updated: 07/31/15 05:02