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 because of its continuous redirections to unwanted websites. After getting inside the system, this hijacker virus changes DNS settings and hijacks all popular browsers, like Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. As a result, every search session is finished on Search.certified-toolbar.com or other search-related website that offers its services. Besides, it can easily alter homepage settings, install its toolbar (Certified Toolbar) and start tracking your browsing habits. This information is important for marketing companies that even pay the money for getting it. As you can see, Search.certified-toolbar.com should be avoided because it may lead you to various problems.
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 change your computer's settings back to normal. For that, follow these steps:
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.
Uninstall Search.certified-toolbar.com and related programs
If you are Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.
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.
Remove Search.certified-toolbar.com from Windows shortcuts
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.
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Information added: 09/11/14 04:53;
information updated: 09/11/14 04:53