What is netmahal.com?
Netmahal.com is a browser hijacker or, in other words, redirect virus that is set to drive visitor’s traffic to affiliate websites. It’s main task is to promote third parties and their websites. Unfortunately, no one can guarantee that those websites are safe to visit. To begin with, it should be noted that you certainly do not need to download the plug-in yourself in order to use netmahal.com search because it may do that without asking for your consent. The plug-in may be attached to various download managers, PDF creators, media players, games, etc. and set by default, which means that you have to deselect it in order not to install as an ‘optional download’ along the freeware that you opt for installing.As soon as it is installed, your web browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer) may be hijacked by replacing your default start page, search provider and a new tab with netmahal.com. After initiating browser’s modifications, the hijacker gets the ability to provide users with the search results that it is set to display. Unfortunately, it’s very likely that they will be alleged, which means that they may contain various sponsored links and ads in priority. Try to avoid netmahal.com redirects, or in other words, do not click on any content that it delivers because you can not only be rerouted to unknown third-party websites, but some of them may even be unsafe.
In addition to that, bear in mind that this browser hijacker is also capable of tracking users, including you. It may install tracking cookies on each of your web browser and start collecting your search terms, most frequently visited websites, data entered in them, clicks, IP address, PC’s location, email address, etc. Thus, if you want to stay safe from appealing but deceptive advertisements and spam emails, it’s better that you keep such data for yourself only. In order to do that, you have to remove netmahal.com virus without any delay. The easiest and the most reliable way to do that is to run a full system scan with Reimage (Windows OS) or Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus (Mac OS X).
How can netmahal.com hijack my computer?
As the majority of browser plug-ins, netmahal.com spreads via other freewares and sharewares. It’s developers apply so-called ‘bundling’ distribution method, which is a stealthy way to spread third-party apps, such as netmahal.com or its clones, including 123rede.com, Top8844.com, Sweetim.com, etc. without asking fro direct users’ permission. Additional add-ons, plug-ins, toolbars, and extensions are attached to other free software and set by default. Consequently users who do not pay an appropriate amount of attention to freeware’s installation and tend to select Quick installation mode, end up with potentially unwanted programs without even realizing that. To prevent this from happening, always rely on Advanced or Custom installation and employ all your attentiveness to check the entire installation wizard and disagree with the installation of attachments. Have you recently failed to do so? Then do not waste your time and remove all suspicious programs with the help of this guide: