Search.opinteks.com is a malicious website, also known as browser hijacker that can appear in user’s web browser after the installation of some freeware program or virus attack. The website is developed by Opinteks, the developers who are widely promoting sponsored websites and products, also known as “Offers” or “Additional Softwares”. The EULA of the Search.opinteks.com hijack is clearly stating that by installing the program you agree to grant permission to any Opinteks Software to install any software and Approved Offers, including collateral software required to execute such software and/or approved offers, as determined by the relevant ISV. Also, user grants administrator rights to the hijacker and allows to install anything, modify system registry, configurations and browser settings. During use of Search.opinteks.com search engine the hijacker will present user with third party advertisements, even though, they take no responsibility for the content of these advertisements and the content of the websites where user will be redirected. We strongly recommend removing Search.opinteks.com redirect virus from your computer as soon as possible.
Search.opinteks.com is always mistakenly called a virus or redirect virus. Search.opinteks.com is a browser hijacker and it is quite different from the virus, however it doesn’t mean that it is legitimate program and can’t harm your computer. By being not a virus, Search.opinteks.com can easily get into computer without being detected by antivirus software. And once in the system it starts to perform its malicious activity, which is different from the common Trojans or viruses. The hijacker will perform various system registry modifications, network and browser settings will be also changed. Search.opinteks.com will try to protect itself from easy removal and assure that user can’t change the browser default home page and search engine to something else. Also Search.opinteks.com can create some tasks in Windows Task Manager in order to reinstall the program every time user boots computer. You will not be able to find Search.opinteks.com in the list of installed programs under control panel.
Usually Search.opinteks.com distributed on software and torrent portals, but also can be sent via spam email or installed on the user’s computer by other malware. Mostly, Search.opinteks.com is being wrapped together with various popular freeware programs such as pdf readers, pc optimizers and others. During the installation if user simply hit the next, next, install, without reading the EULA or selecting custom installation, the Search.opinteks.com hijacker will get into the system and it will be hard to remove it. Therefore, we strongly suggest take cautions during the installation of software from unofficial websites.
To completely remove Search.opinteks.com browser hijacker from your computer, please follow our comprehensive manual removal guide written below or simply download our automatic removal tool that will scan your computer for malware and remove all of it easily and quickly.
Symptoms of Search.opinteks.com infection on your computer can be: computer crashes, unusual homepage or search engine on your browser, unwanted pop-up ads and advertising banners. We recommend to download our automatic removal tool. This removal tool has been tested for Search.opinteks.com threat removal and it is easy to use.
After performing all of the steps above you should have all of your web browsers clean of the SEARCH.OPINTEKS.COM and other suspicious add-ons and extensions. However to complete the removal procedure we strongly advise to scan your computer with antivirus and anti-malware tools like SpyHunter, HitmanPro 32-bit, HitmanPro 64-bit or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Those programs might help to you find registry entries of malware and remove them safely.