You might think that it’s not dangerous, but in fact, there is a great chance to be infected with malware while being redirected to sponsored websites. Because, there is no guarantee that those sites are reliable and doesn’t contain malicious scripts that can be automatically executed, once user lands on the page. Also, the Urban Search might participate in black market and sell users’ personal information to third parties. As a result, user might get calls and e-mails from strange companies with weird propositions. Mostly, those will try to involve users into fraudulent campaigns. You should avoid those contacts and block them.
Urban-search.com will try to promote various sponsored products, websites and services, therefore, you might see an excessive amount of advertisements while browsing the Internet, especially while using urban-search.com as your search engine. Also, urban-search.com hijack will try to take control over your computer and will set itself as default home page and search engine. All of user’s attempts to remove the page will be unsuccessful. That’s because urban-search.com is not just a website, it also installs a malware on your pc and other helper programs that will prevent the malware removal. Most of the modern antivirus software cannot detect the malware threat and will easily let it to take control over your computer.
Urban-search.com uses the most popular among malware developers spreading technique called bundling. It is when the malware is bundled with freeware programs. Most of the times you can get bundled freeware on unofficial websites and torrent trackers. That’s why we strongly recommend avoid downloading programs from such places. However you can still prevent the installation of bundled programs during the installation. Simply select the advanced or custom installation option and uncheck the unwanted programs from being installed. Also, in the EULA you can always find mentions about additional products included in the bundle, therefore, it is strongly recommended to read it every time before the installation.
To remove the urban-search.com browser hijacker simply follow the removal instructions provided below. Also, we recommend to scan your computer with our automatic removal tool to detect and remove all of the malware that may be hiding on your pc. It is important to keep your computer clean of malware, because even one malicious program can download and install additional threats without your knowledge.
Symptoms of urban-search.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 urban-search.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 URBAN-SEARCH.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.