On the surface, Findtsee.com looks like a reliable website, a simple online search engine. However, ESG security researchers consider that the Findtsee.com website can be dangerous to a computer system. While Findtsee.com itself does not pose a real threat to a computer, ESG malware analysts have observed that criminals promote Findtsee.com with the help of extremely dangerous malware. Because of this, most computer users that have contact with the Findtsee.com website do so because their computer system is already infected with a variant of what is known as the ‘Google Redirect Virus‘, usually one of the components of a dangerous rootkit infection on the victim’s computer system. If you find that your web browser is taking you to the Findtsee.com website repeatedly (as well as to other low-level search engines against your will), it is important to scan your machine with a strong anti-malware program.
Criminals Use Dangerous Malware Infections to Promote Findtsee.com
The main concern with Findtsee.com is the fact that criminals use a rootkit infection in order to inflate its traffic artificially. This rootkit infection, usually a variant of the ZeroAccess or Sirefef rootkit, will take over the victim’s computer and make dangerous changes to the HOSTS file. This file determines how the computer processes IP addresses. By making these changes, the malware on the victim’s computer can make the victim’s web browser direct the victim to Findtsee.com and to numerous other domains that are set up for the express purpose of displaying advertisements. The main way in which these kinds of browser hijackers carry out their attack is by changing the results on an online search performed on a well-known search engine (such as Google or Bing). The browser hijacker changes the links so that they send the computer user to Findtsee.com instead of to the website corresponding to that link.
Dealing with a Findtsee.com-Related Malware Infection
The main problem with rootkit infections is that they will often reside on places in your hard drive that are not accessible to most security programs. Because of this, the use of a specialized rootkit-removal tool may be necessary in order to deal with a Findtsee.com-related malware infection. Most of the time, browser hijackers associated with Findtsee.com will be part of a multi-component malware infection. ESG malware analysts recommend running a full scan of your hard drives after removing the rootkit infection that is behind the Findtsee.com redirects.
How Can You Detect Malware Related to Findtsee.com?