Computer users visiting Pageset.com will be greeted with what appears to be a common start-up page and search engine design with large, Web 2.0 icons for common online destinations. These icons seem to imply that Pageset.com is somehow associated with websites like Yahoo, YouTube, Facebook, Hotmail, Netflix and Amazon. Pageset.com is associated with browser hijacking Trojan components that take over the victim’s computer and force the victim’s web browser to visit Pageset.com repeatedly. Most of the time, Pageset.com redirects will not appear alone; the victim will probably also be directed to additional low-quality search engines. It is important to remove browser hijackers from a compromised computer because these browser redirects expose your computer to other, more dangerous malware that may steal your private information, including highly sensitive data such as online banking passwords or credit card numbers.
Redirects to the Pageset.com website will typically occur after the victim tries to carry out a search on a real search engine. ESG security researchers have observed that after a search is carried out on Google, Bing or Yahoo, browser hijacker associated with Pageset.com will change the links in the results so that they lead the victim to Pageset.com instead of the site related to that search result. Computer users may also notice that their default search engine will have been changed to Pageset.com and that when they open their web browser, their homepage may have been changed to Pageset.com without their authorization. Browser hijackers linked to Pageset.com may also end up on your computer to run slowly and become unstable, crashing frequently and displaying numerous suspicious error messages.
How Can You Detect Malware Related to Pageset.com?