PrimoSearch.com, much like similar fake search engines BlueSeek.com and Kwanzy.com, is a website designed specifically to generate advertisement revenue and distribute malware. Disguised as a search engine, PrimoSearch.com is actually a website designed to deliver advertisements. Any searches carried out on this bogus search engine will result in links to websites containing malware, unsafe content, or nothing but advertisements. In fact, the results on the PrimoSearch.com fake search engine can be considered spam, since they are in no way useful and are actually driven by shady companies that pay the criminals behind the PrimoSearch.com bogus search engine for this service. If you have visited PrimoSearch.com for any reason, chances are that you have been exposed to malicious content. This is why ESG security researchers recommend that you scan your computer for possible malware infections after visiting this malicious website. If you find that your Internet browser is forcing you to visit PrimoSearch.com frequently, this is a categorical sign of a harmful malware infection. In that case, our malware analysts recommend starting up your computer in Safe Mode and using a reliable anti-malware program to search for any malware on your system and destroy it completely.
The Real Danger Behind the Bogus Search Engine PrimoSearch.com
In fact, the PrimoSearch.com website is not particularly dangerous in itself. However, ESG security researchers consider that PrimoSearch.com is extremely dangerous because of the Trojans that are associated with PrimoSearch.com. Most computer users that visit PrimoSearch.com find that their computer forces them to go to the PrimoSearch.com website automatically. These are the browser-hijacking Trojans associated with the PrimoSearch.com website at work. The main browser hijacker associated with PrimoSearch.com is known as the Google Redirect Virus because of its propensity for messing with your Google search results. In fact, the Google Redirect Virus can alter the results on most of the most popular search engines (such as MSN, Google, Bing and Yahoo search) and is better known as a Trojan. While the PrimoSearch.com website is almost harmless, a Google Redirect Virus infection (almost invariably associated with this malicious website) is quite dangerous to your computer system. This Trojan makes potentially harmful changes to your system settings and to the Windows Registry, which allow PrimoSearch.com to alter the way your computer works and at the same time make your computer vulnerable to other malware infections. You should avoid becoming a victim of PrimoSearch.com-related malware; protect your computer with a reliable anti-malware program.
Type: Browser Hijackers
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PrimoSearch.com has typically the following processes in memory:
|%Documents and Settings%All UsersApplication Datamazuki.dll|
PrimoSearch.com creates the following files in the system:
|%Documents and Settings%All UsersApplication DataMicrosoftNetworkDownloaderqmgr1.dat|
|%Documents and Settings%All UsersApplication DataMicrosoftNetworkDownloaderqmgr0.dat|