The Search.fantastigames.com website is a low quality search engine. The Search.fantastigames.com web page contains a search box, four links to online games, chat and other common online destinations and a few other links. However, the majority of the Search.fantastigames.com website is blank. While ESG security researchers have not found anything particularly dangerous about Search.fantastigames.com itself, this low quality search engine is associated with browser hijackers. If you find that your web browser is directing you towards the Search.fantastigames.com website repeatedly, this is a symptom that your computer has been compromised, that it has been infected with what may be a severe Trojan or rootkit threat. ESG malware analysts strongly advise considering any browser redirects, including Search.fantastigames.com redirects, to be symptoms of a possible large-scale malware infection that may place your entire computer and your privacy in jeopardy.
One may think, with such great online search engines available like Google, Yahoo or MSN search, why would anyone want to carry out their online searches on such a poorly designed and implemented website like Search.fantastigames.com? The fact is, many times computer users do not have a choice. When it comes to online revenue, most websites generate revenue by providing computer users with useful, interesting, or fun content and services. This means that computer users will return to the website or will visit because they need these. However, online criminals skip this step. Instead, they create malware threats that are specifically designed to force computer users to visit a particular website repeatedly, inflating the website’s traffic and generating revenue illegally via advertising and sponsored links.
While a browser hijacker may take the form of a web browser toolbar that can be uninstalled in order to stop the redirects, a browser hijacker may also take the form of a rootkit or Trojan infection that infects the victim’s computer at a deeper level. In both cases, ESG security researchers strongly advise that computer users use a reliable anti-malware application to scan the infected computer. However, in the case of an infection by a rootkit infection, a precise anti-rootkit tool may be essential in order to remove malware from the infected computer and stop any Search.fantastigames.com redirects from occurring.
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