Tika-search.com is a suspicious search engine closely linked to PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) that take the form of Web browser toolbars, extensions or add-ons designed to expose affected PC users to advertising and generate marketing revenue at the expense of affected PC users. Components linked to Tika-search.com may cause many irritating symptoms and various issues on the affected computer. Because to this, security researchers strongly advise affected PC users to remove any browser toolbars on their computer that may be linked to Tika-search.com in some way. Tika-search.com redirects and other Tika-search.com-related issues should be regarded as symptoms of a possible problem on the affected computer.
Issues Linked to Tika-search.com
There have been many issues linked to Tika-search.com. Among these are included the following:
- Browser toolbars linked to Tika-search.com may cause redirects. This means that affected victims trying to access unrelated websites or Web pages are forced to visit Tika-search.com instead. Tika-search.com redirects may happen after someone tries to use a legitimate search engine on the affected Web browser. When this occurs, the PUP will force the victim to visit Tika-search.com, trying to trick inexperienced victims into carrying out their search again using this low-quality search engine.
- Browser toolbars linked to Tika-search.com has been known to change the affected Web browser's preferences. Common changes linked to Tika-search.com include unauthorized altering of the victim's homepage to Tika-search.com, decreasing the affected Web browser's security settings and establishing the Tika-search.com website as the affected Web browser's default search page.
- Tika-search.com may also show up in pop-up windows. Browser toolbars linked to Tika-search.com may cause a variety of pop-ups, including error messages, advertisements and the Tika-search.com Web page itself.
- Browser toolbars linked to Tika-search.com may cause performance issues on the affected computer. Affected victims have reported that PUPs linked to Tika-search.com may cause a Web browser to slow down and freeze frequently. Many of these issues may show up as supposed Internet connectivity issues, such as Web pages taking too long to load.
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