Wisersearch.com is a low quality search engine that may be associated with browser hijackers that are often bundled with freeware or shareware applications. Low quality search engines like Wisersearch.com may be bundled with browser hijackers as a way to trick inexperienced computer users into visiting these low quality search engines repeatedly and be exposed to advertising revenue and sponsored marketing links. This is common when visiting websites like Wisersearch.com because their supposed search results are little more than advertisements and a list of affiliate marketing links. Wisersearch.com is associated with an unwanted browser component typically referred to as a PUP, or Potentially Unwanted Program. PUPs are not nearly as damaging as most threats and may be uninstalled in a manner that is much easier than with Trojans. However, PUPs cause symptoms on affected computers that may be just as disruptive as more unwanted components. PUPs associated with Wisersearch.com may cause the following types of problems on affected computers:
- PUPs associated with Wisersearch.com may cause redirects, forcing the affected Web browser to visit Wisersearch.com repeatedly. This promotes Wisersearch.com, raising its page ranking and increasing its Web traffic.
- PUPs associated with Wisersearch.com may also track your browsing history and search habits. This information may be sold to marketers to perform market research and display advertisements on affected computers.
- Wisersearch.com redirects may be associated with pop-up advertisements and advertising links. These PUPs are used to fool inexperienced computer users into visiting websites associated with Wisersearch.com.
Abolishing Wisersearch.com and Its Associated PUPs
If you are experiencing pop-ups and redirects associated with Wisersearch.com, security analysts strongly recommend removing any PUP installed on your computer. These types of PUPs are often Web browser extensions or toolbars that may be uninstalled in the same way as most Web browser plug-ins. Once PUPs associated with Wisersearch.com are removed, security researchers advise scanning the affected computer with a fully updated anti-malware application to ensure that no files or components associated with Wisersearch.com remain on your machine.
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- IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.
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