Alakazee.com DescriptionType: Browser Hijackers
Alakazee.com is advertised as the best search engine for users in France, but it is not listed in the databases of Google, Yahoo and DMOZ.org. Alakazee.com is governed by a company named DEVELOPMENT MEDIA 73 and is registered to the 184.108.40.206 IP address, which is associated with several cases of browser hijacking. It comes as no surprise that the Alakazee.com portal is mentioned in reports of browser hijacking as well. Web surfers have indicated that Alakazee.com is presented as their homepage and new tab without them making changes to the browser. Security experts note that there may be a browser extension linked to Alakazee.com, which you installed with a freeware bundle using the 'Express' or 'Typical' option.
Usually, search services like Alakazee.com rely on partners to generate traffic and claim marketing revenue. In many cases, adware and browser hijacking software are responsible for redirecting users to less reputable pages where bad code may be hosted. Alakazee.com appears to provide search results from YouTube and Leboncoin.fr which seems is the primary partner of Alakazee.com. Many backlinks to Leboncoin.fr suggest that the Alakazee.com portal may be a redirect-gateway to products offered on leboncoin.fr. Computer users that shop online may have installed a shopping extension that is programmed to provide suggestions from Alakazee.com as well as Web results. You may want to revise your recently installed software and examine the parameters of the shortcuts for your Internet clients. Browser hijacking programs are known to add strings to the 'Target' section of .LNK files (shortcuts) in Windows. Examples of this behavior are browser hijackers linked to Yougoo.fr and Planet-surf.com, which are hosted on the same IP address as Alakazee.com. Fortunately, users can remove Potentially Unwanted Programs that cause discomfort by using a trustworthy anti-spyware application.
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