According to ESG security researchers, the Allertsearch.net website is a dangerous bogus search engine that is closely associated with browser hijackers. Allertsearch.net is also linked to a malicious browser toolbar and to particularly disruptive Trojan infections. It is important to understand that Allertsearch.net will typically appear on your Browser if your computer is infected with a rootkit or Trojan. Because of this, any contact with the Allertsearch.net website can be considered a potential malware infection on your computer system. ESG security researchers strongly recommend executing a complete scan of your hard drives after any contact with the Allertsearch.net website, especially if this contact occurred through a forced browser redirect. In fact, even if your security software detects no intrusions, it is important to step in the event of any redirections to the Allertsearch.net bogus search engines. This dangerous website is often associated with a rootkit infection with the capacity to disable the victim's security software and hide malware on the infected computer system from detection.
If your PC is infected with malware related to the bogus search engine Allertsearch.net, it will typically display any of the symptoms listed below. Any of these symptoms should elicit a rapid response involving a legitimate, fully-updated anti-malware application:
- The main symptom of a malware infection related to Allertsearch.net is forced browser redirects to the Allertsearch.net web page and other similar websites. If the computer user enters a URL into the address bar, clicks on any button on the navigation bar, clicks on a link or carries out a search on a legitimate search engine these browser redirects can occur. In fact, this is a characteristic that is usually associated with Allertsearch.net; changing search results so that they will link to Allertsearch.net.
- Computers infected with malware related to Allertsearch.net will usually have their Browsers' homepages changed to Allertsearch.net. Malware associated with Allertsearch.net does not affect one single browser, since the infection goes much deeper than this. Reinstalling your browser does not help when it comes to an Allertsearch.net-related infection.
- One common symptom associated with Allertsearch.net's browser hijacker is extremely slow connection speed. If you find that your browser takes minutes loading websites and that the Allertsearch.net address is often displayed in the lower bar of your browser, this is a common sign of an Allertsearch.net-related infection.