There have been a number of complaints from computer users indicating that their computer is forcing them to visit a low quality search engine repeatedly. This search engine has the URL dts.search-results.com and uses a design that is a knock-off of Google's characteristic design on a white background. However, dts.search-results.com's search results are far from the quality one can expect from Google and other legitimate search engines. This is because dts.search-results.com is designed to display search results that are, in large part, covered with sponsored links.
The Main Problem Concerning Dts.search-results.com Redirects
If the problem with dts.search-results.com is that this website displays unreliable search results, then the solution would be obvious: simply stop visiting dts.search-results.com and use one of the many reputable search engines instead. However, most computer users do not have this option. This is because dts.search-results.com is usually associated with a browser hijacker. This is a kind of malicious application that makes changes to the victim's computer that forces the computer user to visit dts.search-results.com repeatedly. For example, browser hijackers associated with dts.search-results.com will typically change the victim's homepage to dts.search-results.com, meaning that dts.search-results.com will pop up on the victim's web browser as soon as it is launched. Dts.search-results.com will also cause browser redirects, forcing the computer user to visit dts.search-results.com when he/she clicks on a link, attempts to execute an online search or enters an URL into the address bar.
Most computer users having problems with browser hijackers will typically have become infected after downloading a freeware application. Typically, scammers will bundle browser hijackers and other unwanted programs with freeware applications. Although, sometimes, it is possible to opt out of installing these unwanted add-ons, careless installation procedures typically result in a browser hijacker on the victim's computer. It is important to note that these kinds of infections can come from even reputable freeware programs that are widely used. Because of this, software should be downloaded directly from the manufacturer and custom installation should be chosen to ensure that no unwanted applications are being installed.
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Security Doesn't Let You Download SpyHunter or Access the Internet?Solutions: Your computer may have malware hiding in memory that prevents any program, including SpyHunter, from executing on your computer. Follow to download SpyHunter and gain access to the Internet:
- Use an alternative browser. Malware may disable your browser. If you're using IE, for example, and having problems downloading SpyHunter, you should open Firefox, Chrome or Safari browser instead.
- Use a removable media. Download SpyHunter on another clean computer, burn it to a USB flash drive, DVD/CD, or any preferred removable media, then install it on your infected computer and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
- Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in "Safe Mode with Networking" and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
- 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.
This article is provided "as is" and to be used for educational information purposes only. By following any instructions on this article, you agree to be bound by the disclaimer. We make no guarantees that this article will help you completely remove the malware threats on your PC. Spyware changes regularly; therefore, it is difficult to fully clean an infected machine through manual means.