The G-search.pro portal is advertised as a viable alternative to giants like Google, Bing and Yahoo. Considering the security breaches at Yahoo in 2016 and the start of 2017 that affected hundreds of thousands of users, it is understandable that some users may be willing to explore what G-search.pro offers regarding functionality. The G-search.pro portal does not provide the SSL/TLS encryption and lacks a valid digital certificate. There are no links to popular services like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and PayPal on G-search.pro. In reality, G-search.pro functions very similarly to Secure-finder.org and Web-start.org. These portals act as redirect-gateways to Plusnetwork.com. All of the sites mentioned before are associated with cases of browser hijacking, and G-search.pro is not an exception. We have received reports that users load G-search.pro as their start page, new tab page and search provider by default.
The behavior of your browser may be caused by a browser add-on associated with G-search.pro, which may change the configuration of your Internet client. There is evidence on G-search.pro suggesting that the browser hijacker may modify Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. It is possible that there is a version adapted to Internet Explorer and Opera. PC users that input keywords on G-search.pro and click the 'Search' button below the search bar are likely to trigger a security alert. We have seen that filtering services like Google Safebrowsing and Mozilla Phishing present users with a warning that the redirects at G-search.pro lead users to compromised pages and untrusted locations on the Internet. Other filtering services may blacklist Plusnetwork.com and G-search.pro, and computer security experts do not recommend browsing these pages. Loading content related to G-search.pro may include riskware and corrupted versions of legitimate software. You may want to install a reliable anti-malware tool that can delete the G-search browser hijacker and block insecure connections to phishing pages.