Search.skilledconfig.com

Search.skilledconfig.com Description

Search.skilledconfig.com had gained the classification of a browser hijacker that redirects users through a fake search engine with the same name. Users affected by this Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) will notice that an unknown browser extension has been installed on their computers without their notice. Tools like this one usually spread around through a method known as 'bundling.' This notorious tactic includes bundling optional installs, usually undesired applications and PUPs, within the other popular programs' installation package. Browser hijackers also can infect devices through unsafe advertisements.

The main symptom that Search.skilledconfig.com has affected your device is that your default search engine has been replaced withSearch.skilledconfig.com, which is a fake search tool as it cannot generate any unique results on its own. Instead, its purpose is to redirect users to sponsored third-party pages and, thus, make advertising revenues for the cybercriminals who operate the hijacker. In the end, Search.skilledconfig.compresents a result page that is derived from a legit search engine, like Yahoo or Bing, yet often injected again with sponsored or irrelevant links.

To remove Search.skilledconfig.com from your computer, try locating the browser extension and deleting it. In many cases, though, the removal process of PUPs can be complicated as they drop many hidden files in different places. Therefore, inexperienced users should opt for an automatic malware removal tool.

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