Tavanero.info is a bogus search engine that is associated with a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program). Tavanero.info attempts to mimic the look and feel of the Google search engine to mislead computer users. Tavanero.info uses the Google logo colors in its layout and even includes the term 'GoogleTM Custom Search,' despite the fact that Tavanero.info has no affiliations with Google. Tavanero.info should be considered for what it is, a bogus search engine that may be used to expose computer users to potentially harmful online advertisements and content. There is no legitimate connection between Tavanero.info and Google, despite this fake search engine's claims.
The Activities of Tavanero.info and Its Associated PUP
Tavanero.info is linked to a type of PUP known as a browser hijacker, mainly because these components may be used to hijack the computer users' Web browser to force them to visit certain Web pages or display certain content. When this PUP is installed on the affected computer, the computer user's default homepage and search engine may be changed automatically. The affected Web browser will redirect the computer user to websites against their will constantly, including the Tavanero.info website itself. Apart from this, the affected Web browser's settings also may be changed. This PUP may cause the affected Web browser's homepage to change to Tavanero.info automatically, as well as adding Tavanero.info as the affected Web browser's default search engine. Tavanero.info also may display numerous advertisements of various types constantly, including pop-up advertisements, links inserted into text on websites viewed on the affected Web browser, and unwanted banner advertisements inserted into the computer user's Web browser.
Tavanero.info may Represent a Threat to Online Security
Apart from the intrusive advertisements, Tavanero.info also may represent a threat to online security. One of the things that the PUP installed may do is keep track of the computer user's online browsing habits and history, as well as the affected computer and Web browser's settings. This information is sent to a third party for use in advertising and marketing. Tavanero.info may be associated with components installed automatically, designed to track your online activities. Searches carried out on the Tavanero.info fake search engine may result in additional problems on the affected computer, as well as potentially compromise your search history and other information.
Dealing with Tavanero.info and Its Associated PUPs
Tavanero.info is the kind of search engine that should not be kept on an affected computer. Its removal may require that the computer users uninstall Tavanero.info's associated PUP using the Windows Control Panel. It also may be necessary to revert the affected Web browser's settings to ensure that Tavanero.info is no longer the affected Web browser's homepage and default search engine. Since Tavanero.info advertisements and related fake search results may be linked to possibly harmful online websites, PC security researchers strongly advise that computer users use a fully updated security program to perform a complete scan of the affected computer.
Future issues related to Tavanero.info and similar fake search engines associated with PUPs can be prevented by taking care when installing any new software. The most common way in which PUPs associated with Tavanero.info are distributed is by bundling them with other software. When computer users install a new program downloaded from the Web, it may be bundled with Tavanero.info's associated PUP or similar unwanted content. Computer users can prevent the installation of these bundled components by paying special attention when installing any new software. PC security analysts recommend that computer users read through every step of the installation process when installing new software carefully and that they use 'Custom' or 'Advanced' installation options whenever they are available.
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