I wrote this article to help you remove Detailexplore.com. This Detailexplore.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Detailexplore.com is an alternative search engine. The platform provides a search list of suggestions. The list encompasses the most commonly searched topics, with specific keywords for each category. Detailexplore.com has a traditional design scheme and a convenient user interface. The website looks like a reliable search provider which could be of help to find useful information. This is not the case, though. Research has shown that Detailexplore.com is connected to a browser hijacker. The insidious program exploits the domain, making it a pawn of its malicious agenda.
What makes the hijacker behind Detailexplore.com dangerous?
The Detailexplore.com hijacker has been created to raise revenue. The clandestine program fulfills its purpose in a couple of ways. The first method we will address is advertising. This is the predominant monetizing technique. The Detailexplore.com hijacker supports the content of third party websites in exchange for commissions. The malevolent program changes the settings of the web browser without authorization. Your homepage and default search engine will be reset to Detailexplore.com. This will have a reflection on your search results. This engine supports third party content. It returns sponsored results. Their reliability is not confirmed or accounted for. Browsing the web will be dangerous while the Detailexplore.com hijacker is active on your system.
The most effective way of supporting third party content is by displaying ads. The Detailexplore.com hijacker generates advertisements on a constant basis. They promote bargain offers for a wide variety of items, including garments, furniture, accessories, decorations, technological devices, games, sports gear, gardening equipment and others. The Detailexplore.com hijacker displays various kinds of ads, like pop-ups, pop-unders, in-text links, banners, freebies, coupon boxes, inline, comparison, floating, contextual, transitional, interstitial and full-page ads. You may find interest in the proposed deals, but keep in mind that the ads redirect to third party platforms. The hijacker does not run security scans to protect users from potential infections.
The other risk the Detailexplore.com hijacker exposes users to is data theft. The secluded program is set to monitor your browsing sessions and gather information on you. The hijacker can record your IP address, email, geographic location, browsing history, tracking cookies, keystrokes, login credentials and the details you have entered into your online accounts. The proprietors of the shady program can trade users’ input without asking for their permission or notifying them. The people who acquire your data can use it as they see fit. There is a chance for them to be cyber criminals.
How did the Detailexplore.com hijacker penetrate my computer?
The Detailexplore.com hijacker has adopted a couple of propagation vectors. The preferred pattern is bundling. The covert software hitches a ride with another program and tries to get installed in parallel with it. The hijacker will be offered with the main program as a bonus. You can prevent the unwanted software from getting installed. The option for it will be listed in the terms and conditions. Make sure you read the end user license agreement (EULA) of the tools you intend to add to your system. Check for extra programs and deselect them. They could be unsafe.
The other host for the Detailexplore.com hijacker are spam emails. A spammer can attach the sinister program to a text document, an image, an archive, a zipped folder or another file. He could introduce himself as an associate to a given company or entity to give the message legitimacy. Before accessing an attachment or following instructions from an email, check the contacts to confirm that it is reliable.
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Please, follow the steps precisely to remove Detailexplore.com from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.
Remove From Chrome:
Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove Detailexplore.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.