Findgala.com can refer to either the malicious Findgala.com website or to the browser-hijacking infection that redirects you to Findgala.com. Although the Findgala.com website pretends to be a great search engine, our SpywareRemove.com researchers have discovered that Findgala.com is just another affiliate-driven scam that provides inaccurate and potentially dangerous search results. The Findgala.com hijacker alters Windows settings to redirect you to Findgala.com whenever you try to use a different search engine, and is a threat to all Windows-compatible browsers. Since many Findgala.com attacks are linked to rogue software infections, you should use a good anti-malware application to delete Findgala.com hijackers and related infections.
Tracking Down Findgala.com’s Rogue Software Friends
As if being linked to a browser hijacker wasn’t bad enough for the Findgala.com search engine’s reputation, Findgala.com also has close ties to fake security programs. Our SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have spotted Findgala.com hijackers bundled with My Security Engine, Security Master AV, Security Antivirus, Virus Doctor and other members of this Russian group of rogue anti-spyware programs. This group of rogue applications has also been found to show backdoor Trojan capabilities, so the appearance of either Findgala.com hijackers or a rogue program from the above family should be considered an extreme danger to your PC security.
Whether or not your Findgala.com infection is riding along the back of a rogue security application infection, being infected with Findgala.com hijackers will tend to show in certain signs that can be easily seen whenever you use your web browser.
Findgala.com browser hijackers will redirect you to Findgala.com whenever you try to use another search engine. This can include when you click on a search result link, when you try to start a search or even when you try to navigate to a search engine’s web address. So far, Findgala.com has shown a certain amount of restraint and will refrain it from trying to hijack your browser at other times. However, our research team hastens to note that this doesn’t make Findgala.com any less dangerous, especially since Findgala.com hijackers alter the Windows Hosts file to accomplish these attacks.
Putting Your Browser Back on the Path Away from Findgala.com
Any visit to Findgala.com can result in drive-by-download attacks that install additional infections on your computer, and since this is difficult to avoid while Findgala.com’s hijacker is at work, your first goal should be to turn off the Findgala.com browser hijacker. Most victims of browser hijacks prefer to use Safe Mode for this purpose, since Safe Mode can be readily-accessed in any Windows computer. However, our SpywareRemove.com researchers note that other options, such as rebooting from a CD or using a separate OS, are also available.
After you’ve stopped all malware from running, you can remove Findgala.com hijackers and any other harmful programs with suitable anti-virus software. You may still need to undo some setting changes after you’ve removed Findgala.com to get your browser and Internet settings back to normal. Manual deletion of Findgala.com infections will often result in other harmful components being left behind, so you should avoid that solution unless there’s no way to access appropriate security software
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Posted: July 20, 2011 | By SpywareRemove
Threat Level: 5/10
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