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Abuchak.net

Posted: June 4, 2012

Abuchak.net Screenshot 1Abuchak.net is another search engine site with a limited reputation on the web that's compensated by browser redirect attacks from browser hijackers. Reports of redirects to Abuchak.net were dominant in 2011, but SpywareRemove.com malware experts warn that browser-hijacking PC threats that are linked to Abuchak.net may still be in distribution at the time of this article's writing. Although Abuchak.net hasn't been found to include harmful content, Abuchak.net may inadvertently promote risky websites, and interaction with Abuchak.net's search features should always use a modicum of caution and safe web-browsing features. Although browser redirects to Abuchak.net have often been found to limit themselves to specific browsers (and, thus, be easily avoidable), it's still recommended for you to delete Abuchak.net-aligned PC threats as soon as you can launch a trusted anti-malware program, given the tendency for such software to be dangerous to your PC.

How Abuchak.net Dampens the Fervor of Firefox

Abuchak.net claims to be a Bing-powered search engine, but its reputation and Google-cloned template cause malware researchers to be skeptical of its capabilities. In and of itself, you needn't consider contact with Abuchak.net to be harmful to your computer, but it is recommended for you to scan your PC after any contact with unusual Abuchak.net-promoted sites to guarantee the overall security of your web-browsing experience. These minor misgivings may make Abuchak.net worth very little of your notice, but Abuchak.net's promotion by browser-hijacking PC threats is another matter entirely.

Like many browser hijackers, Abuchak.net-redirecting PC threats prefer to attack Windows computers and are functional in both 32-bit and 64-bit variants of that OS. Abuchak.net redirects may take several forms, including:

  • Browser hijacks that set Abuchak.net to be your regular homepage. Changing your homepage settings, while not removing the corresponding PC threat, grants only temporary relief from this attack.
  • Browser hijacks that redirect you from other search engines to Abuchak.net.

Caution in Updating for Safety in Searching without Abuchak.net

Browser hijackers used for promoting Abuchak.net and other sites have particularly been found to use corrupted Mozilla Firefox updates as their favored vehicles for distribution. Compromised versions of Firefox include updates to versions 5 and 10, although official downloads are, as always, safe from infection by PC threats. To avoid any potential for Abuchak.net redirects, SpywareRemove.com malware experts suggest only acquiring Firefox updates from reputable sources, as well as avoiding suspicious file sources such as pop-up advertisements and P2P networks (both of which are often used for malicious software distribution).

Once you're certain that you're experiencing an Abuchak.net redirect problem, you should use suitable anti-malware products to scan your PC, including the Windows Registry and other system components that are often attacked by browser hijackers. This should be done ASAP, since, as SpywareRemove.com malware experts make note of, many browser hijackers also include even more harmful functions than browser redirects, such as spyware attacks.

Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Abuchak.net may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.

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