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Addg.xyz

Posted: January 14, 2016

Addg.xyz is an untrustworthy French search engine, created by a company named Beijing Elex Technolgy Co. Ltd. Addg.xyz may appear as the homepage of all of your Web clients due to an infection with a browser hijacker. The design of the site is no different than the layouts of popular search providers such as Google and Bing. The search field is virtually identical, the logo stands in the same place, and the popular sections 'Web,' 'Images,' 'Videos' and 'News' are still present. These similarities may make PC users assume Addg.xyz is legit. Below the search box, you may notice various buttons that lead to third-party sites. Some of the links will open safe platforms like eBay and Booking.com, but others may take you to unknown and unverified pages. Some of the buttons may advertise online games that may have an ad-supported desktop version. Addg.xyz is not designed to enhance your searches by showing you more accurate results. Addg.xyz may function as an advertising platform. The ads may be placed in the top positions as the best matches. Most of them may not have any slogan that indicates that they are included artificially. There is no way to understand which links are sponsored and which are copied from popular platforms and are therefore legit. Going to the promoted domains may be a risky initiative. A small part of the sites may host Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) or even applications with harmful codes. You also may land on platforms that offer fake technical support. The browser hijacker related to addg.xyz may have entered in combination with other applications. To separate the main useful program from unwanted extensions like this one, you should use the 'Advanced' installation path. To clean Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer, you should perform a diagnostic test with the proper security software.

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