iCityFind

Posted: October 21, 2010

iCityFind Description

iCityFind Screenshot 1The malicious website icityfind.com pretends to be a search engine, but icityfind.com's iCityFind searching service actually redirects all searches to the same advertisement-based websites. iCityFind also places a tracking cookie on your computer to monitor your online activities. Web browser hijackers have been known to redirect users to icityfind.com and related malicious sites. If you find your PC infected by anything related to iCityFind, you should utilize the best anti-malware scanner you can get your hands on to delete iCityFind-related malware and insure your computer's safety.

iCityFind is a Spy and False Advertiser Combined

iCityFind has the appearance of a simple and well-used search engine, with a list of top searches and an apparent specialization in searches related to industries, products and brands. However, every time you search with iCityFind your results will display nothing but advertise-based websites that are barely relevant or completely irrelevant to what you typed! Visiting these websites is likely to put your PC at further risk of browser attacks and should be avoided as a matter of course.

Simply visiting icityfind.com will result in the iCityFind tracking cookie being placed on your computer. Tracking cookies like these are used by icityfind.com and related websites to monitor your online activities with or without your permission. Since iCityFind exhibits signs of being a malicious site and a tracking cookie that is only as benevolent as the site that issued it, your computer is probably safer with this cookie deleted.

Icityfind.com and related websites may force you to download malware by using undetectable browser exploits. Another common attack is a fake online scan that encourages you to download vague security software after telling you (falsely!) that your PC is infected.

Icityfind.com is a Hijacker-Affiliated Threat

Most users will stumble on icityfind.com only after being infected by a web browser hijacker. These hijackers can change your homepage settings repeatedly, block safe websites with advertisements and fake errors or redirect you from Google search results and other pages to icityfind.com. At least one other hijacker destination website, findstuff.com, is also known to be affiliated with the iCityFind threat and should be treated as equally malicious.

Removing iCityFind-related browser hijackers is usually a multi-step endeavor that also requires deleting additional malware that installed the hijacker component. Other malware may take the form of obvious rogue security applications like Antivirus Monitor or they may be Trojans that operate quietly in the background.

As is the case with all malware, deleting iCityFind infections is most efficient and likely to result in success when you use a good anti-malware software product. Deletion may require the latest updates for your preferred scanner, since iCityFind hijackers are newer PC threats as of April 2011. However, if you have updated software and are willing to use Safe Mode to prevent icityfind.com infections from running in the background, you have every chance of taking your computer back from the hijacker attacker.

File System Modifications

  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name
    1 [USERNAME]@www.icityfind[1].txt

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