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Posted: December 13, 2011

Kwanzy.com Screenshot 1Kwanzy.com is a fake search engine that makes use of browser redirect attacks to force web browsers to load its site. Although Kwanzy.com complete with a stylish blue logo and magnifying glass logo looks like a safe search website, SpywareRemove.com malware experts have found that Kwanzy.com lacks any ability to provide relevant or safe results. Instead of favorable results, Kwanzy.com's result lists show links to sites that are profitable for Kwanzy.com's web masters – regardless of whether or not they're safe for your PC. If your web browser begins to load Kwanzy.com of its own accord or you have any contact with Kwanzy.com, it's recommended that you scan your PC with a suitable anti-malware application to remove any present Trojans, browser hijackers and related PC threats.

How Kwanzy.com Gets Under Your Skin and Into Your Searches

Kwanzy.com is just one example of a series of fraudulent search engines that use similar logos and browser hijack-based attacks against your PC. Other examples of sites from this family include ZinkWink.com, BrowserSeek.com and ZwankySearch.com, and browser hijackers for Kwanzy.com may redirect your browser to any of the above sites as well as to Kwanzy.com. In most cases, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have found that infection by a Kwanzy.com-affiliated browser hijacker will cause your online searches to redirect to Kwanzy.com and affiliated sites. This is particularly true of popular search engine sites like Google. However, your web browser may also be afflicted with other symptoms, including:

  • Pop-up advertisements and other pop-up windows that appear at random moments.
  • Altered settings that refuse to revert to normal if you attempt to change them by manual methods.
  • Other techniques that redirect you to Kwanzy.com (such as a homepage that's set to Kwanzy.com).

Trying to use Kwanzy.com's fake search services is extremely-inadvisable, since Kwanzy.com may expose you to phishing attacks, rogue security product sites and other forms of hostile websites.

Cleaning Kwanzy.com Out of Your Preferred Search Engine

Although browser redirects to Kwanzy.com can occur in all brands of popular web browsers, SpywareRemove.com malware research team is happy to note that Kwanzy.com-affiliated Trojans can be removed by any good anti-malware product. However, prior to trying to remove a Kwanzy.com-affiliated browser hijacker, you should attempt to update your anti-malware software and boot Windows in a fashion that disables unnecessary processes. Failing to do this can insure the easy survival of a Kwanzy.com-aligned browser hijacker or related PC threats.

It's also recommended that you avoid using your web browser until the infection has been cleared up, since accidental exposure to Kwanzy.com can result in a second infection via drive-by-download exploits. As a precautionary measure, you should consider your PC to be potentially-infected immediately after any contact with Kwanzy.com, although having strong security settings for your browser can reduce this possibility (if not eliminate it).

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If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Kwanzy.com 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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