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Posted: October 3, 2011

Thewebtimes.com Screenshot 1Thewebtimes.com is one of several types of harmful websites that force traffic to them via particular kinds of browser hijackers. Although Thewebtimes.com may not appear consistently every time your browser is redirected, equally-malicious sites, such as goingonearth.com, accurately-locate.com, get-answers-fast.com or Bodisparking.com may appear instead and should be considered just as dangerous for your PC. SpywareRemove.com malware experts have also noted that Thewebtimes.com hijackers can be considered variants of the Google Redirect Virus, since they preferentially attack when you attempt to use Google or another type of popular search website. In addition to Thewebtimes.com's browser hijacker affiliations, Thewebtimes.com may display potentially harmful and advertisement-based results instead of real search links, and you should never attempt to use Thewebtimes.com as a real search website in lieu of deleting the Thewebtimes.com infection with appropriate software.

Why It's Bad Times for Your Browser if Thewebtimes.com Sneaks Aboard

Thewebtimes.com traffic is artificially inflated by browser hijacker infections that rotate their landing pages between Thewebtimes.com and a number of other websites (as noted above). Although Thewebtimes.com pretends to offer helpful and relevant search results and links, in reality, Thewebtimes.com's links have no purpose, except to drive money to Thewebtimes.com's web masters. Typical Thewebtimes.com-related dangers can include, but aren't limited to:

  • Loss of private information, such as identification credentials and account passwords, by exposure to phishing sites. Phishing sites copy the appearances of legitimate sites and often pose as login forms in order to steal private data.
  • Exposure to a wide range of potential infections, including spyware, dropper Trojans, backdoor Trojans, worms, viruses or other forms of browser hijackers. The standard installation technique that Thewebtimes.com-affiliated sites can use is the drive-by-download attack, which exploits script-based vulnerabilities in your web browser to install software without permission.
  • Being led to scamware websites that attempt to sell fraudulent software packages. Common rogue programs include fake security scanners, fake defraggers and fake file cleaners.

How to Kick Thewebtimes.com to the Curb and Get Back to Safe Searching

Although deleting Thewebtimes.com's browser hijacker can help to protect your PC, you should avoid manual deletion unless you have no other options. SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have observed that common errors that are caused by improper removal of Thewebtimes.com can cause harm to Windows and other components of your computer.

Instead, you should consider using an anti-malware program that's capable of detecting and removing Thewebtimes.com browser hijackers and corrupt Browser Helper Objects. Prior to deleting Thewebtimes.com, you should consider rebooting into Safe Mode. This will prevent many types of corrupted Registry entries from triggering and avoid launching processes that could complicate the removal procedure.

You should also try to prevent accessing your web browser until your PC is clean. Opening any web browser runs the risk of launching a Thewebtimes.com browser hijacker as well, which would prevent deletion from being complete.

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