Everyone knows that it is important to be skeptical and careful when browsing the Internet. Different web users have different solutions to prevent their computers from getting attacks and damage. While setting up the Windows firewall and using anti-virus programs can indeed safeguard the computer effectively, they may become useless if the user makes any mistake during the browsing. It becomes more difficult to judge if a website is user-friendly or not for common users. A looking-good website may closely associated with cyber criminals and a website with some ads can be harmless to your computer. The cyber criminals are becoming smarter today and sometimes the malware can get inside a target computer easily as soon as users enter the scam website without clicking on anything. However, it is still necessary to improve your cyber security awareness and increase internet security for your computer. Here we are going to tell you the truth about Tohotweb.com search engine and provide helpful guides for getting rid of it. No matter if this website exists on your computer or not, you should know how dangerous it is and take precautionary measures for your computer.
Tohotweb.com is a low-grade search engine that may affect the most popular web browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome and so on. We do not know whether it will infect Microsoft Edge or not as we have not received any report about this yet, but as you know it is a website and a website can be opened on all web browsers, so it probably will be able to compromise Microsoft Edge too. This web site is linked to uncertain redirects and work as a redirect portal to many popular social media sites such as Facebook, YouTube and Yahoo, but when you visit these familiar websites through it, you will see a lot of commercialized ads and banners on the browser. Apparently it is similar to other search engine website that provides search services including various specific subjects like Video, Games and Shopping to meet the demands of users. As much it can bring users to safe websites in the main interface, when you look at what are surrounding the search page, you will find it weird for there are some banner ads and video ads trying to attracting your attention. Besides, there are some other items at the top-right corner of the web page which are supposed to lead people to search a certain search term on different scopes. But when you type a key word on the search box and select one of the scopes that you want to search, the page presented on your browser will be another strange search website with the web address of search.jogostempo.com. As far as I know, the new search site is also a browser hijacker that can cause many pesky problems on your computer. Being redirected to other unrecognized search website is an obvious sign that the website you previously visit is a scampish redirect virus. Any legitimate search engine will not present users with the search results that are from the other search engine without notifying users. Obviously Tohotweb.com definitely works in partnership with search.jogostempo.com or it would not embed the search engine from the other site. By working in collusion with each other, both sides are able to gain more web traffic and profits. In other words, Tohotweb.com is a redirect virus using improper means of competition for making fortune.
To get Internet users confused, this redirect virus resembles many popular and safe websites for making itself reliable, while in reality it carries out the search with another browser hijacker and provides, at its best, irrelevant search results that are all about advertisement and useless information. Users can never get desirable result if they search information in Tohotweb.com. In this case, users cannot tell if this website is safe to visit until they do search with it and get unwanted results, however, the malware usually find its way to invade into the computer system at this moment.
Although Tohotweb.com itself is not very threatening, there are some serious problems of this browser hijacker that can put both your computer and your data at risk. As I have mentioned above, you can see lots of ads on its pages that may even cover your browser. It would be just fine if those ads simply are normal ads to promote products, but actually those ads may connect users to suspicious web pages that setting up online scam or containing malicious programs. Clicks on the ads on this website or its alliances will only help cyber crime and unfair website rankings. Moreover, it may lead to unauthorized changes on your computer system and browser settings if you click on the pop-ups from unsafe websites.
When you observe that there are strange changes happened on your computer without your authorization, for example, your homepage is changed to Tohotweb.com or other website that you can’t recognize all of a sudden, it usually means that your computer has infected with the browser hijacker or related malware. After that your browser will become compromised and further problems will be triggered. Users will find their computers can’t work properly if the redirect virus has entered the system. Unwanted browser extensions may get attached to your web browser and change your default search engine. Risky program and other virus can be installed on the infected computer and users will not be able to eliminate them all. All in all, the main symptom of being involved with Tohotweb.com is that your browser will repeatedly jump to this page against your will.
This browser hijacker is not as dangerous as other virus and it will not spread by itself. As long as computer users are careful enough and maintain healthy skepticism to protect the computer, it would be effectively helpful to keep the PC away from various cyber threats.
Tip 1 Don’t lightly trust any message from a website especially when that site is strange to you. Generally users can’t be sure of the authenticity of a website. Sometimes it is hard to tell the difference between safe source and unsafe source. In most cases, a malicious website may claim that there are viruses detected on your system or you need to update some application like Adobe Flash Player. However, it is advised that you should leave the site and not click on anything on it when you cannot believe it for certain.
Tip 2 Don’t open E-mail attachments or links from someone that you don’t know. Actually, even if the E-mail comes from someone you know could be unsafe for the account could be hacked by someone else or the sender could also be cheated to spread malware unconsciously. No matter what the source of an E-mail is, if it is not supposed to receive or you find it some kind of weird, you should not open the attachment of it or click on any link of it. You can contact the sender by other means to confirm.
Tip 3 Pay close attention to what you’re downloading. Malware usually comes with foistware that users download from malevolent web sites. In some cases the treacherous producers or the website owners will combine the malware installer with legitimate software in order to increase downloads. When you are going to download a program, please get it from a trustworthy site. And it is important for every user to read the license agreement. A lot of users typically just click on the option that can move to next step and get start the installation quickly, however, this is a dangerous action to invite malware get into your PC. You may be asked to install unwanted program during the procedure, but keep clicking on “Agree”, “Next” or “Quick install” button would get something that you did not plan to download on your computer. Please be patient and cautious when you install any software.
Tip 4 Frequently update your software and system. Security vulnerabilities are always being found and patched by the developers and producers. The vulnerabilities of any software or system will provide the opportunities for hackers to make use of them to install crappy programs on your PC.
Tip 5 Form good habits of browsing the Internet. You may have installed antivirus program and set up protection for the system, but those things can be helpless if you do not have any security sense and always put your computer in danger. No any security tool can guarantee that you computer will always be secure. You are the one who takes the responsibility for your computer security and the tools just be used for helping you.
If you wish to get rid of this redirect virus quickly with ease, you are recommended to use SpyHunter which is a free scanner for malware detection. SpyHunter has been designed to help the average PC users to protect their computers from various malicious threats. You can download it from the button below:
It is extremely easy to use this program.Once installed on the computer, a complete scan for your system will automatically start without clicking. Users only need to click on Fix Threats to remove all found malicious program. Please note that it requires users to register for it if users want to delete the threats with it.
Alternatively, you can remove this browser hijacker manually, but it involves a lot of complex technical problems and full of uncertain factors. Even if you have done all steps correctly, there may still be some traces that you can’t delete them thoroughly. If you prefer to remove it personally, please follow the removal guide below:
1. Get to Safe Mode in Windows10/8/7
Step 1 On the desktop screen, press the Windows + R keys simultaneously to open the Run box.
Step 2 Type msconfig in the Open field and click on OK.
Step 3 Select the Boot tab and check the Safe boot checkbox.
Step 4 Click OK to execute the command and click on Restart to restart the computer in safe mode instantly.
2. Remove relevant browser extensions from IE/Firefox/Chrome
For Internet Explorer
Step 1 Tap Alt+T, and click Manage Add-ons.
Step 2 Find the extension related to Tohotweb and remove it by clicking on Disable.
Step 1 Tap Alt+T, and click Add-ons
Step 2 Find malicious extensions from Extensions tab and remove it.
Step 1 Tap Alt+F, move to More tools and select Extensions.
Step 2 Find the tohotweb and click on .
3. Reset your browser
For Internet Explorer
Step 1 Tap Alt+T and select Internet options.
Step 2 Click the Advanced tab and Click Reset. Check the box of Delete personal settings and click on Reset.
Step 1 Tab Alt+H and select Troubleshooting Information from the menu.
Step 2 Click on Refresh Firefox… and click on Refresh Firefox again.
Step 1 Tap Alt+F, move to Settings and choose Show advanced settings….
Step 2 At the bottom of the page, select Reset settings and click on Reset.
Please restart your browser after you make those changes to it in order to make these changes take effect.
The following video offers a complete guide for Tohotweb.com redirect virus removal. You’d better watch it in full-screen mode!