Do you know what Ebd123.com is?
Ebd123.com seems to be a really powerful search engine because it allows users to search for the information like other search providers and users can access Facebook, Gmail, YouTube, Hotmail, and other popular web pages in a click of a button. It really seems that those easy-access links placed on the startup page can save you some time; however, we do not recommend clicking on them. It is not advisable to use the Ebd123.com search engine to find the information you need on the web because you might cause harm to your system. Even though Ebd123.com seems to be a reliable search provider, the truth is that it is a typical browser hijacker. This is the main reason why we suggest that you delete it and do not use any of its service in the meantime. You can find all the relevant information about the deletion of this browser hijacker in our article.
Our team of security specialists has noticed that Ebd123.com is a Brazilian browser hijacker, so it is primarily aimed at people living in Brazil. Secondly, it has been observed that Ebd123.com is closely associated with hao123.com, which is known to be a browser hijacker too. As they are so closely related, it is not surprising that they act in a similar way. Both these hijackers look like decent search engines, but the truth is that they just seek to drive traffic to particular websites. In order to do that, they provide users with the modified search results and collect information about users. Modified search results are really dangerous because users might be taken to the websites containing malicious software. As you can see, the appearance does not say much about the reliability of software, so you should always find out whether the software or search engine is really trustworthy before using. This has to be done even if software looks fully reliable.Ebd123.com screenshot
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It is known that Ebd123.com is registered by Chang Li; however, other information about this browser hijacker is unavailable. In addition, its website does not exist too, so it is not easy to find more information about it. Even though we cannot say much about it, there is one really obvious thing - Ebd123.com comes bundled with other programs, i.e. it uses the suspicious method called “bundling”. As Ebd123.com browser hijacker often travels bundled with other programs, there is a slight possibility that all of them have been installed on your PC. Detect them and erase them all from your system as soon as possible.
Ebd123.com is not the search engine that can be removed via Control Panel. In fact, it tries to stay on the system by any means, so it modifies the shortcuts of Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. This means that it will revive every time you remove it. If you want to erase Ebd123.com browser hijacker once and for all, you have to fix the shortcuts first and then delete the hijacker. You will find the instructions that will help you to do that below the article. You can employ an automatic tool, such as SpyHunter, too.
Delete Ebd123.com browser hijacker
Fix the Target line
- Right-click on the shortcut of any browser and select Properties.
- Open the Shortcut tab.
- Locate the Target line.
- Erase the additional address that goes after the quotation marks.
- Apply the changes and click OK.
Reset your browsers
- Open your browser and tap Alt+T.
- Click Internet Options and click on the Advanced tab.
- Select Reset and check the box alongside Delete personal settings.
- Click Reset.
- Open your browser and tap Alt+H.
- Select Troubleshooting information.
- Click Refresh Firefox.
- Click the Refresh Firefox button once again.
- Open your browser.
- Tap Alt+F.
- Select Settings.
- Scroll down and click Show advanced settings.
- Click Reset settings and then click on the Reset button.
In non-techie terms:
If you want to protect your system from browser hijackers (there are thousands of them on the web), you should acquire and install a security tool on your computer. In addition, we highly recommend that you install programs more carefully because you might have an opportunity to decline the installation of undesirable software.