Do you know what Jp-search.co is?
If you see a new search tool Jp-search.co in the place of your good old homepage/default search provider, this suggests that a browser hijacker has already successfully entered your computer and applied changes to your web browsers. Research has shown that this browser hijacker can alter the major settings of such browsers as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, so we are sure it will not take long for you to find out about the successful entrance of this browser hijacker if you use any of these web browsers. Jp-search.co is promoted as one of the legitimate search providers, but you should know that it is only a dubious search tool that might bring you problems if you use it every day as your default search engine. It might be responsible for the emergence of both security and privacy-related problems, so if we were you, we would stop using Jp-search.co right away. Of course, you should not let this search tool stay on your web browsers either because you could not set a new page of your choice unless you delete it.
Jp-search.co is not malicious, but it is not one of those trustworthy search tools either, so you should not use it as your default search provider. It differs from these legitimate search providers in a sense that it is powered by Google Custom Search and thus can show the modified search results. At first glance, these search results do not differ from those ordinary ones, but, in reality, it usually becomes soon clear which of the search results are the modified ones because they redirect users to pages that do not contain any information they are searching for. Most probably, the main function of these modified search results is to promote certain pages and generate the advertising revenue for the browser hijacker’s author, so we do not think that Jp-search.co will ever stop displaying these modified search results to you. Since these search results might be quite dangerous, i.e., research has shown that they might redirect users to corrupted pages, we recommend that you ignore them. Unfortunately, it is hard to distinguish these search results from trustworthy ones, so you should go to remove this dubious search provider from your web browsers completely. If you do this, you will be sure that you cannot click on these untrustworthy search results accidentally as well.Jp-search.co screenshot
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Our researchers have analyzed how this dubious search tool treats the privacy of users as well. Research has revealed that it does not try to steal any personally-identifiable information: “JP does not collect any personal information about you (such as your name or email address) except when you specifically and knowingly provide that information.” As for the non-personally identifiable information, it should be able to access only “anonymous and broad demographic information.” If you do not want a dubious search tool to access information about you, you must remove Jp-search.co today from your browsers.
We are sure you have not set Jp-search.co as your homepage/default search tool voluntarily because research has clearly shown that this dubious search provider shows up on users’ web browsers without their knowledge. In most cases, it arrives on users’ PCs bundled with third-party software. If the browser hijacker has infiltrated your system in a different way, you still need to remove the untrustworthy search tool from browsers because it will not enhance your browsing experience, and, actually, it is very likely that its presence will result in the emergence of serious problems.
You should no longer see Jp-search.co set on your browsers after resetting then to default one by one. If it is the first time you are going to reset your web browsers, you should use our instructions – scroll down to find them below the article. If it happens that you still see this dubious search tool on your browsers after resetting them, you should use an automatic malware remover. It will undo the changes applied to all your web browsers in no time.
- Double-click the shortcut of Internet Explorer to open it.
- Press Alt+T and click Internet Options.
- Click Advanced.
- Click Reset.
- Check the box next to Delete personal settings.
- Click Reset.
- Open Mozilla Firefox and press Alt+H.
- Click Troubleshooting information.
- Find the Refresh Firefox button at the top.
- Click this button.
- In the confirmation window, click Refresh Firefox again.
- Launch Google Chrome and press Alt+F.
- Click Settings.
- Click Advanced.
- Click Reset.
- Click the Reset button to reset your browser.
In non-techie terms:
Jp-search.co is not what it seems to be. That is, it is not a legitimate search provider even though it looks like one, so we would lie if we said that it is a very good idea to let it stay on browsers and use it every day for searching the information on the web. Its biggest drawback is the modified search results it displays to users. Also, it collects information about users. You can stop this from happening only by removing it from your browsers.