Uppersearch.tk Removal Guide

Do you know what Uppersearch.tk is?

It is high time we talk about a new browser hijacker known as Uppersearch.tk. According to our researchers, this hijacker has been making its way to many computers and this has to stop. In this article, we will show you how to remove it, but before we get into that, we want to provide you with information on where it comes from, how it works, and, most importantly, the danger it poses to your computer. Now, in a nutshell, this program’s true purpose is to replace your browser’s homepage and subject you to advertisements and promotions that are featured on its main search page and search results. This is how the developers of this infection make money that is used to pay for other domains that host other hijackers to make more money. Our malware researchers say that like any other browser hijacker, this one can also promote malicious content, so it is vital that you get rid of it.

From the very beginning, we want to clarify that Uppersearch.tk is not a real search engine. In fact, it is one of several fake search engines that you can get redirected to if your PC is infected with the parent browser hijacker called Globasearch.com. When this main hijacker loads it redirects to one of seven other browser hijackers that include Uppersearch.tk. However, while conducting their research, our malware analysts found that currently Globasearch.com redirects to either Uppersearch.tk or Bingoweb.ga. These two browser hijackers are identical in terms of functionality and appearance.Uppersearch.tk Removal GuideUppersearch.tk screenshot
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When you get redirected to Uppersearch.tk, it may present you with an offer to download a certain program. If you click on the over you will get redirected to Appscase{.}com/wim/lp/lp6/index.php?type=gomovix&v=6&cid=5285&clickid=016616796033426013665&gnum=1&cachecode=cWI-DvVIGE4qY5XkEYUjjw&rd=0. If you are using Mozilla Firefox, then this website will initiate the download of GoMovix Start, a potentially unwanted program that you ought to uninstall. Furthermore, it will secretly install TV-plug-in and Bang5Tao. Both of these programs are also considered as potentially unwanted. After you install GoMovix Start, you will get redirected to Gomovix.com. However, this is not the only scenario that can occur. You might also be presented with pop-up ads claiming that a prize is just one click away and infect your computer with more malware.

This chain of events can severely compromise your computer’s security because such pesky programs can open up the floodgates to far more malicious software such as Trojans to infect your computer and lock it or force it to crash. At the very least, additional malware will slow your computer down which is not what you want to happen. Thus, getting rid of all of those programs we have mentioned above should be your top priority. Our malware researchers recommend using SpyHunter as testing has shown that it can delete all of the aforementioned programs.

So, Uppersearch.tk is just a part of another browser hijacker which redirects to it. However, did you know that Uppersearch.tk redirects to another website as well? If you attempt to search the internet using this browser hijacker, then it will redirect all of its search queries to Google.com. However, what you are dealing with is Google custom search which means that this infection's developers can include additional ads and promotions if they want.

As per usual, this browser hijacker was developed by an unknown entity that chose to remain in the shadows and with good reason. Our malware researchers have found that Globasearch.com is being distributed using malicious software downloaders. These downloaders are hosted on several servers that include extrahosted{.}com, directhosted{.}org, softdistribute{.}com, and thefilehost{.}org. Some of these servers are considered malicious so we do not recommend accessing them because your computer might become infected with malware, such as the Globasearch.com browser hijacker.

In summary, Uppersearch.tk is a browser hijacker that after infecting your computer can promote and redirect to malicious websites that can trick you into installing malicious programs which in turn will download and secretly install additional malware. Therefore, we recommend that you remove it by resetting your web browsers to their default settings. Furthermore, we suggest that you scan your computer for malicious software using our featured tool which can also remove them if need be.

How to remove this browser hijacker

Google Chrome

  1. Launch the browser and press the Alt+F keys.
  2. Open Settings and select Show advanced settings.
  3. Click Reset settings and click Reset again in the resulting dialog box.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch the browser.
  2. Press Alt+H and select Troubleshooting Information.
  3. Click Refresh Firefox and click Refresh Firefox again.
  4. Click Finish.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. Press Alt+T.
  3. Select Internet Options, and then click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click Reset and check the checkbox.
  5. Click Reset.

In non-techie terms:

Uppersearch.tk is a browser hijacker to which you get redirected to from Globasearch.com. This hijacker was configured to replace you browser’s homepage and promote unreliable software, most of which is classified as potentially unwanted. However, your researchers say that this hijacker and its promoted software can lead to more dangerous malware entering your computer. Therefore, we urge you to delete this infection ASAP.