Hightsearch.com is a malicious search engine that will took over your default home page, start-up page, and new tab. Shareware and freeware are responsible for the widespread of this program and most of them are offered for free download. Hightsearch.com also comes with a set of adware which will get installed on the PC even though users didn’t require it.
Installation of Hightsearch.com alongside other adware aims on delivering ads that in return will generate profit for adware makers. With the adware presence on the computer, it may welcome other applications of the same nature by downloading them from a remote location.
Hightsearch.com overrides the home page of compromised Internet Explorer. In Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, it may replace the new tab page. This browser hijacker commonly comes bundled with other adware and is spread using a bunch of third-party applications.
Majority of computer users are not aware on the ongoing presence of adware until such time that Hightsearch.com shows up on the home page. After that instance, users are also obliged to uninstall it from the computer believing that its presence has something to do with virus attack.
When Hightsearch.com gets into the computer, it generally comes with bundles of adware. Thus, removal may be complicated and a couple of tools may be needed.
Hightsearch.com web site is currently not listed as dangerous under Google Safe Browsing diagnostic page. Over the past 90 days, no dangerous content was found on this site.