The Book Hub : Threat’s Description
|Name||The Book Hub|
|Description||The Book Hub is able to make changes in your default browser settings and replace the pre-set search provider with its associated dubious one.|
|Possible Symptoms||Performance degradation of system, annoying ads, other malware attacks, cyber theft, etc.|
|Detection / Removal Tool||Download The Book Hub Scanner to confirm the attack of The Book Hub virus.|
The Book Hub : A PUP That Might Alter Browsers' Settings
The Book Hub is yet another potentially unwanted program which is associated with a shady search engine identified as 'search.hthebookhub.co'. This dubious browser extension is created by Polarity Technologies which spreads in program bundles. It offers to enhance the web browsing experience of book lovers, but the research report shows only opposite results. The Book Hub adware is capable of changing the popular web browser's settings, including Mozilla Firefox, MS Edge, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera and Safari.
What The Book Hub Extension Does on Infected PCs?
- Changes the default homepage address and search engine with search.hthebookhub.co.
- It can also replace the built-in search box without asking user's permission.
- The Book Hub may install various unknown toolbars on extensions in system's background.
- Allows the installation of tracking cookies to gather some data from infected PCs.
Types of Data Gathered by The Book Hub Adware
- Browsing history
- Geographic location
- The name of ISP
- Search queries
- IP address
- Type of installed browser and OS
- Technical details about programs, etc.
What are the main objectives of The Book Hub?
Additionally, the threat might share or sell collected information with unknown third parties and advertising networks. So, the installation of The Book Hub extension might result in a huge amount of suspicious adverts. The main objective of this adware is to control your browsing sessions and search activities. Nevertheless, its related search engine delivers Yahoo results, but it does not prevent the cyber crooks to trigger unwanted browser redirects to phishing third party web pages when you click on the link or ads on its search result page. Such activity is completely irritating, but it might also force you to visit scam, phishing or even infected domains. Hence, these browser redirects should not be tolerated. The one and only way to stop them is to remove The Book Hub extension and delete search.hthebookhub.co hijacker from the affected browser and PC as soon as possible.
How to Uninstall The Book Hub from Compromised System
Step:1 First of all, Reboot your PC in Safe Mode to make it safe from The Book Hub
(this Guide illustrates how to restart Windows in Safe Mode in all versions.)
Step:2 Now you need to View all Hidden Files and Folders that exist on different drives
Open IE and Click on Tools. Now Select Manage add-ons
In the pane, under Toolbars and Extensions, Choose the The Book Hub extensions which is to be deleted
Following the above Manual Steps will be effective in blocking The Book Hub. However, if you are unable to accomplish these steps, click the button given below to scan your PC
Don’t forget to given your feedback or submit any question if you have any doubt regarding The Book Hub or its removal process