Short Bio

This is the detection for installers that deliver adware that specializes in browser hijacks, mainly changing the default search engine of the user. This family is typically delivered by bundlers.



Malwarebytes can remove Adware.OtherSearch. Sometimes, a system reboot is required to complete the removal. Malwarebytes will prompt you to do so if necessary. If your browser has been hijacked, we advise you to have a look at our browser restore page.

Associated threats

  • Adware.OtherSearch.Generic
  • Adware.OtherSearch.NSIS
  • Adware.OtherSearch.TSKRST
  • PUP.Optional.OtherSearch

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