What is Atajitos.com?
Atajitos.com is a search engine that belongs to the category of browser hijackers. It enters your computer and modifies your browser settings without your permission. The program usually comes bundled with free third party software. It is compatible with all popular browsers including IE, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari.
Atajitos.com may look like a trustworthy webpage, but we assure you it is not. Aside from changing your settings, the hijacker also adds various advertisements to your pages, redirects you in the middle of your browsing and slows down your Internet connection. If you do not wish to deal with any of these issues, you should delete Atajitos.com from your PC.
How does Atajitos.com work?
Atajitos.com works in a similar way to other browser hijackers. It enters your PC and replaces your home page, new tab page and default search engine. Everytime you open your browser you will see this page and every time you try to search for something you will be redirected to search.atajitos.com. This search engine is also used by other browser hijackers like Spellso and Searchult. Needless to say, it can not be trusted. You will be presented with sponsored links instead of legitimate results. Moreover, the application will fill your browser with other commercial data like pop-ups, banners, in-text ads, interstitial ads, video adverts and so on. We do not recommend clicking on these advertisements as they may be fake. You could be redirected to unsafe websites where you could download malware disguised as a software update, video codec or some other useful application. Malware infection could lead to system damage and serious financial losses.
In addition to the security related issues, you should also consider the fact that Atajitos.com can track your cookies to record information about your browsing habits. So do not be suprised if all of a sudden the ads start to seem useful to you. Aside from personalizing the ads, this information can also be sold to third parties. If you are not comfortable with any of the above mentioned features of the hijacker, you should terminate Atajitos.com immediately.
How to remove Atajitos.com?
It may be rather complicated to manually eliminate Atajitos.com from your system. The hijacker installs certain extensions and tools that may regenerate even after you get rid of it. That is why we suggest you implement a powerful malware removal tool that will scan your system, detect all threats and remove Atajitos.com completely. Alternatively, you can try to delete Atajitos.com yourself using the instructions presented below.
Uninstall Atajitos.com and the related software
Windows XP/7 and Vista
- Open Start menu and select Control Panel
- Go to Add or remove programs/Uninstall a program
- Choose the suspicious application
- Click Remove/Uninstall
- Move cursor to the bottom right corner
- When Charm bar appears click Settings
- Choose Uninstall a program
- Terminate unwanted software
Terminate Atajitos.com from browsers
Reset Internet Explorer
- Alt+T → Internet Options → Advanced tab → Reset → Delete personal settings → Reset → Close
Reset Mozilla Firefox
- Alt+H → Troubleshooting Information → Reset Firefox → Reset Firefox → Finish
Reset Google Chrome
- Alt+F → Settings → Show Advanced Settings → Reset browser settings → Reset.