Hohosearch virus was detected almost four months ago. However, it hasn’t stopped its distribution since then. Unfortunately, but millions of PC users have already been infected with this virus. If you are one of them, you should know that there is a huge possibility that you have revealed your personal and non-personal information to the developers of Hohosearch.com virus. How? By using this search engine, you agree to let it track your activity on the Internet and collect such data as your mostly visited websites, search terms, information that you add when visiting your favorite sites, etc. Besides, your computer’s IP address, email address, and similar details are also collected by Hohosearch.com and similar viruses. Officially, such data is used to show people useful deals, information which could help them save the money, etc. However, there is no guarantee that they won’t reveal it to cyber criminals seeking to misuse it for their needs.
There is another thing that you should keep in mind. According to PC experts, Hohosearch shows you altered search results that are filled with sponsored content. By doing so, it redirects you to sponsored websites that are related to the developers of this redirect virus. We can assure you that they don’t waste their time on checking what websites they promote so there is a huge possibility that you will find yourself on the infected site. The most important message that you should understand after reading this article is that you must remove Hohosearch.com from your computer. If you have been using it instead of your start page or the default search engine, you have been making a mistake!