HornyMatches is a browser hijacker. It is associated to a website, registered under the URL address hornymatches.com. This site is an online dating platform which contains explicit pornographic content. It is an international platform which can be used in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. The hijacker behind the website uses it as a portal to your browser. The malicious program can make changes to your DNS settings and set hornymatches.com as your homepage. Advertisements will be transmitted to your browser by the hijacker. This is done to make money off of your clicks. Each ad you follow will bring proceeds for the third parties behind HornyMatches. The ads are risky to follow, since their origin is unknown. Any of them could lead to a compromised website. The program also accesses your browser’s database and collects all kinds of details. This starts from your browsing history, preferences and session duration, and extends towards your personal and financial account input. It is highly advised to uninstall HornyMatches as soon as you detect its presence on your PC.
HornyMatches is known to use clandestine distribution methods to make its way into a user’s system. The hijacker often travels with freeware. It is bundled with another program which serves as a download client. When you initiate the installation of the tool you have decided to use, HornyMatches will be offered on the side. The hijacker will be mentioned as an optional tool which you can decide to install or opt out of. Under no circumstances should you accept to process any unknown program. No reliable program would resort to bundling to increase the number of its users. Be sure to always read the user agreement. This is where any additional tool will be mentioned. HornyMatches can be transferred directly thorough an infected website which is set to transmit malicious program codes when entered. This kind of process is called a drive-by installation. Finally, the hijacker can hide inside a spam e-mail attachment. It is important to know that once the malevolent application is installed to your system, it will automatically launch itself and carry out its shady tasks in background processes.
HornyMatches will try to trick you into a phishing scheme. The website offers a free registration, but asks for a $30 USD fee for unspecified additional services. If you pay the sum, you will see that there will be no user options or privileges added. Apart from deceiving you to pay for bogus services, HornyMatches will misuse your browser and the information it gathers from it. The hijacker will reset your homepage to hornymatches.com and use the platform to transfer advertisements to your screen. These advertisements serve for monetizing purposes. The entity behind HornyMatches is a company from Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis, called DG International Ltd. The enterprise receives payment on a per-click basis from the owners of the websites it leads the users to. The company takes no responsibility for the third party links, since the websites they lead to have different owners. The user cannot expect any compensation for getting infected by an ad HornyMatches has processed. Another problem about the hijacker is having your online activity tracked. The program can gather all kinds of data from your browser and sell it to third parties for financial gains. This includes your browsing history, tracking cookies, IP address, geographic location, personal and financial account entries. The only way to keep your personal data inviolable is to eradicate HornyMatches from your computer.
HornyMatches can be removed manually. You can follow the guide we have provided in this article to help you uninstall the program. It is also advised to do a full system scan with an antivirus program to dispose of any data remnants from the hijacker. Hijackers can leave behind temporary files or make entries into your system’s registries which HornyMatches can use to get installed again without your knowledge or permission. An AV tool can also check whether other programs have managed to penetrate your system with the hijacker’s help.
Remove HornyMatches from your computer
1. Simultaneously press Win+X and navigate to the Control Panel.
2. Choose Uninstall a Program and select the unwanted application from the list.
3. Press Uninstall to delete the application.
1. Go to the Windows Start menu and navigate to your Control Panel.
2. Select Uninstall a Program and remove the tool from the list.
1. Open the Windows Start menu and go to the Control Panel.
2. Select Add or Remove Programs.
3. Find the unwanted program in the list and remove it.