What is Diggerview.com (I Feel Lucky Browser Hijacker)?
Diggerview.com is an unethical (malicious) website hosted in Holland and created on November 2nd, 2012 that attempts to appear as a legitimate search engine. Diggerfeed is often referred to as the Diggerview virus, Diggerview browser hijacker, or I Feel Lucky browser hijacker. Numerous reports indicate that diggerview changes existing browser settings without permission from the computer user, including the default search engine and home page in order to redirect internet users to diggerview.com, home.diggerview.com, search.diggerview.com, start.diggerview.com, and similar webpages and domains.
Infected users may notice their internet browsers start up on diggerview.com without permission and redirect to diggerview.com and third party websites while attempting to search using the browsers address bar or omnibar. Victims also redirect to diggerview.com when attempting to visit legitimate websites, including popular social networks like Twitter and YouTube.
Furthermore, result links provided by Diggerview on the diggerview.com search engine results page may direct infected users to drive-by download websites capable of infecting a computer with adware, spyware, viruses, and Trojans.
How does Diggerview.com infect a browser and computer?
The Diggerview virus and similar malware infect computers via websites hosting malware, such as hacked websites or drive-by websites, and by orchestrating a series of phishing techniques including email spam and social media spam. When an unsuspecting internet user visists a compromised website or clicks a malicious link, the website or link may cause a payload of malware to install to the computer without detection.
Diggerview may have also attach to, or bundle with third party browser attachments and software including freeware, shareware, and torrents, as well as software downloads from websites that openly bundle malware to their free downloads such as CNET Downloads.
How To Remove Diggerfeed (Diggerfeed.com Redirect Virus)
There are many options when it comes to removing malware associated with Diggerfeed, or malware that shares the same symptoms including performing a System Restore or using software to remove the parasite.
It is strongly recommended to run a full system scan with reputable Antivirus of Anti-Malware software such as Malwarebytes or Symantec Norton in order to detect and remove malware infecting your system.
Once malware is detected and removed, if internet settings are still affected by the diggerfeed.com redirect, use the steps provided to repair your browser’s home page, start up, and provided search engine (default search, managed search).
How To Remove Diggerfeed.com From Your Home Page
1. Click Tools and select Options.
2. On the General tab delete diggerview.com and/or related web addresses. ClickRestore to Default or add your preferred web address once removed.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
1. Click Tools and select Internet Options.
2. On the General tab remove diggerview.com and/or related web addresses. Click Restore to Default or add your preferred web address as your home page.
1. Click on the Customize and control Google Chrome icon (Wrench or 3 bar icon) next to the address bar and select Settings.
2. Under the On startup section click Set pages.
3. Remove diggerview.com and/or related web addresses by clicking the X when the malicious home page setting is clicked on.
How To Stop Diggerfeed.com Redirect (Default Search Engine)
1. Click the small search arrow or magnify glass near the search bar at the top of the internet browser.
2. Click the Manage search engines… option.
3. Select the Diggerview.com search engine (and/or other web addresses) and click remove. If you don’t see the search provider on the list of search engines, it might be set as the default engine or listed underOther search engines.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.
2. Navigate to the Search Providers list.
3. Select the Diggerview.com search engine (and/or other web addresses) and click the Remove button.
1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon (3 bar or wrench icon) and select Settings.
2. In the Search section click the Manage search engines… button.
3. Remove the Diggerview.com search engine (and/or other web addresses) by clicking the X next to it when highlighted.
If the diggerview.com search website is set as the ‘default’ search engine on Google Chrome – Add or chose another search engine (such as Botcrawl.com or Google.com) as a default engine by selecting the make default transparent blue box that appears when the legitimate selection is highlighted.