Social2Search Ads Description
Computer users that favor social media when it comes to choosing a fast and reliable method for staying connect to their friends may be interested in the Social2Search software. The Social2Search program is advertised as 'a social search engine that gives you access to the knowledge of your friends.' In other words, the Social2Search software allows you to use a custom search engine at Social.search.com to browse content that your contacts like, share and upload to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Google+. The Social2Search application works as a browser extension that might change your default search engine and homepage settings to customize your Internet experience. The idea behind the Social2Search extension may sound great, but you should avoid installing it.
Security researchers reveal that the Social2Search program is a custom build of the Wajam badware, which is designed to avoid detection and redirect users to promotional content and unlicensed online shops. The Social2Search browser extension may arrive on your PC bundled with third-party software like PileFile Reminder and NewYTadBlocker. Users may be suggested that the Social2Search application is a TRUSTe certified program, but they should know that is not true. The Social2Search app is adware and may change your DNS configuration to redirect you to potentially compromised pages, and generate pop-up and pop-under windows. The Social2Search adware might affect modern browsers that run on the Gecko, Trident and WebKit rendering engines. The Social2Search adware may use an extensive infrastructure of run-time DLLs to support its activity, and your computer may not operate properly. Moreover, the Social2Search adware may show notifications on your desktop, require access to your social media feeds and may wish to manage your contacts list. Security investigators remind users that the Social2Search extension is adware and should not be granted access to information and content. You can purge the Social2Search adware by installing a renowned anti-malware solution that can delete all files associated with Wajam and Social2Search.
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File System Details
|#||File Name||Size||MD5||Detection Count|
|1||%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Socia2Sea Browser Enhancer||72|
|2||%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Socia2Sear||50|
|12||%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Social2Sea||21|
|14||%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Social2Se||3|
|15||%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Socia2Searc||2|