The Beam-search.com domain corresponds to the 22.214.171.124 IP address and appears to offer Web surfers a customized Google search service. Regular PC users reported cases of browser hijacking associated with Beam-search.com in June 2018. A closer examination of Beam-search.com revealed that the search functionality is implemented in several clones with different names. Also, there appears to be a browser extension for Google Chrome that is called 'Beam Search,' and its function is to make Beam-search.com the default search requests handler and new tab replacement. The same appears to be valid for several clones of Beam-search.com that support their versions of the same browser extension.
Free software bundles may be used to disperse the 'Beam Search' application to users and reroute Web search requests to sponsored search results. The 'Beam Search' application may record the user's Internet history, downloads, and clicks on advertisements to help the company behind Beam-search.com push targeted commercials to your browser. Beam-search.com may suggest users explore personalized marketing materials and list interests so that it can produce better search results. PC users who have installed the 'Beam Search' application may notice that the Omnibox generates auto-complete search results by Beam-search.com and may experience unwanted redirects. The Beam-search.com domain may not offer the best search experience, and the 'Beam Search' application may be marked as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) by security scanners. A short list of clones we found at the 126.96.36.199 IP address can be found below:
- 4-search[.]com '4search'
- 5-search[.]com '5search'
- birdfinds[.]com 'birdfinds'
- find.webrowsenow[.]com 'We browse now'
- fluxsearch[.]com 'FLUX'
- quivisi[.]com 'Quivisi'
- rapid-find[.]net 'Rapid find'
- search.topspeedmotors[.]co 'Top Speed motors'
- search33[.]co 'Search thirty three'