BrowserSafer Search Extension Description
The BrowserSafer Search Extension from Browsersfr.com is presented to Web surfers via its Chrome Web Store page at Chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/browsersafer-search/ngbhaomngilelhnemljngfjfjmbbcbhp. The BrowserSafer Search Extension is stated to provide anti-malware technologies to Web surfers and work alongside your browser. The BrowserSafer Search Extension appears to be installed by nearly twenty-two thousand users at the time of writing. You may not be familiar with Browsersfr.com since it does not offer content and visitors are shown an 'Apache 2 Test Page' message. Browsersfr.com is not perceived as a reliable security services provider, and it does not appear to offer any contact and legal information.
Tests of the BrowserSafer Search Extension showed that it adds a new icon to Google Chrome and the users start page (homepage), new tab, and default search are changed. The BrowserSafer Search Extension is seen to change the user's new tab and start page to homepage.browsersfr.com. The BrowserSafer Search Extension hijacks the default search and changes it to search.browsersfr.com. However, these portals redirect traffic to the legitimate version of Bing.com by Microsoft Corp. We suspect that the creators of the BrowserSafer Search Extension are using the app to collect non-personally identifiable data like your IP address, software configuration, Internet history, and unencrypted data exchanged online. The BrowserSafer Search Extension may feed the network with raw data about Web surfers and allow for accurate behavioral marketing. Bing.com supports a filter for phishing pages, and Microsoft is known to make efforts to protect customers, but the BrowserSafer Search Extension does not appear to run any anti-malware code. The BrowserSafer Search Extension can be classified as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) with browser hijacking capabilities. You may not want to place your trust in services by Browsersfr.com, and you may be willing to remove the BrowserSafer Search Extension by Browsersfr.com with the help of a respected cybersecurity product.