Safer Search

By GoldSparrow in Potentially Unwanted Programs

Threat Scorecard

Threat Level: 80 % (High)
Infected Computers: 6
First Seen: January 26, 2015
Last Seen: November 19, 2020
OS(es) Affected: Windows

The Safer Search web page hosts a search engine and an ad panel that can be linked to a browser hijacker promoted as a search assistant in free software packages. Computer users might have installed the Safer Search browser hijacker as a drive-by install of a free software installation, and that will result in the modification of their online settings. The aforementioned browser hijacker sets your home page to Safer Search and sets it as your search provider. Also, you might experience many ads that can take the form of banners, pop-ups, and pop-unders. The Safer Search browser hijacker may read your online search operations to determine what type of ads would be most attractive to you, and it will monetize clicks on them for its developers. The Safer Search browser hijacker can be used to direct web traffic towards specified websites, online stores and services via ads and browser redirects, and you might want to eradicate it using a trusted anti-malware solution.

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