- Connects to the internet without permission
- Shows commercial adverts
- Strange toolbar installed without Your permission
- Slow internet connection
- Cant change my homepage
- Annoying Pop-up's
Protectedsearch.com Search is a webpage that supposedly provides users with useful search engine. The official stance of Protected Search is that this website is there to prevent Google from collecting data about you. Partly, it could be explained why Protectedsearch.com Search uses customized version of Google search engine, but just because all of your searches are redirected via Protected Search's proxy, it does not mean that your searches are kept private. On the contrary - Protectedsearch.com Search collects your browsing data to use it later on for marketing purposes, and in case this data gets hacked by a third party, you might be exposed to dangerous infections as well.
That is why, it would be for the best to remove Protectedsearch.com Search from your computer. If you do so, you will no longer have to suffer a list of annoying pop-up advertisements. Clicking on any of them might also lead you to a corrupted website that hosts malware. As you can see, Protectedsearch.com Search is not a dangerous computer virus itself, but it can be essential in distributing dangerous malware. Therefore, it is important that you do not click on the advertisements displayed at Protectedsearch.com website.
Just as it has been mentioned above, even though Protectedsearch.com Search is not a computer virus, we recommend removing it, due to its intrusive nature and unethical distribution tactics. Quite often, toolbars that are responsible for redirecting you to Protectedsearch.com Search are installed on your computer automatically together with freeware applications. Thus, you have to be careful about what you install on your computer and then.
To get rid of annoying redirections to Protectedsearch.com Search follow the instructions below:
Windows Vista & Windows 7
1. Go to Start Menu --> Control Panel --> Uninstall a Program.
1. Go to Start Menu --> Control Panel --> Add or Remove Programs.
1. Right-click the bottom left corner of the screen and click Control Panel.
Disable suspicious extensions on your browsers:
1. Go to Tools --> Manage Add-ons.
1. Click Firefox button and go to Add-ons.
1. Click the 3-bar icon and go to Tools --> Extensions.
To make absolutely sure that there are no malicious files left in your system, download a free SpyHunter scanner, and perform a full system scan. In case dangerous threats are detected, do not hesitate to permanently remove them from your computer.