- Shows commercial adverts
- Slow internet connection
- Cant change my homepage
- Annoying Pop-up's
Search.ChatZum.com is a website that is set as your default search engine and home page when you install ChatZum Toolbar on your computer. ChatZum Toolbar is a browser plugin available at chatzum.com. According to the official promotion, this toolbar is a social web browser application that enhances your Facebook, Twitter and other social networking experiences. ChatZum is not a computer virus and it does not pose any high security risks, yet this browser add-on may be considered to be a potentially unwanted application, so it would be for the best if you remove ChatZum Toolbar from your computer.
The reason why some users think that ChatZum Toolbar is a browser hijacker is because the plugin may be downloaded not at chatzum.com only. ChatZum Search and other additional features may be installed on your browser together with third party freeware that you download from other websites. This way you may overlook the fact that you are installing more than one application. Therefore, you need to be very attentive when you install new freeware on your computer. It should be pointed out that ChatZum Toolbar does not trick the user into installing it. The installation wizard actually prompts the user about the oncoming installation and the user himself needs to check the option boxes, whether he wants his home page changed or not.
However, if you automatically click and check everything, depending on which browser is your default one (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome), ChatZum Toolbar, ChatZum Search and search.chatzum.com will appear on it immediately after the installation. Although it seems that the search service provided by Search.ChatZum.com is legitimate, but this application does make your browser exhibit chaotic behavior and you can eventually be exposed to a number of malicious infections, so it is in your best interest to remove ChatZum Toolbar from your system.
How to remove ChatZum
For Windows 8
For Windows Vista & Windows 7
For Windows XP
How to restore browser settings
For Internet Explorer
For Mozilla Firefox
For Google Chrome
If you think that there may be other undesirable programs on your computer, run a full system scan with SpyHunter free scanner. Do not hesitate to invest in a reliable antimalware program if need be.
How to manually remove Search.ChatZum.com
Files associated with Search.ChatZum.com infection:
Search.ChatZum.com DLL's to remove: