- Annoying Pop-up's
- Shows commercial adverts
- Connects to the internet without permission
Search Maven is an adware program that can also be classified as browser add-on. It is usually installed on your computer. This application is supposed to take your web search to “another level”, but our main security concern is that Search Maven might easily expose you to a variety of computer security threats. It is important that you remove Search maven from your computer as soon as possible, because adware applications are often exploited by malevolent third parties for online marketing schemes and even malware distribution. Make sure that your computer is protected by removing all unwanted applications.
This application may seem like a decent one, especially as it has a home page at searchmaven.co. There you should be able to download the app and install it on Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Internet Explorer. Unfortunately, the download button does not work, as it is the case with the rest of adware applications from the same group, such as GoingGo, Cling Clang, WebSpades and many others. All of them are promoted as useful applications that can help you improve your overall web search process, but the problem is that neither of the applications can be downloaded at their official home pages.
It means that Search Maven and the rest of these adware programs are delivered bundled with freeware. This adware app can be installed automatically onto your computer when you download a freeware application via third party downloader or installer. Chances are that Search Maven gets installed without any prompt, and even if the user does get notified, the notification goes unnoticed.
Once Search Maven is installed, it may display an extensive number of commercial ads that may be annoying and even dangerous. For example, Search Maven can track your online browsing habits in order to collect personally non-identifiable data so that it could generate your online profile and then direct a custom stream of online advertisements at you. These ads can be related to your overall likes and preferences due to the online activity tracking.
It is not recommended to click the ads delivered by Search Maven, because they may contain unsafe third party content that the application does not even review. By clicking an ad that is embedded with unknown content, you could be redirected to potentially corrupted websites to increase their traffic count. For the most part, whatever Search Maven does is not illegal, but it still raises certain security concerns one cannot overlook.
Remove Search Maven from your computer following the manual removal instructions below. To terminate additional programs that Search Maven clearly has arrived with, scan the PC with SpyHunter free scanner and then invest in a powerful antimalware tool if necessary. Make sure your computer is protected from harm.
Manual Search Maven Removal
Windows Vista & Windows 7