- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Searchapprove.com seems to be just another search engine. However, we found that it is actually a browser hijacker and we advocate for its removal, because it is set to change your browser’s homepage without your knowledge or permission. But that is not the worst part. The worst part is that it is prone to display unreliable promotional links inside its search results that can compromise your computer’s security. This hijacker’s only objective is to make money for its developers and their clients. So Searchapprove.com will not improve your browsing experience in any shape or form. This short description will provide you with the most important information about it and its a removal guide.
Let us begin our analysis with how this browser hijacker works. Searchapprove.com is injected into a browser while installing a software bundle. Once injected, it will change your browser’s homepage. Note that it does not change the search provider. If you try using it to search for information online you will notice that it does not actually work. You will be presented with a massage that states:”We apologize for the inconvenience, but we weren't able to find results for this query.” you will be shown this message no matter how you precisely you enter the search query. Obviously, this search engine has some serious technical issues. However, if it does work in the future, you should be aware that its search results will include promotional links of questionable legitimacy. In fact, Searchapprove.com only purpose is to generate advertising revenue, so even if it works in the future its search results will not be satisfactory. We think that this hijacker can be used to promote potentially unwanted programs, malicious websites, and adware. So you definitely should not use it.
Searchapprove.com comes from a shady web monetization company that is also responsible for releasing clone hijackers, such as Expressfind.net, Resultforquery.com, Livesmartsearch.com, and dozens more. So its developers are pretty serious about web monetization. Therefore, they employ deceptive distribution tactics. While conducting our research we found that Searchapprove.com is currently distributed via freeware bundles that are put up for download on various borderline-legitimate websites. Note that those bundles may contain potentially unwanted programs, bad toolbars, adware, and other unreliable software. So you should scan your computer with an antimalware program that is capable of deleting it.
We hope that the information we have provided was insightful. It is plain to see that Searchapprove.com is indeed very undesirable, because it is forcefully imposed on your browser via a malicious software installer. This search engine currently does not work, but if it does in the future it is bound to show unreliable search results that contain promotional links to third-party websites of questionable legitimacy. Indeed, Searchapprove.com can expose you to unreliable content, so we strongly suggest that you remove it. Please use our manual removal guide and do not forget to scan your computer for malicious software with an anti-malware scanner.
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