- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Search.wondrousmoviessearch.com is a search engine that comes with a browser extension called WondrousMovies. Their similar names clearly show that they are related, and we have found that both of these programs come from the same developer — IMALI - N.I. MEDIA LTD. you might want to remove this search engine due to several key issues. The first and most important one is that this search engine was created with the intention of generating advertising revenue from questionable promotions featured in it search results. Its unreliable developer — Imali — uses this search engine to keep tabs on this search engine’s users by collecting and analyzing all kinds of information that is later used for marketing purposes. Also, its accompanying browser extension is distributed using software bundles that tend not to show the whole contents of the bundle. Therefore, this is quite deceptive.
Let us begin our analysis with this search engine’s origins. As mentioned, Search.wondrousmoviessearch.com was created by a company that calls itself IMALI - N.I. MEDIA LTD. We are well aware of this company and have long known that it is apt to release questionable software and search engines. To be more specific, this company has unleashed numerous browser hijackers, such as Safebrowsesearch.com and Thecoolestmoviesearch.com. Furthermore, this developer has also created a Chromium-based web browser called Internet Quick Access that was classified as a potentially unwanted program. So this says a lot about this company’s reputation.
Also, this unreliability can also be observed by looking at the methods Search.wondrousmoviessearch.com is distributed. Its developers have turned to software bundling that involves taking the WondrousMovies browser extension and bundling it with several other applications. However, there is a catch. The software installer does not show that it contains WondrousMovies, and in most cases you can opt out the installation of this extension by selecting custom installation settings and unchecking this program’s checkbox. As far as we know, this is the only method this search engine’s creators use to distribute it. So if your browser’s homepage has been set to Search.wondrousmoviessearch.com, then it was most likely done using a software bundle.
There are things you need to know about this search engine that make it practically useless and unnecessary. For example, this search engine does not use its unique algorithms to perform its searches, since all of the search queries get redirected to Us.search.yahoo.com. Therefore, you are using a custom Yahoo search engine. Nevertheless, its search results can contain promotional links and advertisements to unknown and potentially unreliable websites since this search engine’s untrustworthy developers have created this search engine to profit from clandestine online advertising.
The information we have managed to gather suggests that this search engine is not very popular even though it as released in late November of 2015. We have also observed that it has been specifically tailored for a US-based audience; since websites such as Netflix and Hulu enjoy enormous popularity in this country.
There is no denying that Search.wondrousmoviessearch.com was created with the intention of generating adverting revenue. Its developer is an unreliable one, but this particular search engine is not distributed as a browser hijacker. Its search results are as unreliable as a browser hijacker’s, so we suggest removing Search.wondrousmoviessearch.com from your browser.
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