- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Search.sosodesktop.com is a questionable search engine that usually comes together with the SOSODESK software in most cases. It has been observed that users are usually forced to agree with the changes because they cannot finish the installation of software if they do not check the box “Set search.sosodesk.com as your homepage in Chrome. “ Yes, Search.sosodesktop.com usually replaces default search engines and homepages on the Google Chrome browser; however, it seems that it can work on Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer as well. Have you already encountered Search.sosodesktop.com? If so, you should get rid of it, especially if you want to set another homepage and search engine, and seek to protect the system from harm. You will find more information on the Search.sosodesktop.com removal further in this article.
Search.sosodesktop.com is hosted on the 126.96.36.199 IP address, which shows that its domain is registered via GODADDY.com, and its origin is Phoenix, Arizona. It might seem at first sight that it is aimed at users living in the United States onlyt; however, we are sure that it might enter any computer despite its location. If this has already happened to you, you should definitely not use this search engine to find the information on the web even though Search.sosodesktop.com looks quite powerful and allows users to search for images, videos, and news separately. There are several reasons why we consider Search.sosodesktop.com to be an unreliable search engine.
Research carried out by our specialists has shown that Search.sosodesktop.com is based on the Google search engine and mainly displays Google search results. Unfortunately, this still does not confirm that this search engine can be fully trusted because it is known to be able to modify the search engine it is based on and still provide users with advertisements. The search results which will be returned for you after you enter a keyword into the search box might also be modified, i.e. they might contain links that redirect to websites that are not associated with the entered keyword. Search.sosodesktop.com provides them for users in order to drive traffic to third-party websites. Remember; nobody knows what can be found on these websites. The creator of Search.sosodesktop.com will not ensure your safety too, which means that you might really quickly infect your system with malware if you continue using Search.sosodesktop.com on a daily basis.
Of course, it is a must to delete Search.sosodesktop.com for the sake of your system’s safety; however, this is not the only reason why you need to do that. According to the specialists at pcthreat.com, Search.sosodesktop.com is going to collect sensitive information about you, e.g. name and email address. In addition, it will automatically record non-personally identifiable information: the type of the operating system installed on your device, browser type, browser language, pages you viewed, time you spend on different websites, and when you usually access particular websites. All these details do not seem to be very important; however, they might still be used for bad purposes. If you do not wish to experience problems associated with the privacy, delete Search.sosodesktop.com and set another homepage and search engine ASAP.
As you already know, Search.sosodesktop.com usually travels together with the SOSODESK software; however, it might be distributed bundled with other programs in malicious software installers too. The main symptom that the undesirable extension that promotes Search.sosodesktop.com is installed is the presence of the new add-on on the browser. The name of the extension is SoSoDesk Search and it has the unique ID kfoldiimklgapaglfhcajdggedaggagl on Google Chrome. We highly recommend that you download programs from trustworthy sources only in order not to install unreliable software. In addition, it is highly recommended to find out whether or not the program you are about to install is really 100% reliable.
Even though Search.sosodesktop.com is not the most trustworthy search engine, you will be able to remove it rather easily. All you need to do is to eliminate the extension SoSoDesk Search from the Add-ons manager. In case you cannot do that yourself, use instructions provided below. If this still does not help you, scan your system with an automatic malware remover SpyHuner. Its free version can be downloaded from our web page – all you need to do is to click on the Download button you will find below.