- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
In this day and age, it is difficult to determine whether an application is any good or not. Trendio Ads might look like a program dedicated to presenting you with the most relevant news from around the world. However, we recommend that you remove this application because in addition to the news you will also receive a fair share of commercial ads that are irritating and invasive. After testing this program, we have classified it as a browser hijacker because it will hijack Google Chrome’s new tab page and replace it with its search engine. If you use its search engine, then you will get subjected to commercial ads that may be included in the search results.
One way of determining whether an application is legitimate is to search for information about its publisher. However, Trendio Ads does not contain any information about it which is a clear indication that there is something wrong with it. Nevertheless, we have discovered that this application was developed by a company called SuperWeb LLC, an adware developer known for hundreds of browser extensions dedicated to generating advertising revenue for their owners. Therefore, it is obvious that Trendio Ads comes from an unreliable company that is in the web monetization business.
Our research has revealed that this application was released on January 18, 2016. So it has been around for some time, yet it has not grown in popularity all that much, and that is the main reason why it managed to stay under the radar for so long. However, its range of distribution is quite wide as it has a dedicated download website at Trendio.net, but we have no information about whether it is being promoted via adware or website-based ads. Furthermore, you can get it on the Chrome Web Store. Google does not regard this application as malicious. In fact, the Chrome Web Store often features questionable applications that modify browser settings in order to make you use its promoted search engine.
All things considered, Trendio Ads is an undesirable browser extension that will not improve your browsing experience. Quite the contrary, it will most likely affect it in a negative way by subjecting you to commercial advertisements. Also, it is undesirable because it is used to collect non-personal information about you and use it for marketing and purposes. So if you want to avoid annoying ads and prevent this application from snooping around you should delete it. Thus, we invite you to make use of the removal instructions provided at the bottom.
Remove this browser hijacker from Google Chrome