- Changes default search engine
- Hijacks homepage
It is possible that you will not notice Search.supermediatabsearch.com in your browser if you tend to use Internet Explorer. This browser hijacker seems to affect Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome only. Many users do not consider finding a new search page in their browsers as a threat. We are here to tell you that this browser hijacker may expose you to unreliable web content that could lead to online scams and losing your money. It is also quite likely that you do not recall installing this browser extension because it may have entered your computer in a questionable way. Unfortunately, if you find this hijacker on board, there is a good chance that you will find other malware infections as well. This obviously makes your PC a lot more vulnerable to cyber attacks. We advise you to remove Search.supermediatabsearch.com if you want to protect your system.
It is not very likely that you have ever visited the promotional site, supermediatab.com, and installed this browser extension directly there. This is a very simple webpage indeed with limited information about this tool. We do not think that a lot of computer users would end up on this page and most likely the developers know this, too. That is why this browser hijacker spreads mostly via freeware bundles. This unreliable distribution method is preferred by schemers to spread multiple threats over the web.
You can download malicious packages if your computer is infected with adware or you land on suspicious websites containing several third-party advertisements. These questionable sites can be gaming, dating, torrent, and freeware sites as well. You can easily find yourself on such sites if you search the web for online streams of movies or TV series, or free software. There are plenty of fake websites that are especially set up to contain most-searched keywords but the links, buttons, and ads you will find on these pages will be most likely unsafe to click on. If you click on such content, do not be surprised to find Search.supermediatabsearch.com in your browsers plus a couple of adware programs and potentially unwanted applications. If you are in doubt how this browser hijacker ended up on your computer, you should identify all potential threats by running a reliable malware scanner on your system after you delete Search.supermediatabsearch.com.
We have discovered that this browser hijacker is in no way a unique invention. As a matter of fact, it appears to be identical to Search.realcoolmoviessearch.com and Search.searchinsocial.com. This questionable search page offers you a fake toolbar at the top of this search page that contains a number of easy-access links. On the left, there is a search tool, which is indeed the same as the main search box in the middle of the page. There are quick links on this bar to movie, sports, and news-related third-party websites, and more. However, we do not recommend that you access these sites through this extension – it is possible that this hijacker is capable of injecting potentially unreliable third-party ads into those pages.
Apart from this, the main risk of this tool is that it may display manipulated search results. In fact, this search page uses a redirection to Google results. However, these results could be modified to include promoted third-party ads and links, which could be risky to engage with. Unfortunately, clicking on corrupt content can take you to malicious websites that may have rather unfortunate consequences. That is exactly why we suggest that you should delete Search.supermediatabsearch.com as soon as possible.
In order to get rid of this threat source all you need to do is remove the extensions from the affected two browsers. This should take care of the home page and search engine settings as well if these were modified. You can use our instructions below as a reference if you are unfamiliar with the necessary steps. It is important that you remember the rest of the possible threats as well. If you do not act now, these may put your system security at risk anytime. Your PC will only be secure if you eliminate all sources of possible risks. You can try to do this manually but it would take too long and you would have to be an expert to find all infections. Therefore, we suggest that you consider investing in a reliable anti-malware application, such as SpyHunter. It is also vital that you keep all your programs and drivers (Flash and Java) updated because that is the best way to make sure that cyber criminals do not find weak points on your system.
Remove Search.supermediatabsearch.com from browsers