- Hijacks homepage
- Installs itself without permissions
Not all the websites that have an appearance of a search engine can be called trustworthy search tools. Search-megunda.com is one of these search tools having a deceitful interface. Even though it tries to convince users that it is a good search engine that should be kept set on browsers, specialists working at pcthreat.com have a completely different opinion about it. According to researchers at pcthreat.com, Search-megunda.com is a browser hijacker created to promote third-party websites by showing sponsored search results to users. In other words, this search tool has not been created to help users find information on the web quicker and easier. Also, a trustworthy search tool would never set itself on users’ browsers without permission like Search-megunda.com does, specialists say. Keeping an unreliable search engine might be quite dangerous. On top of that, you will not be allowed to set a website you like unless you delete this search tool from the system. You will find explained why users should delete this dubious search tool from their browsers in the following paragraphs of this article.
Have you found Search-megunda.com set on your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browsers? If the answer is yes, it means that you need to go to remove this search tool as soon as possible. Specialists agree that it does not look harmful at first sight, but they are also 100% sure that this search tool is far from reliable search providers (e.g. Google). It is because a huge part of the search results it shows are pure advertisements that have taken a form of decent search results. These search results will not download malware on your PC themselves, but if you keep clicking on them, you might one day end up on a bad website and infect your system with malware by actively surfing such a website yourself. At the time of writing, Search-megunda.com does not work at all, i.e. it does not return search results, so if you have encountered a non-working version of Search-megunda.com as well, you definitely have no reasons to keep it. Instead, go to get rid of it and then set a reputable working search provider as your homepage, search engine, and the New Tab page.
There are a number of search tools out there created on the same template as Search-megunda.com, meaning that it is definitely not the only dubious search tool capable of causing trouble. According to researchers, such unreliable search providers usually appear on browsers after users install software bundles on their PCs. They, of course, do not know that certain software they download from the web (usually P2P websites) and install willingly on their PCs will not be the only program they get. Actually, in some cases, it might be extremely hard to prevent undesirable software from entering the system. Therefore, security specialists suggest installing a security application on the system as well. This tool has to be kept enabled 24/7.
Since Search-megunda.com does not make any important modifications on the infected computer, it will no longer be visible if you go to set a new website in its place. A quicker way to remove it would be resetting browsers to their default settings. An automatic tool, e.g. SpyHunter would delete this search tool for you quickly as well. The best thing about automated tools is that they do not leave other untrustworthy applications they detect while performing the scan on the computer.