Obviously, there are computer users who like to follow trending and viral stories on the web and would not mind a browser extension like Sadooma to present them with such content at the click of a button. However, our research and tests indicate that if you find this tool in your Google Chrome browser, it is quite likely that you do not recall installing it or that you installed it along with malicious programs entering your system all together. Since this browser extension does not mean direct threat to your system security and cannot be called dangerous anyway, we have labeled it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). But even though it may appear and sound to be an innocent addition to your browser, it may still expose you to potentially unreliable third-party web content, for example. We do believe that you would be safer in your virtual world without this PUP in your browser. Therefore, we recommend that you remove Sadooma if your virtual security matters to you. But before you make up your mind about this useless extension, let us tell you more about it so that you understand our verdict better.
There are two official sources for you to install this PUP directly. One is the promotional website at sadooma.com and the other one is the Chrome web store at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/sadooma/bjpgbdljdofdhggmpkmmbpefplpdopdc. You should know that whenever you add an extension directly, there is a pop-up window that tells you about the permissions you are about to give to your target tool. In this case, you let this PUP "read and change all your data on the websites you visit and change your search settings to search.sadooma.com." If you hastily click on the "Add extension" button, you may miss this vital information and wonder afterwards why your web searches end up on this questionable search engine and get redirected to another one, too. But the truth is, we do not think that too many users would find these channels and install this PUP intentionally. In fact, the statistics show mere 132 downloads so far, which is really nothing and just makes you want to delete Sadooma right away.
The bigger issue you may be facing is when you install this browser extension under questionable conditions. Our research shows that this PUP can be installed by clicking on corrupt third-party advertisements, such as pop-ups. However, when this happens, you may not even realize that this tool has been added to your Google Chrome browser. What's more, it is quite possible that you download a whole bundle of malicious software installers that contains this tool as well. You can be introduced to such unsafe third-party ads when an adware program is hiding on your computer and keeps flooding your screen with ads whenever you go online. Another possibility is that you land on shady websites that promote a lot of third-party contents, including gaming, gambling, porn, torrent, and shareware pages. If you are not familiar with the page you end up on, there is a good chance that you click on the wrong content and drop a malicious package onto your system. If you have installed a free program or a bundle lately, chances are you got infected with this PUP this way. We suggest that you remove Sadooma and inspect your computer with a proper malware scanner to find other harmful programs as well that may be threatening your virtual security.
When you are installing this PUP, you will see a warning from Google popping up in the bottom-right corner of your screen informing you that Sadooma "will launch at system start up" and will continue to operate in the background even after all Google Chrome windows are closed. Well, this is a bit worrisome considering that god knows what this tool is doing in the background when you are not using your browser. We have found that this browser extension comes from the same creators who are also responsible for an adware program called Baboom. The difference though is that this PUP does not directly show third-party advertisements but it changes your browser settings to set your default search provider to search.sadooma.com. However, you need to know that this search engine is not necessarily reliable as it may change search results to include affiliates' links. This search engine redirects your queries to a Yahoo search results page whenever you enter your keywords in the address bar. Exposing you to questionable and potentially unreliable search results is another reason why you should delete Sadooma from your computer without hesitation.
This PUP offers you "trending content search." In fact, it appears as a tiny icon in the top-right corner of your browser window. If you click this icon, a pop-up opens with three supposedly trending or viral articles that lead to viralnova.com. This website is filled with questionable third-party ads so you need to be very careful where you click if you do not want to end up on malicious websites or drop further infections onto your machine. Furthermore, there is also a search box at the bottom of this pop-up window that will also use search.sadooma.com and redirect to Yahoo; in other words, a totally useless and unnecessary tool since you could simply use your browser's built-in functions, which is a lot safer and less hassle. All in all, we recommend that you remove Sadooma as soon as you can.
The easiest way for you to put an end to the operation of this PUP is to remove this extension from your Google Chrome browser. It seems that right now only this browser is affected by it but it is possible that in the future this changes. If you do not know how to get rid of this useless extension, please use our instructions below. When you finish, you will be redirected to a good-bye page, sadooma.com/uninstall.php, which signals that you have succeeded. We suggest that you do not stop at this point because there could be more dangerous infections on board. If you do not want to hunt them down manually, we advise you to use a professional anti-malware program.
How to remove Sadooma from browser