- Changes default search engine
Pro-search.me is not the only unreliable search engine as there are lots of similar applications. Some of them fall under the classification of browser hijackers, but in this case, we do not have enough information about it to categorize it as a hijacker. The tool does not have any description, but its title might make it sound like it is an advanced tool. Of course, our specialists have tested it themselves to find out whether it can offer any advanced features but did not identify any. The search engine seems to be a rather basic one since it offers a single search box and no other additional features, search criteria, and so on.
Moreover, during the tests, we discovered that the software might be using a modified version of Google’s search engine to gather the results. However, before displaying any results or redirecting the user to google.com, it was noticed the application might redirect the user to thesmartsearch.net. This mentioned tool may act as a browser hijacker so such redirection might be potentially dangerous. That is because between these activities the Pro-search.me could place additional advertising content into the displayed results. Since there are no End User License Agreement statements, we cannot know for certain if such content could show up and if it would; it is impossible to say where the ads might come from or who would take responsibility for them.
All things considered, it seems to us there is not enough information to understand whether it is safe for you to use the software. Also, the creators’ choice not to provide more data about their product seems rather suspicious and makes us consider it to be potentially dangerous. Accordingly, we would urge you to find a more trustworthy search engine for browsing the Internet, e.g. Google, Yahoo, Bing, and so on. As for Pro-search.me, we recommend erasing it from the system if you do not want to risk the computer’s or your privacy’s safety. To make this easier for you, our researchers have prepared deletion instructions showing how to reset the browser and get rid of the untrustworthy application at once.
Remove Pro-search.me by resetting the browser