There are a lot of browser extensions that promise to improve your online experience, but in reality, they do nothing of the sort. Memberacy Search happens to be one of such extensions. It is not a dangerous computer security threat, but if you care about your online privacy, you will see to it that you remove Memberacy Search immediately. This browser extension is bound to expose you to potentially harmful content, and you need to avoid that at any costs. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us by leaving a comment below this description.
One of the most confusing things about such applications is whether they are really malicious or not. After all, when we think about computer infections, we imagine some stealthy and extremely dangerous program that slithers into the target system unnoticed and then rages havoc. Memberacy Search, on the other, is nothing of the sort. The thing is that lately, we have been dealing with such potentially unwanted programs quite often. And it is clear that they are not genuine malicious infections. But they still present certain security threats that have to be addressed as soon as possible. And the problem is that there might be many applications like that on your computer.
The reason you may need to deal with multiple unwanted applications is the manner of freeware distribution. Of course, there are at least several official channels for Memberacy Search, but we would first like to pay attention to the most common method of freeware distribution. And we are sure that this program makes use of it too. That would be bundled software downloads. It means that users download freeware installers from file-sharing sites, and those installers carry more than one program.
Do users know that? Probably not. When they look for some program they need online; they often get redirected to third-party freeware sources through the search results. While there is nothing malicious about such websites, they certainly cannot guarantee that all the programs you download from the site will be safe. Not to mention that third party installers bundle additional apps, and if users go through the installation process automatically, they are bound to install these unwanted programs, and Memberacy Search will be one of them. It is possible to avoid adding the unnecessary applications if users check all the steps in the installation wizard. But most of the users fail to do that, and so this extension gets added to their Chrome browser.
Aside from the file-sharing websites, Memberacy Search might also come from official sources. The application has an official homepage that you can access via memberacy.com. The homepage is very basic. There are no further links you could click. There is just the one CLICK HERE button that adds the extension to your browser. As you must have understood already, this extension works only on the Chrome browser. And once it gets added, it performs certain settings modifications that can be considered rather intrusive.
If it were just the extension, perhaps it would not be much of a problem. But it also changes your default search engine to memberacy.com/?q=, and so all your searches get redirected through this third-party search engine before they eventually land on Google Search. However, just because Memberacy Search uses Google Search to present you with search results, it does not mean that you can trust it. There is a very good chance that a modified version of Google Search is applied here, and thus you could be seeing tailored search results. These tailored search results can be generated based on your web browsing history. This would also imply that Memberacy Search tracks on your online activity, which just adds up to the overall “intrusive” vibe.
Luckily, it is very easy to remove Memberacy Search from your computer. You can delete the extension via Chrome settings. As far as other potentially unwanted programs are concerned, it would be a good idea to run a full system scan with a licensed antispyware tool that would detect all the unwanted programs present. When you have the list of potential threats, you can destroy them all immediately. The bottom line is that you have to do everything it takes to protect your computer from harm.
How to Remove Memberacy Search