- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Secure Chrome PRO
Furthermore, if the user decides to add Secure Chrome PRO on his Google Chrome, it should ask for the following permission: “Read and change all your data on the websites you visit.” Allowing a browser hijacker to act this way might be not the best idea, for example, this may enable the threat to inject the web pages you visit with various advertisements and some of them may originate from unreliable or even malicious web pages. To give you an example, the ads could promote scam web pages or other browser hijackers, potentially unwanted programs, adware, and so on. Our researchers also believe such ads could appear while searching the Internet with the plugin’s provided search engine called defendsearch.com. After the installation, it should become your default search engine, which means all search queries would be redirected through it, although the results themselves might be displayed via a modified google.com version.
Naturally, given there is not enough information about Secure Chrome PRO to consider it as a trustworthy application and the chances are the plugin or its provided search engine could show you suspicious advertising content, we do not think it would be wise to leave it installed. In other words, we recommend removing this browser hijacker before anything goes wrong. After it is gone the user should be able to replace the default search engine (defendsearch.com) with a more reliable one, for example, google.com, search.yahoo.com, etc.
One of the ways to get rid of Secure Chrome PRO is to find the data created or modified by it and erase it manually. Such a task may take some time and might require bit patience, but if you think you can handle it, we encourage you to follow our provided deletion instructions available at the end of this article. The other way to deal with the browser hijacker is to install a reliable antimalware tool, scan the system, and then click the given removal button. This way you could clean the system both from this suspicious plugin and from other possible threats.
Eliminate Secure Chrome PRO