- Connects to the internet without permission
- Slow internet connection
Search.shareazaweb.net is the webpage of Shareaza search engine by Bandoo Media Inc. You may recognize the name from either their P2P file sharing client or their Music Toolbar, a.k.a. Shareaza Toolbar. After seeing their website, you may not be clear on whether you should remove search.shareazaweb.net. The site looks professional, offers search in twenty three languages and in various options: web, maps, videos, images and quite a few others. You will also see Shareaza Search that offers music file search. However, that is one of the main points why using search.shareazaweb.net is problematic.
The latter quite obviously requires some explanation. There are two main reasons why you would do better to delete search.shareazaweb.net than to use it. The smaller reason is that the results it displays can be completely irrelevant, even if you are very specific with your query. That is quite a nuisance, but it pales in comparison with the second reason. If you have tried looking for music using the Shareaza search, you already have noticed that they offer a “download” function. However, you will not be able to take advantage of it if you do not have their peer to peer file sharing client. This is where it becomes sticky: while P2P program itself and even sharing via it is actually legal, sharing copyrighted material is strictly prohibited by law in the majority of countries worldwide. This means that if you are downloading music using search.shareazaweb.net, you may very well be breaking the law, as the majority of music is copyrighted material.
So, even though the search by itself is not malicious, it may very well be a better option to remove search.shareazaweb.net than to continue using it. It is essentially useless and the legal issues it introduces you to are definitely not worth worrying about when you can easily avoid them. If the search is set as your home page and/or default search engine and you are not sure how to change those, please read below to find detailed instructions for Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome users. After you reverse the settings, please make sure to scan your computer’s system, because the potentially unsafe third party links could have led to a computer infection.
Search.shareazaweb.net Removal Guide