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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Connects to the internet without permission

Koala Personal Search

Downloading freeware applications from third-party websites is not always a good idea. In fact, it is a not a good idea at all because you could accidentally install on your computer such applications like Koala Personal Search. Judging from its name, it sounds like this program should be a custom search engine, but our researchers say that Koala Personal Search is an adware application. True be told, adware programs are not direct computer security threats, but it is not recommended to keep them on your system. Thus, the sooner you remove Koala Personal Search, the better.

Judging from the main homepage at koala-search.com, Koala Personal Search is a “browser add-on that aggregates search results from personal accounts, such as Facebook, Gmail, Dropbox, and many others.” It should allow you to help customize your search results from the most frequently visited websites. However, the problem is that Koala Personal Search and other similar applications seldom come from their main homepages. It is very unlikely that a user will stumble upon the main homepage and download Koala Personal Search from there. More often than not Koala Personal Search gets distributed bundled with freeware.

It is not surprising because this application is based on Crossrider engine. There are a lot of adware programs out there based on this engine, and they mostly get around bundled with additional programs. Koala Personal Search is of no exception. According to our research, it often comes with InstallCore bundles, together with such programs as MyPC Backup, VuuPC, Reg Clean Pro and other potentially unwanted applications. In order words, if you see Koala Personal Search on your web browser and you have no idea where this application has come from, chances are you downloaded it together with a list of unwanted programs from a third-party file hosting website.

Koala Personal Search itself is a rather old application. It was release in December, 2013. Although its main function should be improve your web search experience, it also displays ads and shopping offers to support itself. It means that Koala Personal Search collects information on your web browsing habits and it can expose you to potentially corrupted content. Granted, Koala Personal Search does not try to infect you with malware, but adware applications are not responsible for the third-party content security. Hence, whenever you click Koala Personal Search ads, you do it at your own risk.

Removing Koala Personal Search would prevent the application from redirecting you to potentially dangerous websites. While you are at it, scan the PC with SpyHunter free scanner because you surely have more unwanted applications installed on your system. Delete them all to avoid potential computer security issues.

How to remove Koala Personal Search

Windows 8

  1. Drag mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen.
  2. When Charm bar appears click Settings and go to Control panel.
  3. Open Uninstall a program and remove Koala Personal Search.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu and click Control panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program and remove Koala Personal Search.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start button and navigate to Control panel.
  2. Open Add or remove programs and uninstall Koala Personal Search.
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