- Connects to the internet without permission
- Shows commercial adverts
- Annoying Pop-up's
SuperWeb got really creative with their naming this time. They chose to call their newest adware Snapsearch. Perhaps they were hoping that people will take it as a useful application that just happened to appear on their computers and will not remove it. Snapsearch is a name for at least two other legitimate products that we will talk about a bit later. The main purpose of SuperWeb’s Snapsearch is to display commercial advertisements that nobody wants to see, because, we think you will agree that we see as much of them those as it is.
SuperWeb LLC is an adware developer, which is owned by the Sambreel/Yontoo group, a company based in Calif. USA. SuperWeb has been steadily releasing adware programs for a couple of years now, so the total number of its programs is in the hundreds. Some newer programs bear names, such as Twinkle Star, Happy Cloud, Walermis, and Thirteen Degrees. Snapsearch has a website, but it has absolutely no information on it, which has never happened before to previous adware programs. In any case, Snapsearch is most likely disseminated using software bundles. So you might have installed it together with legitimate software that you got from websites, such Software.informer.com, Soft32.com, and so on. There are two ways you can avoid installing adware, such as this one in the future. First, you can check software bundles for undesirable content by opting for advanced installation settings and removing it if found. Second, get an antimalware scanner that can prevent such applications from installing altogether.
Snapsearch is also the name of a search engine optimizer at Snapsearch.io and a Google Chrome extension developed by Snapdeal.com and is hosted on the Chrome Web Store. So SuperWeb’s adware program can be mistaken for a useful browser extension. However, if you are attentive enough, you will notice that this program’s ads will be labeled “Snapsearch ads.” this application can display a number of different advertisements that might come in the form of video ads, coupons, pop-ups, in-line ads and so on. It can promote all kinds of products, most notably – fake antimalware scanners that you must purchase before they will remove the “infections.” Needless to say that the third-party content is unreliable, and nothing illustrates it better than the company’s claims that it is not responsible or liable of whatever detrimental consequences may occur as a result of using Snapsearch.
One last thing we need to mention is that this application can and will automatically collects information about your browsing habits and some other information. The company uses browser cookies to get hold of information, such as browsing history, search queries, approximate geographical location, browser settings, PC specifications, and so on. This information is used for marketing, advertising, and analytical purposes and might even be given to third-parties. So do you endorse such practices? If not then you probably want to remove Snapsearch.
We at Pcthreat.com are dedicated professionals who research and try to help people remove malicious software from their computers. Snapsearch is not a dangerous terrible infection that will inflict detrimental consequences. But it does pose certain risks. The ads it promotes are unreliable and might get your computer infected with malicious applications. Furthermore, it collects information about you and uses it at will and you cannot do anything about it, but removing Snapsearch will definitely make your browsing a lot safer.
How to remove Snapsearch from your operating system
Windows 8/ Windows 8.1
Windows 7/Windows Vista
Remove the Snapsearch t browser extension
Microsoft Internet Explorer