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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine


Search.easyinterestsaccess.com is regarded as a search engine that is set to replace your browser’s homepage and new tab page when you install its accompanying browser extension. You might want to remove this search engine and its extension because it will not improve your browsing extension in any way. Not only that but this hijacker can promote websites of unverified legitimacy using its search results as cover. This search engine’s developers are in the business of making money by subjecting you to various promotions which are of no benefit to you because the quality of the search results is jeopardized. In this article, we are going to cover this search engine’s origins, functionality, and removal methods.

Let us begin by discussing its origins. You may be surprised to find out that no software developing company has claimed responsibility for releasing this program or, in other words, this search engine and its extension have not been digitally signed by any company which leads us to believe that our initial assumption about this program is correct — legitimate software developers always sign their software because they want to promote their company. This search engine’s developers, however, seem to want to stay in the shadows. Evidently, this search engine comes from a shady background, but let us give it the benefit of the doubt for now.

Search.easyinterestsaccess.com is regarded as a search engine — not a browser hijacker because it is not distributed as such, at least not yet. This search engine is currently being disseminated on two platforms. The first one is its dedicated website at Easyinterestsaccess.com that hosts Search.easyinterestsaccess.com’s browser add-ons for Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Google Chrome. Also, the extension for Chrome is put up for download on the Chrome Web Store at Chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/easy-interests-access/dbidfffkknkbklmdaolmpaefkmaijllg. We have found that this search engine first appeared 11 January 2016 and that it was and still is most popular in the US. Nevertheless, anyone is free to visit the aforementioned websites and download it at their free will. However, you may not want to do that after reading what we have to say.

People use different search engines thinking that one of them has an edge over its competitors and in the eyes of many Google.com is the ultimate search engine while its closest competitor Bing.com does not get many users. However, Search.easyinterestsaccess.com redirects all of its searches to Yahoo.com, but Yahoo.com is known to use Google’s search results, and it is also affiliated with Microsofts’ Bing.com, So Yahoo.com makes use of the two search engines and is known to provide its services to not so legitimate third-party search engines such as Search.easyinterestsaccess.com. However, even though this search engine uses the search results of other search engines, this does not mean that they cannot be altered. Indeed, they can be modified to include promotional links which in most cases are promoted at the bottom of the regular search results. We have yet to witness any examples of this search engine promoting explicitly malicious content, but the possibility of this is present nonetheless.

Lastly, we want to focus your attention on the issue of privacy. We have found that this search engine and its accompanying browser extension were configured to collect certain information about you to be used for promotional and marketing purposes. The information this search engine’s developers can obtain includes your browser and search history, IP address, computer information, browser type, and other details. This information is crucial for tailoring the ads to a unique user and helps to generate as much advertising revenue in the process as possible. Now, even though this information is not of personal nature, we do not recommend that you share it, and the only way you can do that is by deleting Search.easyinterestsaccess.com.

In conclusion, we have established the fact that this search engine is useless because it uses the search results of other search engines, so it does not offer anything unique to the end-user experience. Furthermore, its ads corrupt the search results with unwelcome advertisements that are tailored with the help of the collected information. So if you want to remove Search.easyinterestsaccess.com, then please follow the instructions below.

How to remove this search engine from Internet Explorer

Windows 10

  1. Navigate the mouse to the bottom-left side of the screen.
  2. Right-click the Start menu button.
  3. Select Programs and Features.
  4. Find program and right-click on it.
  5. Click the Uninstall button.

Windows 7 and Vista

  1. Navigate the mouse to the bottom-left side of the screen.
  2. Click Start and select Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Find the undesirable application and right-click on it.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. Open Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Select Add or remove programs.
  4. Find the software.
  5. Click Remove.

How to remove this search engine from Chrome and Firefox

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Simultaneously Press Ctrl+Shift+A.
  2. Click Extensions.
  3. Remove the extension.

Google Chrome

  1. Simultaneously press Alt+F.
  2. Open More tools.
  3. Select Extensions.
  4. Click Remove the unwanted add-on.
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