- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
The extension is available on the official site (InmotionSearch.com), but it might be spread through bundled installers too. Users download installers that are bundled with adware, browser hijackers, questionable toolbars or potentially unwanted programs when they search for software on untrustworthy file-sharing sites. The additional applications show up after you launch the installer. They appear as offers in the setup wizard, so you can deselect it. Unfortunately, users tend to rush the process, so they do not pay much attention to bundled programs.
Apparently, the extension is spread through other web pages too. It might look confusing that such unreliable extension is available on the Chrome Web Store or Firefox Add-ons website. This only proves how important it is to learn more about applications before you install them. In the future, you should find out who developed an application and read some user reviews. For maximum protection, you could consider using a security tool.
Secondly, it could also obtain data that you submit on their third-party partners’ web pages. To be more precise, the extension’s creators state that “We may supplement any user-submitted information with other information collected by us or obtained from other parties for business, marketing, or commercial purposes.” Thus, you should keep it in mind when you submit your personal data such as email address, telephone number or other information for free services, products, and other similar rewards on suspicious third-party sites.
The main problem is that the extension might display ads that belong to third-party partners, which means that it might redirect you to unreliable or potentially dangerous web pages. For example, a third-party site could advertise doubtful software similar to the browser hijacker, e.g. adware, potentially unwanted programs, etc. Also, it could contain malware, such as Trojans, viruses, and other threats.
As you see, the application could collect your personal information or provide you with suspicious ads. If you do not want that your private data were used for business and commercial purposes by InmotionSearch.com, you should delete it from your system.
The browser hijacker cannot be removed through Control Panel. In order to remove it, you will have to erase InmotionSearch.com main folders manually. Also, you should delete its extensions from the affected browsers. The instructions below will show you how to complete these tasks. Naturally, there is another option that you could use. If you ever considered downloading a security tool, you could install it to remove the browser hijacker. Afterward, you just need to keep it updated, and it will guard your computer against malware.
Erase InmotionSearch.com from system
Remove InmotionSearch.com from browsers