- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Premiumsearchweb.com creators claim that this search engine “offers the best search results from across the web.” Nevertheless, after testing the application ourselves, we came to a conclusion that it is an unreliable program, and we cannot agree with the statement. Users should be aware that the software might display results with additional third-party advertising, and these ads could come from suspicious websites. What’s more, the threat was categorized as a browser hijacker as it might modify default browser preferences. Since the application does so while altering specific browser data, it might be hard to get rid of Premiumsearchweb.com. If you are having a hard time while removing it too, slide below the article and use the provided instructions to eliminate the hijacker.
It is important to know that the program might be spread through unreliable ads, which might show up because of other suspicious software on the computer. Therefore, we advise users to check the system and erase other possible threats. For instance, you could use a trustworthy antimalware tool that would scan the whole system and detect malicious or unreliable applications.
Moreover, there is a particular statement in the search engine’s “About” section, and it says that “Thanks to our collaboration with leading software providers, you can choose to install Premium Search Web during setup.” This might mean that the browser hijacker could be spread with bundled installers. If this is true, some of its users might have downloaded the application without even realizing it. If you do not select advanced installation settings or do not read the terms written on the setup wizard, you might not notice additional suggestions on it. Usually, if the user does not deselect them himself, the bundled programs are installed automatically. Thus, it is crucial to carefully review any terms on the setup wizard and reject all unwanted suggestions.
Premiumsearchweb.com is compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. To settle on these browsers, the hijacker locates specific files and changes some data within them. If the user has Google Chrome, the application should modify files called Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data. For Mozilla Firefox, the search engine alters a file called prefs.js and as for Internet Explorer, it replaces data of a value name called Start Page. If you take a look at the deletion instructions placed below, you will understand these changes better.
Our specialists who tested Premiumsearchweb.com say that it's displayed advertising could promote unreliable software. For instance, you could notice ads offering to install adware applications, potentially unwanted programs, different browser hijackers, and so on. There is also a possibility that not all, but some of the advertisements could redirect to web pages created for malicious purposes, e.g. distribute ransomware, viruses, and other malicious software.
It seems to us that no one would like to encounter such content, especially users who care about their computer’s safety. If you do not want such ads on the browser too, we advise you to get rid of Premiumsearchweb.com. The browser hijacker could be eliminated manually, although it might be not the easiest task for inexperienced users. We prepared a removal guide available below the article, but if it looks too difficult, it would be best to use a reliable antimalware software. Also, if you need further assistance, or there are other details you would like to learn about the threat, contact us via social media or leave us a message here in the comments section.