- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Search.searchmab.com is a web browser hijacker that might affect Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome web browsers. According to our research, this hijacker should not corrupt your browsers without your permission; however, that does not mean that it is trustworthy. It is most likely that you will be forced to change your homepage, new tab, and default search provider when you install software associated with this hijacker. Map Beast by SaferBrowser is an extension that it is most likely to introduce you to the hijacker, and this extension is quite strange and suspicious as well. In fact, we strongly recommend deleting this extension. If you do, the chances are that you will have Search.searchmab.com removed as well. We discuss this and many other hijacker-related issues in this report, and so you should keep reading.
The suspicious Map Beast extension is officially represented at mapbeast.com, but it can also be found on the Chrome web store, as well as various file-sharing sites. Of course, it is unlikely that this extension will be promoted on its own. Instead, it might come as an additional offer to much more attractive and interesting programs. These programs could turn out to be malicious, which is why it is crucial that you inspect your operating system with a trusted malware scanner to make sure that other threats do not require removal. Although third-party software might be more attractive, Map Beast might attract you as well because it promises to help you navigate while traveling. This extension provides easy-access links to Google Maps, Yahoo Maps, Bing Maps, and Traffic sites via Search.searchmab.com. These links route to legitimate websites, and you should face no security problems using the services represented via them.
Before you delete Search.searchmab.com from your operating system, you should employ a malware scanner to thoroughly inspect your computer and check if other unreliable programs are active as well. In case dangerous infections are revealed, attend to them first. If you realize that you cannot delete them yourself, you should choose to install anti-malware software that could erase all threats automatically. This software can also eliminate Search.searchmab.com. If you decide that you want to erase malware yourself, make sure you research the threats detected because every single one of them is unique, and you might have to perform different steps to get your operating system completely clean.
Using the guide below you can uninstall Map Beast from the Windows operating system (for Internet Explorer users) and remove it from Chrome and Firefox browsers. Hopefully, that is enough to delete Search.searchmab.com from your browsers for good. If you find that the unwanted homepage and search provider modifications prevail, you might have to modify them directly on the browser. If you do not know how to do that, you can post a comment below to ask for additional instructions. If all fails, you can always use automated malware detection and removal software to ensure that your operating system is completely clean and safe to use. If you have any other concerns, use the comments section below to express them.
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