Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

My Privacy Search Extension

Useless and potentially risky search engine pages promoted by browser extensions like My Privacy Search Extension can claim that they are better and apply the latest search technology, but somehow most of these end up in the browser hijacker malware category after a more careful inspection. This tool may offer you spectacular background images and several quick links to popular and promoted sites as well, but this is nothing you could not do yourself by using built-in functions of your browsers. This application only works in Google Chrome, which makes it even more useless if you prefer other browsers. It is possible that this browser hijacker sneaks onto your system with other malware infections; therefore, it may not be sufficient for you to only remove My Privacy Search Extension if you want to restore your system security.

In order for you to encounter this browser extension in your browser, you need to click on corrupt third-party content; unless, of course, you knowingly download it from an official source. But as our research shows, this browser hijacker mainly infects its victims in questionable ways. You can, for example, click on third-party pop-up ads that promote some software update or a missing plugin. One click and you could install this hijacker directly. This is why you should never believe such banners and pop-ups that claim that you need this and that driver or update. If it were true, you should download these from official websites only and not through some ad.

Another questionable distribution method that is also more dangerous is freeware bundles. It is possible that you install this tool while you think you are installing a new free application. However, if you download this app from a questionable website, such as a torrent and shareware page, chances are you will not only have a free program installed but, instead, a whole package of malware programs as well as potentially unwanted programs. When you infect your computer with such a bundle, obviously, you need to do more than deleting My Privacy Search Extension. What you may not know is that most of the time it is actually possible to stop such an invasion if you carefully read every panel in the installation wizard as well as the license agreement. Most users skip these and end up with a bunch of infections instead.

In all fairness, we also need to mention that this useless browser extension is available for installation in the Chrome web store, chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/my-privacy-search/nmbdieeenblmdjgalpmjckkmbcflfkhh. Please keep in mind that even if you find an extension in the web store, it does not necessarily mean that it is entirely reliable. There could be dozens of potentially harmful tools there waiting to be detected, reported, and then taken down. It always pays to run a web search on your targeted app to make sure that malware researchers have not yet marked it as “to be removed.”

This browser extension promotes itself as a “better and improved” search engine that can make your online experience safe. Well, as far as we know, this could not be further from the truth. When you install this extension, it sets Search.myprivacy.zone as your new tab page in your Google Chrome browser. This search page offers you nice background pictures, local weather forecast information, quick-link thumbnail links to well-known websites as well as a search engine, of course. However, we do not advise you to use this search engine because you could be introduced to questionable third-party content, such as advertisements and links. If these contents come from an unreliable third-party (e.g., cyber criminals in the worst case), you may be in for an unfortunate surprise when you engage with them. For example, you could become the next victim of an online scam and lose money from your account. We think that it is best if you remove My Privacy Search Extension from your browser and here is what you need to do.

It is really not rocket science to eliminate this browser hijacker. You need to identify the extension from the list that you can access via your browser menu and remove it. You can do it even if you are not an experienced user. Please follow our guide below this article if you are not familiar with the necessary steps. As you can see, it is very easy to infect your computer with such threats or even more serious ones. Therefore, it is worth protecting your PC with a decent anti-malware application like SpyHunter that can automatically take care of all your security-related issues.

Remove My Privacy Search Extension from your browser

Google Chrome

  1. Tap Alt+F and go to More tools.
  2. Select Extensions.
  3. Find the unwanted extension and click on the trash can icon on the right.
  4. In the confirmation window, click Remove.
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