Danger level 2
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application


Syamit is a malicious browser extension that can change your browser’s homepage address to its featured shady search engine and collect information about you. It is one useless extension that you ought to remove because it is set to perform actions without your consent. Also, its featured search engine can contain links to malicious websites that can further jeopardize your computer’s security and your personal privacy.

We have found that Syamit is promoted by another browser extension called Edentulatecontrol that is now dedicated to redirecting you to Syamit’s website at Edentulatecontrol.com/bn.php?v=1431547411#. As far as we know, Edentulatecontrol used to be featured on the Chrome Web Store but has been removed from it due to its malicious nature. Edentulatecontrol is set to redirect you to that website constantly, so it is very intrusive as it can hinder your browsing experience.

If you go to Edentulatecontrol.com/bn.php?v=1431547411#, then it will offer you to install Syamit. The site is functional in Google Chrome only, and it enters Chrome in full screen and prevents you from leaving the site no matter which button you click. It will open a dialog that says you need to install an extension to leave. If you click OK, it will enter the browser in full screen, but if you click Cancel, then it will do the same thing. You can close the browser, and a avoid clicking any of the buttons and, thus, avoid installing Syamit.

Once on your browser, this extension sets Wethma.com as default search provider. If you use Wethma.com as a regular search engine, then it will redirect all entered search queries to a customized Yahoo search engine that can feature links to questionable and even malicious websites that might jeopardize your computer’s security and infect it with malware such as spyware, ransomware, and so on.

Furthermore, like most search engines, Wethma.com should collect some information about you, and it can include your IP address and, thus, your location, browsing history, entered search terms, browser version, operating system type and version, and so on. All of this information is collected legally, and this search engine probably uses browser cookies, and web beacons to obtain it. However, you should allow it to keep tabs on you because the collected information is used to show you customized links that might look very appealing but redirect you to malicious websites.

As you can see, Syamit is one malicious browser extension that can enter your browser with help from another browser that promotes it. It can replace your search provider and show you promotional links in its search results if you use it. The search results can be unreliable and downright malicious, so if you care about your online security and privacy, follow the guide below no how to remove this extension.

Remove Syamit from Google Chrome

  1. Launch the browser.
  2. Simultaneously press Alt+F.
  3. Click More Tools.
  4. Click Extensions.
  5. Locate Syamit and click Remove.
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