- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Was your web browser taken over by Search.searchapp.website? If it was, it would be fair to classify it as a browser hijacker. Our research team could not find a version of this search engine that would act as a hijacker, but if you are completely sure that your browser was modified against your wishes, you should need no further explanation as to why you should delete it from your web browser. It is possible that you will face it if you use Safari, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox browser because these are most widely used by users operating on Mac OS computers. Although, at first sight, this search engine looks completely normal, our research team has found that all keywords entered into the search field are redirected to Bing Search, most likely, without the user’s permission. On top of that, a very suspicious tool is promoted via the home page, which indicates that maybe the search tool was built solely for the purpose of promoting third-party deals and advertisements. If you are not sure why we recommend removing Search.searchapp.website, continue reading.
Search.searchapp.website was created by a company named “ChumSearch,” and it introduces itself to users via the “About Us” section on the search engine. This company also stands behind other strange search tools, including Search.kshowonline.stream and Search.hideyoursearch.win. It is not hard to tell that they were created by the same company, considering that all of them share the same interface. All of them present the “Clean Your Mac” button on the top right corner of the home page. This button routes to http://mackeeperapp.mackeeper.com/landings/197.10/?affid=mzb_312.21903449.1518000621.32.mzb&utm_source=bndlr&utm_medium=cpm&utm_campaign=mk_bndlr_txts_splt448_3198_any_06feb&utm_term=&utm_content=&userDefiner=mzb_3244&epayId=29&landId=2346&alert=13&trt=29_319847356&c4=inst&guid=b0b219b8-0bf1-11e8-8345-02e10695cdfa&reqid=a99c0123f1e13da21b2e9e983acc47cf. The page introduces Mac users to Mackeeper created by Kromtech Alliance Corp. This application is meant to scan the system for viruses. Although the reviews of this tool are quite mixed, one thing is clear, and that is that its services are not worth the money asked ($18 per month or $118 per year). If you have downloaded the free scanner, you should consider removing it, but, of course, we need to focus on deleting Search.searchapp.website first.
You should successfully delete Search.searchapp.website from your browser by resetting it. You can learn how to reset Safari, Firefox, and Chrome browsers using the instructions below. If you have found the search tool on a different web browser, do not hesitate to leave us a comment below, and we will add the guide that you need. What if you have also installed software promoted via this search engine (e.g., Mackeeper)? If you have, you need to figure out whether or not you want to eliminate it. If you do, look up removal guides via the search field at the top, and if you need help, again, use the comments section. In the future, make sure you are careful about the search tools you trust and allow taking over your browsers. Remember that even if something does not look harmful or dangerous, it does not necessarily mean that it isn’t.
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