- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Search.powersearch.online is a new search tool developed on the Search.searchtheweb.today template. Even though its appearance suggests that it is an ordinary search provider, specialists have doubts about its trustworthiness because some users say that they have found it set on their browsers without their knowledge. Researchers at pcthreat.com have not categorized this search tool as a browser hijacker yet because its appearance might be directly linked to the installation of a suspicious browser extension instead, but it is definitely not the best idea to use this search provider as your default one. We hope that you will decide to remove it after reading its description too. If this is exactly what happens, you should manage to delete it from browsers yourself manually. It is not a harmful malicious application, so resetting browsers to default settings should make it gone. In case the term “browser reset” tells you nothing, you should take action only after you read this report. Also, you should let our step-by-step manual removal guide help you.
We are not going to try to convince you that Search.powersearch.online is malicious because it is not, but if you ask us whether or not you should use it as your default search tool, we would say – no. It will return you search results, you could turn off/turn on Private Search, and you will be allowed to change the appearance of the search tool, but you will also see some modified Yahoo! search results. They are not dangerous themselves, but there is a problem with them – they might redirect you to untrustworthy websites. Not all websites they lead to are untrustworthy, but you might eventually land on a dubious one if you search for the information using Search.powersearch.online. These websites will not necessarily promote malware, but there is a possibility that security-related problems will arise if you surf untrustworthy websites.
Specialists do not think that Search.powersearch.online acts as a browser hijacker. That is, it should not change browsers’ settings without permission. According to them, it is more likely that users install some kind of untrustworthy add-on, and it sets Search.powersearch.online without their permission. Also, Search.powersearch.online might come as a redirect. That is, users might be automatically redirected to it from another domain they open themselves or have it set on their browsers. There is a bunch of suspicious applications that can apply unauthorized changes, so you should not leave your system unprotected if you do not want to find a new untrustworthy page set on your browsers without your knowledge ever again.
Users usually do not set Search.powersearch.online on their browsers consciously. Instead, they find it set on them and cannot explain why it is there. Luckily, this search tool can be removed from affected browsers quite easily. You do not need to know much about malware removal to get rid of it because your only task will be to reset all those affected browsers to their default settings. It sounds harder than it actually is – follow our manual removal guide you will find below this paragraph. Alternatively, you can use an antimalware scanner to remove it quicker. The latter is, without a doubt, the easiest way to undo changes applied to browsers because you will clean your system with the click of a button.
How to remove Search.powersearch.online