- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Private.securesearches.net is identical to Search.searchtheweb.today (if you are interested, you can read about it on our website). There is nothing really malicious about this search provider, but it has still been put into the category of suspicious search providers since some users claim that it has changed their browsers’ (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome) settings without their knowledge. Specialists at pcthreat.com have carried out an in-depth analysis to find out more about Private.securesearches.net. They can say now with confidence that this search tool is not a browser hijacker. That is, it should not hijack browsers’ settings illegally. It is more likely that it appears on users’ browsers because users install some kind of potentially unwanted application promoting it on their computers and, as a consequence, find Private.securesearches.net set as a new homepage and New Tab page. If you are reading this article because you have found this search tool set on your browsers too, it would be best that you remove it, in our opinion. Of course, we leave the final decision in your hands, but if you decide to get rid of it and need some help with the removal procedure, feel free to use our manual removal instructions – you can find them right below this article.
As mentioned, there is a huge possibility that Private.securesearches.net has been set on your web browser because you have installed a suspicious program/extension. If you do not like what you see, you should remove Private.securesearches.net today. In case you cannot decide what to do, you should know that this search provider is not perfect. Yes, it works well and even allows users to search for the information under several different categories (Web, Images, Videos, and News), but it still has one drawback. It has turned out that it uses the modified Yahoo! search engine. Meaning, it might show some modified search results to users too. These are search results that only promote certain websites, so the chances are high that you will not even find what you are looking for on them. Theoretically, some of the promoted websites might be untrustworthy too.
Talking about the collection of information, Private.securesearches.net records details about users too. Luckily, unlike some other unreliable pages pretending to be trustworthy search tools, it does not record any personally-identifiable details. In other words, it does not collect any data that can identify you personally. As for the non-personally identifiable information, it does not even try to hide the fact that it might get some details from the user’s computer automatically. These include logs from the web browser used, IP address, browser type, Internet Service Provider, cookie information, and websites visited. These details should be used to analyze trends, conduct research, administer the site, and track user movements. It promises not to share the collected information with anyone, but we cannot be 100% sure, so if you do not want to provide any information about yourself, you should remove Private.securesearches.net from your browsers today.
The chances are high that the appearance of Private.securesearches.net on your browsers is the result of the installation of some kind of suspicious application/add-on. They are usually distributed in software bundles, but users might download them from the web themselves too. Also, Private.securesearches.net might come as a redirect, specialists say. In any event, if you are not happy about its presence on your browsers, you should take action to make it gone today. Of course, it does not mean that unauthorized changes cannot be applied to your browsers again, so our piece of advice for you would be not to keep your system unprotected. In other words, we highly recommend that you install a security application.
If you have found Private.securesearches.net set on your browsers and want to make it gone, you should reset them to default settings in the first place. We have prepared the manual removal guide (find it below this paragraph) for you, but the manual removal method will still take more time if compared to the automatic one, so if you consider yourself a busy person, you should use an automated malware remover to remove the undesirable page from your browsers instead.
Private.securesearches.net removal guide