It is very often that even the most innocent applications can lead to a number of cybersecurity issues. Baysearch.co is classified as a browser hijacker because it modifies browser’s settings unexpectedly. However, we cannot say that this application is a malicious infection because it still requires some work on the user’s part to enter a target system.
Luckily, it is not complicated to remove Baysearch.co from your browser, so please scroll down to the bottom of this description for the manual removal instruction. If you feel that you may have more unwanted programs on-board, you can always scan your computer with a reliable security tool to check it out.
Baysearch.co comes as a Chrome extension that is supposed to help users find the best videos and movies online. The extension does not work on other browsers, so it seems that the users affected by this application are limited only to those who use Chrome.
Normally, it should be possible to download such applications from their official sources. The official homepage for this browser hijacker is located at Baysearch.co, but it is not possible to download the extension from there. Thus, it leaves us with the Chrome Web Store section where it is still possible to add the extension to your browser.
We would like to point out that even if an application is available at the Chrome Web Store, it doesn’t mean the application is automatically a reliable one. You should still read the app description and the reviews to get a better idea of what the application can do.
However, it is very often that Baysearch.co and other similar apps enter target systems accidentally because they have many distribution patterns. Although it is possible to download them from certain websites directly, it is more often that such applications come bundled with freeware.
Now, how does that happen? If you download programs from file-sharing websites, these programs usually come with third-party installers that bundle several applications together. What does that mean? It means that you should refrain from downloading programs from third-party sources. Stick with the official websites to avoid a number of potentially unwanted applications.
What’s more, if Baysearch.co really comes bundled with freeware, it must be just one of the many unwanted applications currently installed on your system. Therefore, when you remove Baysearch.co, you should scan your PC with the SpyHunter free scanner to see just how many unwanted applications are running your PC.
As far as Baysearch.co is concerned, it is more of an annoying nuisance, rather than a genuine security threat. When it is added to your browser, it modifies the new tab and default homepage settings. It does not change the default search engine. However, with your default homepage modified, you can be sure that this extension monitors your online activity, logging the websites you access and processing your web browsing habits.
Consequently, it can start generating commercial advertisements that are related to your likes and preferences, thus subconsciously pushing you into interacting with that commercial content. This is actually what Baysearch.co wants. Such browser extensions manage to make a living by promoting third-party commercial content. This type of scheme is not malicious, but it is vulnerable to malicious exploitation.
For example, Baysearch.co will not check what kinds of links are embedded into the content it promotes. And if a malevolent third party decides to embed their dangerous content into the app’s links, you might get exposed to corrupted content. Malware infection is the worst-case scenario that does not occur very often, but the possibility itself should not be overlooked. Therefore, it would be for the best to remove Baysearch.co and anything similar from your system immediately.
You can delete the extension via the Chrome settings. You might also want to terminate potentially unwanted applications that are installed on your system. As mentioned, you can get a list of all the potential threats by scanning your PC with the SpyHunter free scanner.
If necessary, do not hesitate to invest in a licensed security application that would safeguard your system against similar intruders in the future. However, please do not forget that your web browsing habits are just as important as your antispyware tool when you want to protect your system from harm.
How to Remove Baysearch.co