Ultra Music Search
Ultra Music Search is a Google Chrome extension that can be downloaded from the Chrome web store (chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ultra-music-search/jlnigffaoljhncojcdlahoabeafbabmd) for free. Of course, if something is available to you, that does not mean that you will benefit from it. According to the extension’s description on the web store, it can help you listen to favorite songs, find new music, as well as create playlists. The app is also meant to make it possible for you to watch music videos. This all sounds great, until you reach the section informing you that the program modifies the default search provider to introduce you to Yahoo Search when you install it. What does that have to do with the services provided by the extension? You will have to continue reading to find out, but if you have your own reasons to remove Ultra Music Search from your operating system, you can move straight to the last paragraph and the guide that shows how to delete the add-on manually.
Once you install Ultra Music Search, you are meant to activate a unique search engine via the browser’s address bar. If you type the letter M into the address bar and then tap the Tab or Space key on your keyboard, you activate the so-called “Ultra Music Search” engine, and if you enter keywords into it, you are redirected to gomusix.com/search/. For example, if you type in the name of an artist, you are shown Top Results, Artists, Songs, Albums, and Users tabs. Every song you play opens a YouTube video in a small box in the lower right corner. Needless to say, gomusix.com does not offer a beneficial service, and, therefore, the extension is considered to be useless too. This is one of the reasons our research team classifies it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). If you installed this extension from the Chrome web store, you must have been informed that it can display notifications, as well as read and change your data on music.myultrasearch.net, and these are a few more reasons to classify it as a PUP.
The Ultra Music Search installer on Chrome suggests that it belongs to UltraApps, and the requested permissions indicate that it is associated with music.myultrasearch.net. This is a search engine that is meant to help you find Web, Images, Videos, and News. When you enter a keyword into this engine, you are redirected to search.yahoo.com, and the same happens if you enter keywords into the address bar without activating Ultra Music Search. Does that mean that this extension is a browser hijacker? We would not go this far, but that does not mean that the extension is trustworthy. The search results are modified, and so even though they are represented via a popular engine you might be familiar with, interacting with them is dangerous. In the worst-case scenario, you could be introduced to links routing to malicious websites that might promote malware and virtual scams. It seems that the search engine is used for advertising purposes only, and that is a reason to delete the PUP. Overall, considering that Ultra Music Search does not offer a highly useful service and that it also hijacks the default search provider and shows you modified search results, you should consider removing this PUP. There are plenty of better alternatives (e.g., iTunes, Spotify, or even YouTube), and so you should not hesitate about this.
In conclusion, although Ultra Music Search is presented in an attractive manner, it is pretty obvious that this extension cannot help you out much. Sure, it can route you to a third-party website that plays videos from YouTube, but wouldn’t you rather go to youtube.com and get that same service directly? Considering that the PUP can track information and even share personally identifiable information with undisclosed “affiliates, parent companies, or subsidiaries,” we do not think that it is a good idea to keep this extension around. If you have already decided that it is best to delete Ultra Music Search, we have a few options for you. You can remove this extension manually, with the help of the guide below, and if you choose to do this, implement a reliable malware scanner afterward to help you determine the state of your system’s security. Alternatively, install anti-malware software to automatically delete the PUP and also reinstate Windows security to prevent the more malicious programs from slithering in.
Ultra Music Search Removal