Protect My Search Daily
We all want to protect ourselves online, and when we come across an extension like Protect My Search Daily, which promises to identify harmful sites, we might be intrigued. This extension is presented to Google Chrome users by HyperConnect Media at protectmysearchdaily.com, but you can install it from chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/protect-my-search-daily/dnkodihhbpdgmainngloaaaeloicinoo. At the time of research, over 40,000 Chrome users had downloaded this extension from this source, and it had mixed reviews. Nonetheless, the description suggests that this extension has “safety shield indicators” that can immediately identify harmful sites when you browse the web. Also, it promises a “custom web search” tool. On top of all that, the extension is free. You might have downloaded it already, and perhaps you were disappointed. It is questionable whether the extension is that useful, and that is not the only reason to delete it. Do you want to remove Protect My Search Daily?
If you use Google Chrome, you might have come across warnings when trying to visit certain websites. That is your browser’s integrated security mechanism that is meant to protect you against malicious and harmful sites. Protect My Search Daily promises to do the same thing. On one hand, you might think that doubling down on security is a good move. On the other hand, why install an extension that offers a service you already have integrated into your browser? If all that the extension did was block malicious websites, perhaps using it would be okay. However, as you already know, this extension can track your activity and share the collected data with unknown parties. Furthermore, it takes over the default search provider with protectmysearchdaily.com/search.php? to present you with search results. According to our researchers, searches are redirected to Yahoo Search, and because the extension promises a “custom web search,” there is a good chance that the results could be modified. The modifications could be made to include the sponsored content from the undisclosed “partners.” Since we do not know anything about them, it is tough to say whether interacting with the shown results is safe. Of course, we do not recommend taking risks.
In conclusion, although Protect My Search Daily looks like a normal extension, our researchers identify it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). It tracks information about you, it shares it with undisclosed parties, and it also might modify the results you see. It uses Yahoo Search to show you results because this search engine is trusted, and if the PUP can modify the results, it can trick users into interacting with sponsored content without really meaning to. It should come as no surprise that we recommend deleting Protect My Search Daily. You can do that manually, using our guide below, or you can employ the help of a trusted anti-malware tool. If you want to protect yourself against malicious websites in the future, we suggest being cautious about what you do online. Also, remember that Google Chrome is automatically protecting you against sites that have been flagged as being harmful. If the browser ever warns you about a certain website – which it does using a red warning window – do not ignore it. Leave the site.
Protect My Search Daily Removal