Most of the programs, we install willingly because we need them or we want to check out whether they can be useful to us. However, there are programs like SearchBip that enter the system accidentally, and it could eventually lead to a serious computer security issue, especially if the advertising space offered by this app is exploited by a malevolent third party. To avoid that, it is necessary to remove SearchBip and all the other unwanted apps as soon as possible. Run a full system scan with a security tool of your choice detect all the unwanted apps and remove them at once.
You might argue that when a program is unwanted and it enters your system, it clearly is a malicious infection. However, that’s not how all software installation works. Sometimes even regular programs get installed on the target system accidentally. It all depends on how the program is distributed.
As far as SearchBip is concerned, this browser extension has at least two official distribution sources. One is the main website via get.searchbigp.com, and another is a solo page at the Chrome Web Store. If you don’t remember visiting either, the chances are that the app that is currently on your browser reached you through some third-party source.
It is very often that users download freeware from file-sharing websites. They do not realize that the third-party installers may bundle several apps together, and they fail to deselect unwanted apps during the installation process. Also, SearchBip could be hiding behind random pop-ups that are abundant in websites that support and promote third-party content.
For example, if you tend to visit video streaming pages that display a lot of commercial ads or you play online games, you probably get exposed to multiple pop-ups and other types of content promotion methods regularly. If you fail to close the pop-up windows and you end up interacting with the notifications on those windows, it is very likely that you add SearchBip and other similar extensions to your browser. And you can’t even say that this app entered your system behind your back because it was you who clicked the Add to Brwoser button, and you gave your permission for SearchBip to change your default search settings and collect information about your web browsing habits.
What is it going to do with the said information? Well, SearchBip is bound to promote third-party content, and it will embed it along the search results that you see via searchbip.com. Technically, the extension is supposed to enhance your web browsing experience, and it should help you find the most relevant content on YouTube and Wikipedia. However, the question is whether you really need this extension to reach the content you like. After all, you can use a well-established search engine to perform web searches, and you can simply bookmark the sites you like and keep them on your bookmark tab at the top of your browser.
The bottom line is that you don’t really need SearchBip for the services it offers. If anything, this application may inadvertently expose you to potentially harmful content through all the third-party links it promotes. What’s more, you might feel inclined to click those links because they seem to show something that you like. The important thing to understand is that SearchBip doesn’t try to infect you with malware or anything like that. The application merely promotes third-party content to cover its development costs. And it’s not sophisticated enough to review all the links that get embedded in its advertising space.
Therefore, you have to take your cybersecurity into your own hands and remove SearchBip right now. If you think that manual extension removal isn’t enough, you can always scan your computer with the SpyHunter free scanner, and you will get an entire list of all the potential threats on-board. Delete them all with the automated antispyware tool and then protect your system and your personal information from similar intruders in the future. However, don’t forget that your behavior online is just as important as the security program that you use. Stay away from suspicious websites and download programs only from their official vendors. Third-party websites might be too much of a security risk.
How to Delete SearchBip