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Danger level 6
Type: Browser Hijackers

If you are trying to remove from your browser (most likely, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox), you must have an accompanying extension installed. At the time of research, this extension did not have an official website, and it was not introduced via the Chrome Web Store or another reputable app store. Does that mean that its days are over? Perhaps that is the case, but it is also possible that it could still be spread via software bundles, pop-ups, and suspicious file-sharing websites. If you are not careful, you could end up installing the extension without even knowing it. If you have it installed, it should not be too difficult for you to delete it, but before you can get on with that, we suggest that you read our report to learn more about how it works. We also discuss how works, which is the main reason we recommend eliminating the extension itself.

According to our research team, the extension linked to must come from the family of such PUPs (potentially unwanted programs) as ConverterSearchPlus, PDFConvertersSearch, and SportStreamSearch. The name of the extension should be TikTokSearches, and it appears that it used to be available at That is no longer the case. The extension also could have been introduced via at some point too. All in all, regardless of how you might have downloaded it, it must have changed the default search provider within your browser. According to our research team, is the tool that should be implemented, and even though this search tool might seem harmless, that is not the case. In fact, it redirects to the modified results on Since Yahoo Search is a well-known and trusted search engine, people might assume that it shows trustworthy results. Well, as it turns out, a third-party search tool can influence them, and that is why we recommend deleting

Have you scanned your operating system and browsers recently? If you have not, we suggest taking this opportunity to do that. Hopefully, the scanner finds nothing besides the PUP and perhaps a few unwanted tracking cookies that can be removed in the process of clearing browser data. However, if you have been tricked into letting in along with other threats, you need to be very careful how you handle them. If you gloss over the fact that other threats exist, you might find yourself dealing with identity theft, file encryption, extortion, and so on. In fact, should the scanner find serious threats, you certainly can postpone the removal of for a little bit. It is a PUP, but it is not a ticking bomb that could make your virtual world implode. Perhaps you can just ignore it? Of course, you should not. A PUP is a PUP, and if you do not want your searches tracked, personal data recorded and leaked, advertisements introduced, and web browsing impacted, we suggest that you delete it ASAP.

Do not worry about the removal of too much. Yes, it is a PUP that can put you at some risk, but it is also just a search tool linked to an unwanted extension that should be very easy to eliminate. According to our research team, if you want to delete manually, you can use the comments section below. Once you are done with the removal of an unwanted extension, it is a good idea to clear browser data. That is an extra step that will help you clear browsing history and also delete any data-tracking web cookies that might have been placed to gather and store information. After this, you should scan your system one more time. Hopefully, the scan report comes out clean, but if leftovers of the PUP or other threats are discovered, you should waste no time to delete them. If you face any trouble performing the removal manually, you can always implement anti-malware software that will get rid of threats and their leftovers automatically. Removal

Google Chrome

  1. Open the browser and tap ALT+F keys together.
  2. Select More tools and then choose Extensions.
  3. Click Remove next to the TikTokSearches extension.
  4. Tap CTRL+SHIFT+DELETE keys together and click Advanced.
  5. Select the time range and boxes and click Clear data.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open the browser and tap ALT+T keys together.
  2. Click Add-ons and then open the Extensions menu.
  3. Click Remove next to the TikTokSearches extension.
  4. Tap CTRL+SHIFT+DELETE keys together.
  5. Select the time range and boxes and click OK.
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