My Symptom Checker is supposed to be a healthy life-related Google Chrome browser extension providing you with easy access to useful websites and web search capability, but we have found that it may not be as reliable as it wants to seem. In fact, we have categorized it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) since it does not really mean direct harm and does not seem to have malicious behavior. Still, keeping this PUP in your browser might introduce you to potentially harmful web content, such as third-party advertisements and compromised links. Engaging with such content could result in more serious infections landing on your system or you might also become a victim of an online crime if redirected to a malicious website. Since this PUP can be found spreading with malware infections as well, chances are your system has more to tackle than it actually can without a proper anti-malware program installed. Thus, we suggest that you remove My Symptom Checker from your computer as soon as possible.
You may have found the official webpage, mysymptomchecker.net, while searching for a medical symptom or healthy life-related application for your browser. This is a simple webpage promoting this questionable extension. You can easily install it by clicking on the Free Download button. We would like to warn you that when you do so, a pop-up comes up before you could go on, which you should always read carefully. This pop-up contains all the permissions you are asked to give to the extension you are about to install; this is always the case whenever you are installing browser extensions knowingly. Since this PUP needs your permission, for example, to communicate with cooperating websites and replace your new tab page, this can be misused to redirect you to questionable websites or share information about you and your online activities. In other words, these are not rights you want to grant for such a questionable tool; at least, we would advise you against it. Another official page where you can install this extension is the Chrome web store, chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/my-symptom-checker/fegjolpoojekijgbcdabiebijjhompil. If you have not heard enough to want to delete My Symptom Checker, please read on so that you can make up your mind more easily.
The truth is that the main risk about this PUP is that it comes on board without your wanting to install it at all. This means that you may install a free software bundle that contains this PUP but it is not the main free software that you are targeting. Unfortunately, this bundle may also carry other threats, which can be way more dangerous and annoying as well, including Trojans, ad-supported applications, browser hijackers, fake alerts, and so on. Unsuspecting users generally infect their system with such a bundle when they try to download free programs off of shady freeware or torrent pages. However, this is not the only source. Sadly, you can also drop a bundle when you click on unsafe third-party ads on questionable websites, let alone when your computer is infected with malware like adware. We recommend that after your delete My Symptom Checker, you also use a proper online malware scanner to find all possible threat sources on your computer.
This questionable search page becomes your homepage and new tab once it is installed. This page features a number of health-related website links at the bottom where you can find explanations for medical symptoms, healthy diet, fitness activities, and so on. So, if you are all into healthy life, you may consider this a beneficial tool. But let us remind you that this PUP may collect information about your browsing activities and use this to send questionable third-party ads and sponsored links to your screen through manipulated search results. If you use this tool to search the web, you will end up on Yahoo search results pages but you cannot trust those results as they may contain questionable content. If you click on such content, you could harm your system by dropping infections directly. But you can also harm your bank account balance if you get redirected to a malicious page operated by cyber crooks who cannot wait to scam you. All in all, we believe that it is best to remove My Symptom Checker from your computer.
And, finally, here we are with the solution for you. The only good news about this potential threat is that you can easily get rid of it if you follow our instructions below. But remember that your job is not necessarily done just yet. What about all the other possible threats on board? Who is going to take care of those? Do you think you can keep your system secure if there is one single infection on board? This is why we advise you to install a reliable anti-malware program like SpyHunter.