Polimva may look like a reliable application but it really is not. Still it is not a malicious extension, so we have classified it as a potentially unwanted program. You may want to remove it because it does not help you reach your favorite articles like it says does. Its true purpose is to replace your browser search provider. Note that it does not change the homepage or new tab page addresses — it changes the search provider only. Therefore, you may not notice this, but if you use your browser’s search bar for searching the web then Search.polimva.com (this extension’s featured search engine) will provide you with search results. As you can see, the purpose of this extension is to promote its featured search engine and replace your search provider in a clandestine manner. Therefore, it is unreliable and we do not recommend that you use it.
As mentioned in the introduction, Polimva claims to help you reach your favorite articles. However, it does nothing even remotely similar. It has no functions apart from replacing the search provider of Google Chrome upon installation. It is compatible with Chrome only, which is a good thing because users of Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox can breathe more easily. We have concluded that this application is used, exclusively, for replacing your browser’s search provider with Search.polimva.com. The odd thing about it is that it does not replace the homepage or new tab page which is what similar programs usually do. The purpose for replacing the search provider in the first place is to make you use it. However, its search results do not seem to contain promotional links that would generate ad revenue, so it is a bit strange to say the least. Another thing we want to note is that Search.polimva.com redirects all entered search queries to either a modified Yahoo or Google search engine to present you with search results.
Polimva was published by a company under the same name which only makes it all the more suspicious. We have found that you can get this extension from its dedicated website at Polimva.com. However, we have also found that its developers have made arrangements with freeware hosting websites to have Polimva bundled with their freeware. The resulting bundle can be installed on your PC in its entirety. Hence, you may install this shady extension accidentally while installing other software. Nevertheless, you may be able to deselect its installation by opting for advanced or custom settings.
In conclusion, Polimva is a potentially unwanted program because it does not provide the functions its website claims it to provide. Our analysis has revealed that its sole purpose is to replace your browser's search provider which is done in secret. This action is unsanctioned and, thus, we believe that this program is next to useless. Therefore, you may want to get rid of it, and if you do, then please see the guide below on how to remove a browser extension.