Have you already found your Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox settings changed to http://safe.search.tools/ and there is a new extension SafeSearch Incognito installed on the affected web browser? If “yes” is the answer to this question, we have to tell you the unpleasant truth – there is an untrustworthy piece of software installed on your computer. No, it is not a browser hijacker even if you see your browsers’ settings altered without your consent. Instead, a potentially unwanted program is the one that should be blamed for changing the settings of your browsers. It has been named SafeSearch Incognito. Yes, the new extension you see on the list of add-ons is nothing more than a potentially unwanted application. Although the majority of users who discover a new page set on their browsers cannot explain why it is there, some users are aware of the fact that the SafeSearch Incognito extension has made these modifications because they are the ones who have downloaded and installed it from any of its official sources. No matter the group of users you belong to, you should not keep this extension installed even though it is advertised as beneficial software that allows users to surf the web anonymously and thus ensures their privacy. It is because it is not an exactly a beneficial piece of software. We will elaborate on this in the next paragraph of this article, so you should continue reading it if you want to find more about SafeSearch Incognito.
SafeSearch Incognito has been classified as a potentially unwanted program not only because it changes browsers’ settings. It is considered untrustworthy also because it is not a problem for it to enter the user’s system without permission. Researchers at 411-spyware.com say that the most commonly used method to spread it is called bundling, but, of course, it would be too naive to expect that it is the only one. Potentially unwanted programs are not the only ones to spread bundled, so you should install a security application to protect your system from the entrance of new undesirable software. You should be more careful from now on as well, i.e., you are still avoid visiting dubious pages and downloading software from them.
The only way to remove the undesirable page set by SafeSearch Incognito as a homepage, search tool, and New Tab URL is to erase that extension completely. Luckily, it can be erased quite easily through the add-ons manager. If it is the first time you are going to delete the browser extension manually, you should check our manual removal guide we have placed for you below this article. It does not mean that you necessarily have to go to erase it manually. The undesirable extension can be removed automatically as well using a powerful malware remover. Click the Download button to get a free diagnostic version of such a tool.