Search.mysafesearch.net Removal Guide

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If your browser’s homepage was changed to Search.mysafesearch.net without your authorization, then we want to inform you that your computer was infected with a browser hijacker. This malicious search engine is distributed along with a browser extension called mysafesearch, which is also malicious. You ought to remove both the search engine and its browser extension because they serve no purpose other than to hijack your browser and expect you to use Search.mysafesearch.net to search the web and view promoted links that generate advertising revenue.

Search engine and its accompanying browser extension were made a company called Aztec Media inc., which is allegedly based in Limassol, Cyprus. We have our doubts about this company and think that the name can be fake because we did not find any reliable information about its true origins. It appears that this company’s search engine was good enough for the Chrome Web Store that still features mysafesearch. Apart from that, you can get this extension from its dedicated website at Mysafesearch.net. However, the reason we have classified this search engine as a browser hijacker is the fact that its developers have made arrangements to bundle it with third-party installers that inject the browser extension into the web browser without your knowledge or consent.

Apparently, mysafesearch.net is compatible with Google Chrome only. Its job is to replace the homepage automatically, and new tab pages address when you install it. Our research shows that Search.mysafesearch.net is undoubtedly a highly unreliable search engine. It redirects all search queries to http://feed.snowbitt.com/?publisher=mymediasyn&ts=sy&barcodeid=51586999&searchtype=ds&q=asddas&type=MM_100 and then to Yahoo.com. As a result, you get modified, ad-supported search results of unverified legitimacy. Also, http://feed.snowbitt.com can redirect you to pages other than Yahoo.com. Sometimes it can redirect you to promoted website directly. We are concerned with the fact that this hijacker can promote rather questionable websites that can redirect you to malicious sites that can jeopardize your computer’s security with malicious software.

Our research has revealed that Search.mysafesearch.net can automatically collect some non-personally identifiable information about you and use it for marketing and advertising purposes as stated in the privacy policy “To enhance and personalize our promotions offers and customize the advertising content we display.” As far as the collected information is concerned, the privacy policy states that this search engine can collect information such as “type of browser and operating system your device uses, operator, language preference, access time, and the domain name of the website from which you linked or registered to the Service.” Furthermore, the developers can share this information as stated in the same privacy policy which says that ”We may share Information, with our parent company, any subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under a common control (collectively "affiliated companies").” As you can see, Search.mysafesearch.net is one unreliable search engine that will keep tabs on you and use the collected information to personalize that ad campaign to make more money. The developers will also share the gathered information with third-parties to further advance their cause. Therefore, using Search.mysafesearch.net is pointless and can even be dangerous due to the content that it promotes.

We hope you found this description informative since Search.mysafesearch.net can be the cause of your PC becoming infected with malicious software. While there is no guarantee that your PC will become infected with malware as a result of using this search engine, we suggest that you play it safe and remove it before anything bad happens. After all, this search engine could have ended up as your browser’s homepage address without your authorization. Check out the guide below on how to remove mysafesearch. After getting rid of this extension, the search engine will be set back to default automatically.

How to remove mysafesearch and Search.mysafesearch.net

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. Press Alt+F.
  3. Click More tools.
  4. Go to Extensions.
  5. Find mysafesearch.
  6. Click Remove.
Download Remover for Search.mysafesearch.net *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

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