Search Safe for Chrome is a Google Chrome extension that is promoted as something that can enhance your personal privacy while you browse the web using its featured search engine. However, there is no evidence that it can improve your privacy. Quite the contrary, this program along with its featured search engine can put your privacy in jeopardy because it might show you ads and modified search results with promotional links that redirect to unknown rather questionable websites. Therefore, we have classified Search Safe for Chrome as a potentially unwanted program and suggest that you remove it because it will not do you any good.
Search Safe for Chrome is being offered on Srchsafe.com. Allegedly, the team that works on this application is based in San Francisco, California, USA. However, that may be just their mailing address, and the developer(s) might be located somewhere else. There is no company name provided on the website, and that makes this program all the more suspicious. Furthermore, the website indicates that this program is compatible not only with Chrome but Mozilla Firefox as well. However, that is untrue as this program does not work on Firefox.
As far as this browser extension’s distribution methods are concerned, you can download it from the main website directly or go to the Chrome Web Store and download it from there. The information featured on the store says that Search Safe for Chrome has nearly 140, 000 users. And, this number is set to increase if people continue to get it on their PCs. We think that the reason why there are so many users of this truly useless program is that it is also distributed in malicious software installers. Such installers can be found on freeware distributing websites that feature bundled software installers. The installers can feature this particular program and install it on your PC secretly. However, you might be able to deselect its installation after selecting advanced or custom installation settings.
If you get this program on your PC, then it will automatically replace your browser’s search provider to Srchsafe.com. According to its promotional website, you have to type “safe” in the address bar and press TAB, then you will search safely. Well, that is in theory. However, the reality can be very different. We suspect that this program might show promotional links in its search results and ads on various other websites. This is mere speculations, however, because this program does not seem to do that at the moment. Nevertheless, the developers have to make money somehow because there was no point in making this application otherwise. The ads and promotional links might redirect you to websites that can feature questionable content such as surveys, software installs and so on. In the worst case scenario, your Pc might become infected with dangerous malware. While the chances of this happening are slim at the moment, still, we recommend that you get rid of this program just in case.
In closing, it is plain to see that Search Safe for Chrome comes from a shady background and the feature that it offers is gimmicky and laughable. We think that it might show ads and promoted links that can redirect you to questionable websites. Therefore, we recommend that you stay on the safe side of things and remove this application as soon as the opportunity arises. Please consult the guide below on how to get rid of this extension from your web browser. We also recommend that you scan your PC for malicious content and delete it if any is found.