Our research team says that Web Optimum is a potentially unwanted program. It means that the application is not a malicious infection, but it could be considered undesirable by users who encounter it. Also, users may add it to their browsers accidentally because potentially unwanted programs often employ random distribution tactics that trick users into installing them on their systems. Luckily, such applications are really easy to remove, and you can delete Web Optimum by following the manual removal instructions right below this description. For more information, please do not hesitate to leave us a comment. Our team is always ready to assist you.
The most important part of this application is that it affects only the Chrome browser. If you are using Firefox, Edge or Internet Explorer, this extension will not appear in your browser. However, it can still enter your system in a software package, especially if you download it willingly from a file-sharing website. As far as we have researched, Web Optimum does not have a direct distribution source, so it means that it comes bundled with freeware applications, and users actually install more than one unwanted programs on their systems. That is why we always emphasize how important it is to be sure about the reliability of the software source.
Before you download something, make sure that you download it from the official source. If you have no other choice but to use a third-party source, be attentive during the installation. A third-party installer will probably inform you about the additional programs and features that you are about to install. What’s more, if Web Optimum is promoted via random pop-ups in various websites, you can always CLOSE the pop-up and REFUSE to add the extension to your browser. Do not be taken by surprise when you see that pop-up. You can always simply click the “LEAVE” button. And if the pop-up prevents you from closing your browser, you can close the window with the Alt+F4 command.
Web Optimum is rather intrusive because the moment it gets added to your browser, it modifies your default homepage. It makes it seem as though your default search engine is changed to EZ Search, but that page is fake because if you enter a search query, it will redirect you to a modified Yahoo! Search page. The results you will see there will also be modified. The extension will collect information on the websites you visit and the keywords you enter to modify the results according to your likes and preferences. This is a very common practice that should help these programs increase the number clicks users make when they interact with the content they provide.
That is the most dangerous part of Web Optimum and any other extension that promotes third-party content. They cannot guarantee that the content is safe, and sometimes it could lead you to very corrupt places. Thus, before any of that happens, you will have to delete Web Optimum from your browser, and then look for other potential threats. The best way to look for it would be acquiring a powerful security application.