We have recently come across a new browser called Chedot, but it is not evolutionary by any measure. Our research has shown that it is a potentially unwanted program that you should remove. However, it is not a malicious program that poses some kind of a threat, so you can keep it if you insist. But we want people to people aware that it features a custom search engine that may show modified, and therefore, unreliable results, and can display promotions of potentially unreliable partner websites. If you like the ergonomics of Chedot then we suggest that you swap it for Chrome as their interfaces are identical. We invite you to take a few minutes of your precious time to learn more about Chedot.
Since it looks like Google Chrome, it is no surprise that Chedot is based on the Chromium engine, which is an open-source engine available for everybody to download and create their own web browsers. Certain entities capitalize on this opportunity and so have the developers of this particular browser. The company that released Chedot calls itself Guerrilla Programming. Its website claims that the company is registered in Tallinn, Estonia. This may be true, but there is just no way to verify this information, so we will just leave it at that. This browser’s developers target a large democratic, but it appears that they put a huge emphasis on countries that speak Russian and Arabic as Chedot’s download website can be viewed in these languages. However, the browser itself features a dozen more languages.
One reason why Chedot is considered potentially unwanted is that it is being bundled with malicious software installers that can be downloaded from illegitimate freeware hosting websites or via a link featured on other malicious software. In addition to that this browser can also be downloaded from its download hosting website at Landing.chedot.com and its regional websites. Note, that if you got it via software bundle, then you should scan your computer for malicious programs, because there is no way of knowing what kind of software that bundle contained. It is also worth mentioning that you can always remove undesirable software from a software bundle’s installation setup by going for advanced/custom settings as opposed to express/typical settings.
The second reason why you should remove Chedot is due to its default search engine. Search.chedot.com is its address and our research has shown that it is apt to give you customized search results that include sponsored links. We have a strong suspicion that the promoted links may redirect to unreliable websites that may feature adware downloads. This search engine also displays ads on the right side of the screen, and most of them are gaming-related websites. Some of them are legitimate, while others are of questionable reliability. Either way, ads are unavoidable, because that is how the developers make money.
This is all we have to say about Chedot. It is almost the same as Chrome, but since it has been created by a small-time software developer that made it to display commercial advertisements we regard it as a potentially unwanted program. Clicking on its ads may redirect you to potentially unreliable websites. Needless to say, you should avoid visiting shady websites for security reasons. All in all, Chedot is not malicious, but it is not all that great either, so feel free to remove it whenever you are ready.