CIP QxSearch could replace your homepage, default search engine, or your new tab page with a particular search website if you add it to your browser. According to our specialists, the add-on is compatible with Google Chrome alone, which is why users who search the Internet with Mozilla Firefox or any other browser should not come across it. As for those who may, we highly recommend reading the rest of our report to find out more details about it. It would seem, the extension is categorized as a potentially unwanted program or a PUP in short. It does not mean it is harmful, but it is best to be cautious. For users who decide to remove it from their browsers, we can offer our deletion instructions located at the end of the article. Also, in case you have any questions, do not hesitate to leave us a comment.
To start with, we should talk about where CIP QxSearch might come from. Like many other PUPs, it could travel with bundled software installers. Some users install bundled applications because they overlook them. Some setup files confusingly display additional suggestions and users, who do not read terms carefully, may not realize they are installing extra tools. For example, the installer could provide an already pre-checked checkbox next to the bundled application and a button saying “Continue.” Consequently, users who do not read any terms may click the Continue button without realizing they are agreeing into installing something else. Therefore, if you do not want to receive PUPs or other tools accidentally, you should always select custom/advanced installation settings and read all terms carefully. Of course, it is advisable to download software from legitimate sources only and have a trustworthy security tool to help you keep the computer clean.
There are two ways to get rid of CIP QxSearch. Firstly, you could try to remove it via your browser’s settings. All you have to do is access the extensions menu and remove the PUP from there. If you have no idea how to do this, you could follow the instructions located right after this paragraph. The second option is to let a reliable security tool deal with CIP QxSearch for you. Just do a full system scan and then click the tool’s provided deletion button to get rid of all detected threats.