Whether you have downloaded Free Download Seeker from the Chrome web store or some unfamiliar source, you downloaded it onto Chrome or a different browser, it has hijacked your browsers or not, you need to remove it from your operating system. Although it does not look like a threat, some of its abilities are much more unpredictable than you think. As soon as you download this application onto your computer, it hijacks your browsers. In the best case scenario, this will be done with your knowledge, and you will be aware of it. Unfortunately, it is also possible that your browsers will be hijacked without your notice, which is likely to shock you. Well, even if you have downloaded the app and the search tools associated with it yourself, you should consider deleting Free Download Seeker. Read this report to find all the arguments that push towards the elimination of this adware.
Our research team classifies Free Download Seeker as adware (advertising-supported software) because it injects advertisements on certain websites that you visit. Unsurprisingly, you are most likely to see these ads when you visit online shopping websites. The bad news is that it is impossible to learn more about the advertising services of this program, the advertisers who are involved, or anything else because legal information does not support Free Download Seeker. Freedownloadseeker.com – which was the official download page – has been taken down, and it is unlikely that it will be revived. Even the links presented via the Chrome web store, where the app is still available, do not work. Although some users brush this off as something inconsequential, in reality, this is very important. If you cannot check legal information associated with this program, you cannot know for sure how it works, and this is a huge risk that you should not take for a program this useless. Sure, it provides a button that can help you switch between different search tools, but this service is not worth the risks associated with it.
The installer on the Chrome web store informs that Free Download Seeker comes bundled with the searchie.net search tool. At the moment, the search tool installed is search.strtpoint.com, which, obviously, is a different tool, and that is a problem. According to our research, the search queries entered into this search tool – and it takes over the homepage and the default search provider – are redirected to Yahoo. This search engine can be exploited to show sponsored links without you realizing it, and this is why you need to get rid of it right away. It is also possible that this adware will use silent techniques to spy on you and transfer data to third-parties using unauthorized Internet connection. It is also possible that this unpredictable program will collect and leak your personal data. The fact that legal information is not present means that all kinds of risks are possible, and you need to think about them all. If you do not want to take any risks, delete this adware ASAP.
You cannot uninstall Free Download Seeker from your operating system. Instead, you need to erase its components, and the guide below explains how to do that step-by-step. If you have discovered this adware corrupting other browsers, post a comment below, and we will provide you with the necessary instructions. Of course, the manual removal option is not the only one, and it is much better to use automated malware removal software. For one, this software ensures successful removal of all active threats, and additional threats could have been downloaded along with this adware if you have used malicious installers. What is most important, authentic anti-malware software can ensure reliable protection against dangerous computer infections in the future, and that is exactly what you need if you want to keep malware away. Please consider both of these options before making your final decision, as this could determine the security of your operating system.