There is a reason why your homepage has been changed to Search.searchmmap.com. The sudden appearance of this page clearly shows that Maps Driving Directions has been installed on your computer. Even though it does look useful at first glance, it is not a beneficial application, believe us. Instead, almost all researchers classify it as a browser hijacker. It has been classified as a hijacker because of the changes it applies without the user’s knowledge. The promoted web page Search.searchmmap.com does not differ much from ordinary search providers the way it looks, but we can assure you that it is not a 100% trustworthy search provider, so you should be very careful with it if you decide to use it to perform web searches. Of course, it would be best that you get rid of it and start using a more reliable search tool instead. There are plenty of reliable search providers available, so we are sure you will easily find a new one. The Search.searchmmap.com removal should not be complicated even if it is a pure browser hijacker. You will find more about its removal if you read this report till the very last sentence.
Without a doubt, some users install Maps Driving Directions consciously, but we are sure at least half of them get disappointed with this piece of software because they realize that it only sets a new page Search.searchmmap.com on users’ web browsers. Nope, it does not do anything else. Well, Maps Driving Directions cannot be called completely useless too because it helps users access certain pages with the click of a button, but since all these websites can be quickly accessed without its help too, we see no reason you should keep it set on your browser. Researchers working at 411-spyware.com have some doubts about the trustworthiness of the search feature too. According to them, there is a possibility that users will see modified search results if they use it to perform web searches. These modified search results often consist of various sponsored links, so it would be best not to click on any of them. Of course, it might be quite difficult to recognize them. Because of this, it is very likely that you will sooner or later click on them. Not all these search results are dangerous. Actually, it is more the exception rather than the rule, but we still cannot let you use Search.searchmmap.com to perform your web searches because there is still a possibility to end up on an untrustworthy website after clicking on any of these modified search results.
If you are still considering whether or not you should keep Search.searchmmap.com, you should also take into account one more thing – it collects plenty of details about users. The recorded information is shared with business partners, vendors, subcontractors, advertisers and advertising networks, companies within Polarity’s group of companies, etc. This may not sound like anything dangerous, but we cannot guarantee that your information will not be used for malicious purposes in the future if you do not remove it today.
A number of users cannot understand why they see Search.searchmmap.com every time they launch their browsers, but this does not surprise us at all. Research conducted by our experienced specialists has clearly shown that the Maps Driving Directions browser hijacker is often distributed bundled. That is, it might be installed on your computer as an additional item without your permission. Unfortunately, we cannot tell you that you have not contributed to its installation in any way. In most cases, users download software bundles containing untrustworthy software themselves from dubious pages and then install those suspicious applications on their computers together with other useful programs from the software bundle. Browser hijackers are not the only ones spread in bundles, so you need to be more careful from now on. If you do not think that you could ensure the system’s protection all alone, you should install security software on your computer. As long as it is enabled on your system, malware could not enter your system unnoticed.
What you should do if you have already discovered Search.searchmmap.com set on your browsers is resetting them all to default settings. This will not be hard if you follow instructions provided right below this paragraph. Of course, you can adopt an easier removal method instead – use a malware remover to undo the undesirable changes automatically.