Google Chrome users need to be very mindful about Mazy Search, an extension that is set up to replace the default search provider with browser.mazysearch.com. According to our researchers, this search tool has the same interface as mazysearch.com; however, the latter one is blocked by the browser, and users are warned that it is “not secure.” The interfaces of these search tools offer a search dialog box, a clock and date combo on the top-right corner, and a changing background image. Both redirect to Google Search, which is why we cannot identify them as useful search tools. If you searched via google.com, you would find the same results. However, your virtual security would not be jeopardized. Unfortunately, it looks that if you do not delete Mazy Search, it could expose you to ads and data-tracking technologies. If you want to perform the removal of this potentially unwanted program (PUP) right away, scroll down. If you want to learn more first, keep reading.
If you know or suspect that Mazy Search could have been installed onto your computer along with other extensions and applications, it is your responsibility to figure out whether these additionally installed pieces can be trusted or if they should be removed. The best thing you can do is employ a trusted malware scanner to inspect your operating system and determine if anything malicious exists. Of course, if it does, you need to delete it as soon as possible. Should you remove Mazy Search quickly as well? That basically depends on your view. If you consider this PUP to be a useful search engine that has an attractive interface, perhaps you might be willing to ignore its data-tracking capabilities and the power to showcase advertisements. However, if you do not want to be redirected to Google Search, shown ads, or have information about your activities and interactions recorded, you should delete the PUP right away.