Mazy Search Removal Guide

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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.

According to the Privacy Policy that supports Mazy Search, third-party advertisers can place ads using the PUP, which might be the greatest motive for you to remove it from your browser immediately. After all, you do not really know who is working with DefaultSearch – which is introduced as the developer – and what kind of advertisements could be introduced to you. Also, you need to think if you want to see ads at all when browsing the web. At the time of research, the search results shown on Google Search were not modified by browser.mazysearch.com, but that is something that users need to be mindful of. Another thing to note is that users of the PUP have access to the Privacy Policy and can learn about how data-tracking technologies are used or that advertisements can be included only if they download it from chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/mazy-search/fifailmmmlkdabfkkoejgffjdfgbieji. The installer on the Chrome Web Store offers a link to the Privacy policy document. You cannot access it via the interface of the suspicious search tool. Of course, while we do not recommend installing the PUP at all, it is better to use a Chrome Web Store installer than, for example, a random bundled downloader that could package Mazy Search along with other threats that might require removal.

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.

We are sure that you can remove Mazy Search manually. The process is not complicated, and to make things easier, we have created a guide that explains every step that needs to be taken. All you need to do to get rid of the PUP is click a button, but we also recommend that you clear browsing data. This is necessary so that you would not have to deal with data-tracking cookies, some of which might belong to unknown third parties as well. Even though all websites and services use cookies, note that they can be quite intrusive, and if they end up belonging to unreliable parties, you could be in trouble. While deleting Mazy Search manually should not be an issue, if you are worried about your virtual security – especially if other threats were detected by a malware scanner – it might be time for you to install legitimate anti-malware software. After all, there are tons of threats much more serious than a PUP, and you need reliable protection against them all.

How to delete Mazy Search

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. Simultaneously tap Alt and F keys to open the Chrome menu.
  3. Expand the More tools menu and then click Extensions.
  4. Click the Remove button next to the PUP.
  5. Simultaneously tap Ctrl+Shift+Delete keys to open the Clear browsing data menu.
  6. Navigate to the Advanced section.
  7. Select a time range and mark the boxes.
  8. Click the Clear data button.
Download Remover for Mazy Search *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

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