Do you stream music on your computer? What kind of application do you use? Have you ever heard of Music Browsing Extension? This browser extension should help you stream your favorite music, but a lot of users do not understand how it entered their systems. The point is that sometimes such applications come in software packages with other programs, and users install them willingly even if they are not aware of it. In this description, we will let you know more about this extension, and you will also find the manual removal instructions at the bottom of the page.
So what is Music Browsing Extension all about? This extension is compatible with the Chrome browser, and you can also find it at the Chrome Web Store. This should mean that the extension is reliable, but we know for sure that it employs more distribution vectors, and users are not aware of that.
If you did not add this extension via the Chrome Web Store, it must have entered your system via some random pop-up or a redirect. In other words, if you want to avoid such extensions, you have to be careful about the websites you enter, and the programs you download. If you download apps from file-sharing websites, please take your time to read the installation wizard because it often informs you about the additional features that come with the app you downloaded. Unfortunately, users tend to skip installation steps without reading them. As a result, Music Browsing Extension and other unwanted applications get added to the target systems.
As far as we know, Music Browsing Extension does not come alone. Our research suggests that usually comes with Media Start (this extension can also be found on the Chrome Web Store). When the extension gets added to your browser, it modifies your default search engine. From that moment on, all your web searchers are redirected to search.searchmedia.online. However, even that page isn’t the original search provider. At the end of the line, you will land on Yahoo! Search page.
It doesn’t mean that Yahoo! Search has anything to do with Music Browsing Extension. The extension simply employs the popular search engine to provide you with the search results, but those results can be modified according to your web browsing history. With the modified search engine, Music Browsing Extension tracks on your web browsing to figure out the most commonly used keywords. As a result, you might encounter commercial advertisements that are related to your most recent searches.
While such behavior is not malicious or illegal, it could expose you to potentially corrupted content, and that is something you should avoid. The best way to avoid it is to remove Music Browsing Extension from your browser.
Security experts recommend resetting your browser because there might be more unwanted extensions added, and this way, you would terminate them all. If you want to know whether your system is clean and safe, you can also scan it with the SpyHunter free scanner. Please do everything you can to protect your computer from potential threats.