ParallaxSearch.com is a questionable search engine that may appear in your Google Chrome browser when you open a new tab page if you have installed an extension called “Live Start Page - Living Wallpapers.” It is possible that you do not even recall installing this tool and it just shows up in your browser. The main problem with this search engine is that it has proved to be unreliable because it may present to you manipulated search results. Since it is likely that it arrives in a software bundle, there is a good chance that this infection is not the only one on your system that requires your attention. Due to the potential dangers this search engine may expose you to, we suggest that you delete ParallaxSearch.com from your browser. Please read on to learn more about this malware infection and how you can avoid similar threats.
Of course, you might think that a live background wallpaper in your browser is a cool thing and you definitely want one, too. But we are here to warn you that the browser extension you can download from livestartpage.com is not a reliable tool as it can change your default search engine and new tab page to ParallaxSearch.com. By having this suspicious search engine in your browser you may put your system security at risk. Another way you can officially install this useless tool is through the Chrome web store. This is the link where you can find this extension: chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/live-start-page-living-wa/ocggccaacacpienfcgmgcihoombokbbj?hl=en. Unfortunately, it is not a guarantee of quality and reliability that an application is promoted and hosted by the Chrome web store. As a matter of fact, you can find hundreds of unreliable tools there just because it takes time for the store to weed out all the potentially unwanted and suspicious ones.
If you find ParallaxSearch.com in your browser or any unfamiliar and suspicious applications on your computer, for example, in the installed programs list in Control Panel or among the running processes in Task Manager, you should always run a quick web search to see what you are up against. In fact, this is exactly what you should do before downloading anything onto your computer. Googling this search engine clearly shows that most articles are about how you should remove ParallaxSearch.com, which should be a warning sign, and you should know how to move on from there.
But even while installing it from the official sources you should always be careful and read all provided information. In this case, here is what you should know and understand about what this extension can do before you rush to click on the “Add extension” button:
Do you not think it is too much liberty for a useless tool? What do you think might happen if you grant these permissions? How do you think cyber criminals could exploit these?
We have realized that this search engine is identical to vosteran.com. You need to know that you cannot ever fully trust the search results if you happen to use these tools for web search. This search engine can modify the results and inject third-party ads and links among the normal results. You will not be able to distinguish between a corrupt link that leads to a malicious website and one that is legitimate; not until you click on them. Therefore, it is quite risky to click on anything offered by this tool. We recommend that you remove ParallaxSearch.com as soon as possible because the more you hesitate, the more chances it will have to expose you to potentially dangerous content.
Since this search engine only affects Google Chrome, it is enough to simply remove the “Live Start Page - Living Wallpapers” extension to get rid of this threat source. If you need help with this, please use our instructions below. It is also important to mention that you can help your computer stay more protected if you keep all your programs and drivers regularly updated. This includes your Windows operating system, your browsers, and all other software you have on your computer. Cyber criminals can exploit the security holes and bugs in these programs and may gain access to your system and files if you do not take care of this issue.