Rolling Search might sound like a useful program because it claims to offer “the best way to search” the web. Needless to say, this is a major claim, and that should automatically make you stop and think. Can a simple extension really offer that much? It might, but when it comes to this particular extension, we do not believe that it is good for anything. Yes, you can find whatever it is that you are looking for using it, but you can also find unreliable or search-unrelated links. That is because this search tool was created to advertise third-party content. The worst part is that it does that via Yahoo Search, which most people tend to trust and enjoy. Well, if you interact with search.yahoo.com results that the extension modifies, it is possible that you could land on very unexpected pages. The risk might seem miniscule, but it is big enough for our research team to recommend deleting Rolling Search. If you want to understand why we suggest removing this extension, please continue reading.
After installation, Rolling Search replaces the default search provider to feed.rollingsearch.com. So, every time you type in a keyword into the Chrome address bar, you are automatically redirected to Yahoo Search. If you downloaded the PUP via a software bundle, or if you have no idea how it got in, you might not notice that redirecting occurs at all. Especially, if Yahoo Search is normally set as your default search provider. This is very dangerous because if you do not know that your search results are curated by the PUP, you might interact with them without any thought. Well, when it comes to modified search results, interaction with them has to be very calculated. If you are careless, you could end up on websites that, potentially, could be misleading and unreliable. We do NOT claim that every website presented by Rolling Search is dangerous, but you have to consider the risk of facing dangerous websites. We assume that you already wanted to delete Rolling Search before you even found this article, but now you have the information that explains why that is necessary for your own security. So, what is your next move?
If you want to remove Rolling Search yourself, we have a full guide that shows how to do it. Do not forget to clear the browser’s browsing data after you delete the unwanted extension. This will erase all cookies that could have been used by the PUP and its partners to spy on you and store information. Even if you downloaded the suspicious extension along with other PUPs or even malware, this is a great solution. However, if that is what is going on on your computer, you should also consider employing anti-malware software. This software would automatically delete Rolling Search along with other threats and also, at the same time, secure your system to keep it protected in the future. Speaking of the future, we hope that after reading this report, you will be more careful when selecting and installing new extensions.