We have classified Sadooma as a potentially unwanted program because it was created for one task — to replace your browser’s homepage with Search.sadooma.com, a shady search engine that redirects to Google.com. We suggest that you remove this application and its search engine because they will not improve your computer’s security in any shape or form. The good news is that Search.sadooma.com has not been configured to modify its search results to show promoted links that can be malicious, so it does not pose a threat. However, you should not allow Sadooma’s developers have their way and dictate what search engine you can have. Please continue reading to find out more about this program.
We find it odd that a seemingly legitimate application does not provide any information about the company that developed it. Nevertheless, we have managed to find that this program is similar to Baboom, a known adware application that was developed by Linkury, a shady company that is also responsible for releasing Smartbar and Snap Do. While Sadooma is not a particularly malicious application, we want to warn you not to trust it as it comes from Linkury.
Our research has revealed that this application is compatible with Google Chrome only and that you can download it from its dedicated distribution website at Sadooma.com. However, this site is not the only distribution channel for Sadooma. We have received information that it also comes bundled with malicious software bundles that hide the presence of additional software and tries to trick users into installing it. Nevertheless, the installers should allow you to deselect it. Also, we have learned that this potentially unwanted program can get onto your computer if you click a malicious pop-up ad. However, the websites that allegedly host the link to its download are unknown.
The way Sadooma works is pretty straightforward. It is a browser extension for Google Chrome and, apart from being set to replace its homepage address, it does not do anything else. It is configured to replace the homepage address with Search.sadooma.com, a search engine that redirects search queries to a modified Google.com search engine that shows modified search results. Nevertheless, it does not promote any shady links, so, for the time being, this search engine does not appear to be malicious.
However, we assume that, like many other search engines, Search.sadooma.com should also collect some anonymous information about you to (allegedly) improve its service. Typically, search engines obtain information such as the IP address, browser type, operating system type, location, Internet Service Provider domain name, entered search queries, and browsing history. The search engine uses browser cookies to obtain all of this information, and it is legal to collect it. Nevertheless, you might not want this search engine to collect it. Therefore, we recommend that you delete Sadooma and get rid of this search engine in the process.
As you can see, Sadooma is not a malicious application but, nevertheless, it is undesirable because its sole purpose is to replace your browser’s homepage address with Search.sadooma.com. The purpose for doing so is unknown because this search engine does not feature promoted links, so it does not generate advertising revenue. Due to the fact that both this search engine and browser extension are next to useless, we advise that you remove it by following the instructions featured below.