Safesearch.top is yet another browser hijacker that will not allow you to browse the web in peace. The program will modify your browser’s settings because it wants to make money for its developers. Luckily, the application will not be able to steal your personal information that would eventually lead to big financial losses. However, the browser hijacker could easily expose you to harmful content, and you definitely need to avoid that. Therefore, remove Safesearch.top from your computer, and then protect your system from similar intruders. Please remember that such programs tend to travel in bundles, so if there are more threats on-board, remove them too.
You must have installed Safesearch.top on your computer when you downloaded some freeware application. This browser hijacker does not have a direct distribution source, so it usually travels in software packages with other applications. Once again, this just shows how important it is to remain attentive whenever you are about to install new programs on your computer. Please read the installation steps carefully because you might lose the opportunity to avoid adding this unwanted search engine, and perhaps many other potential threats to your system. That is why we also strongly recommend that you run a full system scan with a licensed security tool.
For the most part, Safesearch.top spreads in Israel, but we all know that there are no national borders on the Internet. So if you browse the websites that distribute this browser hijacker, you might install it on your computer, too. Judging from what we have found, Safesearch.top might be spreading from various freeware hosting pages, like filewon.com, filewin.com, malavida.es, descargar.es, and many others. To put it simply, you need to remain attentive when you install new software because it is very easy to end up with a bunch of unwanted applications.
Upon installation, Safesearch.top will change your default search engine. The program works on Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Firefox. At first, some users may not notice that their search engine was changed because Safesearch.top uses a modified version of the Google Search engine. That does not mean that Google is part of this scam. The program simply makes use of the popular engine to look reliable. However, the search results presented via the modified search engine will also be modified. What we mean is that the browser hijacker will display the results you are more likely to click.
This is main security concern that is part of the hijacker’s package. Browser hijackers collect information on your web browsing habits, and they can easily generate your online profile when they figure out your likes and references. As a result, they can offer search results that might look like something you need, but you should know better than to interact with those links. Safesearch.top is not responsible for the content that is behind those search result links. And this means that some of the links could be embedded there by malevolent third parties.
It is important that you protect yourself and your computer from malicious exploitation. Hence, the sooner you remove Safesearch.top, the better. After manual removal, please run a full system scan with a licensed security tool, just to be sure that your PC is absolutely safe and clean.