Search.ChatZum.com refers to a search engine which is changed by a browser add-on or toolbar known as ChatZum, which can be downloaded from chatzum.com. The application is said to help the user enhance his or her browsing experience by enabling him or her to zoom Facebook pictures. It is said to be compatible with all major browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.
In order to change your home page and search provider to Search.ChatZum.com, you must have checked two boxes once the installer has been launched. If, for example, you decide to download ChatZum toolbar from its official website, you will find that its installer provides the following information:
With ChatZum toolbar you can:
-Search the Web safely with ChatZum advanced search page.
-ZOOM Facebook pictures with mouse over.
-HD Twitter pictures.
At the bottom of the window, there are two statements offering you to change set ChatZum as your default search provider and home page. If you have ticked those two options, not surprisingly, now you have a toolbar which contains no distinguishable features but a search box which provides results from ChatZum Search.
As a result, when using Search.ChatZum.com you will surely notice that this search engine displays advertisements or the so-called sponsored websites. Moreover, you will find that it suggests some other keyword for you search. Note that some of them may remind you of the names of some products or existing websites, which implies that this is how various websites want to drive more traffic and attract new potential customers or victims. By victims we mean that it may occur that you will be provided with a website whose content may be suspicious. It is advisable not to make any purchases if the website or the products promoted are not reliable. Therefore, in order to minimize the risk of getting redirected to insecure website, you should remove Search.ChatZum.com from the PC and the browsers without hesitation.
In order to remove Search.ChatZum.com from your browsing tools, you can choose one option out of two. Those who want to delete unwanted applications manually should uninstall ChatZum Toolbar and then change the settings of the browsers. You would have to restore the home page and change the search provider. After you are done, you should scan the PC to make sure that it does not contain any computer threats. A second option is automatic removal, which means that it is enough to install anti-spaware software in order to have Search.ChatZum.com removed.
Windows Vista and Windows 7
If you have decided to use these instructions, do not forget to install a scanner available below.