We have recently come across a suspicious search engine named Search.funsecuritytabsearch.com. After taking a look at it, we have decided to classify it a browser hijacker due to its malicious distribution methods, the ability to show customized advertisements, and collect information about you and your browsing habits. We recommend that you remove it because this fake search engine may jeopardize your computer’s security because there is no way of knowing whether its promoted links are legitimate. We invite you to read this description as it features the useful information that will prove to you that this fake search engine is not to be trusted.
Let us start with its somewhat deceitful distribution methods. A browser hijacker is a search engine that is set as the homepage, search provider and/or new tab page without your consent. Even though the setup informs you that your browser’s homepage and search provider of will be set to Search.funsecuritytabsearch.com when you download its featured browser extension for Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, it does not, however, give you the ability to opt out from replacing the search related settings. Legitimate applications should give you this opportunity, but it is clear that the FunSecurityTab Extension for Firefox and FunSecurityTab for Chrome are there just to manage the hijacking process as these extensions do not provide any useful feature.
We firmly believe that Search.funsecuritytabsearch.com is unreliable because it comes from a malware developer known as Imali Media, a company dedicated to making useless browser extensions that modify the browser settings and inject addresses of browser hijackers. We want to inform you that some of its older releases are still actively distributed, and they include Snjsearch.com, Search.internetquickaccess.com, and Safebrowsesearch.com. Given that Search.funsecuritytabsearch.com and its accompanying browser extensions were created by a known malware developer, we do not have a shadow of a doubt that it is malware that poses a security threat.
So not only does this hijacker replace your browser’s homepage address and search provider with its address, but also presets modified search results that contain shady promotional links. Testing has shown that it redirects your entered search queries to Yahoo.com. Yahoo.com is a favorite among browser hijacker developers because it offers a quality search engine and a custom search function that they do not shy away to use. Given this search engine’s background, we think that in some cases it can promote shady content such as potentially unwanted programs, adware, and other unreliable software. So you should consider this fact if you are thinking of keeping it.
In summary, it is easy to see that this alleged search engine is nothing more than a browser hijacker dedicated to generating advertising income for its developers. However, to do that it must enter your computer using rather deceptive methods and replace your browser's homepage address and search provider and force you to use Search.funsecuritytabsearch.com for searching the web. However due to its dishonest distribution and unasked for promotional links, you should remove it. You can use the instructions below to reset your web browsers to get rid of it.