If you find Search.myprivacyswitch.com in your Google Chrome browser as your new home page or default search engine, you need to be careful because this search engine may present to you unreliable third-party content. In fact, the presence of this malware threat in your browser may also indicate that there are other malicious programs on board. This would clearly mean multiple system security risks. Another obvious reason why you should not hesitate to remove Search.myprivacyswitch.com from your browser is that this search engine does not even seem to function properly; it fails to show you search results other than third-party ads. If you do not wish to end up on malicious websites run by cyber criminals, become the next victim of an online crime, or simply download additional malware threats, we suggest that you remove Search.myprivacyswitch.com from your system right away along with all other potentially risky applications. Let us tell you more about this malware infection so that you learn how you can prevent similar threats from entering your computer.
There are basically two official channels that promote this useless and potentially harmful browser extension; its official webpage, myprivacyswitch.com, and the related Chrome web store link, chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/privacy-switch/dmboiophmffekonapnhcibkemihcehgm. It is a bit strange that this store claims that over ten thousand users have installed this tool, yet none of them have left any reviews. If this were a useful product, there surely would be at least a few comments saying how cool this extension is. Of course, you cannot see how many of these people have deleted Search.myprivacyswitch.com already. As a matter of fact, there is little chance that you would even find these sources on the web of billions of pages.
We believe that it is more likely that you install this search engine either directly or through a malicious free software bundle. For both of these options you only need to click on the wrong third-party content and there you go. This can be a third-party commercial ad (banner or pop-up), a modified search result hyperlink, fake notifications, and so on. These contents can be presented to you by a malware infection that is hiding on your system, including browser hijackers and adware programs, or you may land on a suspicious website promoting several unsafe third-party ads and other disguised contents. No wonder why we always tell you to keep away from questionable websites, such as torrent, shareware, gambling, gaming, and porn-related pages. These are the most frequently used pages for schemers to spread their vicious bundles over the net. Most users do not really pay attention to installation wizards and this is why they end up with a bunch of malware infections in the first place. If you are cautious enough, you may realize that there is a step, usually the first step, in the wizard that lets you deselect certain optional components of the package. This step may only be revealed if you choose the custom option. Nevertheless, if you find this search engine in your browser, we suggest that you find a reliable online malware scanner and scan your system with it to detect all other threats. But as a first step, you should delete Search.myprivacyswitch.com right now.
This search engine may appear to be totally harmless at first sight. Therefore, a lot of users do not even realize that they are under attack and leave this extension in their browsers. Apart from the usual search field, you can also find a row of easy-access thumbnail links that redirect you to the most popular websites on a new tab, such as Yahoo, Amazon, YouTube, and Facebook. Although the links seem all legitimate, there is no guarantee that this tool cannot insert its own third-party ads into these popular pages. This would mean potential risk because this extension cannot warrant the reliability of its affiliates. It only gets worse when it comes to the search engine itself. As a matter of fact, it does not even display any results other than promoted third-party ads. This tool promises you a privacy switch that can protect you from the eyes of third parties, but this is indeed a simple link, "SafeSearch: Off," which you can change by clicking on it. Of course, this has no real importance since this browser extension has proved to be totally useless and unreliable, too. If you click on any content coming from this search engine, you may end up on malicious websites in the center of an online scam. But you may also download further malware infections. All in all, the safest thing is for you to delete Search.myprivacyswitch.com from your system.
The silver lining in this malware invasion is that you can easily remove this search engine through the settings menu of your Google Chrome browser. Please use our guide below as a reference if you are not familiar with the necessary steps. Do not forget about the possibility though that other malicious programs can also be lurking on your computer that require your immediate attention. If you do not want to start hunting them down one by one manually, you may find it more effective to install a proper anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter. This security software can offer you perfect protection against all existing malware infections, and all this totally automatically. But it is still a good idea to keep certain basic rules of web browsing if you want to keep your computer secure and clean.