Search Pro is advertised as a tool that can provide users with “Quick Access to top trusted search results and daily search trends.” Our specialists say that the application might also hijack your browser by changing its homepage and default search engine and that it could show advertising content from different third parties. Therefore, the extension was classified as a browser hijacker. If you do not like how it works or its content, you could erase it. If you want to remove Search Pro manually, but do not know how to do it, you should look at our deletion instructions located below. They can guide you through the process step by step. However, if you want to know more about it before deciding what to do with it, we recommend reading the rest of our report.
We would like to start by discussing the extension’s distribution. For now, it is known that the browser hijacker is available on its official site and the Chrome Web Store page. However, based on our experience with applications like Search Pro, we believe that it also could be spread through bundled software installers, pop-ups, and ads.
Thus, we advise you not to download software unless you are sure that it is reliable if you do not want to receive browser hijackers, potentially unwanted programs, adware, and so on. Also, it would be smart to avoid untrustworthy file-sharing websites and suspicious pop-ups or ads. As tools obtained from such sources could be unreliable or might be bundled with such software. Another extra precaution that we always recommend to our readers is to have a reputable security tool that could identify various threats and warn about possibly dangerous content.
What happens when you install Search Pro? As mentioned earlier, the browser hijacker could change your browser preferences, such as your homepage and default search engine. Thus, your browser may load a website called search.hsearchpro.com when it is launched or when you search the Internet after it is installed. If you expect an advanced and powerful search engine, you ought to know that search.hsearchpro.com might not gather or display search results.
Our specialists say that instead of doing these things itself, the website might redirect users to a modified variant of search.yahoo.com that, as a result, might show modified search results. Modified search results mean that they could be altered by the browser hijacker, for example, the extension could inject them with third-party ads. Thus, you might see more ads if you search through search.hsearchpro.com. Keep in mind that such content could come from multiple sources and might not be trustworthy, which is why we advise you not to let your guard down.
If you choose to erase Search Pro, you could use our deletion instructions that are located at the end of this paragraph. Our steps show how to remove the browser hijacker from browsers that it is compatible with, which are Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. The process should not be too complicated, but if it is or you do not want to remove Search Pro manually, we advise installing a reliable antimalware tool that could erase the browser hijacker.