Do you know why you need to be attentive when downloading software? You have to be careful so as not to download unwanted pieces, such as Search.searchsmg.com. This suspicious search tool – which we classify as a browser hijacker – is installed along with the Super Mega Gaming extension. Although the hijacker is part of the extension itself, and they are not really considered as two separate pieces, most users are unaware of that. The official information on supermegagaming.com suggests that the extension can provide you with access to over 1000 online games. The disclaimer below the download link informs that if you proceed with the installation, your homepage, new tab, and default search will be replaced with supermegagaming.com. Well, that is not the truth because you will find that you need to delete Search.searchsmg.com after downloading the extension. If you do not think you need to remove software because it slithers in using misleading information, you should continue reading because there are other reasons to eliminate the hijacker/extension.
As you might have noticed, the suspicious Search.searchsmg.com is “powered by SaferBrowser.” This tag is represented via Search.gomaps.co, Search.searchlen.com, Search.searchwytsn.com, and plenty of other browser hijackers that are introduced to users via normal-looking extensions. The reality is that you get the same services by visiting any of these search pages that you would if you downloaded the add-ons, which means that they are completely worthless. That is a good reason to delete Super Mega Gaming from your browsers as well. The creator of these hijackers has developed this scam to force you into using them for your web searches. If you do, you are redirected to a modified Yahoo Search engine where the regular search results are represented along with advertisements. Note that the ads might look like regular search links, but the content represented via them might be misleading. Obviously, it could be dangerous to interact with such content, and there you have another reason to remove Search.searchsmg.com from your web browsers. By the way, this hijacker is compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer browsers.
Although Search.searchsmg.com displays easy-access links to legitimate sites, such as minecraft.net/en/ or roblox.com, it is not really beneficial at all. In fact, it is most likely that the main purpose of this tool is to expose you to sponsored links and collect information about you. That is right, this hijacker can collect data about you, and that is done using tracking cookies. Is personally-identifiable data collected as well? While it is unlikely that this is the data the hijacker will track, the cookies of third parties could be intrusive in that manner. Note that cookies can be installed every time you click on a sponsored link. Due to this, we strongly recommend that you remove the cookies as well. This is very easy to do. All you have to do is open the browser, tap Ctrl+Shift+A keys to access a menu that allows clearing data, and select the data you want to eliminate. We suggest clearing cookies and cache.
Internet Explorer users can uninstall the undesirable app called “SuperMegaGaming” to get rid of the hijacker. If you are trying to remove Search.searchsmg.com from Chrome or Firefox, you need to delete the extension linked to this browser hijacker. Both of these methods are represented in the guide below. In case you have downloaded this unreliable extension along with third-party malware, you need to erase it as well. First, use a malware scanner to check if the software you have downloaded is malicious. It is important to use this tool because some infections are invisible or use misleading disguises, which makes them difficult to recognize as threats. If you do not know how to erase malware manually, we advise installing a trusted malware remover that will get rid of all threats automatically.
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