Search.supermediatabsearch.com may emerge in your Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers when a browser hijacker manages to sneak onto your system. This questionable browser extension wants to pose as a useful tool for those users who are interested in TV, Sports, and News mainly. However, we are here to warn you that keeping and using this extension could lead to more security threats or worse. This browser hijacker may introduce you to unreliable web content that could be risky to engage with. It is also likely that this infection does not come alone. That is why its presence could be the sign of multiple virtual security threats. This means that it is not enough for you to remove Search.supermediatabsearch.com alone if you want to protect your files, your computer, and your privacy. Please read our article to learn more about this browser hijacker and the risks it may hold for you.
The most likely way for you to infect your computer with this threat is to download it in a freeware bundle. In fact, this is how most of the browser hijackers travel the web. Unfortunately, a bundle can contain several malicious software installers and potentially unwanted programs that all can expose you to unsafe web content or spy on you. Having a number of such threats on your system may show in your PC’s performance and Internet speed as well, but, obviously, these are the less dangerous issues. It could be crucial for you to know that most of these infections are usually downloaded by inexperienced users and do not just mysteriously show up even though it may appear so. The most common way to infect your system with Search.supermediatabsearch.com and other malware threats is to click on corrupt third-party advertisements.
Such ads can be presented to you by adware applications hiding on your computer or malicious websites, including suspicious torrent, shareware, and gaming sites. A lot of these ads even disguise themselves to look something else. For example, you may see them as system error messages or download buttons. That is why you may be inclined to click on them. One click on the wrong content could be enough to infect your system with a number of malware installers. That is why we suggest that you scan your system with a reputable malware scanner after you delete Search.supermediatabsearch.com.
This browser hijacker browser extension has a promotional page, too, that you can find at supermediatab.com. This is a rather simple and suspicious page that is most likely not visited by thousands of users on a daily basis; if ever. It is possible to install this extension directly but you should read the pop-up that comes up carefully before you give certain undesirable rights to this tool. Yet another official source to install this extension from is the Chrome web store (chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/supermediatab/chpnfihchoijnpagpeaooalmnbpobhio). Please keep in mind that this store hosts hundreds of unreviewed and potentially harmful applications. Therefore, just because you can find Search.supermediatabsearch.com and other useless tools there it does not mean they should be trusted.
This browser hijacker presents to you a fake toolbar with a search tool and a number of quick links, a search box and below it, several thumbnail links to popular sites. The quick links point to TV, Sports, Games, and News-related third-party websites that may host third-party ads this hijacker may manipulate. But the most risky bit is probably the search tool itself. This hijacker can record your search keywords and also collect information based on your browsing history to build a profile on you. This can be used, or rather misused, by cyber criminals to target you with customized ads and links. Unfortunately, this search tool may manipulate the search results to include affiliated websites’ ads and links among the normal results, which, by the way, come through Yahoo. So even if you find yourself on a Yahoo results page, it is possible that you will be exposed to potentially unreliable ads and links. If you do not want to end up on unsafe and malicious websites or to be scammed by criminals, you should remove Search.supermediatabsearch.com ASAP.
We have found that the best way to get rid of this infection is to reset the affected browsers. If you have never done that before, please follow our guide below. You may realize that it is very easy to infect your computer if you are even a tiny bit careless about your clicks or the choice of websites you visit. Therefore, we suggest that you download and install a powerful anti-malware program that automatically takes care of all possible security issues related to malware infections. Keep this tool updated for best results.