Search.surfcanyon.com is a search engine that our researchers classified as a browser hijacker. Mainly, the application falls under such category because not only could it be installed without your knowledge, but also it might change your browser preferences without any permission. Apparently, as for now it places an extension only on the Mozilla Firefox browser. Also, you should be aware that it may provide you with modified search results that could lead you to doubtful websites. It seems to us that there are no reasons to keep this suspicious application on your system, especially when you can choose from so many other search engines that are considered to be reliable. If you wish to get rid of the Search.surfcanyon.com, check the instructions below the text.
The application works in a similar manner to thesmartsearch.net, a browser hijacker that we wrote about some time ago. Search.surfcanyon.com travels with a program called FVD Suite, which was created to help users download videos in various formats from such websites as YouTube, Facebook, and so on. As it seems, the browser hijacker uses its designed search engine. Therefore, our researchers think that it might modify search results so it could add advertising into them. Usually, browser hijackers show sponsored links and other advertisements that can redirect users to third-party websites, some which might have harmful content. Also, they could promote potentially unwanted programs, adware, etc. It might be difficult to identify suspicious ads from the reliable ones, so it would be better to avoid all ads that come from this questionable search engine.