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Category: Browser Hijackers

Users who discover that the settings of their browsers have been changed by have to know that a browser add-on Searches Pro has, most probably, been added to the list of extensions (Internet Explorer might not have a separate extension). This add-on is responsible for changing your homepage and default search engine to Since these changes are often applied without a user’s consent, researchers have decided to classify this dubious search tool as a browser hijacker. You should remove it not only because it has been placed under this category. According to specialists at, this questionable search provider might even be dangerous in a sense that it can redirect to untrustworthy websites. This is the main reason users have to get rid of as soon as possible, but, unfortunately, it is not the only one. Continue reading!

The entrance of a browser hijacker promoting the questionable search engine means that will be opened for users every time the browser is launched. Since all the browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) will be affected, setting another browser as a default one is not an effective solution to the problem. To be frank, the only way to make this dubious search tool disappear is to remove it from browsers. Security specialists say that this has to be done as soon as possible because is not a trustworthy search provider, and its presence might cause security-related problems. We cannot say that is very dangerous itself; however, it is already known that it might display search results that are unreliable even though it redirects all the searches to Bing (a trustworthy search provider) and displays its search results. It is very likely that the developer of this search engine has created it in such a way that it would still be possible to insert promotional links along the way. Yes, the main drawback of search results shown by is a bunch of links and ads promoting third-party websites. This activity could be simply called “annoying” if these web pages did not contain malware. Of course, not all the websites users are taken to after clicking on sponsored search results are harmful; however, since it is impossible to say which of them have a potential of causing harm and which are safe, it would be smart to stop using completely. We promise that you will not miss it because other trustworthy search tools exist, and it is better to use any of them instead.

Users should delete from their browsers also if they do not want to disclose the important information to the developer of this search engine. Research has shown that it is interested in the following types of information:

  • Technical information
  • Usage information
  • Interactions on social networks
  • Registration-related information
  • Support-related information

Unfortunately, it is clearly stated in the Privacy Policy that these types of information might also include personally-identifiable details. Since all this information might be shared with third parties, there is a small possibility that privacy-related problems will emerge if you continue using as your default search engine.

As has already been mentioned, it is very likely that has replaced your homepage and default search engine because a browser extension Searches Pro has been installed. It does not have an official website to download it from, so it is very likely that it has sneaked onto the computer in a software bundle. To be more specific, users install this browser add-on when installing another program intentionally. Of course, they do not know about that. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that you will not encounter another untrustworthy program ever again if you stop downloading applications from the web. The only effective way to protect the system from harm, in our opinion, is to install a security application on the computer and keep it enabled.

Removing automatically is the easiest way to get rid of this doubtful search engine, but it is also possible to delete it manually. The latter method is not recommended for inexperienced users because it is not that easy to fully eliminate a browser hijacker. These users should go to scan their systems with an automated malware remover SpyHunter. It will quickly delete ALL infections.


Internet Explorer

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Click on the Tools menu to open it (press Alt if you do not see Tools at the top).
  3. Select Internet Options.
  4. Open the Advanced tab.
  5. Locate the Reset button and click on it.
  6. Enable Delete personal settings.
  7. Click Reset one more time in the pop-up window.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch your browser.
  2. Press Alt+H and then click Troubleshooting information.
  3. Click Refresh Firefox… which can be found under Give Firefox a tune up.
  4. In the confirmation window, click on the Refresh Firefox button.

Google Chrome

  1. Open Chrome and then immediately click on the button in the top-right corner.
  2. Select Settings from the drop-down menu.
  3. Click Show advanced settings at the bottom.
  4. Click Reset settings.
  5. Click the Reset button.
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