SearchSafe is a browser hijacker that will enter your computer when you expect it the least. Users seldom realize how dangerous it is to download freeware from third-party websites. The point if that freeware setup often contains secondary applications like SearchSafe. You most definitely would not want to deal with this annoying intruder, so you should refrain from downloading programs from unfamiliar sources. In case this browser hijacker is already installed on your PC, you need to remove SearchSafe at once. Please scroll down to the bottom of this description for the general software removal instructions and then acquire a legitimate antispyware application to protect your PC from similar unwanted applications.
There is an entire galore of search engines that pretend they can improve your web search experience and deliver the best search results for you in no time. SearchSafe is one of such search engines that does not make the security cut. After all, there is no way to download this program directly, so if it happens to be installed on your PC, it means that SearchSafe was installed accidentally with a list of other freeware programs. Have you downloaded any application lately from a file-sharing website? If the answer is “yes,” then it is very likely that SearchSafe came along with that program. It goes by default that you need to delete SearchSafe from your computer, but at the same time it also means that there are more unwanted programs on your PC and you must get rid of them as well.
If you were to open the official website at searchsafe.com, you would find general information on the program that says SearchSafe is “a free desktop application that saves your preferred home page and default search engine settings so that they can’t be involuntarily changed by software you download from the Internet.” This is a rather ironic statement, especially considering the fact that SearchSafe modifies your browser settings without your permission. It also says that SearchSafe may “automatically configure third-party software (such as your Browser or operating system) in connection with your Use of Search Safe Software.”
The problem is that this third-party software may not always be as secure as you would want it to be. Not to mention that SearchSafe does not even provide you with reliable search results. During our tests we have found that SearchSafe makes use of the custom Google search engine. The hijacker changes your search results in a way that the websites associated with SearchSafe are always displays on top. This increases the possibility of you clicking the links, and if the links are exploited by cyber criminals to promote their content, there is a good chance that sooner rather than later you will end up getting infected with malware.
Thus, you need to delete SearchSafe as soon as possible. Uninstall all the potentially unwanted programs from your computer and then restore your browser settings to default. If you are not an experienced computer user and you do not know which programs should be deleted for good, scan the system with the SpyHunter free scanner. A computer security tool of our choice will help you ensure your system’s stability.
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