Have you ever thought how you could improve your web search experience? Maybe you’ve across something like SearchZone before? If not, and this extension is there on your browser, it must be quite confusing. However, such potentially unwanted programs quite often enter target system accidentally, and then users are left lost and confused: did I really install this? What happened? Well, there’s no need to blame yourself for it because you can easily remove SearchZone and just carry on. But let’s learn about this extension so that we can avoid similar apps in the future.
Let’s get one thing straight here: just because an app isn’t dangerous, it doesn’t mean you should tolerate it. Especially, if you didn’t intend to have it in the first place. Hence, if you didn’t want to have SearchZone on-board, just scroll down to the bottom of this description for the manual removal instructions, and be done with it.
But please be aware that the official websites and the Chrome Web Store (where you can easily find SearchZone, too) are not the only distribution sources for these apps. It wouldn’t be too surprising to encounter pop-ups and redirects that offer adding this app on various websites that are full of seemingly free content. For instance, online video streaming pages usually have lots of advertisements to survive, and it is possible to trigger some redirect while clicking anywhere on such a site. Consequently, the redirect may display another ad, and then an offer to add SearchZone to your browser.
For the most part, it is possible to decline the offer just by closing the new browser window or by clicking a button on the pop-up. However, users are often too distracted to click the right button, and they accidentally add SearchZone to their browser. But the bottom line is that you CAN avoid this application as long as you are careful.
Now, if SearchZone happens to be added to your browser, don’t be surprised to see some changes. This extension changes the new tab default settings to feed.search-zone.com. According to the official description, with these modifications, the extension provides with the “best way to search.” The app is there to let “you browse the web and get easy access to search, images, videos, and news.” In other words, it is supposed to be a “single one purpose extension.”
However, to provide you with these services, SearchZone also has to collect a certain amount of data. Most of that is information on your web browsing habits and your search keywords. While there is nothing illegal about this, we cannot be sure about the third parties that make use of this information. Like most of the potentially unwanted programs, SearchZone does not check whether this collected information falls into the right hands. And if the extension displays commercial content, it could also be exploited by malevolent third parties to display corrupt content. So, sometimes this extension could accidentally lead you to dangerous web pages.
Having that in mind, we strongly recommend removing SearchZone from your system today. There are at least two ways to delete this extension. First, you can remove the extension itself through the browser’s settings menu. Second, you can reset the browser to default. The second option is more attractive, to be honest. If you reset your browser, you will also remove all the other unwanted extensions that might have been added accidentally.
If you don’t want to do that, you can scan your system with the SpyHunter free scanner, to see if you have more unwanted apps. Should more cases of undesirable software be found, you can remove it all automatically with a licensed antispyware tool, too.