When you download freeware applications from third-party sources, you should be careful not to install more programs than you really want or need. For instance, you may accidentally end up with Serenefind.com on your browser, and you may not understand at first, where this search engine came from. While this program is very far from being a genuine computer security threat, it may still raise a few issues, and you must not be tolerant of it. You have to remove Serenefind.com from your browser because cyber criminals can easily exploit this search engine for their own malevolent deeds.
The engine comes with a browser extension that is (obviously) called Serene Find. Technically, this application should improve your online browsing experience and search efficiency. The question is, though, why you should rely on third-party applications that do not even have a direct distribution source for your search improvement. You should look for reputable search engines that provide various plug-ins and other types of tools that allow you to customize your search experience. On top of that, when you deal with programs you did not want to have, you are bound to experience some discrepancies and even potential invasion from unfamiliar third parties.
To put it simply, if you see that your default homepage was changed to Serenefind.com, it is about time you run a full system scan with a computer security program of choice to search for other unwanted applications. Our research suggests that this search engine usually comes bundled with freeware apps in third-party installers. It is mostly users in the United States who get affected by this application, so you should be careful when you roam American freeware sites. Since the program is not “silent,” (i.e. it needs your permission to be added to your browser), there is a chance that you can avoid installing the program as long as you remain attentive during freeware installation.
However, once this extension is in your browser, you can be sure that it will connect to the Internet behind your back, and it will display commercial advertisements that will interfere with your web browsing. What’s more, the extension cannot be deleted via Control Panel, so you will have to deal with it manually. Luckily, we have the instructions ready for you, so you do not need to look for them anywhere else. However, before we go down to the main course, we must still tell you why it is not a good idea to have such search engines on-board.
The biggest problem is that Serenefind.com collects data on your web browsing history via cookies and other tracking tools. Later on, the engine can share this data with third parties, and when that happens, the program has no say in how your information is used, and what it is used for. Thus, eventually, all the information could be exploited by cyber criminals for online marketing schemes and even for malware distribution tangents. Hence, it is in your best interest to remove Serenefind.com right now because by nipping the problem in the bud you would save yourself the trouble of dealing with severe infections later on.