SongsCenter Search is a new questionable browser extension from the PlayMediaCenter family that may pose a threat to your system security. This tool could be installed in questionable ways; therefore, it is possible that you do not even remember installing it. We have labeled this application as a potentially unwanted program, or PUP in short, because it does not really mean direct and severe threat to your system. Still, finding this tool in your Google Chrome browser can mean that there are also a couple of malware infections on your system. This PUP may present to you questionable third-party content that might put your virtual security at risk if and when engaged with. Since this tool changes some browser settings to be able to operate, it can also be considered as a browser hijacker by malware researchers. Keeping this extension in your browser could increase the vulnerability of your system to cyber attacks and your exposure to malicious content. If you do not want to find out what might happen, we recommend that you remove SongsCenter Search from your computer as soon as possible.
This new PUP comes from a family that has already given us a couple of browser hijackers and PUPs, including GameCenter Search, MovieCenter Search, and ArcadeCenter Search. These are virtually identical tools operating the same way; their only difference is the search features they offer. Strangely enough, this newcomer extension is not even promoted by its developer's webpage, playmediacenter.com. Probably, it has not been updated yet with the new tool, but it is still strange. So, obviously, you cannot install it officially in this way. Another option for you is the Chrome web store, chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/songscenter-search/ojbimichjpkfdgpoiedkbjlphjnjclli. On this page you can see that this PUP has already been installed by 164 thousand users, which is a rather high number considering that this tool may have been around for only about 3 weeks now. Of course, lots of people all over the world are into music so they may believe that this is a useful tool. But we have also found alternative ways for this PUP to spread on the web and that will probably make you want to delete SongsCenter Search from your browser.
This PUP can also be installed in questionable ways. It is possible, for instance, that you click on a third-party pop-up ad promoting an allegedly important software update or download, but you will somehow end up with this extension installed or even worse, you could download a bundle of PUPs and malicious software installers. Another possibility is that you download a malicious bundle containing this PUP and malware infections when you want to download a free program from a suspicious P2P website (torrent or shareware). But you can also drop a bundle of threats when you simply click on the wrong third-party ad or disguised, fake content on suspicious websites usually associated with online betting, gaming, dating, file-sharing, and porn. You should stay away from all of these sites and clicking on third-party ads altogether if you want to keep your computer clean without a proper security tool installed. If you may have infected your PC this way, we recommend that after you delete SongsCenter Search, you scan your system for other potential and malicious threats as well.
When you install this Chrome browser extension, it sets music.eanswers.com as your default search engine, which means that every time you try to run a web search from your address bar, you will use this questionable search engine instead of your trustworthy one that has been in use. This tool may also make some changes to your home page and new tab page as well since these seem to be missing the default search box. We believe that this is done so that you would be sort of forced to use the address bar to run a quick search. This browser extension installs its icon in your Chrome browser's toolbar, which looks like a red iPod. If you click on this icon, a small panel pops up that has a search tool and below it, a number of thumbnail links representing music genres. Running a search here or clicking on any of the genres will take you to a respective page on gomusix.com like "c.gomusix.com/search." This music website may show you third-party ads that could be manipulated by this tool and therefore present to you potentially risky ads.
This PUP uses a questionable search engine as your new default search provider to show you search results. The problem is that although your results will show up on a search.yahoo.com page, which you may consider reliable and reputable, this tool may actually modify these results to include promoted content, such as ads, sponsored links, and links. The problem is that there is no guarantee that all the affiliated websites and parties are trustworthy. Therefore, you may click on content on this search results page that could take you to malicious websites on new tabs or drop infections. This is why we believe that you should remove SongsCenter Search from your system.
Fortunately, it is really not difficult to eliminate this PUP from your computer. All you need to do is go to your Google Chrome browser's menu and remove the undesirable extension. If you have never done this before, you can use our instructions below that we have prepared for you. Do not forget about the possibility that there could be more serious threats on your system endangering it right now. This is why we recommend that you install a reliable anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter to automatically take care of all your system security issues.