Teoma Web Search is a potentially unwanted program that in the long run may expose you to malware. It might seem that this search engine is legitimate, because it uses as rather well-known name, but the fact that the search engine market has been abandoned by its owner, raises a question whether the Teoma Web Search on your screen is the real deal. Needless to say, that if the website got set as your home page and you have no idea how that happened, then it would be a good idea to remove Teoma Web Search from your computer.
The thing is that, installation files for such search engines often travel along with freeware applications that users usually download at third party websites. If you are not attentive enough during the installation process, you may trigger the browser modification that sets Teoma Web Search as your default home page and search engine. It means that each time you install any shareware from a third party website, you need to read the installation steps carefully as there might be some information about additional software being installed too.
The reason why Teoma Web Search is extremely suspicious is that this search engine was acquired by Ask Jeeves more than 10 years ago. Ask Jeeves was specializing in search industry, but it announced abandoning the ship so to speak in 2011. Therefore, if Ask.com is no longer specializing in search engines, it is not clear whether Teoma Web Search is a legitimate search engine or not. Not to mention that at the bottom of the page you find a statement ©IAC Search Media, which is actually another title for Mindspark Interactive Network. This business unit is known for developing interactive web products in order to generate financial income.
Some of their products are highly controversial, and that also includes myWebSearch Toolbar. Hence, it is doubtful whether one should trust Teoma Web Search 100%. The fact that this search engine is so eager to slither into your browser is already highly suspicious. If you do not want and did not even intend to have Teoma Web Search on your browser, you need to remove it right now.
Even when you remove Teoma Web Search from your browser you should scan your PC with SpyHunter free scanner, because you can never be sure whether there are any residual files left or not. Also, this way you will make sure whether you have any other potentially unwanted programs installed or not. Do all it takes to protect your system from dangerous threats.