VideozSearchs is a potentially unwanted program that might be added to your browser when you browse websites that distribute freeware or display free content. While this extension is not a direct computer security threat, it might be associated with various cybersecurity issues, and so, the general piece of advice is that you remove VideozSearchs from your system. At the same time, you should also consider scanning your system with a licensed antispyware tool just to make sure that you don’t have more unwanted apps installed. You should also review your web browsing habits because if you don’t change anything, you will get more similar extensions again.
It is often hard to talk about something like VideozSearchs because these Chrome extensions are not malicious infections. But users often don’t understand how they enter their browsers. Not to mention that the extension also modifies your default search engine settings, and it might look like you’ve been infected with a browser hijacker. But don’t worry, VideozSearchs is very far from being a malicious threat. It also asks for permission to change your browser’s settings, and unless you agree to it, it doesn’t do anything.
If you say that you didn’t agree to browser settings modification, and VideozSearchs still changed something, it is very likely that you didn’t notice how that happen. Sure, VideozSearchs has an official homepage, and it can also be found at the Chrome Web Store, but there are many other ways for this extension to reach you. It could easily come bundled with freeware or might pop-up into your screen from some redirect that you trigger on a site that offers free content. Unfortunately, it is very common that users don’t read the pop-ups and notifications they receive. They just tend to click any button that makes the notification disappear. As a result, VideozSearchs and other applications get added to the target browser.
It’s sure lucky if VideozSearchs is the only application currently added to your browser. But what if you have more unwanted programs on-board? That’s why we strongly recommend regular system scans with a licensed antispyware application that would help you determine your system’s status. It’s also possible to remove most of the unwanted programs manually, so there’s no need to panic. However, if you have many unwanted programs running, you should definitely ask yourself what you can do to change your web browsing habits, and it’s obvious they’re part of the problem.
Now, why would VideozSearchs be an issue? Isn’t it just an extension that customizes your web search experience? In a way, yes, it is. But it might also collect information on the sites you visit, and the search keywords you use for marketing purposes. Consequently, the collected information could be used to generate custom commercial content for you. In some cases, it can be hard to determine whether the outgoing commercial links are safe to click, so you shouldn’t interact with everything you see on your screen. And while VideozSearchs doesn’t try to infect you with malware, in the worst-case scenario, that could actually happen.
Thus, please follow the manual removal instructions below to restore your browser’s settings to default. It will delete all the unwanted applications and the data they have collected from your browser. For further security measures, consider scanning your computer with the SpyHunter free scanner. If you have more unnecessary and potentially harmful programs installed, a quick scan will help you find them, and you will be able to remove them with the security tool of your choice. Finally, make sure that you avoid such extensions in the future because they are both annoying and potentially problematic.