If you are still thinking about installing Vudu Search, we suggest you forget about this allegedly useful tool and find something better. Although this Google Chrome extension would allow you to browse Google, Yahoo, and Bing searches using one button, you can use any search tool you want, and you do not need an additional extension for that. That is one of the reasons we classify this add-on as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Another reason for that is that this allegedly beneficial program can corrupt your default search provider. If you have already let the extension in, you might have noticed that the suspicious feed.vudusearch.com is redirecting your searches to Yahoo Search. Of course, if Yahoo Search was set as your default search provider prior to the installation of the add-on, that is not something you are likely to notice. Overall, that is a very important reason to delete Vudu Search, and if you want to learn more about this before you initiate removal, please keep reading.
According to our research, it is most likely that users acquire Vudu Search via software bundles that are introduced to them via untrusted file-sharing sites or via misleading pop-up offers. If this is how the suspicious add-on got into your operating system as well, the chances are that you will find other PUPs, adware, unreliable tracking cookies, and even malware. We recommend installing a legitimate malware scanner immediately to check if any serious infections should be removed first. Of course, if you have downloaded the suspicious PUP using the Chrome web store installer that is available at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/vudu-search/fhkpigdkphcbdaeiklohppggcnhdbojh (you are shown this installer even if you try to download the add-on via install.vudusearch.com), other threats should not bother you. Regardless, you should inspect your operating system because you do not know what kind of software might be active on your PC. If you are looking for a legitimate and trustworthy malware scanner, we suggest clicking the Download button below. The scanner feature of this program is free.
Our research team reports that Vudu Search could collect information about the user whenever they are using the tool. That might be a good reason to delete the threat from your operating system. Another reason to delete this potentially unwanted program has to do with its search services. Although the PUP is meant to make it easier for you to browse the web, our research has revealed that it was created to showcase sponsored content, and, unfortunately, it can do that using the reputable search tools that it exploits. While Google, Yahoo, and Bing can offer you reliable search services, Vudu Search can modify the results that are shown to include the links it is paid to promote. Unfortunately, no one can guarantee that these links are genuine and trustworthy. On top of that, by interacting with them, you could be letting in more tracking cookies to spy on you. You need to consider all of the things mentioned in this report, and if you agree with us that the services offered by the potentially unwanted program are not worth the risk, you already know what to do.
The guide below explains how to remove Vudu Search and the components associated with it. We also recommend removing cookies, which is very easy to do. While manual removal is a great option, you should also consider employing anti-malware software if other threats are found. In this case, you would not need to deal with different infections separately, as they would be eliminated simultaneously. On top of that, anti-malware software – if it is legitimate and reliable – can keep your operating system protected in the future. Do you still have questions for us? If you do, do not hesitate to use the comments section where we can discuss anything you are interested in.
N.B. Do not forget to perform a full system scan to check for leftovers.