Privacy Search Plus is considered as an unwanted application which appears to be functional. Since this program uses deceptive means for distribution and holds some strange and malicious behaviors as well, so it is right to flag this program as an adware program.
Privacy Search Plus is a browser extension specially for Google Chrome which is promoted as a valuable addition for internet client through which they can secure their search operations online. The extension of Privacy Search Plus has an official website which you can access using URL privacysearchplus.com. Also, you can find web page on your Chrome Web store at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/privacy-search-plus/khmhedbblhejonlhedmejhfcdjejcodl. In fact, the sponsors of this extension invite web surfers like you to install Privacy Search Plus browser extension with the following marketing pitch:
‘You should feel confident knowing that what you are searching for is NOT being tracked. The Privacy Search Plus extension will redirect your non-private searches to a private results page to help keep you from being tracked from top search engines.’
However, the Privacy Search Plus‘s site does not provide ant information about the working of extension instead it simply redirects your searches to private results page. When you add this browser extension, it places an icon in your toolset. And the malicious program within it starts making changes regarding your search engines, web browser and privacy related settings. At times, it may or may not redirect your searches to engines like DuckDuckGo and Ixquick.com.
Though Privacy Search Plus promises to secure the online searches, security analysts perceived it as and adware program which does not provide any features as promised at privacysearchplus.com.
Promotional Techniques Used By Privacy Search Plus
Privacy Search Plus does not promote itself and unlikely to happen itself but it can be promoted via its official sites and sponsored domains. Moreover, it might come as an add-on attached to free programs, download managers, video editing tools and even Skype happens to contain doubtful applications. But the careless proceeding of users over the stages of installation guide may result in the installation of malicious program into the system. You must always choose ‘Advance or Custom’ installation in spite of ‘Basic’.
Harmful Impact of Privacy Search Plus
The adware program endangers the online privacy and cyber security due to regular assault of file encrypting viruses. Data leak is another factor which forces users to review its cyber security and look for appropriate tool that can protect personal privacy. This malicious extension entangle those users who are fond of new gadgets in its unnecessary tools.
Meanwhile, to promote this website, the developers of this extension employs re-targeting methods. That can be, if you accidentally visit any of the partner websites of this adware, a cookie is placed and soon you will be bothered by ads of privacy search. Constant occurrence of the ads sponsored by privacy search increase the probability of user’s click and getting them redirected to its domain. This adware program tends to collect your browsing information as well as personal information which can be shared with third parties for marketing purposes.
Get Rid of Privacy Search Plus
You can easily get rid of Privacy Search Plus without much inconveniences. You just have to clear the cookies and uninstall its plug-ins. In order to remove this adware, follow our manual instructions.
Remove Privacy Search Plus
From Control panel
- Click on Start button.
- Click on Control Panel present in the start menu.
- Then, click on Uninstall a Program.
- Now, select the required program and click on Uninstall.
From Task Manager
- Right click on Taskbar present at the bottom of the computer screen.
- Then, click on Task Manager.
- Select the unwanted processes running.
- Click on End Task.
From Registry Entry
- Press Win + R keys altogether to open run dialog box.
- Type ‘regedit’ and press Enter key.
- Select the entries related to Privacy Search Plus and delete them