What is home.searchreveal.com?
Search Reveal is an extension for the Google Chrome browser that promotes home.searchreveal.com. It is said that this extension will provide users with interesting widgets and enable them to check the time, weather forecast, and surf the web straight from the New Tab, so it is not very surprising that some users download and install the extension willingly. Unfortunately, users often do not even suspect that their homepages, search engines, and New Tab pages will be changed to home.searchreveal.com after the installation of the extension. To be honest, home.searchreveal.com is not a trustworthy search engine, and it is even quite dangerous to use it as the primary search tool because it is known that it might quickly expose users to threats. To protect your computer from harm, you need to remove the Search Reveal extension from your Google Chrome browser. Yes, fortunately, this extension affects only this browser.
What does home.searchreveal.com do?
As you already know, home.searchreveal.com is a search engine promoted by Search Reveal. If you have this extension installed on your computer, you will, undoubtedly, see home.searchreveal.com set as your homepage, search engine, and New Tab page. In other words, you will see this search engine every day and will have to use it if you wish to find information on the web. It might seem that this search engine shows regular search results like other similar search engines; however, the truth is that it will return the modified search results that look like legitimate ones. We call these search results “modified” because they contain advertisements. They are put there to drive the traffic to third-party websites that belong to partners of the developers of Search Reveal. It is likely that they even get money from them for promoting their websites. Of course, users do not get anything in return for clicking on these sponsored links. In fact, they do not even recognize them. This means that many users click on links and risk infecting their systems with malicious software. Users who do not believe that they might cause harm to their systems by simply using home.searchreveal.com as the primary search tool should know that they might simply end up on a website containing malicious software one day after clicking on any of these modified search results. Yes, there is a possibility that home.searchreveal.com promotes bad websites too. To be honest, researchers working at anti-spyware-101.com do not find this surprising at all because they know that Search Reveal belongs to the infamous SuperWeb family of threats.
Where does home.searchreveal.com come from?
The home.searchreveal.com search engine will be set on your Google Chrome browser immediately after you install the Search Reveal extension. Researchers have noticed that this extension has an official website searchreveal.com, and it was also available for download at the Chrome Web Store (chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/search-reveal/olelgpljjcmkkbnpbfcihhdjpjhlabpl) some time ago. Also, you should not forget that this extension can sneak onto computers together with other applications (mainly free applications) too because it, as specialists have revealed, tends to travel in software bundles.
Even though this extension mainly enters systems without permission, it is not that hard to say whether or not it is installed on the system. First of all, we suggest checking the Add-ons Manager. More experienced users can also try to find the folder olelgpljjcmkkbnpbfcihhdjpjhlabpl. If it is present in %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions (Windows XP %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions), there is no doubt that the Search Reveal extension is installed and you have to remove it. Do not forget that you will also see the presence of home.searchreveal.com when you open your browser if the extension promoting it is installed.
How to delete home.searchreveal.com
home.searchreveal.com is inseparable from the extension Search Reveal, so they always come together. In order to get rid of the questionable search provider, you will have to delete the extension from your computer. We suggest using our step by step instructions in order to eliminate the Search Reveal extension. If this is too hard for you, scan your computer with a trustworthy antimalware scanner SpyHunter. You can download its diagnostic version by clicking on the Download button you will find below.
- Open your browser and tap Alt+F.
- Open More Tools.
- Click Extensions.
- Find the undesirable extension and select it.
- Click on the recycle bin button located next to it.
- Click Remove.
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