What is Polarisearch.com?

Users who constantly encounter unwanted redirects to Polarisearch.com might be victims of a browser hijacker. These infections usually enter computers illegally and then change browsers’ settings so that users will see Polarisearch.com every time they open their browsers. Specialists do not think that users set this website voluntarily on their browsers because it is not that popular, but if there are users out there who have done that willingly, they should go to delete Polarisearch.com from their browsers as well. Experienced security specialists say that this tool is definitely not going to improve the web browsing experience. Instead, it might be responsible for all kinds of problems that might arise if people use this search tool as a default search engine. If you have thought up to this very moment that this website is a decent search tool, you should read this article to find out what researchers working at anti-spyware-101.com have revealed about it. Most probably, your opinion about this website will change quickly and you will make a decision to replace it with a more trustworthy tool for searching the web.test

What does Polarisearch.com do?

We cannot say that Polarisearch.com is completely useless because it returns Google search results. Unfortunately, we cannot confirm that it is a perfectly decent search provider either. It is because tests run by our malware analysts have clearly shown that a number of search results displayed on a search results page are simple advertisements redirecting to third-party websites. These ads are not dangerous itself, so they will not start pumping malware onto your computer; however, it does not mean that it is safe to click on them. It is because they have a potential of redirecting users to dangerous websites. In this sense, Polarisearch.com does not differ much from such search tools as search.yourpackagesnow.com, search.youremailnow.com, and search.yourclassifiedscenter.com. All these aforementioned search providers create the impression of legitimacy; however, the truth is that they have only been developed to generate revenue for the author. Users should not expect much from Polarisearch.com too because it has not been developed to enhance the users’ web searching experience.

Researchers do not think that it would be fair to call Polarisearch.com a decent search tool also because they have found that it monitors the users’ behavior on the web and records a number of important details about them. First of all, it is stated in the Privacy Policy that the so-called anonymous information, consisting of such details as the type of browser, geographic location, the name of the Internet Service Provider (ISP) used, the websites visited, search queries, and other details described as the diagnostic information will be collected. A number of search tools record non-personally identifiable information, so it is not a big deal even though users often do not feel very satisfied with this. We, most probably, would not even suggest users getting rid of Polarisearch.com just because of this; however, specialists have also found out after looking closer into this document that personally-identifiable information might be recorded as well. This immediately makes Polarisearch.com an untrustworthy search provider even though it is stated in the Privacy Policy that this information is recorded as a component of the search data. It is not going to change and become a decent search tool, so it would best to start using a new reputable search engine instead of it.

Where does Polarisearch.com come from?

Polarisearch.com is the most prevalent in the U.S, as research has shown; however, computers users living there do not set Polarisearch.com on their browsers voluntarily, meaning that it is, most probably, spread in malicious software installers. Since several other untrustworthy programs could have been spread together with the undesirable software promoting Polarisearch.com, other bad programs might be working on the computer as well. They might cause a number of problems too or even download and install malware if they are kept installed, so do not forget to take care of all of them too. After tidying up your PC, install a security application. It will help you to keep the system clean.

How do I remove Polarisearch.com from browsers?

One of the easiest ways to remove Polarisearch.com from browsers without an automatic tool is to reset all of them to their default settings one by one. In some cases, users might also find the shortcuts of their browsers modified too. These changes have to be undone before going to reset browsers. If it is not done, Polarisearch.com will revive. In other words, it will be visible again after closing and opening a web browser. Users who find this manual removal method too long and too complicated can get rid of an undesirable search engine in a manual way as well. Only one full system scan with a reputable scanner is needed to get rid of it once and for all.

Remove Polarisearch.com manually

Fix the shortcuts of browsers

  1. Right-click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox/Internet Explorer/Google Chrome.
  2. Select Properties.
  3. Open the Shortcut tab.
  4. Remove Polarisearch.com from the Target line and then save the changes.
  5. Go to reset your browsers.

Internet Explorer

  1. Open a web browser.
  2. Click Tools at the top (press Alt if you do not see it there).
  3. Select Internet Options and then click on the Advanced tab.
  4. Click on the Reset button.
  5. Put a tick in the Delete personal settings button.
  6. Click on the Reset button again.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Click on the button in the top-right corner and then click on the question mark at the bottom.
  3. Click Restart with Add-ons Disabled and then click on the Restart button.
  4. Click Refresh Firefox.
  5. In the dialog box, click on this button one more time to get your browser reset to their default settings.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F after launching your browser.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Scroll down to Show advanced settings and then click on it.
  4. Click on the Reset settings button.
  5. Click Reset.
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