What is Search Anonymo?
Search Anonymo is a browser extension for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers. As information on its official sources tells us, it should make it possible to perform web searches anonymously. While ordinary search providers often track personally-identifiable information and a user’s search history, Search Anonymo promises not to store a single detail about users. Judging from a number of users who have already downloaded this extension from the Chrome Web Store, it is not very popular yet, but the situation might quickly change, of course. Do not install it if you have not done that yet because Search Anonymo is not a piece of software that can be fully trusted. Specialists working at anti-spyware-101.com cannot confirm or deny whether it allows users to surf the web anonymously or not, but they are sure that Search Anonymo applies changes which many users might find unwanted, and it might even display commercial advertisements for users. These are two main reasons why this browser extension should be removed from the system.
Where does Search Anonymo come from?
Some users download Search Anonymo willingly from the Chrome Web Store (chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/search-anonymo/kflgpljkgfgnobalpcidgjfehndkdjee) or its official website searchanonymo.com, but there are still more users who have no idea why this extension is installed on their browsers, and their default search engines are gone. If you are one of those users who know nothing about the installation of Search Anonymo, it is very likely that you have installed a software bundle recently. Suspicious browser extensions are often distributed in software bundles. Users usually download them from torrent and file-sharing websites, i.e. pages freeware is available for download. At the time of writing, Search Anonymo is the most prevalent in the USA. This suggests that it might come with free applications targeting users living there. Have you already found this piece of software installed on your PC? If yes, continue reading so that you could decide what to do with it easier.
Bundling is a frequently used distribution method to spread untrustworthy software, so it is very likely that you will find another unreliable application installed on your computer again if you keep downloading free software from dubious pages and do not do anything to protect your computer from dangers. Security specialists say that users do not need to do much to ensure the maximum protection of their systems. They only need to install security software on their computers and install new software more carefully, i.e. choose the Advanced installation option and read carefully the information provided on every installation window opened.
What does Search Anonymo do?
The first thing you will notice after the installation of the Search Anonymo browser extension is a new default search engine set. This search provider shows Yahoo! search results, but since it is clearly stated in one of the documents of this extension that it “may include content and/or data provided by third parties”, there is basically no doubt that those search results provided for users will be modified. Generally speaking, they might see search results whose one and only purpose is to promote third-party websites. They have nothing in common with the entered search query, and such search results might even be quite dangerous in a sense that they can redirect users to untrustworthy pages distributing malicious software or simply collecting personally-identifiable information. Evidently, although Search Anonymo promises not to collect any important information about users, they might still experience online privacy issues because this new search tool set after installing Search Anonymo might redirect users to pages which track users and aggressively collect information about them. In other words, you will definitely not surf the web anonymously and avoid privacy-related problems if you use the Search Anonymo search tool as your default search provider.
How do I delete Search Anonymo?
Search Anonymo affects Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, so you will need to delete this extension from these two web browsers if you have them both installed on your computer. If you have never deleted an undesirable browser extension before, you might, of course, face some difficulties, so, in this case, we suggest following our step-by-step manual removal guide which is located below. Do not forget to perform a system scan with SpyHunter after the removal of Search Anonymo because there is a huge possibility that additional undesirable applications have sneaked onto your PC together with it too. They all need to be eliminated as well.
Delete Search Anonymo manually
- Open your web browser.
- Press Ctrl+Shift+A on your keyboard.
- Click Extensions on the left.
- Locate the undesirable browser extension and remove it.
- Start Google Chrome.
- Open its menu and click More tools.
- Select Extensions.
- Locate the Search Anonymo extension and click on the trash button next to it.
- Click Remove in the pop-up window.
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