What is Search.searchwag.com?
Search.searchwag.com is a questionable search engine that will be set as a default search engine and homepage if you download and install the extension called Watch Any Game. It is very likely that you will also see the presence of this search engine every time you open a new tab because it is known that it can modify the New Tab page settings as well. You will not see Search.searchwag.com anymore only if you remove the extension from browsers. Believe us; you will not miss this extension because it is not that useful as it claims to be. Yes, you will see buttons that should lead you to pages where you could watch sports matches online on the main page of the search engine it will set; however, nobody knows whether or not these sites are trustworthy. Also, you should know that it will be impossible for you to change the settings of browsers unless you get rid of the Watch Any Game extension. More information on the removal of the undesirable extension will be provided for you at the end of this article.
How does Search.searchwag.com act?
As you already know, Search.searchwag.com will appear on all the browsers installed on your computer, which means that you will see it every day, and you will have no other choice than to use this search tool for finding the information on the web. Unfortunately, we cannot call Search.searchwag.com a good tool for searching the web because it has been found that it will show the modified search results. Many users cannot understand how it is possible that Yahoo! (a popular search engine) search results are bad; however, the answer to this question is simple – Search.searchwag.com redirects all the search queries to extsearch.maxwebsearch.com before providing the Yahoo! search results. In other words, all the search queries go through the server which applies changes. At first glance, these modified search results do not differ from those search results that are legitimate; however, if you look at them closer, you will notice that they are not associated with the entered keyword in any way. Of course, they are displayed for users not without a reason. According to researchers at anti-spyware-101.com, it is very likely that these modified search results are shown for users in order to increase the traffic rate of websites that belong to partners. Most probably, the creator of the extension and Search.searchwag.com gets money from this activity as well.
Where does Search.searchwag.com come from?
Search.searchwag.com is closely associated with the extension Watch Any Game that should enable users to watch football, baseball, etc. matches online. Some users download it from its official website watchanygame.com; however, it is very likely that this extension sneaks onto computers without permission in most cases. It might come together with free software in software packages, or it might be installed on the system after a user clicks on a pop-up advertisement. Please ignore ads you see on your screen and install security software on your computer in order to prevent other questionable extensions from sneaking onto the computer.
How to remove Search.searchwag.com
Search.searchwag.com will affect all kinds of browsers. Fortunately, it can be removed quite easily. Internet explorer users who want to eliminate this questionable search engine have to remove the extension Watch Any Game from Control Panel; however, if you use another browser, e.g. Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, you need to remove the extension from the Add-ons Manager. In case this is your first time, use our manual removal instructions.
- Click on the Start button.
- Select Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs and find the undesirable program.
- Right-click on it and click Remove.
Windows 7 and Vista
- Open the Start menu and access Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Right-click on the unwanted program and then click Uninstall.
- Right-click on the lower-left corner of your screen.
- Select Control Panel and go to Uninstall a program.
- Find and select the unwanted software.
- Uninstall it.
- Open your browser.
- Go to the Tools menu and click Add-ons.
- Open Extensions.
- Select the unwanted extension and disable it.
- Open your browser and tap Alt+F.
- Select More Tools and then open Extensions.
- Select the extension and click on the recycle bin next to it.
- Click Remove.
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