What is Search.wowmusix.com?
Search.wowmusix.com is a search engine which will replace your homepage and search engine on the Google Chrome browser after you install the extension called Search by WowMusix from the Chrome Web Store. The extension can be downloaded from its official website wowmusix.com as well. Unfortunately, many users believe that this extension is a really trustworthy one and install it on their browsers. The reason why so many users decide to do that is simple – it convinces gullible users that they will be able to play albums of all the favorite artists for free. We are in doubt that WowMusix will give you unlimited access to music; however, we are 100% sure that all the users who decide to add this extension will notice the presence of Search.wowmusix.com in the place of their default homepages and search engines. As Search By WowMusix has already been installed 162 787 times by Google Chrome users, we are sure that there are many people who use Search.wowmusix.com. We do not think that it is a good idea to use Search.wowmusix.com as a primary search provider. We will explain you why it is so in this article.
How does Search.wowmusix.com work?
Search.wowmusix.com itself is hosted on 184.108.40.206 IP address. It is not the only suspicious web page that uses this server. It has been noticed that musixhub.com and musixlib.com use it too, so we believe that they might be somehow related, e.g. they might be developed by the same company. A thorough research has also shown that the WowMusix extension is not popular everywhere. Specialists at anti-spyware-101.com have managed to find out that WowMusix extension is mainly prevalent in these countries:
- India (44.8% users)
- U.S (17.8% users)
- Indonesia (3.6% users)
- UK (3.6% users)
- Nigeria (3.3% users)
Users living in other countries should always be careful too because they might install the WowMusix extension without even knowing that. Yes, it is not only available on wowmusix.com and https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/search-by-wowmusix/elmbellnejnajbokkjokedldcgnmiean?hl=en-US (Chrome Web Store).
Users who decide to download the Search By WowMusix from the Chrome Web Store usually believe that they will be able to search for their favorite music if they add a letter “m” in the address bar and tap the TAB button on the keyboard, as it is indicated in the description window. We are not 100% sure that this function does not work at all; however, we are definitely sure that the Search.wowmusix.com search engine, which will be set after the installation of the WowMusix extension, might really expose users to potential threats. If you wonder why we consider it rather dangerous, you should know that specialists have detected links and ads among legitimate search results. Even though they look harmless, they might still take you to bad web pages full of malicious software. It does not matter whether you will search for images, videos, or news on the web, the possibility to encounter these modified search results is very real.
Search.wowmusix.com is rather similar to already existing suspicious browser hijacker searchalgo.com, so it is not surprising at all that it might find other ways to slither onto computers as well. Research has shown that Search.wowmusix.com might also be set after a user installs some kind of free programs from a third-party web page, e.g. a file-sharing website or a torrent. You should know that there is a way to protect your system from untrustworthy search engines in the future too. You just have to install a security tool on your computer.
How to get rid of Search.wowmusix.com?
Search.wowmusix.com will disappear from your Google Chrome browser if you remove its extensions. You can do that via the Add-ons Manager, or you can use our manual removal instructions which you will find below this article. Of course, the removal of Search.wowmusix.com does not guarantee that there are no other threats on board. Therefore, we highly recommend that you scan your system with an automatic scanner. There is a really wide choice of such tools, but we suggest using SpyHunter. Download its diagnostic tool by clicking on the Download button (you can find it below the article).
- Open Explorer.
- Type %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ in the address bar.
- Find the folder with random letters elmbellnejnajbokkjokedldcgnmiean and delete it.
- Enter %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions in the address bar again.
- Remove the elmbellnejnajbokkjokedldcgnmiean folder fully.
- Delete Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data files from these locations:%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
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