What is Sadooma?
Sadooma is the name of a new questionable browser extension that seems to work only in Google Chrome as of yet. This application claims to provide you with trending and viral content plus a search engine, which, by the way, may not be fully reliable. Our malware researchers say that this extension is the creation of the same team that came up with Baboom, which is an ad-supported program. Although this tool cannot be called a great threat to your system, it has been categorized as a potentially unwanted program, or PUP. But do not be mislead by this and think that it is all okay to leave this application on your computer. As a matter of fact, it is possible that indirectly you could be presented with unreliable third-party ads and other content. Another bad piece of news is that this PUP is most likely to sneak onto your system without your knowledge and in a company of malware infections. This simply means that if you find this extension in your Google Chrome browser, you need to check your system for malware threats if you want to make sure that you are using a secure computer. We suggest that you remove Sadooma and do not stop until you entirely clean your PC.
Where does Sadooma come from?
Our malware researchers have found that this PUP is mainly spreading via questionable methods. It is possible that you click on a third-party pop-up advertisement while surfing the net and this extension gets installed in the background. Unfortunately, if you are unlucky, you can also install it via freeware bundles that could be packed with several malware infections, including ad-supported programs, browser hijackers, Trojans, and other PUPs. You can be exposed to such corrupt third-party ads if you visit suspicious websites associated with file sharing, gaming, and porn. These pages are usually packed with annoying flashy and other third-party content that can drop infected bundles onto your system or redirect you to malicious pages that can infect you or even scam you in other ways. This is why it is important to remember to always download programs and other files from official sources only. We suggest that you always run a web search on a new application you are planning to install to see what kind of reviews it has got and to find reputable sources to download it.
It is also possible that you let malware programs on board formerly, such as adware apps and browser hijackers, and these infections introduce you to unreliable ads and links that result in your installing a malicious bundle containing this PUP among other threats. You should know that you can never fully trust third-party ads even on reputable websites when you are infected with adware because such an infection can redirect legitimate ads to corrupt sites. If you may have installed this browser extension in any of the above mentioned ways, it is essential that after you delete Sadooma, you scan your system with a trustworthy online malware scanner to see how bad the malware situation is on your computer.
In all fairness, we also need to mention that this PUP is available officially on its website, sadooma.com, as well as in the Chrome web store, chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/sadooma/bjpgbdljdofdhggmpkmmbpefplpdopdc. It appears that only over 130 computer users have installed this tool through these sources, which proves our point about its reliability issue. Although right now this PUP seems to only work in Google Chrome, it is possible that a new version emerges soon that may also affect Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. We recommend that you remove Sadooma as soon as it may show up in any of your browsers.
How does Sadooma work?
Our research shows that Sadooma may run automatically at system start-up and continue to work in the background after you exit Google Chrome. Your browser informs you about this the moment you install this PUP. Two things change once this tool is up and running. First, it changes your default search engine to search.sadooma.com, which is an unreliable search engine that forwards your searches to Yahoo but it may also manipulate the results to show third-party sponsored links. Second, a tiny red button appears next to your menu button in the top-right corner of your browser. If you click on this button, an oblong panel pops up right below it containing three bits of allegedly trending news or viral content plus a search tool. The news thumbnails redirect you to viralnova.com, which is packed with questionable third-party advertisements. If you click on these ads, you might end up on malicious or fake websites and become scammed by crooks or simply drop some more infections onto your PC. The search tool uses search.sadooma.com come the same way as we have explained before. We believe that this browser extension is totally worthless and might pose a threat to your system security even if indirectly. This is why we recommend that you remove Sadooma from your Google Chrome browser.
How do I delete Sadooma?
Since at the moment this PUP only seems to infect your Google Chrome browser, we suggest that you remove this extension and that is all there is to it really. We have included the necessary steps below that will help you eliminate this annoying extension if you have never removed one before. Nonetheless, you should not forget the possibility that there could be other threats on your system that may be more dangerous than this one. You can try to identify them manually through the list of installed programs in Control Panel and the list of extensions in your browsers. However, more dangerous malware threats may not be that easy to spot or detect. Therefore, if you really care about your virtual safety, we recommend that you install an authentic anti-malware application like SpyHunter. What could be more efficient and comfortable than using an automated security tool to defend you virtual world?
Remove Sadooma from your browser
- Tap Alt+F and open Settings.
- Select Extensions on the left.
- Find the undesirable extension and click on the trash can icon.
- In the confirmation window, click Remove.
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