This article aims to help users remove Parallaxsearch from Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari, as well as their respective system.
If you found Parallaxsearch installed on your computer then likely you are also seeing a lot of advertisements displayed on every web page you visit. These two are not a coincidence – Parallaxsearch is in fact an Adware application and such it is characterized by the Ads it generates. These Ads could be in the form of pop-up windows, they can open new pages for you (Ads filled of course) and they also can be attached to every web page you visit. Needless to say these Ads get frustrating very fast – especially those that have a sound effect attached to them. Unfortunately that can be just minor inconvinience compared to the other problems that they can create – chiefly their well known ability to spread other malicious applications and viruses.
Parallaxsearch is NOT to be trusted
Keep in mind that Parallaxsearch is ultimately a malicious application and it only exists to enrich its creator and distributor. Those people are usually getting payed for each Ad clicked on nd since reputable businesses prefer to use legitimate channels chances are if you click on one of those Ads you will be taken to a virus infected site or one that spreads bloatware.
Bloatware applications are a common byproduct of Adware. These programs often pretend to help you manage and optimize your PC, fix errors etc. This is rarely the case though. In reality all they do is to create fake messages about non-existing problems with your machine in order to scare you into buying them. If you make that mistake they won’t really fix anything – they will simply stop the generation of fake error messages and give you a false sense of security. As mentioned if a real problem does crop in those programs are utterly useless.
Another danger is associated with direct download prompts initiated by Parallaxsearch. The Adware can create Ads that look exactly like system messages and inform you of a course of action you need to take. Ultimately it will involve the downloading and running of a file intended to fix one of the following (non-existant) problems:
- A missing plug-in
- A required codec or video player
- A necessary update for Flash/Java etc.
We recommend that you ignore the Ads and prompts by Parallaxsearch altogether. This is the best way to keep your computer safe until you get rid of Parallaxsearch. In the future make sure you never install executable files that are obtained from random Emails, Forums, Torrents, Blogs and Online Storage sites. If possible also you should scan all executable files for attached viruses before starting them on your machine.
Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker – you might want to see if you’re not infected with it as well.