Protect My Search
Protect My Search targets popular web browsing programs such as Chrome, Edge, Firefox and others. Protect My Search integrates with these browser and causes them to generate online ads on the screens of infected users.
This invasive behavior has earned software of this kind the collective name of browser hijackers. And once we’ve described exactly how programs like Protect My Search operate, you will understand why.
For example, Protect My Search will typically take the liberty of substituting your default search engine with a custom one – without asking for your permission. And that same search engine may also be set as the new homepage. And, you guessed right, it will also not ask for your approval. What’s more, you won’t even be allowed to change these configurations back. As long as Protect My Search is in your system, those settings will stay as the browser hijacker intended and that’s it.
Moving on, browser hijackers typically also install ad-generating components in the browser. This enables the generation and display of obscene amounts of online ads in the form of banners, popups, box messages, in-text links, etc. And as if that weren’t bad enough, a piece like Protect My Search can also make your browser initiate page redirects. So, you may very often find yourself redirected to random websites just as you were peacefully browsing the web.
Thus, if you’ve already had enough of all this advertising nonsense, and you’re ready to move on with your life, you’ve come to the right page. Here, we will show you how you can manually remove Protect My Search from your system, together with all of its constituents and unwanted effects on your online experience.
The Protect My Search App
Now, browser hijackers ,like the Protect My Search App,are generally not seen as harmful software. At worst, they’re considered to be potentially unwanted programs or PUPs, but they cannot damage your system the way that a virus or pieces of malware could.
However, because of their obvious intrusiveness and apparent lack of features that would somehow benefit the end user, they fall into the gray area between actual viruses and regular, useful applications. Contributing to this fact is also the background processes that are typically run by browser hijackers such as Protect My Search.
For instance, in order to optimize the flow of ads, software of this kind may actively monitor your browsing patterns and compile this data in order to tailor the popups and banners to your preferences. This can have various degrees of underlying consequences, for instance, your system may be put under pressure due to the amount of resources that Protect My Search may use for this purpose. And that may lead to sluggishness, freezes, browser crashes, etc. Not to mention that the data collected from your browser can be of value to various third parties, so it may be sold without your knowledge or approval.
Furthermore, software of this type could potentially also expose you to unsafe web locations. And those may easily be sources of malware like Trojans, rootkits, spyware, ransomware and who knows what else. So, with all this in mind, it’s best to simply remove Protect My Search and spare yourself the risk of dealing with any of these problems.
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Remove Protect My Search App Virus
You are dealing with a malware infection that can restore itself unless you remove its core files. We are sending you to another page with a removal guide that gets regularly updated. It covers in-depth instructions on how to:
1. Locate and scan malicious processes in your task manager.
2. Identify in your Control panel any programs installed with the malware, and how to remove them. Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker that gets installed with a lot of malware.
3. How to clean up and reset your browser to its original settings without the malware returning.
You can find the removal guide here.
For mobile devices refer to these guides instead: Android, iPhone.