Do you know what home.searchreveal.com is?
home.searchreveal.com is a website that will be set as your homepage, search engine, and New Tab page. This usually happens after users install the extension Search Reveal for the Google Chrome browser. This piece of software is available for download at searchreveal.com. Also, users could download it some time ago from the Chrome Web Store (chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/search-reveal/olelgpljjcmkkbnpbfcihhdjpjhlabpl). It should be also emphasized that the extension is capable of entering systems without permission. It does not really matter you have downloaded it yourself from the Chrome Web Store or its official website, or it has found an illegal entrance because we still suggest that you eliminate this extension from your computer as soon as possible. First of all, we suggest doing so because home.searchreveal.com is not the most trustworthy search engine in the world. Secondly, you should eliminate it as soon as possible in order to be able to change the settings of your Google Chrome browser and start using the preferred search engine.
There are thousands of users who believe that the Search Reveal extension is safe and can be kept installed because they find the information on the official website of this extension saying that it will enable users to check the time, weather, and easily browse the web. In other words, it should improve the web-experience; however, the truth is that it only modifies the browser’s settings. As the search engine this extension promotes will be set as your homepage, default search engine, and the New Tab page, you will see it every day and will have to use it to perform your web searches. Even though home.searchreveal.com shows Yahoo! search results, you should know that they are modified, i.e. you will be provided with the search results that are not associated with the search query in any way. They are put there in order to promote third-party websites and drive traffic to them. Even though home.searchreveal.com promotes these websites, our security experts are sure that its developers do not know much about these third-party websites and their content. This means that innocent computer users who use home.searchreveal.com as the primary search tool might end up on unreliable websites and thus cause harm to their systems. There is only one thing you can do about that – you need to eliminate the undesirable extension from your browser.home.searchreveal.com screenshot
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You already know that users can download and install the Search Reveal extension themselves; however, you should also know that it might enter systems without permission too. In most cases, this piece of software comes in software bundles users usually get from untrustworthy file-sharing and torrent websites. Even though it tends to enter systems rather secretly, it has been noticed that users quickly understand that they have this extension installed because they notice a new add-on in the Add-ons Manager, and notice the new folder olelgpljjcmkkbnpbfcihhdjpjhlabpl in %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions (users of Windows XP find this folder in %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions).
This extension from the SuperWeb family can be completely uninstalled easily – you simply need to remove it from your Google Chrome browser. If you have never erased an extension before, you should use the manual removal instructions you can find below this article. You can eliminate this extension automatically as well. You simply need to scan your computer with SpyHunter. It is a trustworthy antimalware scanner that will take care of the Search Reveal extension promoting home.searchreveal.com and other undesirable programs that might be hiding on your system.
- Open your browser and tap Alt+F.
- Open More Tools.
- Click Extensions.
- Find the undesirable extension.
- Click on the recycle bin button placed next to it.
- Click Remove.
In non-techie terms:
There are so many untrustworthy extensions on the web these days, and you might encounter any of them again if you surf the web carelessly, do not have a security tool installed on your computer, and tend to download software from file-sharing and various torrent websites. In order to protect your computer from future harm, you should definitely not act like that, and it is highly recommended to install an antimalware tool immediately after you eliminate the Search Reveal extension together with home.searchreveal.com.