Do you know what Koala Personal Search is?
Koala Personal Search is a browser add-on that collects information from your favorite websites and allows you to search them in a customized fashion. This application gets added to your browser as an extension, and you can access it immediately from your browser toolbar. It says that if you enter a keyword “Koala will retrieve and display relevant results from your personal accounts or favorite websites.” Unfortunately, our research lab team says that it would be for the best to remove Koala Personal Search from the PC.Koala Personal Search screenshot
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The reason you should not trust Koala Personal Search completely is that this application is an adware program. Disregarding the fact that it should improve your web search experience, this program supports third-party advertisements, and it may display them every single time you access the Internet. As long as you do not click Koala Personal Search ads, they will only be annoying nuisances that slow down your browser and do not allow you to browse the web properly. However, if you accidentally click any of them, you might end up being redirected to a third-party website that has nothing to do with Koala Personal Search.
In the worst case scenario, Koala Personal Search could be exploited by malevolent third parties for malware distribution purposes. That would not be surprising because adware programs are vulnerable to a third-party exploitation. The same could be applied to other programs from the same group like TornTV or Plus-HD. Although it might seem that Koala Personal Search and the aforementioned programs are of completely different profile, all of them are based on Crossrider engine, and the files are signed by Skyter Technologies Ltd. What is more, even though Koala Personal Search has a functioning homepage at koala-search.com, it is far more likely that the application will come bundled with freeware.
According to what we know, Koala Personal Search usually gets distributed in InstallCore bundles, and often gets installed on target computers together with such applications as Reg Clean Pro, VuuPC or MyPC Backup. All of these programs are potentially unwanted applications that are related to a number of computer security issues.
If you want to protect your system from potential threats, you need to uninstall Koala Personal Search and other associated applications at once. If you are not sure which programs must be removed from your computer, scan the system with SpyHunter free scanner and the list will be generated for you in no time.
To ensure your system’s safety, do not hesitate to invest in a licensed antispyware application. Also, if you have any further questions, you can always leave us a comment.
Manual Koala Personal Search Removal
- Slide mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen.
- Click Settings on Charm bar and go to Control Panel.
- Select Uninstall a program and remove Koala Personal Search.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program and remove Koala Personal Search.
- Click Start menu button and go to Control Panel.
- Select Add or remove programs and uninstall Koala Personal Search.
In non-techie terms:
Koala Personal Search is an adware application that may accidentally expose you to dangerous websites. Also, the presence of this program on your system means that you probably have more unwanted programs on board. Remove Koala Personal Search and then search for other potentially unwanted applications as well.