Do you know what Memberacy Search is?
Memberacy Search is a search provider that will replace your default search tool on Google Chrome the second you install the extension called Memberacy. It can be installed from http://memberacy.com/ with the click of a button, or users can download it straight from the Chrome Web Store (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/memberacy/neikkodgdmjjpfdcjijbjpcemekjpfhg). Judging from the total number (1 780) of users who have installed this piece of software from the Chrome Web Store, it is not popular yet, but, of course, this might change soon. If you are planning on installing Memberacy too, you should know that it will change your Google Chrome settings the second you install it. Also, to tell you the truth, it is not considered the most trustworthy extension – it has been classified as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) by specialists. It has been put under this category not only because it sets a new search tool on users’ browsers. You should read the rest of this article to find more about this piece of software.
The Memberacy extension is promoted as a beneficial piece of software that allows users to perform web searches with “confidence, accuracy and pride.” To put it differently, it promises to improve the web searching experience to a great extent. Unfortunately, we cannot promise that this will really happen because all this piece of software does is setting a new search tool http://memberacy.com/?q= on users’ browsers. Consequently, all users’ searches go through Memberacy Search before Google search results are displayed to them. Some users do not think that there is a huge difference between search tools and thus use the one set by the Memberacy extension without fear, whereas others find these changes applied to their browsers undesirable. If you belong to the second group of people, you can remove the search tool set by completely erasing the extension you have installed. If you decide to do nothing about its appearance on your Google Chrome, you should be careful because the chances are high that you will see some modified search results because your all searches will first be redirected to Memberacy Search and, as a consequence, might be modified along the way. The so-called modified search results are not malicious, but they might still redirect users to untrustworthy pages, so they should not click on them. Unfortunately, it is not that easy to avoid those search results because they usually look like the rest of the search results displayed. Finally, the last thing you should know about Memberacy Search if you let it stay set on your browser as your default search tool is that it might collect information about you. It should only be interested in details that cannot identify users personally in any way.Memberacy Search screenshot
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There is one more reason the Memberacy extension promoting Memberacy Search is considered potentially unwanted software by specialists. Users’ complaints clearly show that this piece of software can be installed on users’ computers without their knowledge too. Surely, they can install it themselves by mistake, but, according to our specialists, the chances are high that it is distributed via software bundles as well. To put it differently, users might install it together with third-party software. Of course, they do not know about that. Also, it might be promoted by pop-ups shown to users when they open dubious domains. No matter how Memberacy has been installed on your computer, you should remove it right away if you do not like it for any reason, or you do not remember installing it from its official sources voluntarily. Read the next paragraph to find out how to do that.
You will no longer have to use Memberacy Search for your web searches if you remove the Memberacy extension from your Google Chrome browser. It should not be very hard to do that because it can be removed normally, i.e. through the add-ons manager.
Delete Memberacy Search
- Open Google Chrome.
- Press Alt+F.
- Click More tools and select Extensions.
- Select the Memberacy extension.
- Click the trash button next to it.
- Click Remove in the confirmation box.
In non-techie terms:
Memberacy Search is not a fully trustworthy search provider because it might present users with the modified search results, so you should not use it when there are so many trustworthy search tools available. Of course, it would be best to delete it completely because it might still collect some information about you/your machine. You will remove it from your Google Chrome by deleting the Memberacy extension.