Do you know what Search-selector.co is?
Search-selector.co might be advertised as a handy tool that allows you to switch between different search engines easier. According to the application’s official site, it also helps to find better results and lets you enjoy a custom look. However, before agreeing to install the tool, we would advise you to look more information about it besides its colorful description. For starters, you should know that Search-selector.co is classified as a potentially unwanted program. It means the application might have undesirable qualities or be potentially dangerous. Thus, if you are considering using it or have already installed it, we urge you to carefully read the rest of our report and find out about the risks related to its usage. Provided you decide to delete the threat, we also offer the removal guide located below the main text; it should help you eliminate the potentially unwanted program manually.
Currently, Search-selector.co can be downloaded only by Google Chrome users. Like most of the applications created for this browser, it is available on Chrome Web Store. Since at the moment of writing the software seems to have only nine users it does not look like it is popular yet, although there is a chance the potentially unwanted program could be distributed through other channels. For instance, the tool’s creators could spread it with bundled setup files of other unreliable freeware. If you rush the installation process and skip reading the given terms you way even install it unknowingly. If this is how you received the application, we would advise you to be more attentive in the future. Users should always deselect unwanted suggestions during the installation process. Plus, it is advisable to have a reliable antimalware tool that could warn about untrustworthy software and guard the PC against other threats as well.
The potentially unwanted application should change your start page and the new tab page with Search-selector.co. As the tool’s decryption says, you can customize it by choosing a favorite wallpaper. It also allows the user to quickly switch between Google, Bing, Yahoo, and Ask. The problem is that the versions of these search engines Search-selector.co loads could be modified. It means the threat might be able to inject the results with third-party advertisements. Like the program’s End User License Agreement states it does not take any responsibility for “any loss or damage which may be incurred by you as a result of the availability of those external sites, content, or resources, or as a result of any reliance placed by you on the completeness, accuracy or existence of any advertising, products.”Search-selector.co screenshot
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Probably the threat’s creators simply do not review third-party content so they cannot guarantee it will be reliable. Therefore, there is a possibility some of the displayed advertisements might promote third-party web pages or products that could be potentially dangerous, for example, the ads could offer you to install different potentially unwanted applications, adware, browser hijackers, and more. In the worst case scenario, users who click such untrustworthy advertising content could be redirected to sites that contain malicious applications, such as Trojans, viruses, worms, etc.
All things considered, it seems to use the benefits Search-selector.co can provide are simply not worth the risks you might have to take while using it. It would be safer to simply choose one search engine as your main one and reach other through bookmarks instead of installing this potentially unwanted program. If you think so too, we advise you to get rid of the threat before anything goes wrong. Erasing it manually is not so difficult, and if you want to try it, you can follow the removal guide placed below this text. The other way to delete the software is to install a reputable antimalware tool and let it deal with the threat.
Erase Search-selector.co from Google Chrome
- Open the browser.
- Press ALT+F at the same time.
- Click on Settings.
- Select More tools and pick Extensions.
- Find extension called Search Selector.
- Mark it and press the trash bin button.
- Press Remove.
In non-techie terms:
Search-selector.co is a recently created potentially unwanted program that works only on Google Chrome. Since it might show users potentially dangerous third-party advertisements, our researchers advise deleting the software before anything bad happens. Apparently, the ads could promote other similar threats or even malicious applications, so while interacting with them, you could endanger the system. Of course, if you want to avoid such content you can simply erase the unreliable tool. To do so manually take a look at the instructions placed below. Users who want to eliminate it with less effort could employ a legitimate antimalware tool instead.