Do you know what Splendor Search is?
Advertising-supported software is incredibly annoying and, in many cases, dangerous as well. Splendor Search is an ad-supported program that might expose you to different security problems, and this is why you should remove it from your browsers. According to our research, this program is compatible with Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox; however, the users of different browsers should be careful as well. The good news is that this adware is not self-propagating, and it cannot just infect your operating system without your notice. Of course, if it is introduced by a malicious installer that hides software, this adware could be installed without your permission. In this case, it should be obvious to you that this program is unreliable. Now, if you have downloaded adware willingly, you might be unaware of the risks associated with this unreliable program. If you need more information, and you want to learn how to delete Splendor Search from your browsers, please continue reading.
We have no doubt that most computer users will acquire Splendor Search bundled with third-party software because an official download source does not exist. Although splendorsearch.com was set up to represent this strange adware, this website does not offer an installer. We were not surprised by this because this is exactly what we have seen when analyzing Bronze Aid, Discovery App, High Stairs, Search Know, and other unreliable ad-supported programs that we have discussed in previous reports. Our research team has found that Search Know is a little more clandestine because it can change its own name by adding alternative words to its name. The files of this adware are signed by Edge Essence, and this company is most likely to be fictitious. Although we do not claim that all unfamiliar companies are malicious or out there to get you, it is smart to review unfamiliar companies just to make sure that you do not get trapped by schemers. Unfortunately, if suspicious advertisements have started flooding your browsers, it is most likely that you have been tricked already.Splendor Search screenshot
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Whether you install Search Know onto Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox, you will find a bunch of elements created. Registry keys will be added to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, and files will be created in various directories, including %ALLUSERSPROFILE%, %APPDATA%, %USERPROFILE%, and %TEMP%. Most of the folders and files associated with this adware use its name, which means that they will not be hard to identify. Even the file representing the Firefox extension, firstname.lastname@example.org, uses the name of the program. Fortunately, users do not need to find and remove every single file individually. We have found that the removal of Splendor Search is relatively simple. Now, why should you delete this adware from your operating system? First, it collects data about your activity and shares it with unknown parties. Second, it displays ads hosted by unknown servers that are employed by unknown advertisers. Third, it does not actually offer useful services. This is our reasoning for eliminating this adware from your browsers and PC.
You might be familiar with the steps provided below. These steps show how to uninstall undesirable software, and that is all you need to do to remove Splendor Search. The elimination of this adware is very straightforward, and no leftovers will be left. Unfortunately, this program usually comes packaged with other infections, and you need to get rid of them as well. Note that if you do not see malware, it might be hiding from you. Most users are inexperienced to locate and delete all kinds of threats themselves, which is why we suggest using malware scanners, automatic malware removers, anti-malware software, and other tools that could help you eliminate and avoid computer infections.
Delete Splendor Search from Windows
- Move to the Taskbar and enter Control Panel into the search box.
- Open the tool and then click Uninstall a program.
- Right-click the program you want to eliminate and select Uninstall.
Windows 8.1 and Windows 8
- Click the Search icon on the Charm bar.
- Enter Uninstall a program and open the tool.
- Right-click the application you wish to get rid of and select Uninstall.
Windows 7 and Windows Vista
- Navigate to the left of the Taskbar and click the Windows logo.
- Open the Control Panel menu and click Uninstall a program.
- Identify the unwanted program, right-click it, and choose Uninstall.
- Move to the left of the Taskbar and click Start.
- Open the Control Panel menu and double-click Add or Remove Programs.
- Select the undesirable application and click the Remove button.
In non-techie terms:
Splendor Search is not a useful search provider. It is not a reliable shopping assistant either. The promises of this ad-supported program are meant to trick you into installing this adware so that it could start injecting ads into the pages you visit. The creators of this program will profit only if you interact with these ads, which is why they are likely to be misleadingly attractive using the information you yourself search online. Yes, this adware is quite intrusive, and we are hopeful that you will realize this before you are exposed to malicious content.