Do you know what Syamit is?
Cybersecurity experts at Spyware-techie.com have recently come across a potentially unwanted program called Syamit which is a browser extension for Google Chrome that was designed to replace your browser’s search engine/provider with its promoted search engine. Apart from doing that, it does not do anything else. Therefore, you might want to remove it from your computer. This browser extension can get onto your PC via another application secretly. In this article, we will discuss how this application works, how it is distributed, and how you can get rid of it. Therefore, if you have it on your browser, we invite you to read this whole article.
If you accidentally install Syamit on your Chrome browser, then it will immediately replace its search provider with Wethma.com, an unreliable search engine of unknown origin which redirects all entered search queries to Yahoo. While you will see Yahoo’s search results, the worrying thing is that its search results can be modified to include promotional links by Wethma.com. These promoted links can be unreliable and even malicious as they can redirect you to scam, phishing, and malware-infected websites that can jeopardize your privacy and your computer’s security. In the worst case scenario, this search engine can infect your PC with spyware, Trojans, and so on. As you can see, Syamit’s only purpose is to change your browser’s search provider, so it is utterly useless.
We also would like to point your attention to the fact that Wethma.com can collect some information about you automatically. Note that the information it can collect is legal to collect and many legitimate search engines do that. Researchers say that that the collected information can include but is not limited to your Internet Protocol (IP) address, Internet Service Provider (ISP) domain name, browser version, operating system type and version, entered search terms, links clicked search history, and so on. The information collected is non-personally identifiable and is obtained using browser cookies and web beacons. This search engine collects this information in order to present you with personalized search results and, by extension, promotional links.
Our cyber security experts have concluded that Syamit is promoted by another browser extension called Edentulatecontrol. Edentulatecontrol can redirect you to Edentulatecontrol.com/bn.php?v=1431547411# which will offer you to install Syamit. The page opens a dialog that offers you to install this extension. Clicking OK will result in your browser window entering full-screen mode, and clicking Cancel will do the same Thing. As a result, you will be stuck on that page in an endless cycle of clicking because it will not let you leave. However, you can just close the browser and the annoying website will be gone for a while but will load at random when Edentulatecontrol calls for it.
Therefore, you should definitely remove Edentulatecontrol and Syamit because these two applications are unreliable and downright useless. Syamit was designed to replace your browser’s search engine with one that features promotional links that probably generate ad revenue. However, since the links can be unreliable, we recommend that you use the instructions below to delete these two extensions.
- Open Google Chrome.
- Simultaneously press Alt+F.
- Click More Tools.
- Click Extensions.
- Locate Syamit and Edentulatecontrol click Remove.
In non-techie terms:
Syamit was classified as a potentially unwanted program due to the fact that it was designed to replace your browser’s search provider without your permission. Apart from that, it does not do anything else. The search engine, Wethma.com, is unreliable as it can feature shady links that can jeopardize your computer’s security. We recommend that you remove Syamit and Edentulatecontrol which is used to promote Syamit.