Look Smart Secure Search

What is Look Smart Secure Search?

Do not install Look Smart Secure Search on your computer even though it is presented as a useful piece of software that will make your web searches safe. The reason why we say so is the recent discovery researchers working at anti-spyware-101.com have made. It has turned out that Look Smart Secure Search is a typical potentially unwanted program. In other words, it is not fully trustworthy software. What the majority of users who install it on their PCs do not like about it is that it changes their default search tools. Unfortunately, it is only one of several drawbacks it has, so if we were you, we would find another, more reliable program instead. If you have already installed Look Smart Secure Search or found it next to other active extension in the Google Chrome’s add-ons manager, it means that it is a little too late for prevention – you already have this potentially unwanted program installed. We cannot confirm that it is as beneficial as it claims to be. On top of that, it makes several other modifications on affected systems, which clearly shows that it cannot be trusted 100%. You will find more about it if you read the next paragraph. We will also provide more information about its removal in the last paragraph.testtesttest

What does Look Smart Secure Search do?

Look Smart Secure Search promises to enable users to perform searches “in a safe and secure manner,” but we do not recommend keeping it active, especially if you consider the search tool it has set on your web browser undesirable. Yes, this piece of software sets a new page (http://looksmart.me) as a default search tool on users’ web browsers. Even though Look Smart Secure Search promises to enable users to perform secure web searches, it is very likely that you will be presented with some modified search results if you perform searches from your browser’s address bar, i.e. type your search queries in the URL bar and press Enter. These modified search results are nothing more than various sponsored links driving traffic to third-party websites. You will sooner or later click on them if you do not remove the search provider set as your new default search tool. These modified search results are not malicious, but we still cannot allow you to click on them because you might end up on dubious websites against your will. Decent search tools do not show any modified search results, so we recommend getting rid of http://looksmart.me and then setting a new search provider once it is gone. As you probably suspect, you will get rid of it only by erasing the Look Smart Secure Search browser extension fully. Unfortunately, it is not the only reason it should be erased ASAP. Researchers say that they have evidence that Look Smart Secure Search might use malicious scripts to mine cryptocurrency on users’ computers. On top of that, they have observed that it changes users’ Proxy settings. They will be left altered even if you delete this potentially unwanted program from your system, which immediately shows that there is something suspicious about this add-on.

Where does Look Smart Secure Search come from?

There is one more reason Look Smart Secure Search is referred to as a potentially unwanted program. Research has shown that this piece of software might be spread bundled too. This would explain why so many users cannot tell anything about its installation on their computers. It has been observed that Look Smart Secure Search might also be promoted via pop-ups, which means that you could have ended up with it by accidentally clicking on some kind of advertisement found on a random third-party website. Researchers say that it spreads in Indonesia, India, Egypt, Cambodia, and Libya mainly, but any user can install it on the system. Because of this, there must be security software installed on all users’ computers who do not want to end up with untrustworthy software, according to our security specialists.

How to remove Look Smart Secure Search

You can remove Look Smart Secure Search either manually or automatically. If you decide to erase it yourself, you should use below-provided instructions. In case you decide to clean your system automatically, make sure you install and use a 100% trustworthy antimalware scanner. Do not forget that there are hundreds of security tools that only pretend to be trustworthy malware removers.

Look Smart Secure Search removal guide

Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Tap Alt+F to access its menu.
  3. Select More tools.
  4. Click Extensions.
  5. Find Look Smart Secure Search on the list and select it.
  6. Click the button with the Recycle bin symbol.

Disable Proxy Settings

Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. Tap Alt.
  3. Click Tools at the top.
  4. Select Internet Options.
  5. Open Connections.
  6. Click LAN settings.
  7. Uncheck Use a proxy server for your LAN.
  8. Click OK.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Tap Alt+T and click Options.
  3. Find Network proxy and select Settings.
  4. Select No proxy.
  5. Click OK.

Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and tap Alt+F.
  2. Select Settings from the menu.
  3. Click Advanced at the bottom of the page.
  4. Click Open proxy settings under System.
  5. Click LAN settings.
  6. Uncheck Use a proxy server for you LAN.
  7. Click OK. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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