PUP.Search Defender Live

What is PUP.Search Defender Live?

You might have been convinced that Search Defender Live is the tool that will make your online searches safe. Well, in fact, that is something you can do yourself by implementing the right browser and caution. Of course, extensions and applications that promise to aid virtual security should be welcome, but only if you can guarantee that they are trustworthy. Are you sure that this extension is trustworthy? Our malware experts at Anti-Spyware-101.com have doubts. First of all, you should know that we identify this extension as a PUP (potentially unwanted program), and our recommendation is that you remove it from your Google Chrome web browser. If you have found this article, it is possible that you have come to the same conclusion also. If you have not installed the extension yet, or if you are trying to figure out if or not you should delete Search Defender Live, you ought to keep reading. If you are not interested in learning more, but you are sure that you want to erase the PUP, check out the guide below.test

How does Search Defender Live work?

Search Defender Live is introduced to Chrome users at searchdefenderlive.com and the Chrome web store (chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/search-defender-live/bdhnjgfhlpaehmmknelpglmdkfkiajah). The website presents the extension, but it can be installed from the web store only. According to the information presented via both sources, the extension can enhance your search experience by adding a shield that warns about dangerous websites, by presenting threat alerts, and by introducing you to Yahoo Search. It is likely that you are already familiar with Yahoo Search, given that it is one of the most popular search engines in the world, and perhaps you are already using it as your default search provider. If that is the case, we suggest that you stick with the original engine because Search Defender Live uses searchdefenderlive.com/search.php – which is set as the default search provider – to redirect you to search.yahoo.com. Unfortunately, the results are modified, and so we cannot guarantee that it is safe for you to trust them and use them normally.

When you install Search Defender Live, you grant it the permission to track information about you. It includes personal information too, and the PUP employs “web beacons, unique identifiers, Flash Cookies, web server log information,” and other technologies for that. Unfortunately, this information can be shared with third parties, and there is no data on them. Can they be trusted? Would they protect information about you appropriately? Would Search Defender Live protect this information too? You might be able to find some answers in the PUP’s Privacy Policy (searchdefenderlive.com/PrivacyPolicy.html), but, in general, it is pretty questionable how this extension actually works. Of course, most users are concerned with how the program itself works, and since it might display a red shield icon when the user tries to visit unreliable sites, they might decide that it is beneficial and trustworthy enough. However, if you look at the bigger picture, and if you decide that the PUP is not trustworthy, you are free to delete it at any point.

How to delete Search Defender Live

We have easy-to-follow instructions that can help you remove Search Defender Live and get rid of any data trackers from your Google Chrome web browser. While we do not state that the removal of this potentially unwanted program is mandatory, you might decide that it is best to get rid of it because its services are pretty questionable. The PUP tracks information and shares it with anonymous third parties. It also redirects to a third-party search engine via its own engine to show modified results. These could end up promoting other questionable services. All in all, it is up to you whether or not you want to delete Search Defender Live, and if you do, a guide is already available. Another option you have is to install an anti-malware tool that can erase PUPs. This is the option we recommend if there are other questionable programs installed on your system or if you do not know how to protect your system and browsers in the future.

Removal Guide

  1. Open the Google Chrome browser.
  2. Type chrome://extensions/ into the address bar and tap Enter.
  3. Click the Remove button linked to the undesirable extension.
  4. Type chrome://settings/clearBrowserData into the address bar and tap Enter.
  5. Click the Advanced tab at the top.
  6. Choose the time range, mark the boxes, and click Clear data.
  7. Restart the browser. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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