Search Sherpa

What is Search Sherpa?

Search Sherpa might not be a direct computer security threat, but it shouldn’t be allowed to stay on your computer either way. It is a potentially unwanted program, and as such, it might inadvertently redirect you to corrupt websites or expose you to shady online marketing schemes. Either way, the bottom line is that you have to remove a program you never wanted to have, and you can remove Search Sherpa by following the manual removal guidelines right at the bottom of this description. Of course, don’t forget to protect your system from similar intruders, too.test

Where does Search Sherpa come from?

Like most potentially unwanted programs, Search Sherpa has several ways to reach your system. Since it is a Chrome extension, it is possible to find this app on the Chrome Web Store. However, we don’t believe that users often add this extension to their browsers from the official sources. It’s also very unlikely that they come across the official homepage for the extension at, and decide to use this extension to improve their search experience.

In fact, the most common distribution route for such applications are pop-ups and redirects. They could also be included in a software package that users an easily download from third-party websites. So, when you download new programs from third-party sources, you have to make sure that no additional apps come with the program you wanted to have. Also, please be careful when you navigate unfamiliar websites that are full of commercial advertisements. Sometimes clicking ANYWHERE on such a site results in opening a redirect that offers you to add something like Search Sherpa to your browser.

Please note that potentially unwanted programs need your permission to enter the system, so even if you are not aware of that, you must have given your permission to add Search Sherpa to your browser. Otherwise, the app would not have been able to enter your PC.

What does Search Sherpa do?

It might take you a while to notice that Search Sherpa is there because this extension doesn’t change your default browser settings. On the other hand, it requires the permission to read your browsing history. Supposedly, this requirement is there for the extension to provide you with the most relevant search results. But it also means that Search Sherpa can collect information on the websites you visit and the search keywords you use. In a sense, it is a type of online monitoring, even though the app cannot collect personal identifiable information.

The official description of this application says that is your search assistance extension “that ensures privacy, security, and adds enhanced in page search all in one convenient add-on.” When you browse the web and search for something, Search Sherpa can create “recommended search hyperlinks to searches based on keywords on sites you visit.” It offers you “a premium guided search experience as you browse the web.”

Although this may sound like a good idea if you want to find the most relevant search result, it could also expose you to unreliable websites. We have to remember that such applications do not review the pages that they promote, and if malevolent third parties decide to make use of Search Sherpa to promote their content, there isn’t much this extension can do.

Hence, you need to be really careful when you browse the web, so that you would avoid potentially dangerous websites, and unsolicited redirections. For that, you should consider removing Search Sherpa and all other unwanted applications from your system today.

How do I remove Search Sherpa?

Although it is possible to remove Search Sherpa via the browser’s settings menu, we would recommend resetting your browser to default because this way, you would remove all the other potentially unwanted apps and extensions that might have entered your PC.

If you are not sure which programs you have to remove, scan your computer with the SpyHunter free scanner. A full system scan will help you find unwanted apps, and you will be able to remove them at once. However, don’t forget that your web browsing habits are very important in this case, and if you don’t change anything, you will have to deal with something like Search Sherpa again.

Manual Search Sherpa Removal

  1. Launch Chrome.
  2. Press Alt+F and go to Settings.
  3. Select Advanced at the bottom of the page.
  4. Click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Click Reset settings on the confirmation box. 100% FREE spyware scan and
    tested removal of Search Sherpa*

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