What is Searchsio?

How you browse the web determines how well you find the information or content you want. Searchsio is an extension that promises to offer the “best way to search,” but our researchers at warn that it is not as innocent as it might appear to be at first. For one, it does not actually offer a reliable search service, and since that is the only service that is should provide, it loses its credibility. Our researchers have classified the extension as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) for this very reason. The chances are that you already know why you want to delete Searchsio from your browser because you have found this removal guide, but if you are still searching for information about the PUP, you should continue reading the report. If you want to discuss anything in more detail, post your questions the comments area, and we will get back to you with answers as soon as possible.test

How does Searchsio work?

Searchsio is introduced at and, and the creator of this potentially unwanted program is webcoapps. Our research team is not familiar with this company, but it is possible that a different company has rebranded itself. Or perhaps we are dealing with an entirely new PUP creator. Whatever the case might be, Searchsio is not to be trusted because when it installs, the default search provider on Google Chrome is switched to The biggest problem is that the keyword queries are redirected to Yahoo Search via this engine, and because the results are modified, they cannot be trusted. However, because the results are delivered using a well-known search engine, users of the PUP might not even realize that they are dealing with something questionable. Of course, the injected results could be quite attractive because the PUP is able record browsing history and use it to personalize your search experience. As the Privacy Policy at informs, the PUP collects data to “Recommend content based on your preferences.”

The Privacy Policy also informs that some information can be shared with third parties to improve a service. However, we are not informed what kinds of parties these are. Do you really think that you can trust whoever is associated with a search tool that simply redirects to another search engine to introduce you to search results? Obviously, you have to think very carefully what programs you install and trust, and note that it is not enough to read an official description to understand a program, an extension, or a service fully. Official descriptions are set up to attract users, but unbiased user reviews and researchers’ reports can be more telling and more important. Needless to say, Searchsio does not download malware, steal passwords, or automatically redirect to malicious websites, but you have to agree that it is quite odd in how it works. If you end up choosing to remove the PUP, we advise following the instructions you can find below.

How to delete Searchsio

Searchsio is not the kind of search tool that we would ever recommend using. It is meant to help you surf the web, but it uses Yahoo Search to deliver search results. If you want to use Yahoo Search, set it as the default provider, but do NOT let other search tools redirect you to it because there is a good chance that you could be introduced to modified search results. This is the main reason we recommend removing Searchsio as well. So, how are you going to delete this potentially unwanted program? Will you install an anti-malware tool to do the job for you? Without a doubt, this is the best option, especially if the PUP was downloaded along with other questionable extensions or applications. If that is the case, but you want to perform the removal manually, make sure you at least use a legitimate malware scanner to help you identify threats. Afterward, you can use our database to find the removal guides you need. Also, do not forget that you can always contact us.

Removal Instructions

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. Enter chrome://extensions/ into the address bar at the top.
  3. Remove the extension named Searchsio.
  4. Enter chrome://settings/clearBrowserData into the address bar at the top.
  5. Select a time range and boxes in the Advanced menu.
  6. Click Clear data and then restart Google Chrome. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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