What is SearchZilla?

SearchZilla might be presented as a beneficial tool but it is just a potentially unwanted program. What does that mean? That means that this extension does not actually work in the most beneficial manner. According to our researchers at, it cannot even be trusted with the most basic function, which is a web search. Although the PUP (potentially unwanted program) is introduced as a beneficial search tool, all it can do is show modified search results. Do not have the illusion that these results are somehow better. They are modified to show sponsored links and advertisements, for which the PUP’s developer is likely to earn money. Without a doubt, our recommendation is that you delete SearchZilla from your Google Chrome web browser, but if you have doubts about the removal, continue reading. We explain how the extension works and what kinds of issues you might face if you install and use it.test

How does SearchZilla work?

SearchZilla is introduced at, but if you downloaded it onto your Google Chrome web browser, it is most likely that you found it on the Chrome Web Store, at According to our malware researchers, the installer of the PUP could also be spread by third-party downloaders. If you downloaded the extension from an unknown website or along with other unknown programs and add-ons, there is a chance that other PUPs or even malicious programs exist on your operating system. If that is the case, we strongly recommend that you inspect your operating system as soon as possible. If you find that other threats exist, you need to delete them as soon as possible. If you decide to perform the removal manually, remember that you can always use the removal guides available on this website. If you are struggling to find the guide you need, post a comment below, and we will guide you. Of course, it is best to employ an automated anti-malware tool to have all threats erased at once.

How SearchZilla is identified depends on the malware scanner or anti-malware tool you employ. Of course, it is most likely to be identified as a potentially unwanted program. That is because this seemingly normal search tool is an intrusive advertising tool. Once you let the PUP in, is set as the default search provider. As you enter keywords into the search tool, you are redirected to Yahoo Search, and the results, as you already know, are modified. We do not know whether or not the parties that stand behind the injected links and ads can be trusted, which is why we think that interacting with them could be very risky. Perhaps, even dangerous. If you agree with us, we are sure that you will choose to remove SearchZilla from your operating system. At the end of the day, even if you do not care that the PUP records your browsing history or floods you with ads via Yahoo Search, you have to realize that it does not offer anything beneficial, and that too is a good reason for removal.

How to delete SearchZilla

SearchZilla does not offer anything useful, and that is why we recommend deleting it without any hesitation. Sure, it can route you to Yahoo Search, where you might find some useful links, but this is where you could face ads and unpredictable sponsored links as well. The PUP uses a well-known search engine to inject its own links and ads, and we cannot guarantee that interacting with them is safe. In general, the PUP is not useful at all, and if you want to use Yahoo Search, set as your default search provider instead of The good news is that you do not need to delete this search tool separately, as it should disappear as soon as you remove SearchZilla. Follow the instructions below if you want to eliminate this PUP manually, or employ an anti-malware tool to have it erased automatically.

Removal Instructions

  1. Open Google Chrome and tap Alt+F keys at the same time.
  2. In the Chrome menu on the right, select More tools.
  3. Click Extensions to find the extension you want to get rid of.
  4. Click the Remove button next to it.
  5. Tap Ctrl+Shift+Delete keys at the same time.
  6. In the Advanced menu, select a time range and boxes.
  7. Click the Clear data button and then restart the browser. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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