What is Sweetsearch.com?

Sweetsearch.com presents itself as a search engine and a browser plugin for students. Supposedly it teaches web research skills to educators and students. The website itself cannot be considered a computer threat, but it definitely is related to a number of security issues you should better avoid. Since this website makes use of cookies and displays third party advertisements, there is a chance for you to get infected with malware just by browsing the web via Sweetsearch.com. Therefore, you are strongly recommended to remove Sweetsearch.com from your browser and computer along with all the other potentially dangerous programs. Do take your system security seriously.test

Where does Sweetsearch.com come from?

Sweetsearch.com does not have a Control Panel entry so the add-on installation occurs only at a browser level. Sweetsearch.com is compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer web browsers. You can add the plugin to your browser yourself when you enter the website. There is a green add-on button at the top right corner of the screen, and once you click it, Sweetsearch.com is set to be your default search engine. It definitely does not seem as though Sweetsearch.com enters your system surreptitiously, but it would also be good if you pay attention when you install freeware applications from third party websites. The thing is that they are often bundled with additional potentially unwanted software and it is up to you whether you install it or not.

What does Sweetsearch.com do?

Sweet search gets set as your default search engine. You can choose whether you want to use Sweetsearch.com or Google search engines for your searches, but keep in mind that using Sweetsearch.com for all of your searches may not be a good idea, because this search engine often displays sponsored search results. It means that you are being offered to enter specific websites in order for their owners to generate financial profit. What is more, Sweetsearch.com can gather your web browsing data and share it with a third party for marketing purposes, but if this information gets into the hands of cyber criminals, you could be exposed to a dangerous malware infection, which eventually would result in a system crash and personal data leak.

How to remove Sweetsearch.com?

It is clear that in order to avoid possible security threats; you need to remove Sweetsearch.com from your browser. Luckily, the browser plugin for this search engine does not seem resist removal, so you can easily terminate Sweetsearch.com yourself if you follow the instructions below.

How to remove Sweetsearch.com

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X and click Manage add-ons.
  2. Click Search Providers on the left.
  3. Set a new default search engine and remove Sweetsearch from the list.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the search engine icon on the left of the Firefox search box (top right corner).
  2. Select Manage search engines from the drop-down menu.
  3. Remove Sweetsearch from the list and click OK.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and click Settings.
  2. Select Manage search engines under Search.
  3. Set a new default search engine and remove Sweetsearch from the list.
  4. Click Done.

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