Switch2Search is a Questionable add-on that may expose you to annoying and potentially dangerous web ads. The experts classify it as Adware. This dubious program may sneak in without your knowledge. It doesn’t enter without permission but receives it in a misleading method. Switch2Search usually travels in combination with other freeware such as media player, image viewers or toolbars. If you install cost-free applications via the ‘Quick’ menu, they may attempt to load additional programs like this adware besides themselves. Usually, the applications, which rely on this tactic, are highly questionable and the users will not load them willingly. For this reason, you should use the ‘Custom’ menu and uncheck the suspicious programs in advance. Switch2Search may compromise all of the present web clients, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. The adware may change both your homepage and default search provider without your explicit permission.
The new site that you will encounter when going online is search.switch2search.com. This platform is not reliable and you should not rely on it when in need for information. Although its design may seem similar to the one of Google, it doesn’t display accurate results. Instead, search.switch2search.com may attempt to transfer you towards sponsored domains by including large amounts of ads. You should not expect to notice some label next to these sponsored links. They may seem just like the regular results, so you may start going to promoted pages without suspecting. Switch2Search may also fill the sites with intrusive pop-ups, banners, videos, in-text ads and other commercial materials. Their loading may have a negative impact on the operating speed of your browsers. You should be very careful if you decide to click on these links because some of them may open corrupt sites that spread malware. It is advisable to scan your PC with reliable security software to delete Switch2Search.