Deceiving domain - Searchdefenderlive.com

Type: Browser Hijackers

Searchdefenderlive.com is users primary to promote a web browser extension Search Defender Live that is advertised as a tool that can help users to filter search results and prevent them from visiting potentially dangerous ones. The website, however, does not provide any details based on which criteria the application detects dangerous websites. Hence, the functionality of the extension remains questionable.

Searchdefenderlive.com-promoted app is claimed to be a tool to protect users from unsafe websites. However, the application is heavily focused on gathering various non-personal and personal data from users who have the extension installed on their browsers, as explained in the Privacy Policy:

We gather Personal Information and Non-Personal you provide to us directly or that is obtained from you use of our Services. "Personal Information" means information, such as your first and last name, email address, physical address, telephone number, billing information, or social security number, that is able to personally identify you. "Non-Personal Information" means information that is not capable of personally identifying you.

This data is shared with commercial partners and third-parties, which then show users targeted advertisements for profits.

Name Searchdefenderlive.com
Aim Promotes a browser-hijacking application
Associated browser extension Search Defender Live
Developer Femto Media
Functionality The application claims to prevent users from visiting potentially dangerous sites by marking them in the search results
Unwanted activities The extension divers all the traffic to partners' websites and applies a customized search engine which leads to search.yahoo.com, which is filled with sponsored links and offers. Additionally, the app collects a variety of personal and anonymous information about users in the background

Searchdefenderlive.com violations

2CR-003: The extension promoted on Searchdefenderlive.com gathers a variety of personal and non-personal information which is shared with partners and third-parties

The extension promoted on Searchdefenderlive.com gathers a variety of personal and non-personal information which is shared with partners and third-parties