Hidemysearches.com is a bogus search engine that outlines privacy as its main goal. The aim of this browser hijacker is to gather as many users as possible and this is why the app will try to convince you about its handy functionality. However, this might be the only positive feature of the app as you are very likely to deal with a big number of intrusive activities after your web browser gets hijacked. Hide My Searches extension can place itself on any type of web browser such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Safari, and interfere with major browser settings such as the homepage, default search provider, and the new tab URL bar.
Furthermore, hidemysearches.com can start pushing intrusive advertising notifications to your computer screen. The PUP can drop various offers and deals that try to swindle valuable information or your money. Also, redirecting sessions are very likely to occur while dealing with this browser hijacker. The main problem with this activity is that you can be taken to a malware-laden location. Continuously, Hide My Searches records non-personal information regarding your browsing and online activities so that the developers could share it with other parties for more income or get the user involved in targeted advertising campaigns.
|Type/category||Browser hijacker/potentially unwanted program|
|Target(s)||Web browser apps such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, and Safari|
|Activities||The display of various deals and offers, redirecting to sponsored sources, collecting non-personal information, changing the new tab URL bar, search provider, and homepage of the hijacked browser|
|Detections||According to VirusTotal information, this browser hijacker has been spotted as suspicious and malicious by two AV engines|
|Dangers||The redirects that come from this app can take the user to potentially dangerous sources|