Deceiving domain - protectmysearchdaily.com

Type: Browser Hijackers

Protectmysearchdaily.com is the promotional site that pushes browser extension by claiming to offer the various useful and valuable features. This deceptive website claims that Protect My Search Daily extension scans through your search results and indicates harmful sites, threats. The page states that the tool acts as a safe browser and shield from cyber threats when, in reality, this program can be categorized as intrusive and potentially unwanted application.

The browser extension that protectmysearchdaily.com domain promotes falls into the browser hijacker category because of the features that allow the extension to manipulate particular settings of the browser like homepage, new tab, browser extensions, default search engine. The add-on itself, other PUPs, sites that the user gets redirected to all have functionalities of data tracking. This is one of the more intrusive features of cyber threats like this that can lead to privacy issues or identity theft.

The URL Protectmysearchdaily.com
Tool promoted Protect My Search Daily browser extension
Type of the internet intruder Browser hijacker
Distribution Freeware installations, deceptive sites, misleading promotional ads, developers' pages
Damage The potentially unwanted program can install other applications, expose the user to possibly dangerous content, and deliver personalized advertisements based on the details collected about browsing history. The more redirects you encounter the bigger the possibility to get affected by a serious intruder gets

protectmysearchdaily.com violations

2CR-015: The site is included in the database of spyware

2CR-004: The site promotes and delivers extension that manages to change browser settings, hijack the search engine and collect data

The site promotes and delivers extension that manages to change browser settings, hijack the search engine and collect data