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Easy Privacy Switch

Posted: April 27, 2018

The Easy Privacy Switch is a browser add-on, which claims to provide users with the ability to make their Web searches private by clicking a single button. While this might look like a great feature, you should know that in addition to this, the Easy Privacy Switch also might introduce unwanted changes to your Web browser's configuration by replacing your default search aggregator. The changes that the Easy Privacy Switch brings are not unsafe, but they might have a negative impact on your ability to search the Web since Search.easyprivacyswitch.com is unlikely to provide search results as accurate as the ones offered by services like Google, Bing or Yahoo.

Security researchers have determined that the Easy Privacy Switch is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) whose installation will not cause harmful problems, but it might be responsible for unenjoyable changes. If you have installed the Easy Privacy Switch and you are not unhappy with what it has to offer, then you should not feel obliged to remove it since it will not put you in danger. However, if you have added this extension to your Web browser and you wish to revert the configuration changes it brought, then we suggest that you take care of its removal either manually, or with the assistance of an up-to-date PC security application.