Chumsearch.com seems like a legit search engine and useful for Internet users who want a search engine with simple interface. Is Chumsearch.com legit to use on your web browser? Security researchers have discovered Chumsearch.com as a browser hijacker infection with a very high severity level. The program has developed by cyber criminals to make money with illegal activities on user's computer. First of all the program helps to generate web traffic and sales leads for third parties. The malicious program spy on user's online activities and trace their online behavior and interest. On the basis of user's interest, the malware display targeted pop-up ads and redirect users on second rated websites of third parties and earn revenue on the basis of pay per click. Whereas the user suffer with display of annoying and misleading pop-up ads while web browsing.
Chumsearch.com is also display links of hacked, malicious and phishing websites and when the user follow such links then it may result come in getting more infection and cyber criminals also get opportunity to trap them in any type of click fraud or phishing attempts. The infection reaches to the user's computer with bundled freeware or shareware or via a Spam email attachment file or by any infected external media or by sharing files in P2P networks. The browser hijacker program always keep eyes on user's web browsing activities and steal personal identifiable, email ID, Passwords, credit card details etc. These informations are further being used in hacking of online accounts for financial gains by cyber criminals. So user's on infected computer should take immediate steps to remove Chumsearch.com from their infected computer.