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Searchnu

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http://www.searchnu.com/

Searchnu is a search engine of the Bandoo Media Inc. It is a search interface with its own homepage. Search queries are forwarded directly to Ask.com. The website is called a virus mainly because of its aggressive marketing strategy, as it installs its offers without the consent of users. The web, image and video search leads to leads to Ask and the news search is only a link to Google.

     
Language Multilingual



Launched 2012
Closed No



Developer Bandoo, Inc.



Country of Origin US America



Owner
2012 - [...] Bandoo, Inc.



Topic Universal



Region No Limitation



Technical functionalities
and/or
Strategy
Search Interface / Search API
Browser Hijack, Spyware, Adware (installed without the permission of the user)
Search Portal



Used SeEn Ask Jeeves / Ask SeEn






Older Version Internet Archive / WebCite



»Searchnu.com domain and the domain search-results.com belong to the IAC Search & Media, Inc. This company is known by the name Ask Jeeves Inc. It has a lot of popular domains on the web and the most famous of them is Ask.com. When something is searched for through the Searchnu search engine, the search results will redirect to Ask.com and related websites. The user can still access Google, either by entering it in the address bar or by searching for it, but Searchnu is still the homepage. Searchnu has 3 "clones" which are Searchnu.com/406, /409, and /421. However, removing Searchnu is easy following instructions.« Source




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Example results page for "sand": Source



References & further Publications

Wikipedia (EN): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Browser_hijacking#Searchnu.com
Wikipedia (Others): n.a.
     

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Created: 2017-05-01