Last summer, a string of highly suspicious "virus protection" websites began to publish very similar posts about how to get rid of the "SweetSearch Virus," alleging that it was malware that included browser hijackers and other evils.
The truth is that, for 8 years, SweetSearch has been used safely by hundreds of thousands of teachers and students each month.
We have found no evidence whatsoever that SweetSearch actually has any problems with hijackers or viruses.
We have not heard from a single user who actually had a problem with his computer after using SweetSearch.
If there were any legitimate problems, you'd surely seeing them mentioned on Twitter by educators, not only by shady virus protection companies offering to sell you the "cure" for the problem they invented.
We are quite certain these blog posts are part of a widespread fraud to induce users to buy unnecessary "virus protection" software; we have seen similar campaigns alleging that other legitimate products cause a virus.
How can you evaluate the credibility of our assertions against those of the so-called virus protection websites?
Try to find information on who publishes those websites. It is very unlikely they will actually publish the names of the company's officers or employees, or even a phone number or email address at which you can contact them. If they were legitimate, why are they hiding their contact information?
On the other hand, SweetSearch is completely transparent about who our officers are and where we are located.