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OptimumSearch

OptimumSearch

OptimumSearch is a potentially unwanted program that might be associated with a number of potential security issues. Although potentially unwanted programs seldom are direct computer security threats, they should not be tolerated if you had no plan of having them.

Scroll down to the very bottom of this description for the manual removal instructions if you want to delete OptimumSearch right now. Please note that there could be more unwanted applications installed on your system, so you should consider scanning your PC with a licensed security tool of your choice. If possible, remove all the unwanted apps automatically, too. Read more »

SearchBits

SearchBits

SearchBits might not be the most dangerous application out there, but if it gets added to your browser accidentally, we would recommend removing this extension as soon as possible. Such potentially unwanted programs may inadvertently expose you to a variety of cybersecurity threats, and so you should not risk that.

You will find the manual removal instructions for SearchBits at the bottom of this description. If you want to improve your overall system security, you should also consider investing in a powerful antispyware tool. However, don’t forget that your web browsing habits are just as important in ensuring your system’s safety. Read more »

Crypto Hub

Crypto Hub

Are you new to cryptocurrency, and there is a lot you want to learn? If that is the case, Crypto Hub might sound like a great addition to your Google Chrome browser. This extension is meant to help you learn about Blockchain, how cryptocurrency works, what is mining, and so on. If you installed this extension, perhaps you did not even notice that it also offers a “web search” tool. This might be presented as an additional service, but researchers believe that this might be the main service of the entire PUP, which is short for “potentially unwanted program.” When you read this report, you will realize how useless the extension truly is, and you will learn about the reasons why we recommend deleting Crypto Hub. Of course, if you already have your reasons to remove this PUP, perhaps you want to move straight to its elimination. Scroll down to find a guide, and do not forget to inspect your system afterward to make sure that there are no other threats that you need to address. Read more »

SearchZone

SearchZone

When you find an extension that has the word “search” in its name, you might assume that it is search-focused. SearchZone, however, appears to be more interested in the advertising side of things, and so if you installed it for the purpose of searching the web more efficiently, we suggest that you remove it right away. Have you found the tool to be useful in other ways? According to our researchers, if the New Tab page on Google Chrome is replaced with portal.search-zone.com, users might be attracted to the free file converter, currency and crypto-currency converters, and also a calculator. However, this is not a good tradeoff for poor search services, and so if that is why you have not deleted SearchZone yet, we suggest that you take the plunge now. Do you already have a plan on what you want to do? If that is the case, the instructions below should assist you. If you want to learn more about the extension first, please continue reading. Read more »

SearchOpedia

SearchOpedia

SearchOpedia is an extension that promises to enhance and optimize your web browsing experience. Can it deliver on these promises? Unfortunately, it cannot, and those who decide to trust this tool are likely to expose themselves to unreliable parties as well. The bottom line is that this supposedly beneficial search tool acts more like an advertising tool. Sure, it shows search results, but it does not show its own. Instead, it exploits Yahoo Search for that. Then, it injects advertisements into the results you would normally see on search.yahoo.com, which exposes you to sponsored content every time you use the search tool. Needless to say, this is not a beneficial or trustworthy search engine, and our recommendation is that you delete SearchOpedia from your browser without any delay. Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers have thoroughly analyzed this PUP (potentially unwanted program), and we can show you how to remove it from Google Chrome. If you are interested, keep reading. Read more »

Shield My Searches

Shield My Searches

Are you afraid to browse the web because you think that you could accidentally click a malicious link? If that is the case, Shield My Searches might be on your radar. This extension is meant to provide Google Chrome users with a “custom private browsing experience” and make it possible to enable private search, control adult content, disable tracking and profiling, and also enable custom web browsing. Without a doubt, at first sight, this extension appears to be pretty useful. The thing is, however, that how safe your web browsing is depends on many factors. First of all, you have to choose a web browser that is trustworthy. Nowadays, web browsers have many security tools integrated, and they can successfully block access to malicious websites. Also, it is particularly important how you conduct web searches yourself. If you tend to visit less reliable websites – such as illegal streaming websites or gambling websites – your chances of facing scams and malware are higher. So, do you want to remove Shield My Searches because it has not met your expectations? Perhaps, you have other reasons to delete this extension? In either case, we can help. Read more »

SearchAholic

SearchAholic

SearchAholic is “a single purpose extension” offered to Google Chrome users who want an easy access to “search, images, videos and news.” If you come across this tool, you should know that it is classified as a potentially unwanted program. It means that the application’s working manner could be irritating, which is why we advise learning more about it first if you are considering installing it. By reading our full article you can learn where the extension comes from, what it might do once it gets installed, and how to get rid of it if you do not want to keep it anymore. For users who need step by step instructions to erase SearchAholic, we recommend checking our deletion guide available at the end of this article. Read more »

Dictionary Pro

Dictionary Pro

If you need to references and thesaurus suggestions, you should probably look for something else than Dictionary Pro. This extension is a potentially unwanted program, and as such, it could inadvertently expose you to potentially harmful content. Please check out the manual removal instructions that you can find at the bottom of this description. You should also employ new web browsing habits if you want to avoid similar intruders in the future. Although potentially unwanted programs are not immediate system security threats, they should not be tolerated. If a program enters your system accidentally, it has to be removed. Read more »

My Search Finder

My Search Finder

If you’ve been looking for a browser extension that could improve your web search experience, you might think about trying out My Search Finder. However, our research team says that this app is a potentially unwanted program. It means that My Search Finder might come with a plethora of features that can be deemed to be annoying and undesirable. Hence, if you happen to have this app added to your browser, we would recommend removing My Search Finder today. Please scroll to the bottom of this description for the manual removal instructions. Read more »

SearchConverter

SearchConverter

SearchConverter provides access to a search website called feed.search-converter.com. If you are thinking about adding it to your browser, you should also know that this extension was classified as a potentially unwanted program. It means that the tool could behave in undesirable manner. Thus, before installing, it we advise reading the rest of this article so you could learn more about the application’s working manner and what to expect from it. On the other hand, if you already know what this extension does and you are disappointed, you could slide below the text and use our deletion instructions. They show how to delete SearchConverter step by step from the Google Chrome browser. If you have any questions about the removal process or the add-on itself, you could leave us a message at the end of this page. Read more »