What is Access?

Access is an extension that is meant to provide you with “access” to more search results on Google Search. Do you find that this search engine does not offer enough search results? That is unlikely to be the case, and so it is highly unlikely that you would find the extension useful. This is one of the reasons why it is classified as a PUP (potentially unwanted program). If you have installed it by accident or carelessly, we are sure that you want to delete it from your Google Chrome browser immediately. At the time of research, this was the only web browser that the PUP was compatible with. On the other hand, if you installed the extension on purpose, hoping that it could assist you greatly, you might assume that it is harmless. That is not what researchers at believe in. It was discovered that the search results injected by the PUP can present ads, and interacting with those could be risky. This might be the main reason to remove Access from Chrome.

How does Access work?

The suspicious Access is very similar to Oniria, another potentially unwanted program that was reported by our researchers. Both of them suggest that they can offer better search results via Google Search. The PUP we are discussing in this report appears to have been created by Streamsoft, and Chrome users can download it from It is officially introduced at The information on the Chrome web store page representing the PUP’s installer suggests that more than 40,000 users have downloaded it. This is odd, considering that the extension does not really offer anything that beneficial. Due to this, we assume that the extension could travel in bundled downloaders and that it could be attached to much more attractive extensions and applications. Did you download Access bundled with something else? If you have, you should install a legitimate malware scanner immediately. Use the tool to run a full system scan, and you will learn quickly if you need to remove malicious threats or unreliable PUPs.

Access is meant to “support 33 markets,” although it is unclear what that means exactly. We know that the PUP can read and change your data on certain websites and that it can modify search results on Google Search. The sponsored search results are meant to enhance your browsing experience because they should somehow offer more varied content. Unfortunately, it is most likely that the sponsored results would expose you to ads and offers that might be unrelated to your searches at all. Of course, if data about your virtual activity is tracked, the injected results could be more personalized, but even if you find them attractive, we do not recommend interacting with them. Access is an advertising tool, and it is meant to introduce you to ads. Can you be sure that these ads would promote useful shopping deals, legitimate installers, realistic warnings, or reliable information? We cannot be sure about that, and if you cannot be sure about it either, it might be best to remove this PUP from your Chrome browser.

How to remove Access

Is Access useful? It does not look like it is. Is the potentially unwanted program completely transparent and trustworthy? Unfortunately, it does not look like it is. Due to this, you might have already decided to remove this PUP from your Google Chrome browser. Is the process complicated? Not at all, and we are sure that you will be able to delete Access yourself. Besides eliminating the unwanted extension, we also advise clearing browsing data. This will ensure that you do not need to deal with any data trackers spying on you and collecting information about your interaction with search results and advertisements. If you suspect that other PUPs or even more dangerous threats exist, you can implement an anti-malware program. It will automatically scan your system, identify threats, and perform removal. The best part is that it will ensure comprehensive protection afterward. If you care about your virtual security, implementing this kind of software is very important.

Removal Guide

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. Tap Alt+F to access the Chrome menu.
  3. Click More tools and select Extensions.
  4. Remove unwanted extension.
  5. Tap Ctrl+Shift+Delete to access the Clear browsing data menu.
  6. Pick a time range, mark the boxes, and click Clear data. 100% FREE spyware scan and
    tested removal of Access*


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