What is CrypSearch?

CrypSearch may present itself as a useful application that can improve your web search experience, but our research team says that this app is a potentially unwanted program (or a PUP). It means that CrypSearch might exhibit a number of features that can deemed to be potentially unwanted. In a sense, there shouldn’t be anything dangerous about this application, but such programs might inadvertently expose you to potentially harmful content. Therefore, if you want to protect your computer from various threats, you should remove CrypSearch from your system as soon as possible.test

Where does CrypSearch come from?

Unlike with ransomware and Trojans, it is easier to trace the routes that PUPs take to reach you. First, we have to remember that they often have official websites. The same applies to CrypSearch as well. It has an official website, and it can also be found at Chrome Web Store.

The official website for this application is If you land on the page, you can actually add the extension to your browser. Please note that CrypSearch works only on the Chrome browser, and the install app button may not show up if you access the page with another browser.

Of course, it is very unlikely that users would reach the official website for this application at random. So, we believe that more often than not, users download and install CrypSearch accidentally.

It is very often that PUPs travel in software packages or come through random redirects. For example, if you download programs from file-sharing websites, the installer might bundle several applications together. You might not even notice how something like CrypSearch gets added to your browser because you will be too focused on another program that you actually want. This is actually how most of the PUPs enter target systems. It’s not like they do it behind users’ backs. It’s just that people are too preoccupied with something else to notice these apps being installed.

What does CrypSearch do?

To put it simply, CrypSearch is a browser extension for the Chrome browser. In some ways, this application may remind you of a browser hijacker because it modifies your browser’s settings. The official promotion from the creators of this app says that “by installing the “CrypSearch” custom search engine extension you can easily access our search field from every new tab page you open.” It also says that this application “does not track or store your search queries,” which is good because it seems that the app isn’t too intrusive.

However, this extension modifies your default homepage and your new tab settings to Also, there are certain permissions this application requires. For instance, the app asks you to change your default search engine. It is obviously a given, seeing how the application is there to “improve” your web search experience. But again, if you are not aware of the fact that you are about to add this extension, the modifications might take you by surprise.

The main problem with CrypSearch and other similar applications is that they might inadvertently expose you to potentially harmful content. Although this application supposedly doesn’t track your search queries, it might still promote third party content because it needs to make something for a living.

However, if you notice that the amount of commercial advertisements rises, you should clearly avoid interacting with those ads. The point with CrypSearch is that this application does not review the third-party content it promotes. Hence, if a malevolent third party decides to make use of this application’s advertising space, you might encounter something dangerous.

How do I remove CrypSearch?

Of course, the main reason we suggest removing CrypSearch is the fact that you probably didn’t want this program added in the first place. However, keeping in mind that the extension could be associated with dangerous third parties, you should clearly remove it as soon as possible.

You can delete this extension by removing it via your browser’s settings. At the same time, you can also remove all the other unwanted applications that might be added to your browser, too. Finally, be sure to scan your computer with a licensed antispyware application that would locate all the other potential threats at once.

Manual CrypSearch Removal

  1. Launch the Chrome browser.
  2. Press Alt+F and click More tools.
  3. Select Extensions.
  4. Find CrypSearch on the list and click Remove.
  5. Scan your computer with SpyHunter. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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