What is GalaxySpin?

If GalaxySpin takes you by surprise, you might think that this application is a browser hijacker. That’s because it changes your browser’s settings, and if you are not aware of these modifications in advance, it might seem that GalaxySpin does it without your permission. The application has your permission, however, and that’s why it is important to remain attentive whenever you install new software. Please use the manual removal instructions below to get rid of GalaxySpin. You should also consider investing in a licensed antispyware tool that would help you protect your system from a number of threats.test

Where does GalaxySpin come from?

We believe that GalaxySpin comes from the same group as BoosterSearch, SearchOpedia, OptimumSearch, and a number of other potentially unwanted applications we have discussed within this month. All those apps are easy to develop, and they employ a variety of distribution methods.

Normally, potentially unwanted programs tend to employ both direct and third-party distribution sources. It’s because of the third-party sources that GalaxySpin and other similar apps may take you by surprise. For instance, we know for sure that you can get this extension at the Chrome Web Store, and it also has a homepage via So, it means that the extension doesn’t try to hide its presence. And you also agree to add it to your browser, otherwise, the app wouldn’t be able to enter your system.

However, if you don’t remember installing GalaxySpin, it must’ve happened when you were focused on something else. For instance, if you downloaded a freeware application from a file-sharing website, you might have missed the step in the installation wizard that offered you GalaxySpin. Or, maybe you encountered a pop-up or a redirect when you visited some online gaming site or a video streaming page, and while trying to close that pop-up, you accidentally added the extension to your browser. The point is that it is possible to avoid doing that if only you are careful enough.

What does GalaxySpin do?

Since GalaxySpin is not a malicious computer infection, you don’t need to worry about losing your data or anything like that. Instead, this extension functions like all the other apps from the same category. It reads your web browsing history and modifies your search engine settings.

These permissions are indicated in the pop-up that you receive when GalaxySpin is offered for you. If you fail to read the permissions, you don’t have any idea that you allowed this extension to change your search engine.

However, if you were to try and use the search function provided by GalaxySpin, you would see that all of your queries get eventually redirected to the Yahoo! Search page. What’s more, some of those results could be customized especially for you. That’s where the browsing history comes into the picture.

GalaxySpin collects data on your web browsing habits, so it could later on provide custom content based on your likes and preferences. The logic behind this is that users are more likely to interact with search results that are more or less related to what they’ve been looking for or what they usually interact with online. And for GalaxySpin, it’s a win because when users click on the content it promotes, the extension gets paid through the pay-per-click system.

Please note that there is nothing illegal about this, but GalaxySpin doesn’t review the content it promotes, and it cannot be responsible for whatever nasty things you encounter when you land on third-party websites. Thus, to avoid such undesirable encounters, you should consider removing GalaxySpin from your system.

How do I remove GalaxySpin?

Fortunately, it is very easy to remove GalaxySpin. You can simply delete the extension through your browser’s settings. If you want to make sure that you get rid of all the modifications and tracking cookies, you might also want to reset your browser’s settings to default.

It would also be a good idea to scan your computer with a security tool of your choice because there might be more unwanted programs installed, and it’s important to take care of them all. Finally, be careful about the programs you download and install because not all of them are friendly even if they look reliable.

Manual GalaxySpin Removal

  1. Open your Chrome browser.
  2. Press Alt+F and select Settings.
  3. Scroll down and click Advanced.
  4. Scroll down again and click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Click Reset settings on the confirmation box.
  6. Use SpyHunter to run a full system scan. 100% FREE spyware scan and
    tested removal of GalaxySpin*

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