What is GamerSearch?

GamerSearch is a potentially unwanted program. You probably wouldn’t think of it like that because the application looks like a useful tool that can improve your web search experience. What’s more, if you enjoy online gaming, you might think that this browser extension is there to help you find more interesting games. However, this function looks more like an empty shell because the app makes use of a third-party search engine to provide you with the search results. Hence, it would be a good idea to remove GamerSearch from your computer. You don’t need this app to perform a web search.test

Where does GamerSearch come from?

This Chrome extension belongs to the same group of potentially unwanted programs as AllCovertersSearch, OpenSub search, AllRadioSearch, and many other similar apps that we have discussed previously. All these applications are far from being malicious infections, and they actually can be considered clones. The “insides” of these apps are all the same, and only the names or the superficial functions seem to be different. Hence, when it comes to the removal, it’s a one-fits-all situation, where you can apply the same removal instructions for all the apps in this family.

The main feature of these applications is that they have several distribution sources. There are even several official distribution sources, and that makes it really hard to put them into the “malware” category. Even if you don’t download the extension from the official homepage ( or from the Chrome Web Store, you should still get the notification that asks whether you are ready to add GamerSearch to your browser.

If you don’t remember adding GamerSearch, it’s very likely that you missed the chance to interact with the notification. Or you DID, but you were too distracted by something else to notice that you allowed the extension to enter your browser. Either way, this app cannot enter your system unless you allow it to, so please bear that in mind.

What does GamerSearch do?

The extension behaves just like all the other applications from this family. When you agree to add GamerSearch to your browser, you also give the app permission to read your browsing history and change your default search settings. The extension modifies your default search engine to If you are not aware of the oncoming changes, it is easy to think that your computer has been affected by a browser hijacker, but that’s clearly not true.

GamerSearch is promoted as a “single purpose extension,” and it is supposed to help you “browse the web and get easy access to search, images, videos and news.” What’s more, according to the official page on the Chrome Web Store, the extension has been added to browsers more than 10,000 times, so it would seem that users trust it.

However, behind the shiny exterior, this extension presents the usual picture of a potentially unwanted program wherein it collects data on your browsing habits, and it uses the collected data to promote custom commercial content. Needless to say, this is the main security concern associated with the app.

The problem is that GamerSearch will never be able to check whether the links it promotes are safe or not. Hence, you are entirely on your own when you click on the modified links and land on some third-party website.

Of course, a malware infection is highly unlikely, but we have to take all the potential risks into account. Thus, if you want to protect your system and your personal information from potential exploitation, you should consider removing GamerSearch from your system today.

How do I remove GamerSearch?

This extension is really easy to remove. You can delete it via the Extensions menu, or you can simply reset your browser. Resetting your browser will delete all the tracking cookies and other unwanted applications that might be present. If there are more unwanted programs that are installed in the traditional way (through installation wizard), you might want to use the SpyHunter free scanner to run a full system scan. If more unwanted programs are detected, you can delete them all automatically. You can also invest in a security tool that will protect your system from various threats in the future.

Manual GamerSearch Removal

  1. Launch Chrome and press Alt+F.
  2. Click Settings and scroll down.
  3. Click Advanced.
  4. Press Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Click Reset settings to complete. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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