gamingZone Search

What is gamingZone Search?

Do not install gamingZone Search on your computer if you like the default search provider you use because this browser extension will alter it. No doubt some users install this piece of software consciously because it is promoted as a useful tool that allows users to search and play free online games without limitation. At the time of writing, there were 14 925 users who installed it directly from the Chrome Web Store, but we are sure the total number of users who have this extension active on their computers is higher because it can be downloaded from too. If you are among those users who have found gamingZone Search installed on their PCs, you have a right to know that it is not fully reliable software. We do not say that it is a malicious application, but we are 100% sure that it has certain features that make it a potentially unwanted application. One of the reasons it is considered potentially unwanted software is the fact that it might slither onto computers without permission. Additionally, it changes the default search tool on the affected web browser. Unlike serious malware, it does not try to hide the fact that it alters browsers’ settings.testtest

What does gamingZone Search do?

gamingZone Search will change your default search provider if you ever install it on your computer. Additionally, it will add a button next to the URL bar. When clicked on, it opens a small window with a search tool. It allows searching for online games, which is quite convenient, but we are sure you would find games easily using an ordinary search provider, e.g. Google too. As has been observed by our researchers, all users’ search queries entered in the search box of gamingZone Search are first redirected to and only then they see Yahoo! search results. Since all searches go through the domain, there is a possibility that you will see some sponsored links. It does not try to hide this fact from users. If you check its Privacy Policy document, you will the following sentence there: “Through our Services, we may provide advertisements to you based on your recent browsing behavior.” It is not always a piece of cake to recognize these sponsored links because they appear among ordinary search results, so you will click on them sooner or later.

As you already know, gamingZone Search might return some sponsored search results, but it is not the only activity it performs. Researchers at are 100% sure that this extension will also automatically collect information from users’ computers. It should record the following details: device type, IP address, browser type, geographic location based on the user’s IP address, operating system, and much more. It will not access any personal details if you do not provide them yourself, but there is a huge possibility that those non-personally identifiable details it records will be disclosed to third parties, e.g. advertisers, partners, and subsidiaries, so we cannot guarantee that it is safe to let this potentially unwanted application record information about you.

Where does gamingZone Search come from?

gamingZone Search might be distributed in software bundles, or you might install it by clicking on an advertisement/pop-up promoting it. It seems that this piece of software can really be installed on users’ computers without their knowledge, but it does not mean that there are no users who install it consciously. Researchers have found two sources gamingZone Search can be easily downloaded from: and Of course, it is the same potentially unwanted program no matter how it has entered your system. No, it is not harmful malware, but we are still against keeping it installed.

How to delete gamingZone Search

You could use your preferred search engine again after you remove gamingZone Search from your computer. You do not need to know much about malware and its removal to disable this browser extension manually. Of course, if you have never erased any extension before and do not even know how to access the extension manager, you should use our step-by-step instructions. We are sure you will delete gamingZone Search in the blink of an eye with the help of our manual removal guide.

gamingZone Search removal guide

Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Tap Alt+F.
  3. Open More tools.
  4. Select Extensions.
  5. Locate the gamingZone Search extension and click Remove.
  6. Confirm its removal by clicking Remove in the confirmation box. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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