Get Search Plus

What is Get Search Plus?

So, you search the web. That is one the most basic actions one can take online. Although it is basic, tools like Get Search Plus keep suggesting that people can do it better. This suspicious extension is found at (Chrome Web Store) and, and it promises to help you “manage how you search” via your Google Chrome browser. This extension is meant to offer “quicklinks” to shopping and social networking websites as well as provide you with a “convenient” search service “powered by Yahoo.” If you are not familiar with search tools and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), the extension might sound pretty great. However, if you have some knowledge, the information that describes the extension should sound like a bunch of nonsense. Our research team can smile a PUP from a mile away, and we can assure you that that is what you are dealing with as well. As you might have gathered already, we suggest removing Get Search Plus.test

How does Get Search Plus work?

Get Search Plus was developed by Eightpoint Technologies, and while you might not have heard this name before, to our researchers, it is as well-known as the names of giant international companies. That is because we have already analyzed a ton of applications developed by it, including Shipment Trackers, Login to My Email, or Find A Flight Pro. They all pose as helpful extensions, but they are all posers. In reality, it is much more likely that they were created to serve the agenda of third-party advertisers than help actual users. Regardless of which potentially unwanted program from the Eightpoint Technologies family you download, you will always end up on with sponsored search results in front of you. Yahoo Search is employed by Get Search Plus and other similar apps because it is easily customizable and because it is very popular. In fact, some users of the PUP might not even realize that their browser settings had been modified if Yahoo Search was set as the default search provider before the installation of the PUP. Unfortunately, the results are modified, and no one can guarantee that the parties injecting the ads can be trusted. This is the #1 reason to delete the extension.

According to our researchers, Get Search Plus changes the default search provider and the New Tab (might change the homepage at the same time) on Google Chrome. The default search provider and the search tool represented via the New Tab page that the PUP takes over are meant to redirect to or to Because the tool can also read browsing history and implement various data-tracking technologies to spy on users, the sponsored links could be selected according to your preferences and interests. Well, if the links route to unreliable websites, this information could be misused, and that is another important reason to consider the removal of Get Search Plus. At the end of the day, even if you are not worried about any modifications, data-tracking, or sponsored content, the PUP is useless. Yahoo Search (on its own) can offer a much more trustworthy service, and there are plenty of other reliable search tools to choose from as well.

How to delete Get Search Plus

Whether you have one reason to remove Get Search Plus or a bunch of them, we recommend that you wait no longer to get rid of this potentially unwanted program. According to our research team, Google Chrome users should be able to successfully remove the PUP by following the instructions presented below. Another option is to install a tool that could delete Get Search Plus automatically. A trusted anti-malware program can do more than that. It also can secure your operating system and thoroughly scan it to check if there are any other hidden threats besides the PUP. Needless to say, if threats are found, you need to delete them ASAP. Our research team is ready to answer your questions, and if you have any, post them in the comments section right below.

Removal Instructions

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. Type chrome://extensions/ into the address bar and tap Enter.
  3. Click the Remove button next to the unwanted extension.
  4. Type chrome://settings/clearBrowserData into the address bar and tap Enter.
  5. Click the Advanced tab at the top.
  6. Select a time range in which the PUP was installed.
  7. Select the boxes representing the data you want to clear.
  8. Click the Clear data button. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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