GSearch Extension

What is GSearch Extension?

GSearch Extension is a Google Chrome browser extension that offers a simple and authentic-looking search page for you; however, we are not convinced that it is reliable. As a matter of fact, our malware specialists at have categorized this tool as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) because of its capability to display questionable search results that may lead to potentially unreliable websites. This is how this PUP may pose a threat, even if an indirect one, to your virtual security. This PUP is also known as Gatmog Search Extension. It may be installed knowingly via official sources but it is more likely that it crawls onto your system without your noticing it along with malware infections. All in all, we believe that it is necessary for you to remove GSearch Extension as soon as possible to have one less source of threat on board.

Where does GSearch Extension come from?

There is indeed only one official page, where you can directly install this PUP, and it is the Chrome web store at Although there is a link offered to lead to the developer's website,, which is supposed to be the promotional site for this tool, you will only see a note that the new site is under construction. Unfortunately, we did not find proof that there was an old site, so we cannot comment on that, but it is still strange that a browser extension that has been around for like 3 months, there is no official website. But we understand that this may not be the main reason for you to delete GSearch Extension from your browser. So listen to this.

It is possible for you to also install this questionable tool if you click on deceitful third-party pop-up, which may claim that you need to install a security tool to protect your system or the latest Adobe Flash driver to be able to watch content on the site you landed on. One click and you could add this PUP to your Google Chrome browser in no time; you may not even be notified about it. But you can also land on malicious pages that offer you to leave only if you agree to install a given tool. Such an aggressive promotional technique is well-known for us as we have seen lots of those in the past months. Again, one click and you could install this PUP. What is truly worse, you can also install a whole bundle of PUPs and malicious threats if you are unlucky and click on the wrong third-party content or if you download free software from dodgy torrent sites. A bundle may infect your system with all kinds of threats, including browser hijackers, adware programs, ransomware programs, Trojans, keyloggers, and more. Therefore, we advise you to do the right thing and scan your system with a reliable malware scanner once you have deleted GSearch Extension.

How does GSearch Extension work?

By installing this PUP, you set, a questionable search page, as your new tab and default search provider. This should give you just enough exposure while using your Google Chrome browser to see potentially harmful links and third-party ads. At first sight, this search page looks totally legitimate. However, if you start using it and search the web, sooner or later you may find out that not all the search results are legit and reliable. But that could cost you dearly, that first-hand experience, since you could infect your computer with more serious threats or even lose your money from your bank account by being scammed on a fake online shop site or any other set up by cyber criminals as a trap. Unfortunately, you cannot trust this tool because it may be used to promote third parties, which may not always be trustworthy. If you want to search the web, we strongly recommend that you stick with reputable search engines like Google, Yahoo, or Bing, and forget about no-name or unfamiliar ones because they could pose a threat to your system security. We advise you to remove GSearch Extension right away.

How can I delete GSearch Extension?

You are lucky in the sense that this PUP only works in Google Chrome, so you can easily get rid of it if you remove this extension. If you are not familiar with the required steps, you can follow our guide below. This should not take more than a minute really. Keep in mind, though, that cleaning your system completely may take more than that. It is quite possible that more serious threats are hiding on your computer than you could tackle manually. If you would like to use a secure PC and defend it in the future, we suggest that you install a reputable malware removal program, such as SpyHunter.

Remove GSearch Extension from your browser

Google Chrome

  1. Tap Alt+F and navigate to More tools.
  2. Open Extensions.
  3. Locate the extension and click on the Trash can icon on the right.
  4. In the confirmation window, press Remove. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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