What is HistorySee?

At the first glance, HistorySee might look like a decent educational tool, but in reality, it is a potentially unwanted application. It means that this extension might enter your browser accidentally. If that is really the case, you can scroll down to the bottom of this description for the manual removal instructions. However, you should also consider the possibility that there are more unwanted programs on your computer than just HistorySee. To make sure that your system is absolutely safe, it would be a good idea to run a full computer scan with a licensed security tool of your choice.test

Where does HistorySee come from?

Even if you don’t remember installing HistorySee, it would be an overstatement to claim that this application is a malicious infection. After all, it doesn’t hide its presence from you at all. Also, there are several direct distribution sources for this extension, so we can’t really say that the extension employs stealthy methods to reach you.

There’s history-see.com and it is also possible to get this extension from the Chrome Web Store. So, everything looks nice and easy. However, how could anyone add this extension to their browser without meaning to?

Well, that could happen when users browse online gaming sites, video streaming sites, and other pages that rely heavily on third-party advertising. Those pages often have lots of advertisements, pop-ups, and redirects. Sometimes you just need to click somewhere at random, and a redirect opens immediately. That pop-up or redirect might offer you to add HistorySee to your browser. Most of the time, it is possible to decline the offer and just close the new tab. However, it is very often that users click the Add button without really looking into the situation. Consequently, HistorySee gets added to their browser, and the next time they reload it, they’re in for a surprise.

What does HistorySee do?

Now, what is it so surprising to find HistorySee on your browser? That’s because this extension modifies your browser’s settings. When you add it to your browser (whether you are aware of it or not), you allow it to “replace the page you see when opening a new tab,” and you also allow it to “read your browsing history.” Thus, we can see that this extension modifies your homepage, new tab, and even the default search engine settings.

Technically, the application does that because it “wants” to provide you with the best service out there. Originally, HistorySee is there to help you “learn about world history.” And supposedly, it can help you do that with its “exciting historical-fact generator tool,” and then you can “get a new tab search experience from your new tab.”

Now, if you love history and if you like learning, extension might sound a look good thing for you. But you always have to weigh all the pros and cons. Not to mention that it wouldn’t be a good idea to keep this application if you didn’t intend to have it in the first place. After all, HistorySee can “read and change your data on history-see.com.” And when it reads your browsing history it allows the app “to create a personalized user experience based on the referring source.”

It just means that HistorySee might offer you some customized content through its advertisements and other services. Although it might feel slightly intrusive, that’s actually what most browser extensions do. It’s just that we add some when we really want them, and there are also those that perch on our browsers accidentally. So, if HistorySee is not something you wanted, it’s about time to remove it.

How do I remove HistorySee?

Browser extensions are not malicious infections and so, you can remove them without too much difficulty. In fact, instead of removing the extension, we would recommend resetting your Chrome browser to default because then you would remove all the information collected by HistorySee, too. If you think that there might be more unwanted applications added to your computer, you should scan your system with the SpyHunter free scanner. Potentially unwanted programs cannot destroy your system or steal your money, but they might still expose you to annoying and potentially harmful content. Thus, the sooner you delete them, the better.

Manual HistorySee Removal

  1. Open the Chrome browser.
  2. Press Alt+F and click 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 pop-up box.
  6. Scan your computer with a security tool. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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