Image Seeker

What is Image Seeker?

So, if you love all sorts of images, you probably love to search for them, too. Image Seeker might seem like a decent browser extension that can enhance your image search experience. However, there is also a catch because our research team says this application is actually a potentially unwanted program. It means that it could come with a plethora of additional functions and features no one wants. Hence, you should clearly weigh all the pros and cons before you add this app to your system. And if you want to remove Image Seeker right now, scroll down to the manual removal instructions at the bottom.test

Where does Image Seeker come from?

Like most of the potentially unwanted programs, Image Seeker has official distribution sources that makes it hard to categorize as a malicious computer infection. After all, it doesn’t hide its presence, and users at least SHOULD be aware of the fact they add Image Seeker to their browsers.

What’s more, the official sources offer information on the program, and we can learn more about the app via, or through its page at the Chrome Web Store. The page at the Chrome Web Store says that there are over 8,000 users who have added this extension to their browsers. However, it is hard to say whether they added the tool through the Chrome Web Store, through the official website, or through a third-party source.

The truth is that these applications could be easily distributed through third-party sources. Like, there are tons of websites out there that offer free content for their visitors, but because of the nature of their services, they also indulge in third-party advertising. Websites that offer free content usually need to display advertisements to collect funds for their server costs.

Most of the time, the ads are more annoying that dangerous, but they could also offer various apps like Image Seeker. Sometimes users fail to close the pop-ups because they think the pop-ups are part of the website they have been browsing. Thus, instead of closing the window, they click the Add button, which eventually adds Image Seeker (or any other extension for that matter) to their browser.

What does Image Seeker do?

In general, there is nothing malicious about this application. It is supposed to enhance your browsing and search experience by delivering the images you want. The official description says that Image Seeker “provides an enhance image search and browsing solution. Automatic quick image results offered in a neat little extension.” And it might sound like a good idea, but our research team believes that this application could steal browsing data. What does that mean?

Well, first, when you add the app, you automatically agree to give Image Seeker permission to read your browsing history. That’s common among many applications. Technically, by reading your browsing data, this program should be able to promote and generate custom content that would be more relevant to you. Nevertheless, there is a dark side to it all.

Image Seeker cannot review the content it promotes. So, even though it might deliver the images you’re looking for, the application may also inadvertently expose you to third-party content that could be harmful. Since Image Seeker doesn’t check whether the content it promotes is safe or not, it creates a security loophole that can be exploited by cybercriminals. Getting infected with malware through such applications is not very likely, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t get exposed to all sorts of manipulating schemes. Thus, to protect yourself and your data from malicious exploitation, you should remove Image Seeker at once.

How do I remove Image Seeker?

Since Image Seeker is a browser extension, you can delete this app through your browser’s Extensions menu. If you don’t think that manual removal is enough to terminate all the potential threats, you can also invest in a security tool that will help you scan your system through and through. However, please remember that investing in a security tool is not enough to protect your computer. You should also review your browsing habits, so that you could avoid dangerous websites that are part of malware or undesirable freeware distribution networks.

Manual Image Seeker Removal

  1. Launch Chrome and press Alt+F.
  2. Click Settings on the drop-down menu.
  3. Scroll down and press Advanced.
  4. Click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Click Reset settings.
  6. Scan your computer with SpyHunter. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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