My Symptom Checker

What is My Symptom Checker?

With the vast information base available on the web nowadays, My Symptom Checker browser extension may sound like a beneficial tool to have in your browser but you would be wrong. Unfortunately, our malware experts at say that this featured search page might pose a threat to your system security as it might show you questionable search results. Thus, we have labeled this potential threat source as a potentially unwanted program, or PUP for short. This PUP can show up as your homepage and new tab page in your Google Chrome browser. Basically, it offers you quick links to medical websites where you can find information about medical symptoms, nourishment, fitness, and others related to healthy life. This may, of course, sound intriguing but we believe that it is not worth risking keeping this tool on board. If you want access to such websites, why do you not simply bookmark them without any possible risk? We recommend that you remove My Symptom Checker from your browser if you would like to keep it secure.testtest

Where does My Symptom Checker come from?

It is possible to install this questionable browser extension on its promotional page,, and the Chrome web store, It seems that only over 1,600 people have thought that it is a good idea to install this PUP. However, we believe that this extension is also spread in alternative ways, which is confirmed by our research and tests.

One of the main reasons why we think that you should delete My Symptom Checker from your system is the fact that this PUP can be found spreading in freeware bundles. These software packages can be filled with PUPs as well as malicious software installers. So when you install such a bundle, you can easily infect your computer with several threats like adware programs, Trojans, fake alerts, and browser hijackers. This would clearly mean multiple system security threats and exposure to unsafe third-party content. This is why it is important that you forget about visiting shady torrent and freeware sites to download free files because these are probably the most dangerous pages when it comes to bundled infections. You can easily drop one when downloading a free or cracked program or when you click on any content there, such as third-party ads, fake navigational buttons, and fake download buttons. But there are other websites, too, that host corrupt third-party content (e.g., online betting, gaming, and dating pages). What's more, you can also infect your system with more threats when your computer is infected with adware. No wonder why we always suggest that you should scan your PC with a reliable malware scanner tool after your delete My Symptom Checker or any other identified threat.

How does My Symptom Checker work?

This PUP provides you with a search page featuring all kinds of health-related third-party website links. This page is set as your homepage and new tab in your Google Chrome browser. It seems that this extension is only available for this browser at the moment. You can find the thumbnail links at the bottom of the page. If you like to research and prefer to find out the meaning of symptoms before lining for your doctor or going to the hospital, you may think that this tool is useful. But let us emphasize that you can always bookmark such pages and you do not need a potentially unreliable browser extension for that.

This tool redirects your web search keywords to a possibly modified Yahoo search results page, where you could be exposed to questionable third-party ads. These ads are promoted affiliates since this PUP can only generate income via advertising. However, there is no guarantee that the promoted parties are all trustworthy. This is how you may click on corrupt ads and links on such a search results page even if it looks to come from Yahoo. If you do not want to infect your computer or end up on malicious pages run by cyber criminals, we suggest that you remove My Symptom Checker right now.

How can I delete My Symptom Checker?

Finally, we have some good news for you. It is possible to eliminate this PUP in a single minute. All you need to do is follow our instructions below this report. Even if you are not an experienced user, you should be able to do it easily. But do not forget about the other threats, which could well be way more dangerous than this PUP. If you leave them on board, there is a good chance that you will infect your computer with further threats. So, if you have made up your mind and would like to give your PC proper protection against all kinds of infections and potential threats, you may want to install a trustworthy malware removal application like SpyHunter.

Remove My Symptom Checker from your browser

Google Chrome

  1. Open the menu by tapping Alt+F.
  2. Go to More tools.
  3. Open Extensions.
  4. Find the unwanted extension in the list and click on the Trash can on its right.
  5. In the confirmation window, press Remove. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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