What is RecipeSearch?

Does the idea of accessing virtual recipes with a single mouse-click intrigue you? If it does, RecipeSearch might sound pretty great. This add-on is meant to provide you with access to popular recipes directly via your browser, and when we analyzed it, it was mainly represented via the New Tab page on Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers. According to our team at, while the extension can offer some content that you might be interested in, there are reasons to consider its elimination also. If that is why you have come to this report, you can find information about the removal of RecipeSearch in the last section. If you are still researching the extension, or you have it installed, but you do not understand why it has gotten a bad reputation, we can lift the veil of mystery for you. Keep reading, and if you want to ask us anything or discuss anything further, use the comments section below.

How does RecipeSearch work?

RecipeSearch is one of the many suspicious extensions introduced by Ask Applications. A few others that we can mention include ProductManualsPro, WatchMyTVShows Toolbar, and MyFileConvert Toolbar. All of them are built to attract different kinds of people. While ProductManualsPro is meant to attract those users who are interested in manuals, and MyFileConvert those that are interested in file conversion, RecipeSearch is all about home chefs, bakers, and those who just want to try out new recipes. The PUP (potentially unwanted program) is officially introduced at, and Chrome users can find it at Whether you install it onto Firefox or Chrome, you are immediately warned that this extension can read and change on the connected websites, change the New Tab page, read browsing history, manage other extensions and apps, as well as display notifications. We are sure that many abort the installation as soon as they learn about all of that. Of course, others are likely to pay no attention to warnings like that, or they might not fully understand them in the first place.

Once installed, RecipeSearch changes the New Tab page to represent its own interface. Here, you can find easy-access links to,,,,,,, and websites, as well as buttons that are meant to show recipes from and At first sight, the tool might seem pretty useful, but when you think about it, you can easily bookmark all of these websites. You can also visit any of these websites without having to install anything. Therefore, although RecipeSearch might seem interactive and rich, it is pretty useless. As for the search tool ( that is represented by the PUP, you have to be careful about the search results that are represented via it. Especially if you have agreed to have your default search provider replaced with it as well. If you do not remember giving this permission, you have another great reason to delete the PUP. In general, the search tool does not offer superior search services, and so we do not believe that it is worth installing the extension for it.

How to remove RecipeSearch

First of all, you have to decide whether or not you want to remove RecipeSearch. If you decide that you do, you want to follow the instructions below. Use them to learn how to get rid of unwanted extensions and also clear browsing data. Note that if you do not want to clear everything, you can choose a specific time range, in which the undesirable extension was installed. This is not the only option for Firefox and Chrome users. They also can have RecipeSearch deleted automatically. If you are interested in that, install a genuine anti-malware tool, and it will find and delete the PUP for you. Furthermore, it will get rid of all other threats that might exist, and it will strengthen your system’s protection to help you guard it against PUPs and also more serious infections in the future. Besides securing your system, you also should remember to be more cautious when installing extensions and programs in the future.

Removal Instructions

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch the browser and then tap Ctrl+Shift+A keys.
  2. In the Extensions menu, identify the PUP.
  3. Click the button on the right and choose Remove.
  4. Tap Ctrl+Shift+Delete keys to access the Clear All History menu.
  5. Choose the time range and boxes and click OK.

Google Chrome

  1. Launch the browser and then tap Alt+F keys.
  2. Expand the More tools menu and then click Extensions.
  3. Click the Remove button associated with the PUP.
  4. Tap Ctrl+Shift+Delete keys to access the Clear browsing data menu.
  5. Choose the time range and boxes and click Clear data. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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