Shield My Searches

What is Shield My Searches?

Are you afraid to browse the web because you think that you could accidentally click a malicious link? If that is the case, Shield My Searches might be on your radar. This extension is meant to provide Google Chrome users with a “custom private browsing experience” and make it possible to enable private search, control adult content, disable tracking and profiling, and also enable custom web browsing. Without a doubt, at first sight, this extension appears to be pretty useful. The thing is, however, that how safe your web browsing is depends on many factors. First of all, you have to choose a web browser that is trustworthy. Nowadays, web browsers have many security tools integrated, and they can successfully block access to malicious websites. Also, it is particularly important how you conduct web searches yourself. If you tend to visit less reliable websites – such as illegal streaming websites or gambling websites – your chances of facing scams and malware are higher. So, do you want to remove Shield My Searches because it has not met your expectations? Perhaps, you have other reasons to delete this extension? In either case, we can help.test

How does Shield My Searches work?

Shield My Searches can be found at the Chrome Web Store: Its official website is You might be redirected to either of these sources with the help of pop-ups and advertisements that you might face when browsing the web and visiting potentially unreliable websites. If you use either of these sources to acquire the PUP (potentially unwanted program), you must be informed that the extension can read and change data on sites and, read your browsing history, and also change search settings. This might be kept under wraps if you install Shield My Searches using a third-party installer that might bundle it together with more or less attractive programs. These too could be undercover PUPs or perhaps even malicious infections, which is why it is our recommendation that you scan your operating system and browser if you have the extension installed. In the best-case scenario, you will only “waste” a few minutes to examine your system. In the worst-case scenario, you will learn about potentially dangerous threats that require immediately removal. In either case, running a full system scan is a smart move.

When you install Shield My Searches, it changes the default search to This is what we expected to happen because we have analyzed many other similar extensions that were created by the same company, Innover Group. A few other PUPs to mention include Weather Waves, HistorySee, Search Anything, and Safeplex Search. As you can see, the developer does not focus on “safe browsing” tools alone. According to the Privacy Policy representing the company, its tools can present push notifications, show ads, collect information, and also work with third parties when gathering and analyzing this information. Due to this, some people look at Shield My Searches as a very intrusive tool. Of course, most choose to delete this PUP because it does not really offer anything exclusive. If you choose a trusted browser and set a trusted default search tool, you should be able to avoid threats automatically. Also, note that there are browsers that can offer parental controls and anonymous/private browsing already.

How to remove Shield My Searches

Even if you find Shield My Searches to be beneficial, you need to think if you really need to install a tool capable of tracking you just to reap the alleged benefits. This extension is meant to provide you with safe browsing, parental controls, and anonymous browsing, but that is something that some of the most popular web browsers offer already, and if you employ them, you do not need to employ anything else, especially not PUPs. If your decision is to delete Shield My Searches from your Google Chrome browser, you can follow the guide below, but only after you scan your system and determine that no dangerous threats exist. Of course, if you want to ensure virtual security, implementing a secure web browser is not enough. You also should think about installing legitimate anti-malware software, which is built to guard its users 24/7, regardless of what web browsers they use or the extensions they install.

Removal Insrtructions

  1. Open Google Chrome and then tap Alt+F keys.
  2. Click More tools to expand a menu.
  3. Click Extensions and find the undesirable add-on.
  4. Click the Remove button closest to it.
  5. Tap Alt+F keys and click More tools again.
  6. In the Advanced menu, select the right time range.
  7. Choose the boxes you want (e.g., cookies if you want to erase PUP-related cookies).
  8. Click the Clear data button at the bottom. 100% FREE spyware scan and
    tested removal of Shield My Searches*

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