Easy Privacy Switch Removal Guide

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Easy Privacy Switch is a suspicious extension that might provide an unreliable search engine. After reading the software’s End User License Agreement and Privacy Policy document, our specialists learned the application could show third-party advertising content. The problem is it appears to be the program’s developers do not take any responsibility for such material, which means there is a possibility some of it could be potentially dangerous. As you keep reading our report, we will tell you more about the application’s working manner and why using it might be a bad idea. What’s more, users who decide not to take any chances with Easy Privacy Switch could erase it by following the recommended deletion steps located a bit below this text. The steps will show what to do to remove this doubtful extension from Google Chrome only since at the moment of writing the plugin does not work on any other browser.

To our knowledge, Easy Privacy Switch is currently being distributed via a website called easyprivacyswitch.com. As we visited it, we noticed the site does not provide a lot of information or descriptions about the offered plugin. It merely says “Privately search the web with one flip of a switch!” Of course, below this sentence, the website provides a button called “Add To Chrome.” No doubt, clicking it would install the application in question on the user’s Google Chrome browser. Moreover, the same web page provides End User License Agreement and Privacy Policy documents from which users can learn quite a bit about this plugin.

One of the statements of Privacy Policy that looked quite surprising to us was the sentence saying “We may collect information that can personally identify you, such as your name and email address, as well as other information that does not personally identify you.” This statement sounds rather strange considering the software is described as a tool that allows searching the web “privately.” Besides, the same document claims gathered information might be “used, supplemented, and shared with other parties for business, commercial, or marketing purposes.” For example, for “providing the Extension or Website features; improving or maintaining the Extension and Website; displaying relevant or advertising-supported content to Extension or Website users.” This sentence also reveals the software might show third-party advertising content. As said before, the End User License Agreement document says the Easy Privacy Switch developers take no responsibility for the plugin or third-party content. In other words, the ads could come from anywhere, and some of them might be potentially dangerous, for example, lead you to scam websites, sites containing malware, etc.

Considering there is a risk, the application could show suspicious advertising content, and it may gather information about you despite the description on easyprivacyswitch.com says it is supposed to let you browse “privately” we do not think it is a good idea to use it. Especially, when all the extension does is provide a doubtful search engine you could easily replace with google.com, search.yahoo.com or any other reputable search engine you can use without installing anything. If you think Easy Privacy Switch and its provided search engine are not worth your trust same as we do, you should not waste any time with it and erase this plugin at once. To eliminate it manually users should follow the steps available below, and those who prefer using automatic features could install a reliable security tool instead.

Get rid of Easy Privacy Switch

  1. Click ALT+F.
  2. Select More tools and go to Extensions.
  3. Look for Easy Privacy Switch.
  4. Select it and press the Remove button.
  5. Choose Remove.
  6. Press Win+E.
  7. Then go to C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default and find the mentioned files:
    Preferences
    Secure Preferences
    Web Data
  8. Right-click these files separately and select Delete.
  9. Leave the File Explorer.
  10. Empty Recycle bin.
Download Remover for Easy Privacy Switch *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

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