Gamesquest Extension falls under the category of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) because it might replace user’s default search engine and even modify the computer’s proxy settings to show you targeted advertising content from its third-party partners. There will be more information about the add-on’s working manner further in this report, and if you think it is not worthy of your trust, you can also check our recommended deletion steps available below the text. They will explain how to remove Gamesquest Extension from Google Chrome and how to restore modified proxy settings. What’s more, if you have more questions about the PUP or you require more assistance while eliminating it you could add a comment at the end of this page as well or reach us through social media.
At the moment of writing the application is available on Chrome Web Store page (chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/gamesquest/hmmkhkobboghbmlegiiidmolmoleagjm), although our researchers report it is not the only PUP’s distribution channel. It appears to be Gamesquest Extension might be spread with bundled installers and with the help of irritating pop-up advertisements too. In which case, we would not be surprised if some of its users downloaded it accidentally or without realizing how it works. For such users, we would advise being more attentive next time they decide to install some tool.
First of all, it is essential to make sure the program was developed by a reliable company and does not have any harmful or undesirable qualities; reading expert or user reviews could help with this task. Plus, you should not rush after launching the setup file. Instead, it would be better to pick advanced or custom settings and review all terms carefully. Besides, users should stay away from torrent or other P2P file-sharing networks as the software received from such sources can be bundled with PUPs like Gamesquest Extension or other potential threats.
Once installed, Gamesquest Extension might change user’s default search engine with a modified Yahoo search engine and alter the browser’s proxy settings. It is worth mentioning, the PUP can only make these changes to Google Chrome, so users who browse with different applications should not come across it. The primary concern for this add-on is that it most likely acts this way not to provide the user with games like its descriptions might say, but with advertising content. Our specialists say the displayed ads could be targeted since the software may gather information about the user's browsing habits. The worst part is, there is not knowing where these ads would come from; meaning there is a possibility some part of them could lead to sites containing malware, web pages designed to trick users into revealing sensitive data, and so on.
Naturally, if Gamesquest Extension does not live up to your expectations and you do not want to risk your computer’s safety, we advise you not to waste any time with it and delete it at once. One of the ways to remove it is to go to the affected browser’s Extensions menu and delete it. Additionally, our specialists recommend restoring possibly modified proxy settings. If this sounds a bit too difficult for you, it might be easier to employ a trustworthy security tool and let it eliminate the PUP for you.
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