GamingApp Search Extension Removal Guide

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GamingApp Search Extension may come in handy if you are a fan of online gaming, but we are here to warn you that this Google Chrome browser extension comes from a notorious family of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). This family is growing like mushrooms and already has dozens of identical and similar tools, such as bestGames Now, MoviesNow SearchvideoZone Search, and musicZone Search. These are all themed around movies, games, and music. These are the three main areas these PUPs cover. The real issue is that this browser extension promotes a questionable search engine as well as a gaming website, both of which can present to you questionable third-party advertisements and links. This can lead to infections and online scams if you were to engage with them. This is why we believe that you should remove GamingApp Search Extension as soon as possible.

The main official channel for you to install this PUP directly is the Chrome web store at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/gamingapp-search/ahapolbjepiikihiljlbmgplafaopokl. The strange thing is that this page gives you "superappbox.com" as the official webpage that offers this tool. However, if you visit this page, you will find that there are four other similar tools promoted there. This is a bit suspicious, although, we have seen similar slip-ups in this family. What is more worrisome though, while you are installing this tool, it redirects you to a new tab like "movie.getappsonline.com/wim/lp/offer/lp/51/??t=cantstopplaying&ref=unknown&extname=Search%20by%20getMovies&extid=hpanooindcojjcbcdnfpekhfaghlhebb&yid=mgds&vertical=movie&hub=getappsonline.com&tid=144&landingp=51&&ct=ye10rtnin51144" where you are pushed to install another useless browser extension. This kind of aggressive promotion should not be tolerated. For us, this would be enough to delete GamingApp Search Extension. But let us go on.

The more serious issue here is that this PUP can be installed via freeware bundles. Such a software package may carry a number of threats, including PUPs, adware programs, browser hijackers, Trojans, fake alerts, keyloggers, backdoors, and more. Image how vulnerable could such a lot make your PC exposing you to malicious web content and online scams. If you would like to avoid such bundles next time, you should stick with official and reputable websites whenever you download free programs. Also, you should not click on any third-party ads on suspicious websites and make sure that your PC is all clean before you go online at all. We suggest that after you delete GamingApp Search Extension, you use a trustworthy malware scanner to identify all possibly harmful programs as well.

When you install this PUP, it sets play.eanswers.com as your new default search engine. For this, it may also be considered as a browser hijacker by other malware researchers. You should know that this search engine is a questionable one that may modify the search results and redirect you to a Yahoo results page, which could contain promoted content, such as potentially unreliable third-party ads and links. If you click on such content, you could endanger your virtual security by dropping malicious infections and so on.

This tool also installs a button in your browser's taskbar. If you click on this button, a small panel pops up. This panel offers you a search tool and several game thumbnails. These will all take you to the promoted online arcade gaming platform, cantstopplaying.com. This site may display questionable third-party ads, so you need to be extra careful if you ever land on it. If you type "g" in your address bar and press the Tab key, you can directly search this site by landing on the "super.cantstopplaying.com/search" page. We do not believe that serious online gaming fans would bother to use this low-quality website or this PUP at all. In any case, we suggest that you remove GamingApp Search Extension as soon as you can.

Fortunately, it is as easy as ABC to eliminate this useless PUP from your computer. If you do not know how to remove an extension from your browser, please follow our guide below. Please remember that this may not be the only threat source on your system. If you would like to use a secure system and computer, we suggest that you go on hunting down threats until you are convinced that your PC is clean. What could be better for this cleansing and protection than a reliable anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter?

How to remove GamingApp Search Extension from your browser

Google Chrome

  1. Open the menu by pressing Alt+F.
  2. Select More tools and open Extensions.
  3. In the list, find the undesirable extension and click on the Trash icon.
  4. Press Remove in the pop-up.
Download Remover for GamingApp Search Extension *
*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.

GamingApp Search Extension Screenshots:

GamingApp Search Extension
GamingApp Search Extension

GamingApp Search Extension technical info for manual removal:

Files Modified/Created on the system:

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