A potentially unwanted program (PUP) called PlayCenter Search is introduced to users as a tool that can be used to find and play online games. When the extension is installed onto Google Chrome – the only web browser it is compatible with at this point – it not only provides you with a search field via which you can find some games but it also modifies your default search provider to control the searches initiated via the address bar. Although it is suggested that this modification is meant to help you find games (after you enter “G” into the address bar and press the “Tab” key), our research team is worried that the search provider could be used for the promotion of unreliable links. Furthermore, it was discovered that this PUP can record all kinds of information using “questionnaires,” which makes it very suspicious as well. Please continue reading this article, and you will be able to decide yourself if you need to delete PlayCenter Search. If you have already made the decision, and you wish to remove this extension, you can find a guide below.
How did you acquire PlayCenter Search? Did you download it from the Chrome web store? If you go to chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/playcenter-search/dapoijobnfbbkflnhnjlifonpegdcaip, you can find the installer for this extension. It also provides a link to playmediacenter.com; however, it does not offer an installer for this particular PUP. Instead, you can find installers for GamesCenter Search, ArcadeCenter Search, and several other extensions. Although these sources exist, our research team warns that these PUPs can be spread via pop-ups along with third-party software that could, potentially, be malicious and deserving of removal. All in all, users are likely to acquire the PUP willingly. That is because PlayCenter Search promises to provide you with an “unlimited access to free games,” which does not mean that the service is versatile. It appears that only games on cantstopplaying.com are promoted, which, of course, reduces your options significantly. If that does not bother you, you still need to think about the security issues that you might face if you do not delete this potentially unwanted program.
You can follow the instructions below if you want to remove PlayCenter Search from your Google Chrome browsers manually. As you can see, the instructions are very easy-to-follow, and so we are sure that most users will have no trouble eliminating the undesirable extension. Is it possible to modify the undesirable search provider without erasing the extension? That is not possible because the extension was created to represent the search tool. Another thing you need to think about is other infections and potentially unwanted programs. If you cannot identify malware yourself, install a trustworthy malware scanner that will take care of this for you. If malware exists, you need to research it to see how you can delete it. Anti-malware software can eliminate all existing threats and PUPs, including PlayCenter Search, automatically, as well as ensure full-time protection, and so we recommend installing it.