Configs is a browser extension for Google Chrome and a potentially unwanted program or PUP in short. This classification does not mean the application is malicious, although it does not say it is entirely harmless either. Our specialists say there is still a lot we do not know about it, but the details we have discovered so far lets us suspect the program might be introducing users to unreliable advertisements from unknown third parties. Provided, you would not like to see such content on your Google Chrome we recommend eliminating the PUP before anything goes wrong. The application can be erased through the browser’s Extensions menu; the process is described in detail at the end of the article. However, if you would wish to know more about Configs before deleting it, we urge you to read our report first.
The extension is available on the Chrome Web Store page (chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/configs/fedfgbpapnbhcebdmgaffghgimpalmem?utm_source=chrome-app-launcher-info-dialog), but we also think it could be traveling with bundled setup files. For example, users might receive it while downloading software from torrent or other P2P file-sharing networks. If you think you may have downloaded it with other doubtful tools, you should not only check your computer but also try to be more careful in the future. It would be advisable to pick applications more carefully and downloaded them only from trustworthy web pages. Additionally, you could secure the system by installing a legitimate security tool.
Once it settles in, Configs should be visible on the Google Chrome’s Extensions menu. The Overview information on Chrome Web Store page says the application can enhance user’s browsing experience. To be more precise it explains if you search the Internet the way it suggests you will receive “results full of surprises.” It is not explained what kind of surprises one could expect, but we doubt you will see anything special. In fact, there is a chance the mentioned surprises might be pop-up ads, coupons, banners, and other advertisements from various third parties. As you see some PUPs work like adware and Configs might be one of them.
As we said earlier in the report, one can get rid of Configs through the Google Chrome’s Extensions menu. The task should not be difficult unless you never removed a browser add-on before, in which case you may want to use our recommended deletions steps available below the article. Users who want to not only erase the PUP but also other possible threats should install a trustworthy security tool instead and do a full system scam.