Game Jungle is introduced to Google Chrome users as a tool that can find “your favorite games.” It is presented as a default search extension, and so its main service is a search tool. Unfortunately, things are not as straightforward as you might think. Although this PUP (potentially unwanted program) offers to search the web using a special tool, it also modified the default search provider of the browser, and that is why some people recognize it as a browser hijacker that must be removed ASAP. Should you delete Game Jungle? Our research team certainly recommends it, and if you want to understand the reasoning behind it, you should continue reading. At the bottom of the article, you will find a complete guide that shows how to get rid of the PUP and clear browsing data. If you believe that there are more questions that need to be answered, post a comment below.
Did you download Game Jungle from the Chrome web store? This extension can be downloaded from chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/game-jungle/ecihmmgjchcokdfbpinfokhambbbodpo, and if this is the source you used, you know that the extension is capable of reading and changing your data on the sites you visit, recording browsing history, as well as changing search settings. This might be something you are not comfortable with, and if it is, you might decide to distance yourself from the PUP right there and then. However, if you desire to play games for free is bigger than your caution, you might install the extension despite the warnings. Of course, if you downloaded Game Jungle from a third-party installer, you might not have been warned about any of this. Also, you might have downloaded the extension along with other PUPs or malicious threats. If that is the case and you need to delete threats, a trustworthy malware scanner will let you know quickly. If you do not know which tool to use, we recommend clicking the Download link below. It represents a reliable and free malware scanner.
When you download Game Jungle, you might expect it to offer you games right away. Instead, you are pushed to use your browser to find games on portal.game-jungle.com, which is not really helpful. At the end of the day, it seems like the extension is pretty much useless, as you can easily visit the site to find and play games. Nonetheless, the extension does offer one unique service, and that is the search tool activated via the address bar of the browser. Enter “game” into the bar, tap Tab/Space key on the keyboard, and then enter the name of the preferred game. This should automatically route you to the game on portal.game-jungle.com. However, if you use the address bar search in a regular way, you will be redirected via feed.game-jungle.com to Yahoo Search, and that could lead to danger. According to our research team, the results shown on this page could be modified by the PUP, and that means that third-party links could be mixed in with normal results. This is dangerous and unnecessary, and that is the most important reason to remove Game Jungle.
Do other threats exist along with Game Jungle? If they do, you either need to eliminate them one by one, or you need to employ a tool that will eliminate them simultaneously. We are talking about an automated anti-malware tool here. If you are not sure you want to install it, you have to think about your virtual security too. Sure, it is very helpful to have all threats and PUPs deleted at once, but it is also important that the reliable anti-malware tool you install can secure your operating system and prevent other threats from slithering in. Of course, whether or not other threats exist, you should have no trouble removing Game Jungle manually. The instructions below show how to do it, and the default search provider should be restored once you delete the PUP. We have also added instructions on how to clear the browsing data, just to make sure that no data-trackers remain active afterward.