Even if you are an avid online gamer, you probably should stay away from something like GamerSearch. Judging from the name, this application might sound like something that can help you find all sorts of games easier, but our research team says that this app is a potentially unwanted program. It means that this application may exhibit some behavioral patterns that could be quite annoying. What’s more, it could’ve entered your system accidentally, too. If you don’t want to keep this application, you can remove GamerSearch by following the instructions you will find at the bottom of this description.
Based on the information provided by our researchers, the application can be added to the browser through several official sources. First, there’s the get.gamer-search.com page, which you can use to add the extension to the browser. Also, there’s the Chrome Web Store page that also offers the extension. The Chrome Web Store page for GamerSearch says that there are more than 9,000 users out there who have added the extension to their browsers. Of course, we cannot be sure whether they added the extension willingly or accidentally. There’s no official statistics on that.
However, since GamerSearch has official sources, it is clear that the app is not a malicious infection. It is promoted as “the best way to search.” And it is also said to be a “single purpose extension.” With this line, we can tell that the app comes from a huge family of similar extensions that includes such apps as AllRadioSearch, NewVideoSearch, AllConvertersSearches, and so on. Although there are many applications in this group, and all of them seem to have different functions, the reality is that all of them are pretty much the same, and they just try to make money for their developers.
Since GamerSearch is available free of charge, the extension needs to generate profit in some other way. So, what does it do? It employs tracking cookies to read your browsing history. The truth is that you allow this app to do that the moment you add it to your browser. Now, you might not be aware of that, but that’s beyond the point. When the permission to read your browsing history is granted, GamerSearch can collect information on the pages you visit and the search keywords you use.
With this information, GamerSearch can generate custom commercial content. The content may reach you through modified search results or through other types of ads. Please note that Yahoo! Search doesn’t have anything to do with this extension even though all your search queries get redirected to the modified Yahoo! Search page. The engine is simply used by the extension to make it look like it can provide you with relevant search results.
But when you think about it, what’s the point of using a third-party application to look for something you need if you can simply reach the search engine yourself. What’s more, you can also set the search engine you prefer as your default search provider, so there’s no need to use a mediator like GamerSearch.
If you want to remove GamerSearch, you can simply reset your browser’s settings to default. Since there’s a chance that you could have more unwanted guests on-board, a full browser reset is a definite way to terminate them all. However, after manual removal, you should also scan your system with the SpyHunter free scanner because you can never know what other programs might be present on your system. Make sure that your computer is safe and clean before you roam around the web again. And if you feel like you need help, don’t hesitate to contact us.