It is very often that users add extensions to their browsers without any second thought. Although browser extensions like Gameszone Search are far from severe computer security threats, they should not be taken lightly. What’s more, sometimes extension might be added to your browser automatically when you click some pop-up or download programs from file-sharing websites. The point is that you need to remove Gameszone Search from your browser if you did not intend to have this extension. It is really intrusive, and it might inadvertently expose you to potentially harmful content.
The good thing is that this browser extension is compatible only with the Chrome browser. It means that other browsers cannot be affected by it. On the other hand, even if you use some other browser, this extension might enter your computer together with a few other applications. Now, why would that happen?
As mentioned in the first paragraph, it is possible to download Gameszone Search from a file-sharing website. This potentially unwanted program has more than one distribution sources, and it is very likely that its official website does not contribute much to the way it spreads around. In fact, it is very likely that Gameszone Search mostly comes bundled with freeware that users download on a regular basis.
It means that you download Gameszone Search willingly even if you are not aware of that. It is a very common occurrence because freeware applications that we download from file-sharing sites tend to be packed together with some additional features. While the installation wizard often informs users about these additional features, users seldom see that information because then tend to skip the steps and hurry towards the finish. As a result, this browser extension, and many other potentially unwanted programs end up getting installed on your computer and possibly added to your other browsers. That’s why there is no reason to breathe a sigh of relief just because Gameszone Search is compatible with only one browser. You might get more apps that would work on different browsers, too.
As far as the functionality of Gameszone Search is concerned, the extension is supposed to help you find fun online games. In order to do that, the extension modifies your default search engine. However, it does not look like it can provide you with impartial results because it makes use of the Yahoo! Search engine, and then displays modified search results.
The search results will be modified according to your web browsing history, so it means that Gameszone Search can also monitor your online activity. While the extension cannot steal personally identifiable information, it could accidentally expose you to corrupted links that would eventually redirect you to dangerous websites. This can happen because this application does not review the content it promotes, so basically, any link could be embedded in its advertising space.
To save yourself the trouble of being exposed to potentially harmful content, you need to delete Gameszone Search from the list of your extensions today. After manual removal, please be sure to scan your computer with the SpyHunter free scanner. If the full system scan detects more potential threats, remove them, too.