GoIncognitoSearch Removal Guide

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GoIncognitoSearch has nothing to do with anonymous/incognito browsing. It also has little to do with virtual searches. That, however, is not the only reason this extension is classified as a PUP – potentially unwanted program. If you installed it onto your Google Chrome browser, you must know that it offers nothing but a replacement for your default search provider, and, unfortunately, this is not the kind of change that can make your browsing experience better. On the contrary, if you use this tool, you are likely to put yourself in harm’s way. Have we convinced you to delete GoIncognitoSearch already? In either case, we suggest reading this report to learn all about the suspicious extension and the removal options you can choose from if you decide to eliminate it. We have opened the comments section, and if you want to, you can add any questions and comments below.

At the time of research, the distribution of GoIncognitoSearch was very mysterious. The PUP did not have an official downloader, and its installer did not exist on the Chrome Web Store either. You’d think that this platform does not promote PUPs, but that is not actually the case. In fact, GlobalPDFConverterSearch, GlobalSearchConverter, ClickMovieSearch, IStreamingSearch, and other clones of GoIncognitoSearch have been introduced via this platform. Do you know what all of these extensions have in common? Pretty much everything. The domain names of the search engines that they introduce are, of course, different, but they function in the same ways. These PUPs also follow the same Privacy Policy, which indicates that users’ browsing data, as well as personally identifiable information, can be collected. What’s worse is that this information can be shared, and undisclosed third-party advertisers seem to be the first ones in line. This is another reason why the extension is classified as a PUP and why its removal is recommended.

The “search tool” introduced by GoIncognitoSearch is feed.goincognitosearch.com, and it really is wrong to identify it as such. Although it replaces the default search provider, it does not really work as a search provider. Instead, this tool redirects to search.yahoo.com, and many people might see nothing wrong with that, especially if they are familiar with Yahoo Search. We have nothing against this search provider, but we know that the PUP can modify the search results represented via it, and that is why we do not advise that you trust it. Once you remove GoIncognitoSearch, you can set search.yahoo.com as your default search provider if you please. The goal is not to use this search tool if something or someone is redirecting you to it. Unfortunately, the undisclosed third-party advertisers that the PUP’s creator works with could use this opportunity to display their ads and links, and we can only guess what would happen if you interacted with them. Unfortunately, this could be extremely risky.

You can remove GoIncognitoSearch manually, and we have made sure that the process is as smooth as possible by creating an easy-to-follow guide below. Note that the guide instructs to clear browsing data too, which we recommend doing to ensure that all PUP-related tracking cookies and other related data are deleted as well. Of course, before you eliminate the PUP, we advise that you scan your operating system. If you learn that the suspicious extension exists along with other threats, you might decide to implement an anti-malware tool that can delete all threats automatically, and if you choose to do that, you will not need to eliminate the PUP separately. Note that if you want to have your operating system guarded in the future, implementing reliable anti-malware software is very important.

How to delete GoIncognitoSearch from Google Chrome

  1. Launch the browser and then enter chrome://extensions into the address bar.
  2. As you access the Extensions menu, identify and Remove the PUP.
  3. Enter chrome://settings/clearBrowserData into the address bar.
  4. Click the Advanced tab to see more options.
  5. Select the chosen time range and boxes and then click the Clear data button.
Download Remover for GoIncognitoSearch *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

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