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.
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.