HistorySee is a potentially unwanted program targeted at Google Chrome users that like learning history facts. Besides providing interesting facts the application might encourage users to search the Internet with a search tool of its own. If you wonder if this tool could be any better than the major search engines like Yahoo or Google, you should know that the extension’s tool redirects to Yahoo search engine. Meaning, it might not display any search results itself. There are also more things that we believe users should know about this plugin if they are interested in it. Therefore, we advise reading our full report in which we discuss HistorySee in more detail. At the end of the article you can find our deletion instructions that can help you remove HistorySee from your browser if you want to get rid of it.
For starters we ought to say that the extension might work only on Google Chrome and that it could be downloaded from the Chrome Web Store page. Users who come across the plugin’s homepage titled history-see.com, should be able to get it from there as well. Also, our specialists think that the application could be spread via bundled software installers, pop-up ads, and redirects. That is because HistorySee is classified as a potentially unwanted program and such applications are often spread through the mentioned content. Thus, if you prefer staying away from potentially unwanted programs, you should be careful on file-sharing sites and with software promoted on doubtful ads. Our researchers also recommend having a security tool that could warn you about suspicious material.
Furthermore, if you place HistorySee on your browser, it might change your new tab page or your homepage with a site called history-see.com/newtab/v1. This web page not only provides historical facts and links to popular social media websites but also a search box. As mentioned earlier, tying to search for something through the potentially unwanted program’s provided search box might result in getting redirected to Yahoo search engine. It is essential to know that the plugin might be able to alter the gathered results to place third-party ads among them. There is a chance that if the extension displays any ads, they could be targeted since HistorySee asks to permit it to view a user’s browsing history upon its installation. Seeing what kind of websites, you visit or what you often search for, could help the application understand what interests you and what kind of ads could seem more tempting to you.
If you do not want HistorySee read your browsing history or change your new tab page, this extension might not be for you. In which case, you may want to look for something else that could provide you with historical facts. On the other hand, if you have already installed this plugin and now wish to remove it, we could help you with this task. A bit below this paragraph you can find our deletion instructions that show how to erase HistorySee from Google Chrome. Of course, if the process seems tricky or you want to check your system, you could perform a full system scan with a chosen antimalware tool instead. After the scan, you should be allowed to eliminate the potentially unwanted program and other identified issues at once.