Did you really want to add Mongo Search to your browser or you have no idea how this extension arrived at your computer? The chances are that you are confused about the origins of this extension, and that’s why you’re reading this description. You’re at the right place though. Here, you can find out more about the app, or you can scroll down to the bottom of this entry straight for the manual removal instructions. However, please don’t forget that investing in a licensed antispyware program can also greatly improve your system’s security.
Another interesting thing is that Mongo Search might not be the only unwanted application currently installed on your system. These programs tend to travel in groups. And while it is true that the application has official distribution sources, it is far more likely that it comes bundled with other freeware apps when you download programs from file-sharing websites. Or it could also come through pop-ups and redirects that you encounter when you visit pages that full of third-party ads. Either way, the bottom line is that you can easily avoid Mongo Search and other potentially unwanted programs as long as you are careful about what you download and install on your PC.
Mongo Search only works with the Chrome browser, so it is only natural that it is possible to get this extension at the Chrome Web Store. There is also an official homepage for the application, and you can access it at browser.mongosearch.net. With all these official sources, it seems that the application is reliable. Yet, if you are reading this description, you’re probably confused about how this app entered your system, and you want to remove it ASAP.
You can delete Mongo Search if you go to your browser’s settings menu and access the Extensions section. However, it is very likely that the extension will have collected certain data on your web browsing habits, and this data may remain on your system even if you delete the extension. Therefore, computer security experts strongly recommend resetting your browser’s settings to default instead. Some users may not like this option because it means that all of your bookmarks disappear as well (unless you have it saved on your Google account). So, if you want to avoid that, you can invest in a security tool that would remove Mongo Search for you automatically.
If this extension gets added to your browser, the most important thing is to not panic. Of course, if you haven’t noticed anything, it might look like you’ve been infected with a browser hijacker. After all, Mongo Search does change your default search provider settings when the extension is added, but please don’t forget that technically, you allow the extension to do that. The permissions to change your search engine settings are pointed out right before the extension is added to the browser. Hence, it is not possible to say that Mongo Search hijacked your browser or anything like that.
On the other hand, it is rather doubtful whether Mongo Search can provide you with anything exceptional. It actually redirects you to a Google Search page when you enter a search query. So, why send all of your search queries through a third-party app when you can just access the site directly?
Not to mention that a third-party application could inadvertently expose you to a potentially harmful content. Of course, Mongo Search doesn’t want to infect you with malware or anything, but you have to consider the possibility that the extension could be exploited by a cyber security threat. So you need to take all the possible risks into consideration.