Recipes By inMind looks like a typical browser extension that offers a service, which is to provide you with food recipes. You might want to remove this extension, because it will not only provide you with food recipes, but also with third-party promotions of unknown nature. On top of that, this program will collect non-personal information about you in an effort to improve the software. It must be mentioned that this extension has been developed exclusively for Google Chrome, so users of other browsers can ignore this extension. There are a few things we want to say about this program, so if you are interested, then please continue reading.
When installing this program from its numerous dissemination sources, it will automatically change your browser’s homepage and new tab page. Of course, you can rollback these changes by removing this extension at any time. But supposedly you are not aware of this programs presence. Note that this program will change the new tab page and homepage to a modified version of Ask.com. This modified version is actually controlled by a company called APN LLC, which is related to another shady company called Mindspark Interactive Network Inc.
The main reason why this program is potentially unwanted is that it is apt to promote other shady software and websites. It might be used to promote Mindspark’s bad toolbars and/or other browser extensions from other developers. On top of that, Recipes By inMind is capable of gathering non-personally identifiable information about you, which includes your IP address, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), cookie information, and the webpage that a user visits. If was not enough, the modified search engine will also gather information, such as technical information about your computer or mobile device, time zone, language, search queries, mis-formatted DNS entries, search results selected, and so on. So the list of the collected information is quite extensive and we think that it should not be like this.
Now that we have learned how this program works, let us move on to how it is distributed around the web. This is one of those browser extensions that are promoted via advertisements. Also, we have received reports that it is being bundled with other programs. This information is rather obscure. But we know for a fact that Recipes By inMind can be downloaded from Google’s Chrome web Store, as well as its dedicated website at Lp.inmind-recipes.com. Before wrapping up we would also like to point out that its developer (inMind Inc) is in the online advertising business, which makes the company unreliable be default.
We hope that the information we have provided in this article was of some use to you. As you can see, Recipes By inMind displays food recipes, but its search engine may include third-party promotions in its search results. Our research also observed the fact that both the program and the search engine collect information non-personal information about you. You may not have a problem with this, but if you do, then the only solution is to remove Recipes By inMind.