Spinyon is one of those browser extensions that promise optimized search results powered by the Yahoo search engine. What it means is that the application’s tool might use a modified version of search.yahoo.com to gather and display search results. The difference is that the modified version might show third-party ads or content alike that would not appear on the search results obtained directly from search.yahoo.com. Since the application may view your browsing history, it is possible that it could display targeted ads as well, although we cannot know this for sure. You can learn more about what we found out while testing this extension by reading out full article. If you decide that you do not want to keep using it, you could erase Spinyon with the instructions located below this text or a trustworthy security tool of your choice.
What we should talk about first is where Spinyon might come from. Our researchers found it on its official web page called portal.spinyon.com as well as chrome.google.com/webstore. We believe that besides the mentioned sources, the extension could be spread with various advertisements, pop-up notifications, and bundled software installers. As you see, a lot of potentially unwanted programs are spread while using the mentioned methods, and, as it appears, the plugin was classified as a potentially unwanted program. Therefore, we advise being cautious if you do not want to install such software unknowingly. To be more precise, our specialists advise obtaining tools only from legit web pages and only after researching them thoughtfully. If you do not know what company developed your chosen tool or if it has expert or user reviews, you may not have enough data to determine if it can be trusted.
If you do not want to risk seeing targeted ads or do not like that the application could view your browsing history, you can get rid of Spinyon. Currently, the plugin works only on Google Chrome and can be deleted from the browser’s extensions menu. If you do not know how to access the mentioned menu, you could use the instructions located at the end of this article. Users who prefer using automatic features could use a trustworthy antimalware tool instead. We recommend performing a full system scan during which the chosen tool ought to identify the potentially unwanted program. Once the scan is over, you should be able to delete Spinyon by pressing the displayed removal button.