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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

Recipes Extension

Our research specialists say that Recipes Extension is a potentially unwanted program. It means that this application is not a direct computer security threat, but it may exhibit various features and behavioral patterns that can be considered undesirable. What’s more, such browser extensions can be easily exploited by cyber criminals to promote their corrupted content. Therefore, it is more than obvious that you have to remove Recipes Extension from your computer. It is rather easy to do it on your own, but you can always get yourself a licensed security tool that will also look for other unwanted applications.

The most important thing is to understand that you are the one who installs Recipes Extension on your computer. Of course, it might not be intentional, but that is how it usually works with potentially unwanted programs. Normally, they tend to come in software packages, when users download freeware from file-sharing websites. Although we have not found a bundled download case that would be bringing Recipes Extension onto target systems, we feel inclined to mention this freeware distribution method because you might have encountered it before. The problem is that your computer might have been compromised with adware and freeware before Recipes Extension was added to your browser.

According to our findings, Recipes Extension usually spreads through pop-ups that open new browser windows when you surf the Internet. Those pop-ups are usually generated by potentially unwanted software that you already have installed on your PC. Hence, the previous paragraph where we discussed how freeware and adware tend to be distributed is important if you want to avoid a variety of potentially undesirable applications. The point is that if you employ safe web browsing habits, you should be able to avoid installing freeware and adware apps that could eventually lead to the Recipes Extension’s installation, too.

Luckily, the extension only works on the Chrome browser. It means that if you use Firefox or Internet Explorer, the program will not be added to your browser. Nevertheless, it does not mean that the programs which may be associated with the extension cannot enter your computer. You might have a few of them running on your system right now, so you will do yourself a favor if you scan your PC with the SpyHunter free scanner right now. It always better to be safe than sorry, especially when it comes to your computer’s security.

Technically, Recipes Extension is supposed to help you find the best recipes online. However, the chances are that you will be more distracted by the side effects of this extension, and you will not be able to enjoy its functionality. The problem is that the program will modify your default search engine to This domain is directly associated with the browser hijacker, so here we can assume that both programs could have been developed by the same people. And if that is really the truth, then you could soon find yourself exposed to the potentially corrupted content.

Of course, neither browser hijackers nor browser extensions intend to infect you with malware. Such programs usually enter target systems to make some easy money. They need to promote third-party content to generate a financial profit. The problem is that Recipes Extension and other similar programs do not check whether the content they promote is safe. If cyber criminals decide to make use of this application for their own purposes, it would not be too farfetched to say that, in the worst-case scenario, you could also get infected with a malicious program. Thus, you have to do everything in your power to avoid that.

The best way to avoid a potential malware infection is to remove Recipes Extension and everything associated with it from your system. If you do not know which program could have brought this application to your system, you can always rely on a licensed security application of your choice.

When your computer is clean again, protect it from similar intruders by acquiring a legitimate antispyware program. Also, please make sure you stay away from unfamiliar websites that might be part of the adware distribution network. Finally, if you need to download a particular program, please make sure that you download it from its official website.

How to Delete Recipes Extension

  1. Launch the Chrome browser.
  2. Press Alt+F and select More tools.
  3. Open Extensions and delete the extension.
  4. Press Alt+F once more and go to Settings.
  5. Click Manage search engines below Search engine.
  6. Choose a new default search engine and remove
  7. Close your browser and open it again.
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