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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application


Sensearch is a piece of software that promises to improve the web search searching experience. Judging from the sentence in its description at the Chrome Web Store, “prepare to search online with Sensearch,” it should work as an ordinary search provider. Of course, this extension itself is not a search tool. Instead, it should set a new search provider in the place of your old tool, so do not be surprised when you find your good old page gone after installing the Sensearch extension on your computer. It used to be available at the Chrome Web Store (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/sensearch/kfbjelccplhemlmdepedechafbmddboj), but it seems that it can only be downloaded from http://stalyzine.com/ now. Of course, it could have been installed on your computer without your permission as well. No matter how this piece of software has been installed on your computer, it is still the same potentially unwanted program, or PUP. Yes, it has been categorized as a potentially unwanted application because it has turned out that it is not a fully reliable program. Read the next paragraph carefully to find more about its drawbacks and then decide whether it should stay installed or not.

Many users decide to uninstall Sensearch soon after installing it on their computers because it is not as beneficial as it claims to be. It should set a new search tool to perform web searches in the place of the user’s old search provider following the successful installation; however, research has shown that it does not always do that, which suggests that it is quite buggy. If you see a new page set in your case, you should be careful even though its appearance suggests that it is a legitimate search provider because it might present you with untrustworthy search results and then redirect you to dubious pages when you click on them. According to specialists at pcthreat.com, it might display advertisements to you as well. Additionally, if you keep this extension active, it might track you and record certain details about you. Sensearch is not a serious malicious application. Instead, it is an ordinary browser extension, so we do not think that it could access sensitive information or other details that could identify you personally. Therefore, in the opinion of our experts, it should record only such non-personally identifiable details as links clicked, websites visited, the type of the default browser, and more. We cannot promise that it will not send those details to third parties. As you can see, we have found more drawbacks linked to Sensearch than positive things, so we suggest that you remove it without further consideration.

Some users could have downloaded Sensearch from the Chrome Web Store because it used to be there, but it seems that there are still more people out there who cannot tell much about the installation of this potentially unwanted program, which shows that it might be installed on users’ PCs without their direct permission as well. Additionally, specialists say that users might see pop-ups promoting it. These pop-ups might go full-screen and tell users that they should install the Sensearch extension: “To continue the work of your browser you should install the extension!.” This piece of software is still a potentially unwanted application no matter how it has been installed on your computer, so if we were you, we would delete it no matter what. If you do not want similar untrustworthy applications to enter your computer unnoticed again, you should enable security software on it.

Theoretically, Sensearch might affect all browsers, but, as research has shown, it is usually installed on Google Chrome only. It is a simple browser extension, so we do not think that you will find it extremely hard to delete it. Of course, if you are stuck, you are welcome to use our manual removal guide. If it does not help you much, you should use an automated malware remover instead. You can get it from the web, but do not forget that not all the scanners you find promoted are trustworthy tools.

How to delete Sensearch

Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Press Alt+F.
  3. Click More tools.
  4. Click Extensions.
  5. Find Sensearch on the list and select it.
  6. Click the trash button.
  7. Click Remove to confirm the removal of the undesirable extension.
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