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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

PlayCenter Home

Even though PlayCenter Home is promoted as a useful piece of software that can help to access thousands of free online games, including “action, board games, shooting, sports, puzzle, dress-up, and more,” we cannot confirm that it is one of those Google Chrome extensions you should let stay active on your computer. No, it is not a harmful malicious application, but it has been categorized as a potentially unwanted program, which means that it is not perfect. If you do not know much about the installation of this extension, and, on top of that, you have not found it very useful or simply do not play any online games, you should delete PlayCenter Home without further consideration. Even though it makes modifications on users’ computers when it is installed on them, it is still an ordinary add-on, so we are sure it will not be hard to remove it. If you are going to remove the browser extension from Google Chrome for the first time, you should first read this article and then use the manual removal guide specialists at have prepared for users – it is located right below this report.

If you install PlayCenter Home directly from the Chrome Web Store ( or get it by clicking on a pop-up promoting it, you will find your browser’s settings altered. Specifically speaking, your homepage will be changed. The page this extension sets looks like an ordinary search provider, but, unfortunately, we cannot tell you that it is one of the legitimate search tools. Research has shown that all the searches you perform using this search tool promoted by the PlayCenter Home extension are redirected straight to Then, users are provided with Yahoo! search results. Since search queries are redirected to the third-party domain first, the chances are high that users will see the modified search results. We do not say that all the search results displayed to users will be modified, but we are sure they will be opened for them and they will click on them sooner or later. These search results do not differ much from the rest of the search results, but you should ignore them all if you find them on the search results page and manage to recognize them because they might take you to dubious pages against your will. Also, it is very likely that your search queries and other details about your interests and/or activities will be recorded too if you perform web searches with it.

There are 179 992 users who have installed PlayCenter Home from the Chrome Web Store and this number is still growing, so there is no doubt that some users get it directly from its official source. Unfortunately, it seems that not all of them install this extension on their computers voluntarily. Some users do not know anything about its installation, which suggests that other methods might be used to promote it too. According to our specialists, users might also install this piece of software by accidentally clicking on pop-up advertisements promoting it. Also, they say that it might be distributed in software bundles. Potentially unwanted programs travel together with other applications (usually freeware and shareware) in these bundles, which is why users do not notice how and when they enter their computers. We have to admit that it is not always a piece of cake to prevent undesirable applications from entering the system because they are often very sneaky. Of course, there is still a way to ensure the system’s protection – a powerful antimalware tool should not allow untrustworthy software to enter your system. Keep in mind that malicious software might pretend to be powerful security software too, so do not install the first antimalware scanner you find when surfing the web.

If you are not happy about the presence of PlayCenter Home, you can remove it at any time. If you are looking for a quick way to make it gone, you should use an antimalware tool, but we do not think that it will be very difficult to erase this extension manually too because it can be deleted like an ordinary browser extension – through the add-ons manager. Also, you can use our step-by-step manual removal instructions if you need some help.

How to remove PlayCenter Home

Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Press Alt+F.
  3. Click More tools.
  4. Click Extensions.
  5. Select the browser extension you want to remove from your computer.
  6. Click the trash button.
  7. Click Remove.
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