Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

Turn Off Search Tracking Ads

Potentially unwanted programs are software programs that causes inconvenience to Internet users. If your browsing sessions are paused by Turn Off Search Tracking ads or Google is Tracking Your Searches ads, it is a clear sign that your browsers, as well as the whole computer, needs some extra attention since some unsolicited program has recently been installed. Whenever you notice that your browsing sessions has changed because of some obstacles that have not been present before, it is essential to take some measures to eliminate the cause of the issue. If you are looking for a means to remove the annoying notifications saying Turn off Search Tracking or Google is Tracking Your Searches, move down to the very bottom of this review to find our removal guidelines on how to remove potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) in the form of a browser extension.

The Turn Off Search Tracking ads are displayed by lp.bitcrosearch.com, and the odds are that your Google Chrome browser is affected by the BitCro Search extension. According to the warning that reads Turn Off Search Tracking, Google is collecting information about your browsing behavior, which you can prevent by using Secure Search. Additionally, you are provided with two options related to the use of Secure search. Due to the fact that the Turn Off Search Tracking advertisement is displayed by a computer software that is programmed to display advertisements from time to time, it is advisable to ignore such the recommendations displayed by the ads so that your interaction with them does not lead to unwanted consequences. In addition to the Turn Off Tracking ads, you might encounter ads of different types and sizes. You might be provided with banners, pup-unders, interstitial advertisements, and some other ads, all of which are aimed at driving more traffic to third-party websites. If you want to browse the Internet without being disturbed by third parties, take actions to remove the culprit.

Additionally, it is worth mentioning another advertising campaign aimed at Google users. Researches have also recorded an advertisement the headline of which reads Google is Tracking your Search. This warning is displayed by myprivacyswitch.com, which is also known as search.myprivacyswitch.com. The search provider is also promoted by the browser extension Privacy Switch that changes the home page of the Chrome browser. The extension is presented as a tool that can prevent other search engines from collecting user information during browsing sessions. This browser extension is promoted in Chrome Web Store and might also be bundled with freeware, which means that you may accidentally install Privacy Switch if you do not pay attention to the information displayed when installing some different program. However, even though Privacy Switch claims that they do not use cookies to monitor their users, the program installed might allow third parties to access you by displaying advertisement or search links. You should always be extra careful with recommendations to install browser extensions that are seemingly aimed at enhancing your browsing experience.

Pop-up warnings the content of which has nothing in common with the website you are browsing should be disregarded without a doubt. Adware distributors seek to benefit from careless computer users that pay no attention to the content displayed, so whenever you notice that you are being provided with questionable recommendations or offers, you should consider checking what unsolicited programs are running on your PC.

The truth is that Google, search giant, is indeed monitoring us in order to know who we are so that the search can provide us with the most relative search results and other customized information enhancing our experience while using Google's services. Google does monitor what videos you watch, what advertisements you click on, what you search for, what images you view, etc. The pop-up saying that Google is Tracking Your Search is not lying, but you should not rely on this pop-up in order to stop Google from monitoring you. There are multiple ill-purposed warnings the texts of which are based on real facts so that computer users swallow the bait more easily. In the present case, you should take measure to stop advertisements saying Turn Off Search Tracking or Google is Tracking your Searchers from being displayed on your screen.

Below you will find our removal guide which should help you remove unwanted browser extensions from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. You should also bear in mind that running a scan of a professional malware prevention program is always a good choice allowing you to find whether some other malware-related measures should be taken.

How to remove Turn Off Search Tracking Ads

Internet Explorer

  1. Open the browser and click the Gear icon (Tools menu).
  2. Click Manage Add-ons.
  3. Under Show, select All Add-ons and remove the unwanted extension.

Google Chrome

  1. Open the browser and click the three dots in the upper-right corner.
  2. Select More Tools and click Extensions.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open the browser.
  2. Click the three horizontal lines and select the Add-ons option.
  3. Select the add-on you want to remove and click Remove.
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