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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

If you install the extension called hideyoursearch_DS on your computer, or it enters your system without your knowledge, you will see the next time you launch your Google Chrome browser because this extension applies changes right away. There are users who voluntarily install this piece of software on their computers from the Chrome Web Store expecting that it will help them find unlimited music, movies, and more. On top of that, they are told that it will make it possible to perform web searches anonymously. People usually do not even suspect that this extension will change their browsers’ settings the second they install it on their computers. As a consequence, there are many users who decide to delete soon after allowing it to enter their computers themselves. If you are one of them, we suggest that you remove the undesirable extension you have installed on your computer right away. It is the only way to erase from the place of the default search tool as well. Do not keep this browser extension active if it has been installed on your system without your knowledge too. We will provide more information about its removal in the last paragraph.

As you already know, the appearance of is directly linked to the installation of the browser extension hideyoursearch_DS. Unfortunately, we cannot call this search tool a legitimate search provider, so if you ever discover it set on your browsers, you should remove it right away without hesitation. This can only be done by deleting the piece of software promoting it from the browser. There is a reason why our specialists consider an untrustworthy search provider. It is very likely that not all search results displayed by this search provider are trustworthy. Research has shown that users’ searches are redirected from to, and only then they see Bing search results. As a consequence, some search results might be modified along the way. These modified search results are usually not based on the search query entered by the user, so they do not open websites containing information users are searching for. Security specialists say that users might even be taken to malicious websites, i.e. websites promoting bad software. Of course, this happens rarely, but you should still be very cautious if you use to perform web searches. As we have already told you, we do not recommend doing this, especially when there are so many legitimate search providers available.

If you see the extension named hideyoursearch_DS next to other extensions in the add-ons manager, you can be sure that it is the one responsible for altering your Google Chrome settings, i.e. for setting a new search tool. You could have installed it directly from the Chrome Web Store ( or its official website ( yourself. Also, you could have agreed with its installation on your system by clicking on the installation button located on some kind of pop-up advertisement promoting it. Last but not least, if you cannot explain how this potentially unwanted program has been installed on your computer, you could have installed it on your computer together with other programs. Yes, it is very likely that it might be spread bundled too. Potentially unwanted programs are not considered harmful threats, but they might still act in an undesirable way, so you should not let them enter your system. You should be more careful yourself, e.g. stop clicking on suspicious ads and downloading software from dubious websites. On top of that, you should install a security application on your computer. If you install a trustworthy tool, you will not encounter new undesirable software anytime soon.

Remove right away because it is not a search tool that can improve the web searching experience in any way. It is more likely that it will expose you to potential threats instead. Luckily, it is not so difficult to get rid of it. Since it appears on users’ browsers due to the installation of the browser extension called hideyoursearch_DS, you need to disable it to remove this untrustworthy search provider. If you have never done that before, scroll down and check our removal guide – it will help you to disable the undesirable extension easier. removal guide

Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. Tap two buttons on your keyboard simultaneously: Alt+F.
  3. Click More tools.
  4. Select Extensions.
  5. Locate the extension hideyoursearch_DS.
  6. Delete it by clicking the recycle bin button next to it.
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