Danger level 5
Type: Browser Plugins

GSearch Extension

GSearch Extension, or as it is also known as Gatmog Search Extension, is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that only works in Google Chrome for the time being. This tool is supposed to provide you with an easy-to-use search engine; however, it may display potentially unreliable search results. In other words, using this innocent-looking search engine might lead to system security issues if you were to use it for searching the web. Unfortunately, there is not only an official way to install this PUP, but it may also come on board along with malware infections causing multiple system security threats. This is why we believe that it is important to not only remove GSearch Extension alone but all other questionable programs as well that you may find on your computer.

The only official page where you can install this PUP directly is the Chrome web store page, chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/gsearch/pklajcddhdnahaodiggmjnkdcgkpcopl. On this page you can see that this tool has been installed around 13 thousand times in the past 3 months since its release. You can also find a link to the authors' site, which is nextsearches.com, but this site does not seem to be up and running due to being under construction. This is a bit strange that the official promotional website does not work but it may not be a good enough reason for you to want to delete GSearch Extension right away. So let us give you more.

Our research indicates that this PUP can also be installed under questionable circumstances. For instance, you may click on a corrupt third-party pop-up ad while viewing a suspicious website and this may result in your installing it even without your knowledge. But you can also click on compromised banner or pop-up ads, or even fake buttons to drop such a PUP or a bundle of threats. Speaking of which, this browser extension has also been found spreading in bundles. This is obviously bad news for you because its presence in your Google Chrome browser could also be the sign of malware infections present on your system. If you have installed a freeware bundle lately, chances are you have infected your computer with a bunch of PUPs and adware programs, browser hijackers, Trojans, and more. To figure out how bad your malware situation is, we suggest that after you delete GSearch Extension from your browser, you scan your system with a trustworthy malware scanner as soon as possible.

Installing this tool means setting gatmog.com as your new tab and default search engine as well. This search page looks totally authentic and simple. Your first impression would probably be that it is all innocent and reliable. However, our tests show that this search engine might show you potentially harmful third-party ads and links disguised as search results. This is the only way for this tool to generate revenue, i.e., by promoting affiliates. However, there is no guarantee that these affiliates are all trustworthy. If any of them is a crook, you could be exposed to unreliable content that could cost you dearly if you were to click on it. It is always risky to click on any third-party ad, to be frank. Even on reputable websites like Amazon or YouTube when your computer is infected with malware, such as adware. This is why it is so important that you make sure that your PC is clean before going online so that you do not cause more system security issues. Apart from letting more malicious threats onto your system, you can also open malicious websites and get scammed by criminals if you click on corrupt content. This is why we advise you to remove GSearch Extension as soon as you can.

Please use our instructions below if you have made up your mind about this PUP and your decision is to eliminate it. Hopefully, you understand that by removing this undesirable extension you will not necessarily clean your whole system of all the possible threats. So, if you want to do a perfect job, it may be time for you to start employing a reliable anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter, which can automatically defend your system against all kinds of known threats.

How to remove GSearch Extension from your browser

Google Chrome

  1. Open main menu by pressing Alt+F.
  2. Select More tools and then, choose Extensions.
  3. Click on the Trash can next to the undesirable extension.
  4. Press Remove in the pop-up.
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