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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

Color Generator

Color Generator is a potentially unwanted program that works like a Chrome browser extension. Although the extension itself is not a malicious security threat, it is always recommended to remove unwanted applications. This applies to all programs that you did not want to have on your computer. Likewise, if you think that there might be more undesirable applications, you can always run a full system scan with a licensed antispyware tool that will help you determine the exact state your system is in. Should you have more questions regarding computer security, please do not hesitate to leave us a comment.

As we have already established, this application is not a malicious computer security threat. However, it also does not mean that you should keep it on your computer. You just need to determine whether you installed this program because you needed it or whether it entered your system accidentally. It is easy to do that because when you need a program, you KNOW that you have installed it. On the other hand, if you see odd activity on your browser and you find that there is Color Generator added to it, and you have no idea why or how it happened, it is more than obvious that the program is unwanted.

So how do unwanted programs manage to enter target systems? Of course, they have their official websites because they are not malicious infections. The official homepage for this application can be accessed via Although there is also a page for it on the Chrome Web Store. So it is clear that the application does not try to hide from you or anything. It also does not seem to use dirty tricks to enter your computer, so how come there are quite a few users who complain about Color Generator?

According to our research, instead of taking the usual freeware distribution route through bundled downloads, Color Generator usually comes from pop-ups. You must encounter a lot of pop-ups when you visit various websites. Sometimes it is enough to simply click on a search bar or any button to launch a new pop-up, especially if the website in question supports third-party advertising. Therefore, you have to be very careful about the pages you open. And if the pop-up does not allow you close the new window, it does not mean that you have to add the extension to your browser. You can simply kill the process via Task Manager.

However, now that you have added Color Generator to your browser, what will happen? According to the information provided by the official sources, this extension is supposed to help you “create a related color pallet with HEX id form the main colors on the left side.” The extension is “easy to use, useful to make a design projects.” You can probably see from these quotes that there is something really fishy about the extension, considering that their English is quite clumsy. So if a company is not able to proofread their app description, there is a chance that they will not be able to provide you with a useful application as well.

Unlike most of the Chrome extensions, Color Generator does not change your browser’s settings, so it does not look like a browser hijacker. Nevertheless, the application can easily collect information on your web browsing habits, and it could, later on, share that information with third parties. Eventually, you would find yourself exposed to multiple websites that host commercial content. And in some cases, those websites could also be associated with malware distribution. The bottom line is that it is not safe to keep Color Generator on your system, and you should terminate the extension immediately.

You can remove Color Generator from your browser’s settings menu. It is not anything complicated. When you delete this extension, make sure to check for other unfamiliar programs. You can also scan your PC with the SpyHunter free scanner if you cannot tell which applications might be suspicious.

You need to make sure that your system is protected against various threats, but the way to behave online also matters a lot. So you should avoid unfamiliar websites that are bound to be part of freeware distribution network. If you access a page that displays a lot of pop-ups, you should automatically be careful about it because another program like Color Generator might be on its way to you.

How to Remove Color Generator

  1. Open your Chrome browser.
  2. Press Alt+F and click More tools.
  3. Open Extensions.
  4. Delete Color Generator from the list.
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