Although onlineGames Search is not a malicious computer infection, there is no need to keep this application on your computer, especially if you did not intend to have it in the first place. The reason computer security experts label this extension as a potentially unwanted program is that the application might expose you to unreliable third-party content, and you should clearly avoid this if your online security is one of your top priorities. Therefore, if you did not want this extension, please make sure that you remove onlineGames Search from your computer as soon as possible.
While you are at it, you should also scan your computer with a security tool of your choice. Why? Because onlineGames Search might be just one of the many unwanted extensions added to your browser. Such applications often travel in groups, especially if you download them from third-party websites. As you can probably tell, these programs are not direct infections, and they require your permission to be added to your browser. So even if you did not notice this extension at first, you most probably added it willingly. Perhaps you were too focused on some other application, and it is completely understandable, keeping in mind the manner of distribution.
How, how do these programs travel around if users tend to install them accidentally? There are more than three websites that distribute onlineGames Search, and we are sure that there might be a lot more out there. First, we can find this extension at the Chrome Web Store. This should mean that the extension is reliable, but if we were to take a closer look, we would see that it has only 4 reviews, and around five thousand users. You can always compare these statistics with the other extensions in the store, and you will get the impression about onlineGames Search.
Aside from the Chrome Web Store, it is also possible to get this extension at njoyapps.com. There are quite a few applications at that website, although computer security experts claim that the website is not particularly safe, as it is known as the source for multiple questionable applications. Either way, it is purely your choice whether you want to add onlineGames Search to your browser or not, so you need to take into consideration all the pros and cons before you click that “Add” button.
Here you might say that you have never visited njoyapps.com and that you did not get onlineGames Search from the Chrome Web Store. That is plausible because the most common distribution method employed by potentially unwanted software is bundled downloads. It refers to a method when several programs get downloaded in one single bundle, usually from a file-sharing website. It might seem really convenient, especially as file-sharing websites often offer software for free, but there is always danger behind it. You may end up downloading and installing more programs than you really want or need. It is not much of a problem if it is just onlineGames Search, but in some cases, it might be a dangerous hijacker or an adware program, too.
Sometimes onlineGames Search may also seem like a browser hijacker because when you add it to your browser, this extension modifies your default search engine. However, these modifications technically occur with your consent, so we cannot say that this extension is malicious or intrusive. It may, on the other hand, display modified search results that will be changed according to your web browsing history. This also means that this program will monitor your online activity using tracking cookies. Such monitoring could have negative consequences especially if unreliable third parties get hold of the collected information.
So how do you remove onlineGames Search? You just need to reset your browser settings to default. Please follow the instructions below to do that. On the other hand, if you think that there might be more potentially unwanted programs installed (which is probably true), you should scan your computer with the SpyHunter free scanner. If more unwanted programs are detected, please make sure to terminate them all.
Finally, when your system is clean again, be sure to protect it with a reliable security tool of your choice. If you need recommendations, do not hesitate to leave us a comment.
How to Remove onlineGames Search