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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

BitcoinPriceSearch Extension

BitcoinPriceSearch Extension is considered to be a potentially unwanted program as the application may change user’s default browser’s settings and encourage him to browse with a modified search engine. Another thing our researchers learned about it is the plugin was created by an unreliable company called Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc; it is responsible for other potentially unwanted programs alike and other similar threats. Therefore, all things considered, we do not believe it would be wise to trust it and if you think the same we advise you to remove this suspicious application with the instructions located below or a reliable security tool or your preferences. Of course, if you would like to get to know BitcoinPriceSearch Extension better before deciding if it should be erased, you could read the rest of our article. Further, in the text, we will discuss the plugin’s working manner, its possible distribution channels, and so on.

It looks like BitcoinPriceSearch Extension might be spread via software bundles or pop-up advertisements. Some users could even receive it without realizing it as in some cases it is easy to overlook bundled suggestions. For example, there are installers that show or allow to deselect additional suggestions only if the user picks advanced or custom installation. However, it is not any news some users choose automatic installation to speed up the process so they could work with the desired software faster. Clearly, for your system’s safety, it would be better to invest a few minutes and read the additional information you might see if you pick custom installation. Another tip we wold give to stay away from potentially unwanted programs would be to avoid torrent and other untrustworthy file-sharing web pages as well as do a little research before agreeing to install an application.

Provided, the user installs BitcoinPriceSearch Extension the plugin may change the browser’s homepage, default search engine, or even new tab page with its own search engine called Plus, the user should see a toolbar full of links leading to sites containing information related to Bitcoin, news, and so on. If you are interested in Bitcoin rates and were looking for a tool that could calculate Bitcoin price, you should realize you could bookmark all the links provided by this potentially unwanted program instead of adding it to your browser. In other words, the sites these links lead to have nothing to do with BitcoinPriceSearch Extension and should be available to anyone. Thus, it makes us question what is the point of installing this application? Our researchers believe the software creators seek to promote their search engine and generate advertising revenue through it. As you see it could be showing modified search results, which means the results might be injected with additional third-party advertising content.

The bad news is there might be not knowing where the potentially unwanted program’s ads may come from or whether they can be trusted. Meaning, there is a chance some of them could be potentially dangerous, for example, the suspicious ads could lead to scam web pages, sites offering other similar threats or containing malware, and so on. You may not necessarily encounter any harmful ads while browsing with the search engine presented by BitcoinPriceSearch Extension, but we advise you not to take any chances. Especially, if you do not find the application extremely useful or think it cannot be replaced.

Users who decide not to risk leaving BitcoinPriceSearch Extension unattended have two choices. Those with more experience could follow the instructions located a bit below and get rid of this suspicious plugin manually. As for users who are not sure if they can handle the task we advise installing a reliable antimalware tool. Once it is ready to use, you should scan the system and wait until it detects potential threats. Afterward, all that would be left to do is eliminate the potentially unwanted program and other detections by pressing the given removal button.

Erase BitcoinPriceSearch Extension

Google Chrome

  1. Open the Explorer (Win+E).
  2. Navigate to the listed directories:
    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\[PROFILE]\Extensions
    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\[PROFILE]\Local Extension Settings
    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\[PROFILE]\Sync Extension Settings
  3. Search for folders titled klpiccbemljachflajfljipkkggcpboo, right-click them one by one and press Delete.
  4. Close the Explorer.
  5. Empty the Recycle bin.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Win+E.
  2. Find this location %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[PROFILE]\extensions
  3. Look for a folder titled, right-click it and select Delete.
  4. Exit the Explorer.
  5. Right-click the Recycle bin and empty it.

Remove BitcoinPriceSearch Extension from Internet Explorer

Windows 8 & Windows 10

  1. Press Win+R and type Control Panel.
  2. Click OK to access the tool.
  3. Select Uninstall a program.
  4. Click the PUP and press Uninstall.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Press Uninstall a program.
  4. Mark the application and click Uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. Go to Start.
  2. Access Control Panel.
  3. Open Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Select BitcoinPriceSearch Internet Explorer Homepage and New Tab and choose Uninstall.
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