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Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

goDownload Search Plus

Do not install the Google Chrome browser extension named goDownload Search Plus on your computer if you are not ready to find your default search provider changed. The browser extension promotes the Search Plus search provider, which is described as a powerful search tool that offers a variety of unique features and search tools at the Chrome Web Store. As you have probably understood, it can be downloaded directly from the Chrome Web Store. Also, it is promoted on Of course, some other alternative distribution methods might be used to spread it too. No matter where you get this piece of software from, it will act the same in all the cases. That is, a new search tool will be set on your web browser thus replacing the one you normally use. Its developer does not try to hide this fact from users – it is explained that the extension applies changes in its description. Of course, not all the users notice this piece of information. If you are one of those users who have installed goDownload Search Plus consciously but do not like the changes it has applied, you can eliminate this piece of software from the system today and everything will get back to normal. Luckily, it is usually quite easy to delete potentially unwanted applications like the goDownload Search Plus browser extension.

As we have already mentioned at the very beginning, goDownload Search Plus changes the default search engine of the Google Chrome browser once installed on the computer. It promises to improve the users’ web searching experience and, on top of that, make it easier to search for downloads. Users just need to type “d”, press TAB, and enter the search query to use the search tool promoted by the goDownload Search Plus extension. Researchers working at have thoroughly analyzed it to find out whether it can be trusted. Research has revealed that the Search Plus search provider redirects search queries through and then displays Yahoo! search results. This search provider is legitimate, but you might still see some modified search results. In other words, you might be presented with various ads and links that redirect straight to third-party websites. We cannot promise that all these websites are 100% reliable. It is very likely that the extension will also collect some non-personally identifiable information about your activities on the web, search queries you enter into the search box, and search results you click. You can only stop it from performing these activities on your computer by erasing it fully. Continue reading to find out how to disable it.

Before we talk about the goDownload Search Plus removal, let’s focus on its distribution a little more. As you already know, the goDownload Search Plus browser extension can be downloaded from the Chrome Web Store. No doubt only Google Chrome users can get it from this source. Also, it is promoted on Third, users might see pop-up and other types of commercials promoting it. It is often possible to download software by clicking on the advertisement promoting it once, so you could have downloaded and installed the goDownload Search Plus extension accidentally as well if you cannot remember installing it consciously. Some potentially unwanted applications also travel bundled, but we cannot confirm that the goDownload Search Plus extension might be spread in software bundles as well. Potentially unwanted applications often look like ordinary software, so it is not surprising that so many users install them on their PCs consciously. Luckily, antimalware tools that can help to prevent untrustworthy software from entering the system are available. You should install one on your computer.

It does not mean that you cannot remove the search tool set by the goDownload Search Plus extension from your web browser. You simply need to erase this extension. Luckily, it is compatible with only one browser – Google Chrome, so it should not take long to delete it fully. Once this piece of software is removed, you could start using the search provider of your choice again. Keep in mind that you can erase this potentially unwanted application with an antimalware scanner instead of deleting it manually if you do not have time to take care of it yourself.

goDownload Search Plus removal guide

Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Tap Alt+F.
  3. Select More tools.
  4. Open the Extensions menu.
  5. Locate the goDownload Search Plus extension.
  6. Click Remove.
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