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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

CIP QxSearch

If you come across CIP QxSearch, you should know that it is considered to be a potentially unwanted program. Applications that fall under this classification often have annoying or unwanted qualities, which make some users want to get rid of them. In other words, while they are not considered to be malicious, specialists recommend researching them before deciding if they are worthy of your trust. Therefore, further in the text, we will provide you with more details about this browser extension, such as where it might come from, how it could work, and, of course, how to eliminate it. It should not be particularly challenging to erase CIP QxSearch from the affected browser, but if you need more assistance, feel free to check the removal instructions placed below the article too.

For some time CIP QxSearch was available on Chrome Web Store page, but currently, we are receiving the 404 (Not Found) error when we try to load the link through which it was accessible earlier. It is possible the extension was removed because it falls under the classification of the potentially unwanted programs, although it could user complaints or reports too.

In any case, we do not think the Chrome Web Store page was the only place to download the plugin from. Such software is often distributed with bundled installers that could be offered on pop-up advertisements, unreliable file-sharing websites, and so on. Thus, to watch out for potentially unwanted programs or applications alike, our researchers advise being careful with questionable advertising content and unknown web pages. As an extra precaution, we can also suggest installing a reliable antimalware tool. It can warn you about various threats and even guard the system against malware.

CIP QxSearch might change a user’s homepage, new tab page, or default search engine with a search tool called If these changes seem annoying, you should know it is possible the application could show third-party advertisements too. Such content could be targeted as it likely the potentially unwanted program might gather information about the user’s browsing habits, for example, search keywords, clicked ads, visited websites, etc. Such anonymous information could help it determine what the user likes and could be interested in.

However, we cannot be entirely sure since at the moment of writing the search engine seems to be unavailable. Usually, such applications take no responsibility for third-party content, in which case, there might be a possibility some of the third-party ads could be unreliable. Therefore, if you notice any advertisements coming from unknown sources while using CIP QxSearch or its search engine, we recommend being cautious. Of course, if you do not want to risk seeing possibly unreliable third-party ads or do not like the changes the application might have made to your browser, you could just erase it.

The extension works only on Google Chrome so far, and it can be deleted from it via the browser’s Extensions menu. The task should not be too difficult even for inexperienced users. Nonetheless, we have prepared removal instructions available below this paragraph that can guide you through the process step by step and help you eliminate CIP QxSearch on your own.

Since the application is classified as a potentially unwanted program, it should be possible to erase it with an antimalware tool. All you need to do is to pick a reliable security tool and perform a full system scan with it. Wait till the scan is over, and you should be able to delete CIP QxSearch along with other possible threats at the same time. Users who have more questions about this extension can also leave us messages at the end of this article.

Remove CIP QxSearch

  1. Launch the browser.
  2. Press ALT+F.
  3. Pick More tools and click on Extensions.
  4. Find the potentially unwanted program.
  5. Click the Remove button near it.
  6. Select Remove.
  7. Close the browser.
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