Game Jungle is a browser extension that offers you to check out all sorts of online games. If that is something that you enjoy on a regular basis, you might think it is a good idea to have this extension, especially as the game it recommends tend to be free. However, computer security specialists say that this program is potentially unwanted because it might exhibit unwanted behavioral patterns. Therefore, you need to consider all aspects of this situation and decide whether you want to keep this extension or not. If you decide to remove Game Jungle, scroll down to the bottom of this description for the manual removal instructions.
The main question here is whether you wanted to have this extension or not. Although, in some cases, it might look as though it entered your system surreptitiously, we mustn’t forget that Game Jungle is a browser extension and as such, it requires your permission to be added to your browser.
Can users allow such programs to be added without even realizing it? Most definitely so. Especially if these programs come in a software package or if users encounter them through various redirects. Potentially unwanted programs often have more than just one distribution method, and the official website is seldom the main distribution source.
Does Game Jungle have an official homepage? Yes, it does. We can find more about the application via portal.game-jumgle.com, and this app is also available at the Chrome Web Store. With that, we can see that there is nothing remotely malicious about this extension, and we cannot say that Game Jungle is an extreme system threat.
Let’s see what they have to say about Game Jungle at the overview that is presented at the Chrome Web Store. The overview suggests that with this extension, you can find free versions of your favorite games, and that this is also a search extension. It means that the program will change your default search engine settings after you install it. It even says so in the overview: “By installing this extension, Game Jungle will change your Chrome Default Search.”
The overview also informs you how to use the extension, and then gives you some information on how Game Jungle might process the data it collects.
Here you might stop and ask: collecting data? Well of course, most of the browser extensions collect information about your web browsing habits to provide you with custom content, but that doesn’t mean that the collected information cannot be shared with shady partners. In fact, extensions like Game Jungle seldom are responsible for what happens with the collected data once it is transferred to third parties. Of course, such programs cannot collect personally identifiable information, and thus it cannot steal such data as your name, credit card information or your banking logins and passwords. Nevertheless, it wouldn’t be surprising if it eventually exposed you to potentially harmful content.
As mentioned, there is no need to keep this program on your system if you did not intend to install it. Also, it is very likely that Game Jungle will display commercial advertisements when you browse the web because the extension is distributed for free, and it needs to cover its development costs somehow. The ads are likely to be customized according to your likes and preferences because the program will monitor your web browsing habits, collecting information on the websites you visit and the search keywords you enter into the search engine. As a result, it might generate your online profile, with all the websites you like and the things you usually search for.
This is not something dangerous or illegal. There are a lot of tools and websites that rely on that in order to promote their content. However, the collected information or the advertising spaces might be exploited by malevolent third parties, and through that, you might find yourself landing on dangerous webpages that could be related to malware infections.
To avoid that, you will do yourself a favor by removing Game Jungle from your system today. Please follow the instructions to delete this extension. If you want to check whether there are more potentially unwanted programs running on your system, feel free to scan it with the SpyHunter free scanner.
How to Delete Game Jungle