If learning new history facts is something that you like, you might come across a browser extension called HistorySee. It offers an “exciting historical-fact generator tool” that can provide users with “facts on wars, battles, inventions, discoveries & more.” However, users should also know that the application might change their browser preferences, such as their new tab page, and read their browsing histories. Such functionality might annoy some users, which is why the extension falls under the classification of potentially unwanted programs. You can learn more about it if you read the rest of this article. Also, we can provide you with instructions that explain how to remove HistorySee from Google Chrome if you decide that you do not want to keep a potentially unwanted program. If you want to ask anything about the application or its removal, we encourage you to use our comments section to leave us a message.
According to our researchers, HistorySee can be found in places like the Chrome Web Store page (chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/history-see/gippiciphmpmffelegdgihneihojcihl) and the extension’s official website called history-see.com. At the moment of writing, Chrome Web Store shows that the extension has only 24 users, no rating, and no reviews. Such information might not make the application look attractive, but since it is a potentially unwanted program, it could be also spread via bundled software installers or redirects like other similar applications. Thus, if you want to avoid such software you may want to stay out from unreliable files-sharing sites and be careful when you get redirected to websites offering unknown freeware. Plus, you ought to be careful even on legitimate web pages like the Chrome Web Store page.
As for the extension’s working manner, we can tell that it currently works only on Google Chrome browsers. Also, it may require a few permissions upon its installation. For example, HistorySee might ask you to let it “Replace the page you see when opening a new tab.” However, the extension might also change your default search engine or homepage. As a result, your browser could start loading history-see.com/newtab/v1 when you open your browser, search the Internet, or create a new tab. The potentially unwanted program’s website should contain a search box, links that would lead you to websites like Facebook or Instagram, and history facts that should appear below the search box.
What is important to know is that HistorySee search engine might redirect users to modified Yahoo search results. Such results could be injected with third-party advertisements that might be tailored. Of course, the extension might not show such content as we cannot know this for sure. Nonetheless, it is likely that it might because HistorySee asks for permissions to “Read your browsing history” and “Read and change your data on history-see.com.” It is explained that such permissions might be needed to “to create a personalized user experience based on the referring source” and “to improve user experience.”
All in all, HistorySee might provide interesting history facts but also it could change your browser preferences, redirect you to modified Yahoo search results, view your browsing history, and show you tailored ads. If you do not like the idea that the extension could work this way and decide you do not want it, you should know that it can be erased at any time. Like most similar potentially unwanted programs, it can be removed through Google Chrome’s extensions menu. If you have no idea how to find it, you could follow the instructions placed below that explain what to do step by step. Also, users can erase HistorySee with a chosen antimalware tool. If you select this option, we recommend scanning your computer with a reliable security tool. Make sure you do a full system scan and then you should be able to remove the potentially unwanted program along with other detections with a single mouse click.
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