Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application


Access was classified as a potentially unwanted program. As you see, the application promises to provide a tool that would display more search results. However, it appears that the extension might increase the amount of search results by adding more sponsored content among them. In other words, users who browse with this tool’s provided search application might receive various third-party advertisements. Naturally, if advertising content is not what you want to see when searching for something on the Internet, you may want to keep away from this potentially unwanted program. If you already installed it and now wish to get rid of it, you could use the instructions available below this article that show how to remove Access from your browser. For more information about the extension, we invite you to read our full article.

At the time that our researchers were testing Access, the application was available on Chrome Web Store as it is compatible with the Google Chrome browsers only. Currently, it looks like the extension is no longer there, which means that it may have been removed by the platform. It would not surprise us if it happened; after all, it is thought to be a potentially unwanted program. Such applications are usually spread through their official websites (verified-extensions.com/access.html) as well as various file-sharing web pages.

Thus, if you wish to keep away from potentially unwanted programs like Access there is something that we recommend doing. Before installing a program, you should research it to learn more about it. Most important things to learn is how reputable the tool’s developers are and whether the aplication has any negative expert or user reviews that could reveal its unwanted or potentially dangerous functionality. Also, make sure that your chosen tools come from legit websites because torrent and other file-sharing sites can contain both unreliable and malicious software. We advise having a reliable antimalware tool too because it might be able to identify potentially unwanted or malicious applications right away.

While Access was still available on Chrome Web Store page it had a description that said the extension “gives you more Search results on Google” and that the additional results might be sponsored. Therefore, it is likely that while the application might provide you with more results, those extra results could be third-party advertisements. For some users, ads in their search results are annoying, especially if a user is looking for something specific and wants to find it as fast as possible without having to go through tons of results or ads. Moreover, the reason the application’s search engine displays results on Google is because it might be using a modified google.com version. Meaning, it could use Google to gather and display results, but it could also inject them with third-party ads to increase search results and show sponsored content.

Naturally, if you do not like sponsored content and do not want to see it while you search the Internet, installing Access could be a bad idea. If you already did it and the potentially unwanted program is on your Google Chrome, we can offer a couple of ways to get rid of it. Firstly, users could erase the undesirable extension from their browsers’ extensions menus. It is not a particularly difficult task, but inexperienced users could need guidance, which is why we provide instructions below. They show how to delete Access from Google Chrome step by step.

The other way to erase the potentially unwanted program is to install a reputable antimalware tool. Make sure you do a full system scan with your chosen security tool and once the scan is over, you ought to be able to eliminate Access and other possible detections by pressing the given deletion button. If there is anything you would like to ask about this potentially unwanted program or its removal, do not hesitate to leave us a comment below this article.

Get rid of Access

  1. Launch your Google Chrome.
  2. Copy the following line: chrome://extensions
  3. Insert it into your browser’s address bar and click Enter.
  4. Look for Access, tap Remove, and confirm if needed.
  5. Restart your browser.
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