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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

Manuals Aid

Manuals Aid is an extension that Google Chrome users might decide to install because it claims to offer a search tool for manuals and instruction guides. If you buy new gadgets frequently, installing such an extension might seem like a good idea, but if you have one or two gadgets that you do not know how to use, installing this extension does not really make sense. In fact, according to our research team, installing it at all, under any circumstances, does not make a whole lot of sense. That is because this tool presents access to third-party links that offer manuals and instructions. It itself cannot provide you with original manuals. This is one of reasons why it is classified as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Another reason is that the suspicious extension also offers a questionable search service. If you have heard enough, and you want to remove Manuals Aid as soon as possible, scroll down to the last section to find about the options available to you. If you are not yet sure if you want to delete this PUP, keep reading.

Innover Group stands behind Manuals Aid. It is a company that we are already familiar with because we have reviewed Track Net Speed, Converter Suite, Ezy Photo Tab, Shield My Searches, and other known PUPs already. Removal guides for these extensions can already be found on our website. Manuals Aid has its own official website – – but to install this extension onto Google Chrome, you need to go to Here, you are introduced to the alleged benefits and permissions of the PUP. The permissions include changing the New Tab, reading and changing users’ data on, reading browsing history, and checking for frequently visited websites. If you agree with these permissions, you are likely to proceed with the installation of the PUP, after which, the New Tab is replaced with b/v1/ag1obp.html?. The default search provider is changed as well. Although all Innover extensions promote different kinds of third-party links, they always present the same search tool, which redirects to Yahoo Search.

At the time of research, Manuals Aid did not modify the results shown via, but note that the description on the Chrome Web Store informs that the PUP offers a “custom web search,” which is why you need to be careful. In general, we do not recommend trusting redirecting search engines because they are too questionable and, to put it simply, useless. Manuals Aid offers links to,,,,,, and via the New Tab. You can create your own shortcuts to these websites by bookmarking them, and if you do that, the PUP loses its purpose completely. However, it is not all about utility. Even though the extension presents a manuals search tool for, it also tracks your browsing history, can ask to enable notifications, and works with undisclosed third parties. Due to this, you need to think carefully if you want to continue using the extension or, perhaps, if you want to delete it instead. In any case, we recommend that you scan your operating system before you do anything else. This is particularly important if you do not know where the PUP came from or if you remember downloading it along with third-party programs.

If a malware scanner discovers malicious threats, you must remove them all. Manuals Aid can be deleted manually, and the guide below shows how to do it. If you use our search tool at the top, you should be able to find the manual removal guides for all other threats that you might be dealing with. Needless to say, this is not the only option you’ve got. We recommend installing anti-malware software, and there are several reasons for that. First and foremost, it can automatically delete Manuals Aid and all other PUPs or serious malware instantaneously. Second, it can maintain your system’s security to keep serious threats away in the future. Potentially unwanted programs, without a doubt, are not incredibly malicious, and people are usually able to handle them on their own. However, more serious threats can slither in silently, can perform in various malicious ways without any warnings, and can be extremely difficult to remove manually. If you do not want to worry yourself about malware or its removal, securing your system is the first step you must take.

Manuals Aid Removal

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Tap Alt and F keys simultaneously to open the Chrome menu on the right.
  3. Click More tools and then Extensions to find the PUP.
  4. Click the Remove button next to it.
  5. Tap Ctrl, Shift, and Delete keys simultaneously to open the Clear browsing data menu.
  6. In the Advanced section, choose a time range, in which the PUP was installed.
  7. Mark the boxes of the data you want to clear.
  8. Click Clear data.
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