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Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

Dictionary Pro

Dictionary Pro is a browser extension that offers access to “Dictionary, Thesaurus, and Reference Tool.” Also, the application’s description says that it provides custom web search and “trending offers from brands via quick links.” To provide all this the extension might place a toolbar below your browser’s address bar and change your browser preferences like your homepage. Plus, it may ask permission to view your browsing history. Such functionality could be annoying or unwanted for some users, which is one of the reasons why the application falls under the classification of potentially unwanted programs. You can learn more about it if you read the rest of our article. Also, if you want to learn how to erase Dictionary Pro, you could use the instructions provided at the end of this text; they show how to delete this potentially unwanted program from the only browser that it seems to be compatible with.

To start with, we wish to talk about the application’s distribution. The browser that the extensions, at the moment of writing, is compatible with is Google Chrome. Thus, one of the places where users can find this potentially unwanted program is the Chrome Web Store page. Also, the application has an official site called from which it could also be downloaded.

Nonetheless, we do not think that the mentioned websites are the only places where users could come across Dictionary Pro. Such applications are often spread through unreliable file-sharing websites, pop-ups, and advertisements. Of course, we cannot be certain that this extension could be spread through such sources, but there is a possibility that it might be. Therefore, if you want to stay away from it or potentially unwanted programs alike, we advise being careful when you encounter software on unreliable websites or see it being offered on pop-ups and ads. It is always smart to research tools cautiously before installing them and to keep a reputable antimalware tool that could warn you about untrustworthy or malicious content.

After being installed, Dictionary Pro should add a toolbar below Google Chrome’s address bar. It ought to contain links to websites like Wikipedia as well as sites providing the following features: “spell check,” “grammar check,” “define,” and “translate.” The toolbar should contain a search box too that according to our researchers might redirect to a modified Yahoo search engine. Also, it seems that the extension could change users’ homepage and new tab pages with a search website that redirects to a modified Yahoo search engine too. A modified search engine means that its displayed search results could be altered, for example, to inject them with third-party advertising.

Furthermore, Dictionary Pro could also ask for permission to view your browsing history upon its installation. Allowing it to do so might enable the extension to collect information like addresses of your visited websites, search keywords, information about clicked ads, and data alike. The application’s Privacy Policy says that the information that it might gather could be used “to communicate with you about promotional offers and advertorial content through push notifications” as well as other business purposes. In other words, one of the uses of collected data about your browsing could be to generate and display targeted advertisements. If you do not like such content and have no wish to keep a tool that could display it, you could erase Dictionary Pro from your browser in two ways.

Users who want to delete Dictionary Pro can either remove it from their browsers’ extensions menus directly or use reliable antimalware tools. If you want to try the first option, you could use our deletion instructions available below. They show how to access Google Chrome’s extensions menu and how to erase the potentially unwanted program from it step by step. If you choose the second option, we advise installing a reputable antimalware tool of your choice. If you perform a full system scan it should be able to locate the potentially unwanted program as well as other possible items. After the scan, you should be allowed to eliminate Dictionary Pro and other identified items by pressing your chosen antimalware tool’s provided removal button. Lastly, we advise using our comments section if you have any questions about this extension or its deletion.

Remove Dictionary Pro

  1. Open the browser.
  2. Type chrome://extensions into its address bar.
  3. Click Enter.
  4. Find Dictionary Pro and press Remove.
  5. Select Remove to confirm.
  6. Restart the browser.
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