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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

Burst Search

Burst Search could have unwanted functionality as the application falls under the classification of potentially unwanted programs. Researchers do not consider such applications to be malicious, but they agree that they could be irritating. Thus, if you encounter this browser extension, we advise you to read the rest of this article so that you could decide if you want to have such a tool on your browser. If you already have this potentially unwanted program and are not happy with its performance, we could help you get rid of it. Users who prefer it manually could use the deletion instructions placed at the end of this article. They explain how to remove Burst Search from their browser step by step. Another way to erase it is to scan your computer with a reliable antimalware tool that would identify the potentially unwanted program and help you to eliminate it.

First, we ought to talk about where Burst Search comes from. According to our specialists, the application has an official website. Also, at the moment of writing, it is still offered on the Google Chrome Web Store page even though many users ask to remove it from the platform in their reviews. Some say that they have no idea how it appeared on their computers as well as how to remove the extension. Thus, we believe that it could be spread like other potentially unwanted programs - through bundled software installers and pop-ups or advertisements. Meaning, such applications can appear on your system if you are not attentive enough when you install software or if you click pop-ups or ads without finding more about their offered content. Consequently, we advise being careful when you encounter pop-ups or ads suggesting new tools as well as stay away from unreliable file-sharing web pages. In addition, it is recommendable to have a trustworthy antimalware tool that could warn you about both doubtful and malicious applications.

Currently, Burst Search seems to be working only with the Google Chrome browser. Thus, it is doubtful that you could encounter it if you use Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Edge. The application may ask for permission to “Change your search settings to:” Meaning, the extension might replace your default search engine with a website called It is a search website that provides a search box and shows both time and date. After inserting a keyword into the site’s search box, we got redirected to that displayed search results. Some users who reviewed the application on the Chrome Web Store page say that they got redirected to the Bing search engine, which means the extension’s website might redirect to different search engines. It also means that it might not have the abilities to gather and display search results as it uses other search engines to complete these tasks. If you expected something different from this application and are disappointed in it, you could get rid of Burst Search.

Some users who reviewed Burst Search on the Chrome Web Store page mentioned that they cannot remove the application, which means it could be persistent and that deleting it manually might be challenging. Still, if you are up to the task, you could try completing the instructions placed below this paragraph. They explain how to access Google Chrome’s extension menu and delete the potentially unwanted program from the browser. If it does not work, you could try to reset your browser. However, you might not want to do this if you have extensions or other browser data that you have no wish to lose. In such a case, we recommend employing a trustworthy antimalware tool. Perform a full system scan and you should be able to erase Burst Search along with other identified items by pressing the security tool’s displayed removal button. If you need more help or have questions about the potentially unwanted program, you could use the comments section below.

Remove Burst Search

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. Press ALT+F.
  3. Pick More tools and click on Extensions.
  4. Find Burst Search and click the Remove button placed near it.
  5. Select Remove to finish.
  6. Close the browser.
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