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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

Image Seeker

Finding the right image for your mood board or presentation can sometimes be excruciatingly hard. That’s why Image Seeker might sound like something you need and would definitely make use of. However, this application happens to be a potentially unwanted program. Thus, if you didn’t add this app to your browser yourself, or at least don’t remember doing so, you probably need to remove Image Seeker from your computer right now. If you don’t feel like dealing with this on your own, you can also invest in a licensed security application that would help you terminate all the unwanted apps.

Although these extensions are far from regular malware infections, they sometimes may come across as browser hijackers. They tend to modify browser settings, and then users are caught by surprise, especially if you they don’t remember adding something like Image Seeker. However, please rest assured that Image Seeker (or any other similar app for that matter) is not a malicious infection. Malicious infection doesn’t need your permission to enter your system. Image Seeker, on the other hand, does ask for permission. Maybe you haven’t noticed it, but this program does inform you about the oncoming changes, and it asks for permission to perform those modifications.

But then you might say that you’ve never visited a page that would’ve offered anything like Image Seeker to you. And it’s totally understandable. You don’t need to visit or the app’s page at the Chrome Web Store to encounter it in the vast spaces of the Internet. These potentially unwanted programs often have third-party distribution sources, and they will utilize them at the fullest. What would Image Seeker’s third-party source look like? Well, it could be any website that supports third-party advertising.

Remember all those online gaming pages and video streaming sites that have tons of annoying pop-ups? Well, here’s your answer. Image Seeker might as well come from the said pop-ups. Although it is relatively easy to close a pop-up window, some users might be too distracted to click the X button. What’s more, sometimes the pop-ups that promote Image Seeker and other similar applications look like integrated part of the websites you were on. Hence, it might make you think that you have to click whatever buttons you see on the pop-up to continue enjoying the website’s content. And that’s where Image Seeker catches you and enters your browser.

According to our research, Image Seeker asks for permission to read your browsing history. There’s no need to panic because this application isn’t sophisticated enough to steal your personally identifiable information. The data on your browsing history is collected to provide you with custom commercial offers and other search results that you might find interesting. So, in a sense, this data collection is there to help Image Seeker perform its main function: custom image search.

But the reality is that you can customize image search on your default search engine, too. You really don’t need a third-party application to do that for you. What’s more, there is no guarantee that Image Seeker would provide you only with reliable search results. Such applications often promote third-party content in order to generate profit through pay-per-click system. While this system is employed by multiple programs and websites, there are limitations and security loopholes associated with it, too.

For instance, Image Seeker cannot review the third-party links or the third-party search results that it may present to you. In the worst-case scenario, you could be exposed to websites that are part of shady online marketing schemes or even malware distribution networks.

Hence, to protect yourself and your personal information from malicious exploitation, it would be for the best to remove all the unwanted applications from your system right now. That includes Image Seeker, too. It is easy to terminate this app because it is a mere browser extension. However, if you want to check whether your system is free of other potential threats, you can run a full computer scan with the SpyHunter free scanner. If more unwanted or dangerous programs are detected, remove them at once automatically. All in all, do everything you can to ensure that your system doesn’t get breached by cybercriminals.

How to Remove Image Seeker

  1. Launch Chrome and press Alt+F.
  2. On the drop-down menu, select Settings.
  3. Click Advanced at the bottom of the page.
  4. Press Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Click Reset settings to confirm.
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