GagCool Chrome Extension Description
The GagCool Chrome Extension is not a legitimate browser extension for Google Chrome. The GagCool Chrome Extension is forced to users via the so-called 'Add Extension' Pop-Ups and software bundles that offer updates to Adobe Flash and Java, but include a potentially unwanted browser extension as well. We have found that the GagCool Chrome Extension has a page on the Chrome Web Store at Chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/gagcool/egboipogkedhhgaalikklnipbkcodgjl. The GagCool Chrome Extension is recorded to change the default search engine in Google Chrome, perform browser redirects and inject advertisements on viewed pages. The GagCool Chrome Extension is classified as adware and a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) by various cybersecurity vendors.
The shady distribution tactics, injection of unsolicited content in the browser, and unapproved redirects should make users think twice about ignoring the GagCool Chrome Extension. You can recognize the browsers affected by the GagCool Chrome Extension by tying in the search box/Omnibox. The GagCool Chrome Extension is configured to enable the search suggestions by default and generate search results as you type by exchanging data with hxxp://search.gag.cool/?q=[search_term]. Hitting enter after your input results in several browser redirects, which may lead you to a customized version of Google. Programs like the GagCool Chrome Extension are used to deliver tailor suited advertisements to infected users and use their keyboard input to facilitate behavioral marketing. It is not recommended to access banking portals and social media services without removing the GagCool Chrome Extension first. You can remove the GagCool Chrome Extension and restore your browser settings with the help of a trustworthy anti-malware tool safely.
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