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GamesFriendly Search

Posted: January 8, 2018

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 8/10
Infected PCs: 80
First Seen: May 8, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

The GamesFriendly Search Extension is offered by Friendlyappz.com, and it promises to give its users the ability to choose from a rich library of free-to-play online games that can be played through the user's Web browser directly. While this may sound like a cool offer, we'd like you to know that the GamesFriendly Search Extension does not host any of the games it promotes and, instead, it simply refers its users to 3rd-party services and pages that specialize in hosting and popularizing online games of this sort. This means that all of this entertaining content also can be accessed by simply visiting an online gaming portal, therefore making the GamesFriendly Search Extension obsolete.

Even if you don't consider the GamesFriendly Search Extension to be obsolete, you might want to consider its removal when you find out that the only way to install it is by permitting it to modify your Web browser's default search settings. The GamesFriendly Search Extension only applies one small change, but it might be enough to provide you with varying search results in the future so that it goes without saying that you'll be better off eliminating GamesFriendly Search Extension from your PC.

The search address that this add-on promotes is Play.eanswers.com. While this search engine is reliable, it might not prove to be as reliable as Google, Bing, Yahoo, or other reputable search aggregators. The removal of GamesFriendly Search Extension from your Web browser can be carried out manually, but you also could take care of it by using PC security software, which supports the removal of Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs).