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gamingZone Search

Posted: June 19, 2018

The gamingZone Search is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP), which is installed as a browser extension for Google Chrome. As the name of the add-on indicates, it is meant to provide users with access to online games and other entertaining content that will keep the users engaged while they are browsing the Web. However, what the description of the gamingZone Search might not announce immediately is that the installation of this extension can't be completed unless you permit it to tamper with the Google Chrome's search settings. While the changes that the gamingZone Search wants to bring are not harmful, they might have a gloomy impact on your Web browsing experience since their purpose is to force you to use a 3rd-party website that might not be reliable and functional.

The search settings that the gamingZone Search introduces are meant to execute all search queries through Games.eanswers.com, a reliable search engine which, however, might not be as good as Yahoo, Bing, Google, DuckDuckGo, or other reputable search aggregators.

Since the gamingZone Search is categorized as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) and it does not introduce any irreplaceable features, you should consider removing it and restoring your browser's settings. To get rid of all of the gamingZone Search's files, you should either use a reputable PC security tool or the Chrome's add-on manager.