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Gatmog Search Extension

Posted: January 8, 2018

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 79
First Seen: May 8, 2023
Last Seen: May 13, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

The Gatmog Search Extension is a dubious browser add-on, which users might encounter in various advertisements and online promotions. These ads may often claim that Gatmog is ready to provide its users with access to a neat set of search tools that are able to provide the most accurate search results, therefore enhancing the user's online experience. However, these statements are exaggerated, and we assure you that add-ons like Gatmog are unable to offer you a better search service than popular websites like Google, Yahoo, Bing and other renowned pages.

When the Gatmog Search Extension is installed, it will set the user's default new tab page to Gatmog.com automatically, and this is the only visible change that this add-on brings. While it is undoubtedly good news that Gatmog does not attempt to carry out any dubious or potentially harmful operations, we would like to remind our readers that for their safety's sake, they should stick to using reputable Web pages instead of shady websites like Gatmog.com.

The search results which Gatmog.com brings seem to be reliable, but it is noticeable that they are meant to serve more than English speakers. The first page includes several English results, followed by a large number of websites in foreign languages. If you are not a fan of alternative search engines like Gatmog.com, then we advise you not to install the Gatmog extension in the first place. If the deed has already been done, then the advice is to remove Gatmog by navigating to the Google Chrome's Extension Manager and perform a manual uninstall from there.