Do you know what Nyoogle Search is?
Nyoogle Search is browser extension that can make you believe that nothing has changed on your computer; yet, this search page may start showing questionable third-party advertisements and possibly modified search results. Our researchers say that this extension only works in Google Chrome but it has already been blocked and removed from the Chrome web store for obvious reasons. We have classified this extension as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) because it does not seem to harm or endanger your system directly. But, this does not mean that its presence on your computer cannot mean multiple system security threats as, in fact, there could be more serious malware infections on board, too, which could have slithered onto your PC along with this PUP. All in all, we believe that it is best to remove Nyoogle Search from your browser to keep it safe from potential risks.
This questionable browser extension used to have an official site, nyoogle.info, apart from the Chrome web store page; however, both are down currently. This also means that there is no way for this PUP to appear on your computer through official channels. Of course, schemers do not start panicking just because their official channels failed to deliver. They can always use alternative routes to your computer. This is how this PUP may end up being promoted via freeware bundles and third-party pop-up ads.
If you use suspicious P2P websites (torrent and freeware) to download free materials like movies and software, it is likely that you will end up with a bundle on your system. Such a software package can carry several threats, though, including PUPs like this one as well as malware infections (e.g., adware programs, browser hijackers, fake alerts, Trojans, and so on). This is why it is essential that if you land on an unfamiliar file-sharing website after a web search, you rather close the tab and find a reputable website to download programs from. It is also possible that you click on an unsafe third-party advertisement and this is how you drop this PUP or a whole bundle of threats for that matter. Please note that if your computer is infected with at least one adware program or a browser hijackers, it is quite possible that your web surfing becomes a ticking time bomb because you could be exposed to corrupt third-party ads this way, too. No wonder why we advise you to run a full-system malware scan after you delete Nyoogle Search from your browser.
This tool is supposed to offer your a custom logo for your Google search engine, which does not seem to make too much sense anyway. Unfortunately, this PUP can collect information about you that can be used and misused to send customized ads to your screen. If cyber crooks find a way to exploit this extension, they can easily display corrupt ads and compromised links to lure you to their malicious websites. It is also possible that this questionable search page shows you manipulated search results, which could include unreliable third-party ads and sponsored links. This PUP is all about promoting affiliates to drive web traffic to their sites to generate income for its authors. So, be careful where you click when you have such a PUP in your browser because you could infect your computer with more serious threats or become a victim of an online fraud by landing on a fake website run by cyber crooks. This is why we suggest that you remove Nyoogle Search as soon as possible.
Finally, here we are with the solution. You can follow our guide below to manually take care of this PUP, which is as simple as removing this useless browser extension from your Google Chrome browser. However, you need to keep in mind that there may be much worse threats lurking on your computer. If you do not act now, you could be risking your virtual security every time you go online. This is why we suggest that you install a trustworthy malware removal application like SpyHunter and let this powerful security tool do its job automatically to protect your PC from present and future threats as well. Do not forget to keep all your programs updated for best results in defending your computer against possible cyber attacks.
Remove Nyoogle Search from your browser
- Tap Alt+F and select More tools.
- Select Extensions.
- Locate the extension in the list and click on the Trash icon on its right.
- Press Remove in the confirmation window.
In non-techie terms:
Nyoogle Search is a Google Chrome extension that is no longer available for download officially; and, there is a reason for that. Our researchers say that this potentially unwanted program is an unreliable search page offering you a custom Google logo for the Google search engine. However, our tests and research show that this PUP may expose you to potentially harmful third-party content like advertisements and links. It may also collect information about you and use it to send tailored promotions to your screen. Since it can enter your computer with malware infections like browser hijackers, adware programs, and Trojans, it is essential that after you remove Nyoogle Search, you eliminate all other threats, too. If you cannot do this manually and protect your PC in the future, we suggest that you start employing a reliable anti-malware program.