EmojiSearch

What is EmojiSearch?

EmojiSearch is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that appears to have been created to promote emojipedia.org. Once installed, this extension takes over the default search provider, and you can use the address bar to search emojis available on this website. There is no doubt that it takes as much time to connect to this website and type in the desired keywords into the search field provided as it takes for you to type “emoji” into the address bar, tap the Tab/Space key, and then enter the keyword. That is why our Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers do not believe that this extension is beneficial. Despite this, users install this strange PUP onto their browsers. At the time of research, we could only find a working installer for Google Chrome, but the extension should also be compatible with Mozilla Firefox. It is recommended that you delete EmojiSearch from both of these web browsers. You can learn more about the removal process and the potentially unwanted program by reading this report.testtest

How does EmojiSearch work?

Some users download EmojiSearch from install.emoji-search.com or the Chrome web store at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/emoji-search/gdhcnelhibibnfghkebddpacmmnmbain, but this PUP could also be spread via third-party installers that could be shown via pop-ups and advertisements. It is not hard to push the extension because it does not look dangerous, and some users are likely to be intrigued by the services it offers. On the other hand, you could also install it by accident when dealing with a bundled installer. Regardless of how you let this extension in, you need to research it thoroughly. Of course, it is best to do that before the installation. Besides looking at the reports created by malware experts – which is what you are doing now – it is also a good idea to check out the Privacy Policy. The one representing EmojiSearch informs about the collection of personal data, and that might be a good reason to reject this extension; or remove it if it is installed already. Researching software before installing it is always a good idea because that can help you avoid unreliable PUPs or even malware.

If you are not fazed by the fact that EmojiSearch can record information about you and your activity, you might decide to remove this potentially unwanted program when you learn that it can redirect your searches to Yahoo Search without your permission. This action is unauthorized, which is why it must be taken seriously. Of course, if Yahoo Search is your normal search provider, you are unlikely to notice it. Unfortunately, EmojiSearch can modify the results shown to include sponsored content. Can it be trusted? That is a million dollar question that is difficult to answer. Some links could be harmless, and others could be misleading. This is why we do not recommend interacting with any search results represented via feed.emoji-search.com. This is also the main reason we advise removing the PUP from your browser. As mentioned previously, you can get the same services by visiting emojipedia.org. The PUP is just a mediator that brings security problems, and so you need to get rid of it.

How to delete EmojiSearch

Do you know how to remove EmojiSearch from your operating system? That is very easy. All you have to do is delete the extension representing this potentially unwanted program. As you can see in the guide below, only a few simple steps are required for complete removal, and you might be familiar with them already. Of course, the situation might be more complicated if multiple PUPs exist. If you have acquired the extension bundled with unfamiliar software, or if unwanted programs were active even before that, you need to scan your operating system to identify threats. A scanner is integrated into anti-malware software, and if any threats are found, this software deletes them automatically. Needless to say, we strongly recommend installing it. If you decide that you want to erase threats yourself, make sure you research them to learn how to eliminate them most efficiently.

Removal Instructions

Google Chrome:

  1. Launch Chrome and tap keys Alt+F.
  2. Select More tools and then go to Extensions.
  3. Click the recycle bin next to the unwanted extension.
  4. Select Remove.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Launch Firefox and tap keys Alt+T.
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. Navigate to the Extensions menu.
  4. Click the Remove button next to the unwanted add-on. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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Remove these EmojiSearch Files:

manifest.json
64x64.png
16x16.png
computed_hashes.json
background.js
favicon.ico
sitecontent.js
128x128.png
verified_contents.json
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