Incognito Searches

What is Incognito Searches?

Incognito Searches is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) available for Google Chrome users. It is advertised as an application that does not track the user while he searches for content he is interested in on the Internet. Nevertheless, our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com think the add-on not only fails to deliver what it promises but also is completely unnecessary. Google Chrome users can browse via the browser’s incognito window that does not save user’s browsing history, cookies, site data, or information entered on forums. It means you do not have to download any additional tools if you do not want to be tracked. If you wish to learn more of what we have discovered while researching Incognito Searches, we invite you to have a look at the rest of the article. However, if you came here just to learn how to delete this annoying PUP, we would recommend sliding below the text where you can see our prepared removal steps.testtesttest

How does Incognito Searches work?

Right after its installation, Incognito Searches is supposed to replace user’s default search engine. As a result, all searches might go through feed.incognitosearches.com. What could appear to be rather strange is that despite it the results could be displayed not via feed.incognitosearches.com, but search.yahoo.com. Yet, our researchers warn users to watch out for the provided results since the PUP might still be able to alter results.

Moreover, even though the extension is said to be “fast and private” you should know it could be not as innocent as it might sound. During our research, we carefully reviewed the add-on’s Privacy Policy document. What we discovered is Incognito Searches might collect some of the user’s data after all. To be more precise it may record “type of browser, the type of the user's device and technical information pertaining to the user's device, language preferences, time stamps, clicks and visited pages, search logs, the operating system, utilized internet service provider" and some other data like your IP Address. As you can see it might collect quite a lot for an application that tries to look like a tool, which does not track its users. More than this, the Privacy Policy document claims the PUP could share the recorded information with the third party, for example, retailers, media networks, feed providers, etc. Under such circumstances, we advise you to get rid of this questionable program and use the browser’s incognito window instead.

How to delete Incognito Searches?

Luckily, erasing Incognito Searches is not a difficult task since it might be removed from the Google Chrome’s extensions menu. In case, you not entirely sure how to access the mentioned menu, you could follow the steps provided below as they will explain the process in detail. Also, the PUP can be eliminated with a legitimate antimalware tool of your choice. Therefore, if you wish to clean the system throughout it might be easier just to pick a tool you believe to be trustworthy, set it to scan the computer and then get rid of all detections at the same time by pressing the provided deletion button.

Erase Incognito Searches

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. Press ALT+F to access Settings.
  3. Choose More tools and select Extensions.
  4. Look for Incognito Searches.
  5. Click the recycle bin button next to the unwanted add-on.
  6. Click Remove and close the browser. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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Remove these Incognito Searches Files:

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