TheGameSearcher is an extension compatible with Google Chrome, which promises to provide its users with access to a rich Variety of online games that can be played without downloading anything. The peculiar thing is that TheGameSearcher’s official website also mentions Minecraft as being one of these games, but it is impossible to play this game via your Web browser currently, and this is likely to be a gimmicky trick whose purpose is to convince more users to install this add-on.
The truth about TheGameSearcher is that it may not be as helpful as its official website might say. The games and services it provides are not hosted on TheGameSearcher’s servers and, instead, all it does is to refer users to 3rd-party websites, which are well-known for hosting a variety of online games. The hidden motivation of TheGameSearcher’s publisher to promote this product is that it is programmed to replace the Chrome’s search aggregator with Feed.thegamesearcher.com. While this change is not harmful, it does bring a lot of traffic to this website and might lead users to a search results page, which promotes affiliated links and ads. The search results are provided by Yahoo, but this does not change the fact that you should avoid using browser add-ons that force you to use an alternative search engine or new tab page.
TheGameSearcher is not unsafe, but the majority of anti-virus product vendors have labeled it a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP). If you are not bothered by TheGameSearcher’s questionable helpfulness and the annoying changes it brings, then you are welcome to keep on using it. However, if you are on the opposite opinion, then you should consider taking steps to eliminate TheGameSearcher either manually or with the assistance of a credible PC security utility.