Search Privately

Search Privately

Removing your search history automatically or manually with so much ease and control.

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What is Search Privately?
Search Privately is a Chrome extension designed for anyone wanting to enhance their internet browsing privacy on Yahoo. This smart tool offers automatic or manual removal of search terms from your history. The extension provides control and ease, allowing you to review and choose keywords to remove manually, or enabling auto-clean for automatic removal. Having to manually clear your search history is a thing of the past with Search Privately.
Users: 20,000+
Rating: 2.00 (7)
Version: 3.0.1 (Last updated: 2022-05-19)
Creation date: 2020-12-19
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
Overrides search engine: Yes
  • contextMenus
  • storage
  • declarativeNetRequest
Host permissions:
  • <all_urls>
Size: 69.86K
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Are you tired of cleaning the keywords you looked up on your browser and are you concerned about your internet browsing privacy? Our smart tool and browser extension helps you keep your browsing privately by offering automatic or manual removal of keywords from your history when you use Yahoo.

Click on the extension’s browser icon and open the user interface. We need to access your search history by an affirmative opt-in first before we are able to provide the functionality.

Once the auto-clean mode is switched ON, our tool will automatically remove all the terms you browsed. When it’s switched OFF, you can manually do the job by reviewing the list of items you browsed and remove whichever item you want to.

Please note that the extension can only display the keywords you looked for after you have installed it. If you installed this extension to your browser, granted the access, but don’t see any keywords in the list on the UI, please don’t worry, the extension is working fine!

This extension can only remove your browsed keywords from Yahoo. If you are using a different search engine, the extension won’t be able to function.

Permissions used and reasons:

  1. Access to “contextMenus”. We require this permission to add items to the drop-down menu of the extension’s icon in order to provide a better user experience.
  2. Access to “declarativeNetRequest”. This permission allows us to redirect your default search engine to Yahoo in order to provide the functionality of this extension.
  3. Access to "<all_urls>". we require this permission to check the default search engine of the user.
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User reviews
it changes your search engine to yahoo! also i didn't add this it added itself so i almost went crazy trying to figure out why my search engine was not google. (was so frustrated started crying lol)
by Lukia Lukia, 2021-10-17

The extension might be perfectly useful, but I (like others) didn't install it. It creeps me out to now know that a foreign, uninvited extension can just be installed without my knowledge or consent?
by Tom Wade Tom Wade, 2021-07-25

First, I did not add this extension. Not sure how it came to be on my Chromebook. Second, I found it in my extension list because I noticed that my Chromebook wasn't using Google as a search engine even though Google was set to default on both my device and my browser. I went and looked through my extensions and saw this one. I disabled it and could search Google be default again. Reported it for abuse and am now deleting it.
by Morgan Young Morgan Young, 2021-03-18
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Risk impact

Search Privately may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

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