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custom search bar

custom search bar is a Chrome extension by SimpleApps. It had 40,000+ weekly active users and an average rating of 1.04 before it was removed from Chrome Web Store 9 days ago. custom search bar is similar to Don't add custom search engines and Brave Search. The last published version was 1.0.2, updated 3 months ago.

This extension was removed from Chrome Web Store on 2022-09-21
Users: 40,000+
Rating: 1.04 (193)
Version: 1.0.2 (Last updated: 2022-06-28)
Featured: No
Size: 10.08K
Email: Click to see
Custom Search Bar changes your default search engine to we keep your privacy with simplicity.
Risk impact

custom search bar requires very minimum permissions and is relatively safe to use.

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

custom search bar may not be trust-worthy. Avoid installing if possible unless you really trust this publisher.

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User reviews
by GXY_Naran GXY_Naran, 2022-09-20

SUCKED BALLS VIRUS GOOGLE DELETE EVERY LAST TRACE OF IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by william peck william peck, 2022-09-18

hello i need help how can i delete custom search bar please help my google is not working
by Simon 100 Simon 100, 2022-09-17
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Here are some Chrome extensions that are similar to custom search bar:

Don't add custom search engines Don't add custom search engines
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Rating: 79
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Microsoft Bing InPrivate Microsoft Bing InPrivate
User count: 6,000+
Rating: 3
Microsoft Bing InPrivate — private and anonymous search in Chrome.

The manifest file declares the requirements and permissions that a Chrome extension will have access to. By reviewing the manifest, you may be able to determine if a Chrome extension is over-reaching (for example, if an extension is overriding your new tab page, or search provider, or requesting access to your web activities without any good reason).

  "background": {
    "service_worker": "bg.js"
  "action": {
    "default_icon": "logo.png"
  "chrome_settings_overrides": {
    "search_provider": {
      "name": "the web",