I cannot find in my memory a situation when I was installing anything from Google except from Google Chrome (that is my main browser).
Recently I saw on my Mac an app titled Google Search.app.
(Above screenshot taken from Launchpad)
Tiny (87 KB) but in my case definitely unwanted. I see that the only thing it does when opened is open Chrome with a new tab which has
google.com for its url.
This makes no sense to me. Also this app is not stored in my home directory
/Users/slick/Applications/Chrome Apps. Rather, it is stored in
/Applications. Will definitely land into the Trash.
Question: How it was installed without my permission (if I'm a root on my own computer)? How should I stop this in future?