BrowseFox is a computer application promoted as a helpful price comparison tool aimed at improving the online shopping experience of the user. BrowseFox has been classified as adware and PUP (potentially unwanted program) because the third party pop-ups, banners, deals and coupons it displays hide a potential security risk if clicked on.
BrowseFox – Distribution Technique
BrowseFox plug-in can be downloaded from its official page, but it can also be delivered via bundled downloads of programs and applications you have downloaded online. Unwanted installations are easy to avoid – just select the Custom settings where you can see what additional software is being installed along with the desired one and just un-tick the programs you do not want to be installed on your PC.
BrowseFox – Details and Symptoms
According to the official BrowseFox product page, the plugin comes with various tools designed to help the user organize the information he encounters online. Every time the user views an online shopping site, he is presented with numerous commercial ads that BrowseFox has generated according to his preferences.
This feature may sound appealing to many users, but it should be noted that some of the displayed links may direct the user to potentially corrupted web pages and expose his machine to security risks.
For BrowseFox to be able to display relevant deals and offers, the plug-in tracks information, such as:
- IP address
- Visited URLs
- Search queries
- Browsing history
This information is needed so the user can be presented with advertisements related to his interests and preferences.
Should You Remove BrowseFox From Your PC?
The users who have willingly downloaded the plug-in and have been satisfied with the service it provides, shall not do anything more. The ones who find the numerous deals and coupons annoying and have no idea how BrowseFox ended up on their machines are advised to remove the application either manually or with the assistance of a legit anti-malware tool. Follow the steps below to delete BrowseFox permanently from your computer.
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