A new adware has been listed, called Browser Bodyguard that is a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program). Browser Bodyguard is mainly a tool that claims to be capable of improving a user’s web browsing experience by supposedly simplifying some processes and making it safer. Its developers say that it alarms the users whenever they open a malicious site. However, this is believed to be a false advertising with the purpose of most likely reaching wider audiences and possibly collect user information.
How Does Browser Bodyguard Work?
The adware is believed to install itself mainly on Windows compatible web browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. After installation, it might begin to drop extensions on every one of them and may begin displaying a lot of various adverts. The commercials usually appear with `Ads by Browser Bodyguard` text around them and most of them may appear in annoying manner, such as:
- Popping up on the screen a.k.a. pop-up and pop-under windows.
- Banners that sometimes might be located next to clickable buttons of the website you are viewing or in some cases even in their place.
There are reports that this adware may be using tracking cookies to collect information regarding browsing habits with commercial purposes, mainly to advertise similar content to the one you are browsing. It is highly advisable that those commercial ads should not be trusted since the origin of some of them may not be safe.
Like any other adware, Browser Bodyguard may be able to situate itself in your system by freeware programs offered over the Web along with other free software packages downloaded by sites, similar to soft32.com, cnet.com, download.com, softonic.com and others that offer free downloads from their servers via their own installers. Fast clickers, beware.
How to Protect Yourself
It is advisable to create safe internet habits such as keeping up to date with the latest in malware. It is also important to research the subject well if you are interested in staying safe since there are special programs that detect fraudulent attempts.
Be careful of any adware programs that might display various pop-ups and adverts. In some cases, they may take you to online locations where potential attackers might be waiting to infect your computer with different malware.
A step-by-step guide is provided below the article.
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