|Type||Ad-supported web application|
|Short Description||The app promises to help users while shopping online.|
|Symptoms||It may display pop-up, banner, in-text, as well as other types of ads.|
|Distribution Method||In freeware packages (bundling), or visiting suspicious websites.|
|Detection tool||Download SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By BrowsrApVs|
BrowsrApVs is yet another browser extension that promises it will help you with your online shopping by saving you time and money. This program is compatible with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. Once installed, it will start showing numerous advertisements on literally every website you browser. This makes it more annoying than useful.
What is more, it is highly doubtful that this program will help you at all. You should also take into account that there are a number of security-related risks that are involved with having BrowsrApVs on your PC. The recommended thing to do is to get rid of this application as soon as possible.
What Does BrowsrApVs Do?
BrowsrApVs is identical to the applications Br0wsrAp, Browser App, OpenXBrowser, Feven, and a few others. If you are familiar with these, then you need not read any further and remove this application right away. And if you are not, we suggest that you keep reading the article.
Once BrowsrApVs has been installed it will start presenting pop-up, banner, in-text, as well as other types of ads. These ads will absolutely overwhelm any website that you try to browse, and it will make surfing the web normally impossible.
Where Did BrowsrApVs Come from?
This application has its own official website, but it is not available from there. It is very unlikely that users will manage to acquire it on their own. The program does have a way, however, of entering systems. What is more, it is able to do this without being noticed. This is achieved through bundling. This means that BrowsrApVs is attached to freeware installers. If users are not careful with these, they can install BrowsrApVs or some other unwanted application by accident. The freeware in question is usually distributed through third-party websites. There are a few things you can do in order to avoid bundled downloads:
- Avoid such sources.
- Pay attention to the information you are presented with in the install wizard.
- Select the Advanced/Custom installation option. This way you can prevent hidden programs from being installed.
What Is the Problem with BrowsrApVs?
We have established that this program can be really annoying. But this is not the biggest issues. The main reason why BrowsrApVs is considered to be unwanted is because it may show misleading ads. So you can be shown some ad that looks appealing, and may even be related to your recent browsing, but be taken to a website operated by cyber criminals. Then, you will start having real problems. A phishing scheme may be attempted, which means that the cyber criminals will try to trick you into sharing your sensitive information. Most likely, they will claim that you have won some prize, or they will want you to participate in some raffle.
There is also the possibility that infections will attack your computer. Then, your sensitive data is likely to be stolen, and your PC may be impeded from functioning properly.
How to Remove BrowsrApVs
A simple uninstallation will do the trick with getting rid of BrowsrApVs. Do the following:
1. Go to Control Panel and open the list of programs.
2. Find BrowsrApVs
3. Uninstall it
It is important to note that there may be more unwanted programs on your PC if BrowsrApVs has managed to sneak onto it unnoticed. It is also possible that you already have malware on it. To be sure that your computer is totally free of any intruders, you should acquire powerful security software. It will get rid of all potential and active threats automatically. At the same time, it will also ensure that no unwanted software manages to enter your PC again. This way, you can be certain that your information is safe at all times.
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