|Type||Ad-supported program, free application|
|Short Description||Chromatic Browser promises to enhance browsing experience and improve it in several ways.|
|Symptoms||PC Slowdowns, advertisements, redirects|
|Distribution Method||Via freeware packages (bundling)|
|Detection tool||Download SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By Chromatic Browser|
In case you have installed a browser, called Chromatic Browser that promises access with no limit to different videos, content without censorships and fantastic deals, you may have installed yourself an ad-supported PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program). Such Software may come bundled with other freeware programs as a part of affiliate marketing campaigns and pay-per-download schemes. Side effects may include PC slowdowns, automatically running on PC start up, modification of various PC settings and others.
How Did I Get Chromatic Browser?
The browser cannot be downloaded from their official site that leaves very few options for distribution. One of them, most often employed by PUPs is a the bundling method – the combination of different programs in one installation package, which is included in its EULA, but sometimes concealed as an installation step. This is mostly employed by torrent sites by independent uploaders or via more expensive ways – third party sites that support free software. It has also been seen by some users in peer to peer programs and direct connection network software.
Chromatic Browser – What Does It Do?
When researched, the browser promises many features, some of which security but in reality, it may cause PC slowdowns by running twice as many processes in the background. These processes most likely may be connected with several extensions embedded in the browser that may have different purposes. Also, when examined, it became apparent that the company may share information with certain third parties for some improvement of their services. From experience, it is widely believed that such programs are ad supported, and one clear sign is the incredible deals feature on the homepage of Chromatic.
More so, the Chromatic’s developer team admit that third party sites collect different user information. However it does not specify whether these third parties are separate from the ‘certain’ third parties, they claim they share information with.
Also, Chromatic may employ redirects or ad-supported search results using a custom search engine. Those may lead to unknown locations with may conceal certain dangers to users:
- Online scams.
- Infection with malware.
- Install of more PUPs, Rogue Antiviruses or other worms and viruses.
- Insertion of malicious code directly onto the PC. (For example exploit-based .exe file, giving Read and Write permissions)
Online crimes have shown a rapid increase the past few years, and it is important for the user to understand this and keep up with it accordingly. This is why it is recommended to be informed of the latest threats and methods of infection. The best protection against online threats remains to be user behavior after all. It should be safety oriented and in some sophisticated cases – always unpredictable.
How To Remove Chromatic Browser?
In case you have decided to get rid of this browser, you should be fast in your actions. Experts advise following the step-by-step tutorial below to remove manually this browser. Remember, to first stop it from the Task Manager, since you cannot uninstall it if it’s running in the background. After uninstall, be advised that you should download two programs in order to significantly improve PC security:
- Advanced anti-malware program.
- Registry cleaning tool.
By downloading the above mentioned, you make sure you detect anything out of the ordinary in the piles of files and objects on your machine. Also, you ensure a stable, malware-free working environment.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter