A suspicious browser extension called Max Adblock has appeared in some browsers, users report. It is believed to be a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program). However, we have discovered some sources that claim that it may provide ads that redirect to suspicious sites. This software may appear on your browser as an after-effect of installing freeware downloaded from the web.
Max Adblock – What Does It Do?
Max Adblock is a browser add-on that has been reported to possibly make changes in the web browser settings, it has been installed on. There is no officially confirmed information as to how it can be added as an extension to a user PC. However, it is thought that it may be bundled with free software or freeware updates.
Some time ago, users also reported on forums that they saw this extension on their browser and after some time, noticed that when they opened a website, they were redirected to a web page that may display something similar to this:
It is believed that after you click on the ‘Ok’ button of the pop-up the web page may automatically start downloading .exe file with suspicious origins. Although this information hasn’t been confirmed, it is recommended to check your browser extension database for this program, since a lot of users have started noticing weird behavior after they reported unfamiliar extensions on their computer. Some users even claimed that when they uninstalled them from the browsers, the next time they started them, the extensions were still present in the browser.
Even though this information has not been officially confirmed, the reports are many, and it is advisable to be careful.
When it comes to PUPs and adware the primary symptoms that you should look for are:
- Weird redirects to pages that you did not request to visit.
- Pop-ups for advertisements that have texts on them (For example: ‘Brought to You From…’, ‘Provided by…’, etc.).
- Installation of new extensions, toolbars or add-ons.
According to specialists, the biggest risk may be the advertisements provided since they might lead to websites that may be scams that could trick the user into giving out his information or downloading other software.
Max Adblock – How To Remove?
If you see this extension and you do not remember to have installed it deliberately, you should act now. First, it is recommended to follow the steps that are provided for you below in order to remove Max Adblock software entirely. Secondly, you should seek specific software that will detect and protect you from any future threats.
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