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Mustang Browser Description and Removal Manual

NameMustang Browser
TypeRogue Chromium Browser, PUP
Short DescriptionMustang Browser can be regarded as a potentially unwanted program.
SymptomsPc slowdowns. Difficult to uninstall.The user may encounter different types of advertisements.
Distribution MethodIn freeware packages (bundling), or executing fake updates, clicking on random pop-up windows.
Detection toolDownload SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By Mustang Browser

mustangBeware in case you have downloaded a browser going by the name Mustang. It is a dangerous ad-supported application that employs different advertisements and causes various online redirects to third parties. This PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) conceals many risks from the user. They vary from obtaining information to causing redirects to malicious sites experts say. Also, some advanced anti-malware tools have identified this as a PUP, which means that its uninstall is advisable. More to it than that, its developers Rafotech’s(Or Rafo technology) website is unreachable. The browser’s site does not have a Privacy Policy to specify what information it may collect from the user if any at all.

Mustang Browser – Why Do I Have It?

There are several ways this browser may be installed. One of them may be a redirect to their download page which automatically downloads it to the system after a single click on a suspicious executable file. This may happen if a user clicks on a redirect advertisement that leads to it. Another mean of distribution of this unwanted code on your machine may be a method, called bundling. This is the combination of various programs in the same installer. It may or may not be included in the installation steps. Most third-party software providers include other unwanted programs in their setups with profit-generating purposes.

More About Mustang Browser

Like many other PUPs, once installed on your computer Mustang browser may slow down your machine. It was apparently noticed that after the first system restart, the CPU of the affected machine was up to its full capacity, whereas before that with Chrome it was regular. This is how it looked like before and after the removal of Mustang Browser with Google Chrome running in the background.

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Another interesting fact was that when we attempted to uninstall Mustang Browser it was difficult because there was a pop-up claiming that we lack the sufficient permissions to uninstall it. When we gave up on manual install and used advanced malware protection to scan the computer, we have established that it identified it as a potential threat to the machine and removed all the files associated with this browser.

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More to it than that Chromium based browser such as Mustang browser may employ various advertisements from dangerous third-parties that may lead unexpectedly to malicious sites that may infect the PC with serious malware. Another problem with this browser is the fact that it may aggregate user entered information. This is why experts advise its containment and removal afterward.

Removal Of Mustang Browser

In case you have this browser on your computer and experience issues because of it, it is highly recommended to act swiftly. To complete this, refer to the removal manual below. Bear in mind that we have found some objects that may or may not have been associated with this browser:
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Security investigators believe that that such registry entries were preventing from uninstalling the program from Control Panel earlier. There is also a possibility that they may be a portion of a group of files that may leak user information to the servers of the developers. Either way, situations such as this call for only one solution – the installation of a powerful anti-malware program which will ultimately eradicate all objects associated with Mustang Browser on your computer. It will also detect anything out of the ordinary and protect you from future threats.

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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

1. Remove/Uninstall Mustang Browser
2. Remove Mustang Browser automatically with Spy Hunter Malware - Removal Tool.

Berta Bilbao

Berta is the Editor-in-Chief of SensorsTechForum. She is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space.

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