OpenXBrowser, also dubbed Open X Browser, is a potentially unwanted program with adware functionalities. Once running, OpenXBrowser may gather personally identifiable information and compromise the user’s online safety. The PUP may also be responsible for the display of sponsored results and various advertisements (pop-ups, banners, in-text ads). To protect their machines, users are advised to remove OpenXBrowser and to restore their browsers’ settings.
OpenXBrowser Distribution Method
OpenXBrowser is often packed with other free applications such as various browser extensions and add-ons available for download on the Web. The method is called bundled downloading and is usually used to promote third-party applications and content. However, it may be avoided if the user reads the EULA (End License User Agreement) and opts out of automatic installation.
OpenXBrowser General Description
The ad-supported application may seem user-friendly but as a matter of fact it only increases the chance of malware contamination. Users should be careful not to click any content supported by OpenXBrowser. They may end up being redirected to an attackers’ page where Trojans and viruses are usually distributed. Unwanted advertisements and accordingly, ad-supported apps, are a big concern for users worldwide, due to several reasons. OpenXBrowser may be responsible for:
- The addition of tracking cookies and the collection of private data.
- Injecting unwanted ads and turning random page texts into hyperlinks.
- Slowing down the Internet speed and causing browser crashes.
Even though OpenXBrowser is not described as a malware threat or a virus, its removal is advisory due to the potential PC problems it may bring. Furthermore, adware is commonly associated with privacy issues.
Users generally have two removal options – manual or automatic. No matter what the decision is, the steps provided below should be of great help.
Keep in mind that the browser’s settings also need to be restored to rehabilitate the system entirely.
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