A new web browser extension, called AudioVisualizer has been reported to hijack the web browsers of the affected users. The browser extension begins by displaying ad-supported search results on Google, Bing and other search engines and shows browser redirects to Yahoo. In addition to displaying advertisements, the suspicious software may also collect different data to target the user with advertisements oriented towards his/her interests. Furthermore, since some of the websites to which AudioVisualizer may introduce risks to computers, it’s removal is highly advisable. If you have the AudioVisualizer extension installed on your computer, recommendations are to read the following article to learn more about it and how to remove it fully from your computer.
|Short Description||Aims to modify the settings on your web browser in order to get it to cause browser redirects and display different advertisements.|
|Symptoms||Your web browser begins to display various types of online advertisements, which results in slowing down of your PC.|
|Distribution Method||Bundled downloads. Web pages which may advertise it.|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by AudioVisualizer |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss AudioVisualizer.|
AudioVisualizer – How Did I Get It
The main method via which this unwanted Google Chrome browser extension is spread is via a suspicious web page, which locks your web browser and the only way to get out of the locked page seems to be accepting AudioVisualizer as a browser extension on your web browser.
In addition to this, the AudioVisualizer may also be added via another method on your web browser and this is as a result of having a potentially unwanted program, like a browser hijacker, previously installed on your PC. Such hijackers usually display various different types of advertisements to suspicious web pages, among which could be the AudioVisualizer install web page.
AudioVisualizer – More Information
As soon as AudioVisualizer is installed on GoogleChrome, the app does little to hide, so you can detect it manually in the Extensions segment of the web browser:
The browser extension may perform different modifications on the web browser it’s installed on. Most of what the extension does is to begin to display different types of ad-supported search results. The ads displayed by AudioVisualizer may be of different types, such as:
- Banners on the websites you have visited.
- Different types ad-supported search results and redirects to Yahoo.com searches.
- Highlighted text ads.
In addition to this AudioVisualizer may employ different types of tracking technologies, such as:
- Session cookies.
- Flash Cookies.
- Tracker Identifications.
In addition to this, AudioVisualizer is the type of software which may lead you to third-party websites of unwanted character, such as:
- Tech support scam sites.
- Malware, such as ransomware.
- Other unwanted pop-ups and hoax antivirus software.
This is the main reason to consider removing the potentially unwanted AudioVisualizer extension from your web browser.
Remove AudioVisualizer Completely from Your PC
In order to remove this browser extension, we advise you to follow the removal instructions underneath this article. They are created in order to help you isolate and delete this software either manually or automatically. Since manual removal takes some knowledge and experience so that the settings changed by AudioVisualizer are reversed and it is completely removed, experts always advise using an advanced anti-malware software to automatically delete this and other unwanted programs or malware to completely secure your system, in the event it has already been compromised. More so, installing such program will also ensure that your computer is protected against any future infections as well.