BrowserAir is a suspicious web browser, regarded by security experts as an ad-supported PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program). It is Google Chrome based, and it claims to focus specifically on user privacy, lightweight, and speed. However, we have identified several symptoms that this browser may be of some risk to users’ data, such as third-party advertisements and information aggregation and sharing with such.
BrowserAir – What Exactly Does It Do?
This web browser cannot be downloaded from their website browserair.com. However, the most often way it can get onto users’ computers is by being in combination with other free software. Most users tend to download freeware setup programs from various freeware providing websites. Some of those sites may bundle this browser in one of your favourite programs. Such can be, DVD/CD recording software, free media players, streaming applications, file converters and others. When installing those, users tend to disregard the ‘Custom’ or ‘Advanced’ option in the step-by-step process, and this is PUPs like BrowserAir may situate themselves on computers.
As visible the software may aggregate information using various tools and may display advertisements to the user via several different strategies. Some of them may include ad-supported search results, leading to third party sites, which could collect personal information from users or infect their PCs. Programs, such as BrowserAir are usually created with the sole purpose of generating profits to their developers. This sometimes may be accomplished by using third party affiliates or participating in pay-per-click schemes.
The risk to the user is mainly connected with such third-parties, because, except the possibility of collecting information from the user’s computer without any consent, they may infect the PC with different malware:
Cybercrooks are developing new and more innovative means to obtain user information. Such schemes may even fool security experts with experience, not to mention what may happen to the average user. This is why advices are to stay ahead of the game by doing research on the latest threats and download a frequently updated and reputable anti-malware program that will ensure constant protection against any threats.
BrowserAir Removal Manual
In case you have this PUP installed on your computer, recommendations are to take measures to remove it immediately. To do this, follow the step by step guide below to uninstall the program. After this is done, some files of the program such as cookies that track different activities may remain on the computer. This is why, a good anti-malware solution should be downloaded and installed. By doing so, you, the user ensure yourself of the complete removal of BrowserAir related files and protection from future threats to your computer information.
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