HyperBrows is classified as an ad-supported browser extension. Such applications are also known as adware and generate the display of advertisements. Research indicates that HyperBrows is most probably compatible with popular browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Explorer, and even Safari. Ad-supported software is generally known to employ tracking/ session/ third-party cookies to the browser so that interested sites get hold of personally identifiable information (PII). Due to the privacy issue they may cause, ad-supported extensions may need to be removed completely.
PII consists of:
- Browsing habits – histories, search entries.
- Website credentials – login details.
- IP addresses – physical locations.
HyperBrows Description and Risk Evaluation
Adware is not malicious by character but it is associated with several issues. Apart from the addition of tracking cookies, HyperBrows may serve numerous unwanted advertisements and sponsored search results. The ads generated by HyperBros may be in the form of:
- In-text ads.
- Pop-up/ pop-under window.
Some users have also reported that random page texts on the websites they visit are turned into hyperlinks. Clicking any of the content brought by HyperBrows may redirect users to threatening pages loaded with Trojans and spyware. If we need to be more specific, adware also may have a spyware component – the tracking cookies we already discussed.
HyperBrows Distribution Method
HyperBrows may have been included in the package of a free product downloaded from the Internet. The method is dubbed bundling and may be avoided by opting for the advanced option prior to installing the app. HyperBrows may also be available on legitimate freeware websites. Even if the application’s description seems appealing to the user, he should reconsider downloading it due to its ad-supported characteristics.
HyperBrows Removal Options
Adware applications may be removed manually by expert users. If this is the case, just follow the steps provided below the article. Another removal option is the installation of a valid AV tool to scan the system and delete all threats. Once installed, such a tool will shield the PC for a certain period. After the time is expired, the user may want to update the software to stay protected.
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
For future reference, always choose the advanced installer option to avoid unwanted and suspicious downloads.