Have you recently noticed a browser extension Furniture Guru on your browser? If so, then you might want to remove it because, apparently, it is a mostly useless application that many cyber security experts deemed as a potentially unwanted program (PUP.) Its creators present it as a useful extension that, allegedly, is dedicated to helping you purchase furniture. However, all it does is redirect to its affiliated websites that may or may not feature furniture. This program’s creators make money off promoting such websites, and the occasionally appearing ads can be annoying and intrusive. We are not suggesting that this program is malicious because it is not, but it is rather useless and can exhibit adware-like behavior. To find out more about it, please read the information provided below.
Before we go into the details regarding this program’s functionality, we think it is important to discuss how it can end up on your PC. Apparently, this particular application is compatible with Mozilla Firefox only. However, you cannot find it on Firefox’s add-on store. We have received information that that its developers have made arrangements to have it bundled with third-party software installers. Therefore, it is distributed as an additional application, and you can install it optionally while installing the main application. However, this may not always be the case. Some installers may not disclose the presence of Furniture Guru on the bundle and install it secretly. Therefore, you may have to select advanced or custom installation settings and uncheck this program’s respective checkbox. Nevertheless, some installers may not allow you even that and install this add-on on your browser whether you like it or not. Whether or not you got this program accidentally, you should consider uninstalling it because it is not what its developers claim it to be. The following paragraph deals with how this browser add-on works.
Officially, Furniture Guru was designed to assist its user in purchasing furniture, but it leaves much to be desired. Its assistance is limited to showing you promotions to furniture-related and possibly unrelated websites. It does not offer any discounts or present you with great limited time deals. Testing has shown that this program can redirect you to websites such as Homeshop18.com, Paytm.com, Jabong.com, and Amazon.in, among others. The reality is that this program is only capable or redirecting you to its affiliated websites and offers you no added value. Its creators, however, benefit from this program as it makes them money.
It is also worth mentioning that this program may collect some anonymous information about you automatically. We think that it may obtain information such as your IP address, Internet Service Provider (ISP) name, approximate geographical location, browser type, operating system type and possibly some other information. The collection of this kind of anonymous information is legal and mainly used for improving the ad campaign. This application may redirect you to region-specific websites that may somewhat benefit you, but the main goal, we think, is to generate more ad revenue.
In closing, Furniture Guru is a non-malicious browser extension whose job is to redirect you to promoted furniture-related websites in order to generate advertising revenue. Apart from redirecting you to its affiliated sites, this application has nothing to offer to you. Also, it can end up on your PC without your knowledge as it can be installed automatically by a shady software bundle. Therefore, if you did not want it on your browser, then you may want to remove. We have included a guide on how to uninstall it from your browser below.