Raven Point Attachment looks like a browser extension, but it is often placed in the browser hijacker category because of its behavior. The problem is that users seldom understand how dangerous such applications can be, and they end up installing them on their computers willingly (albeit unwittingly).
If you happen to have Raven Point Attachment on your browser, then you have opened the right page. In this description, we will tell you how to remove this program from your computer. We will also leave you with a few tips on how to avoid similar apps in the future.
First, let us consider all the potential installation vectors. Since Raven Point Attachment is a Chrome extension, it should be available at the Chrome Web Store. However, we have not found a page for this application on the store. Also, we did not find any official website that would be part of the program’s distribution network. Therefore, it is very likely that users download and install Raven Point Attachment on their computers when they download freeware from file-sharing sites. We have mentioned this countless of times before: It is essential that you check every step in the freeware installation wizard one by one.
And here comes the first tip: being careful about the programs you download and install will decrease the chances of a potential malware infection. Third-party installation wizard often informs users about the additional programs and features that are about to be added to their systems, and if users skip them without giving it a single glance, it is no surprise that programs like Raven Point Attachment end up being added to their browsers.
Normally, such applications are supposed to have one particular function that is there to improve your overall online experience. However, the side effects of such programs are a lot more important than the “official” functions. With the Raven Point Attachment extension on your browser, your default search engine will be changed without your permission. And the program will continue you to redirect you through a number of supposed search providers. All of these redirections will be carried out in order to track your online activity, and you generate your online profile.
You will see that at first, you search session will be redirected to clever-find.com, then the program will redirect you the second time to blpsearchl.com, and eventually, you will land on Yahoo.com. This might seem that Raven Point Attachment has something to do with Yahoo! Search, but that is way far from the truth. The application only collects data on your web browsing habits to display commercial offers and advertisements the next time you access the web.
Needless to say, such behavior is more annoying than malicious, but you should not take any chances. Some of the advertisements might as well be embedded with corrupted links that lead you to malicious websites. In other words, it is possible to get infected with malware via browser hijackers, although that is not their main objective. Thus, to avoid this malicious infection, you need to remove Raven Point Attachment today.
When you have taken care of the browser hijacker, scan your computer with a security tool of your choice to be absolutely sure that there are not more potential threats on-board.