Tables is a suspicious browser extension that might be encountered by Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox users. According to our researchers, installing it could be dangerous as the application might connect to particular adware servers to show users unreliable advertising content while they are surfing the Internet. The worst part is that the ads may not only disturb your browsing but also redirect you to doubtful third-party web pages. Apparently, some of them could endanger the system or the user’s privacy. These are the reasons why the add-on was classified as adware, and if you do not want to keep such a doubtful application on your computer, we urge you to get rid of it before anything goes wrong. The instructions placed below can show you how to remove the threat through the browser’s extensions manager, so feel free to follow these steps if any assistance is needed.
Tables does not seem to be available on the Chrome Web Store or Mozilla Add-ons web pages. In fact, it does not even have an official site that could provide a little more information about the software, like who developed it. This makes the application look even less trustworthy. Moreover, it raises a question where does the extension come from? Our specialists say it might be distributed through various P2P file-sharing web pages or other untrustworthy sources. There the add-on could be offered alone, or it may come bundled with similarly doubtful applications, e.g. browser hijackers, potentially unwanted programs, and so on. Less attentive users could install it unknowingly if they pay no attention to additionally suggested software on the setup wizard. If it happened to you too, we advise you to be more cautious in the future as you may yet encounter even more dangerous programs in the future.
During the research, our specialists noticed the extension's ability to connect to an adware server (available through the link go.oclasrv.com/afu.php?zoneid=). After making such a connection, Tables might inject various third-party advertisements while you are surfing the Internet. You should have no trouble in recognizing the adware’s ads as they might come from unknown sites. Not to mention that their promoted content should not be related to the web pages the user is visiting. The third-party ads could show up as pop-ups, sponsored links, banners, full-window advertisements, and so on. It is entirely possible some of them could suggest you install similar threats to Tables or even malicious applications. Also, we would not be surprised if some of them would show you fake lottery winning, ask you to participate in fake surveys or try to get your personal information in any other way.
We cannot be more specific about these ads since the content they may promote might depend on the region the user lives in. In any case, it seems to us that clicking these ads is not a good idea no matter what they advertise, as you cannot know which one of them could appear to be malicious. If you would rather take no chances, we advise you to eliminate Tables at once. As we said, in the beginning, the instructions located below can help you with this task if you prefer erasing the add-on on your own. The other way to delete the adware is to install a trustworthy antimalware tool and do a full system scan. Afterward, the tool should provide a list of detections and a removal button that should be clicked to get rid of all detected threats at the same time.