AdBeaver is a potentially harmful browser extension that does not seem to affect Internet Explorer. If your browser experience is constantly disrupted by annoying third-party ads, such as banners and pop-ups, it is possible that this useless adware program has infiltrated your computer. Either you install the official version or the suspicious bundled one, your computer will most probably be infected with a couple of malware threats and not just this adware alone. You cannot leave any one of these infections on your system if you want to use your computer safely. We suggest that you remove AdBeaver before you let more malware infections onto your PC, which could cripple your whole system before long. For the details, please continue reading our articles to know more about the potential risks the presence of this adware application may hold for you and your computer.
There are at least two channels through which this annoying adware is spread on the web. First, it is possible that you visit the promotional website, adbeaver.org, although it is not very likely. Strangely enough, from this site you can only install this application for Mozilla Firefox. This version is also available through the official Firefox add-ons site at addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adbeaver/?src=cb-dl-mostpopular. It seems that first you are supposed to create an AdBeaver account to be able to use the services of this extension. It is claimed that this application “automatically collects AdCoins for every advertisement shown on your screen,” which can be cashed out via PayPal. Well, maybe in a perfect world.
Unfortunately, we have found that it is more likely that this adware uses the good old distribution method of software bundling, which is most commonly used by its peers, too. Of course, we do not claim that all bundles are bad or malicious. It is important to distinguish between legitimate and infected bundles. However, when you are on a fake torrent or freeware site trying to download a targeted free movie or application, there may be no way for you to know whether the package you are downloading is clean or infected. It is also possible that you click on a fake button or an unreliable third-party pop-up ad and then you will surely drop a pack of malicious software installers onto your machine. If it is possible that your computer got infected this way, we certainly recommend that you delete AdBeaver and all other possibly unreliable programs as well.
We have noticed that when you install this worthless extension, it will install an additional extension as well. It seems that this extra application differs from browser to browser. In Google Chrome, Openadblock while in Mozilla Firefox, Adblock Plus will be installed. Although this application promises you Adcoin collection and money after displaying all kinds of third-party advertisements in your browsers, we have come to the conclusion that these ads may be unreliable and therefore risky to click on. As a matter of fact, this adware places a lot of annoying ads in your browser windows, all over the place. These do not only ruin your browsing experience, but if you click on them, you may also be taken to malicious websites. Landing on websites run by cyber criminals can end very badly for you. It is possible that you will “only” be tricked into downloading some fake driver update, such as Java. But what if you find yourself on a fake website that you believe to be an online shop? You pay for a very cheaply offered product and you will get nothing in return but a bank statement later on. This is when you realize that you have been scammed out of your money. There are a lot of ways these crooks can harm you and your computer. Why give them an opportunity? That is why we say that you should remove AdBeaver right now if you do not want to experience any of these.
If you see now why you are better off eliminating this threat source, let us help you with the how. Fortunately, it is not rocket science so even if you are an inexperienced user, you can accomplish the necessary steps in a minute. Please follow our guide below if you need help with browser setting changes. Also, remember to keep all your programs (browsers, Windows OS, etc.) and drivers (Java, Adobe Flash, etc.) updated so that cyber criminals cannot exploit the old security holes to attack your computer. But, if you want perfect protection for your virtual world, we suggest that you download and install a decent anti-malware application.