Regularly downloading freeware applications from file sharing websites often leads to particular computer security issues. For example, you may end up accidentally installing such programs as Browser Nail on your computer. This program is not a malicious security threat, but it is classified as adware, and adware programs cannot be trusted. If you are a security-minded computer user, you will make sure that Browser Nail is removed from your system ASAP. While you are at it, check your computer for other potentially unwanted applications, because such programs seldom travel on their own.
The reason we say you need to be on the lookout for other unwanted applications is that it is impossible to download Browser Nail directly. The application may have an official website at browsernail.com, but the direct download link there does not work. Thus, we can assume that Browser Nail ALWAYS comes bundled with freeware. So, if this application is running on your computer, you can be sure that there are more unwanted programs out there as well.
This type of distribution method is not surprising, considering that almost all adware applications from the SuperWeb group have been employing it for quite some time now. More often than not, users do not even realize they install more than just one program on their computers. That is why you need to be extremely careful whenever you download and install a new application from a third-party source. Make sure you read all the installation steps carefully because you might miss some important notifications informing you about additional software features.
When Browser Nail enters your computer, it adds extensions to the Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer web browsers. Technically, it should work on Google Chrome as well, but our security experts say that the newest Google Chrome versions block the Browser Nail extension, citing security reasons. Therefore, it is clear that Browser Nail should be uninstalled from your PC. If a major web browser considers this application risky, there is no need to keep it.
If you allow Browser Nail to stay on your computer, sooner rather than later you will be flooded with annoying commercial pop-ups whenever you access online shopping sites. At first, these ads will appear useful. Users often think that Browser Nail ads provide them with relevant shopping information, but the program DOES NOT check the reliability of the ad content, so you could also be redirected to malicious websites that collect data for marketing purposes or even to distribute malware!
Delete Browser Nail from your computer right now and run a full system scan with the SpyHunter free scanner. Then, do not hesitate to invest in a legitimate computer security program if necessary, because your computer safety should be your utmost priority.
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