Due to the increase of browser hijacking the number of applications that are supposed to protect you against these infections is also on the rise. Browser Protect Virus also claims to be your best protection against browser hijackers, but the program is highly suspicious. It says that it supports Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, but there is a high possibilit that Browser Protect Virus hijacks your Facebook account and then spreads via your friends and contact list. What is more, the moment you install this application it detects potential browser "threats" at once and if you click the Remove button, you are automatically redirected to Facebook home page, urging you to log in to your account. That is definitely suspicious and you should not allow Browser Protect Virus to take over your browser and your Facebook account.
When you visit the official webpage at browserprotect.org, you will encounter a page that looks highly professional and is full of statistical data regarding latest browser hijacks. Browser Protect Virus also says that:
BrowserProtect Premium keeps your browsers safe from homepage, search providers, extensions and other hijacks.
BrowserProtect is a browser anti-hijack solution to protect your browser against obtrusive attempts to hijack your browser settings like home page, search providers and address bar search.
Apart from the fact that Browser Protect Virus does not live up to its promises, it can also be related to a list of security threats that involve malicious cyber activity. By having this application on your PC, you could be exposed to a credit card information theft or any other type of cyber crime.
What is more, the official website is not the main source of Browser Protect Virus. It may come via drive-by downloads, freeware downloads and even torrent downloads, so be careful when you download things from non-legitimate sources. Also, if your account or your friend's account on Facebook is posting messages related to Browser Protect Virus, change your password and inform your friends about possible malware scams.
Eventually, uninstall Browser Protect Virus and scan your computer with SpyHunter free scanner to check whether you are infected with other types of malware as well or not. Do all it takes to protect your system from harm.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
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