Browserwarden Ads appear on your computer when you install Browserwarden adware application on your computer. Users who are not familiar with computer security measures may not even realize at first time that this application has something to do with security issues. After all, the extension is promoted as a useful tool that can help you protect your system from malicious attacks. However, disregarding everything it says, if you want to get rid of Browserwarden Ads, you will have to uninstall Browserwarden first. While you are at it, check your computer for other potentially unwanted applications.
If you were to access the official website for Browserwarden at browserwarden.com, you would probably notice that something is off. The website looks very simple, and when you try to click the Download button, all you receive is a notification that says “Sorry, our extension is down for maintenance and currently unavailable.” You might ask, then, how does Browserwarden manage to enter our computers, if the direct download is not available?
The answer (as in most adware cases) is bundled downloads. All adware applications from Smart Apps family travel along with other freeware applications, so when you download a new program from a third-party website, make sure the installer file carries only one program. Browserwarden is not the only similar program in the group. It is similar to Discount Dragon, Supreme Savings Helper, and especially – Browserkeeper. Both programs promise they will protect you from dangerous websites, but they do the complete opposite. Whether you like it or not, Browserwarden Ads can easily expose you to potentially dangerous websites through third-party links embedded in the advertisements.
What is more, Browserwarden Ads also come with additional program called BenchUpdater. This program adds a new line to your Windows hosts file – 188.8.131.52 hjjjegfhiceggepdokloeepnhlfnedkk. The added IP address may differ with every infection, but the point is that BenchUpdater helps Browserwarden Ads to update itself, and it also exposes you to a variety of commercial content. Some of the links and websites you are exposed to could be related to malware distribution networks. Thus, by having Browserwarden on your computer you could risk serious infections.
Remove Browserwarden Ads right now by uninstalling the application via Control panel. You should also follow the instructions below to restore your hosts file. It will help you avoid adware regeneration and potential redirections to annoying commercial websites.
Eventually, scan the system with SpyHunter free scanner, and you will know whether you have any more programs to remove from the PC. Do not hesitate to acquire a legitimate antispyware program in order to protect your system from harm.
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