BrowserWatchdog could be a useful tool to protect your web surfing from malicious websites, but, unfortunately, this application may actually put your security at risk instead. We have found that this is an ad-supported program that is true to its kind: It displays annoying commercials and pop-up advertisements all over your computer screen whenever you go surfing the net. Can you imagine worse? Well, we certainly can. What if those ads might lead to unreliable websites? What if there is no telling which one is safe to click on? Does that sound risky enough? If you think so, too, you will understand when we say that you had better remove BrowserWatchdog from your system ASAP.
This adware has an official website at browserwatchdog.com, where it is available for download. Well, normally, maybe, but, currently, it seems that you cannot download it due to some “maintenance” issue. That does not really make us feel that we are dealing with a reliable application. In fact, that is the first signal that suggests, "Think again.” But what are the chances of millions of users finding this website anyway? If the creators want to make money, they need to spread it as far and wide as possible. That is why they use freeware bundles to deliver this useless extension to unsuspecting users’ computers.
When it comes to free software bundles, you should already have a “shivering” feeling. We are not saying, of course, that all bundles are bad or infected, but you need to know that most malware infections use software packages to spread all over the Internet. These infectious bundles are most commonly hosted on shady file-sharing websites that usually accomodate lots of third-party advertisements. Have you ever been fooled by such ads? Have you ever clicked on a button that was not actually a button? If your computer is infected with BrowserWatchdog, it is quite likely that you have. As a matter of fact, that is how most users get their PCs infected. It is worth knowing that you can say no to certain components if you pay attention to the installations steps. Otherwise, you will have multiple security issues in no time. Deleting BrowserWatchdog will not save you in that case. You will also have to scan your system for other infections and eliminate all of them. That is the only way to restore your virtual security to its previous level.
BrowserWatchdog is supposed to be a browser extension that warns you when you are about to visit a malicious website. To be frank, if you have a proper antimalware tool on-board, you will not only be warned about such websites, it will also block any malicious program and bundle you are about to download. With such a security tool you can automatically prevent these malware attacks and protect your PC. However, BrowserWatchdog is a simple adware that generates income for its creators through the third-party ads it displays by installing extensions in all three of the most popular browsers. There is no doubt that you should delete BrowserWatchdog if you do not want to click on one of these advertisements and end up on a potentially dangerous website.
In order to get rid of this useless and unreliable piece of adware, you need to uninstall it via Control Panel. Yes, it is as simple as that. If you have never done any manual application removal, please use our guide below this article. However, please remember that you can actually prevent most of these malware attacks if you stick to your surfing etiquette. Setting some rules for yourself can help you to become a safer surfer on the web.
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