Were you convinced that DPS Websafe is a tool that can help you enjoy a safe browsing experience? Do you believe that it offers an advanced protection technology and ensures complete web protection every time you browse the web? If you do, you might trust that there is no better security extension out there. After all, it claims to present an integrated ad-blocker, to block malicious domains, and to provide you with the “safest search results.” On top of all that, it is free to download, and so even if you do not have a great need for browser security, you might decide to give it a go. If you are content with the extension, there are a few things we need to draw your attention to. If you already have decided to delete DPS Websafe, we have a few tips, and we have also created instructions. They show how to remove the PUP from Chrome and Firefox browsers.
Do you know what a PUP is? No, we are not talking about anything cute and fluffy. We are talking about a Potentially Unwanted Program. There are literally thousands and thousands of PUPs in the virtual world, and you might have faced a few yourself without even knowing about it. Extensions and applications that do not work, exaggerate their functionality, seem to offer something useful but run in a suspicious manner in the background, or are known to be malicious in one way or another are known as PUPs. As you can see, there is no straightforward definition, which is why it can be difficult to identify an extension or an app as a potentially unwanted program. Nonetheless, our research team has inspected DPS Websafe thoroughly, and the conclusion is that it is a PUP. Why is that so? Primarily because it seems to exaggerate its functionality. Should you remove DPS Websafe because it does not work at all? That might not be the case, but if you rely on it as a complete security tool, you might get in trouble.
There is no doubt that your operating system and browsers need to be protected because any unpatched security backdoors can be exploited for malware distribution and dangerous attacks. That said, not all security systems and tools are equal. DPS Websafe claims to offer well-rounded browser protection, but you cannot assume that it is the only security tool you might need. Whether you installed it from the Chrome Web Store (chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/dps-websafe/bjoddpbfndnpeohkmpbjfhcppkhgobcg), its official site (dpswebsafe.com), or some random source, it cannot identify and stop all threats. Therefore, if you installed the extension hoping that it would provide full protection, we have to warn you that your system is still vulnerable and could still be attacked by malware. Sure, if DPS Websafe works like it claims that it does, it might block misleading ads and block access to malicious websites, but it is not a security tool you need to implement for complete protection. Ultimately, whether or not you remove this PUP is up to you.
Some users might not care that the security functions of DPS Websafe are limited. They might decide to remove this PUP simply because it modifies the default search provider. It changes it to Bing Search, and while the provided results seem to be normal, most people are very sensitive to search changes. If you want to restore your search provider back to normal, you have to delete DPS Websafe. Luckily, you do not need to delete the PUP and then modify search settings separately. All you have to do is get rid of the extension. The instructions below can help you delete the PUP from Chrome and Firefox browsers, but we do not recommend following them if other threats exist. You can employ a malware scanner to learn if that is the case. Of course, if other threats are found, you should consider implementing reliable anti-malware software. It can erase all threats automatically and, most importantly, it can provide you with complete protection.