If you are looking for a “fast and secure free browser,” Olive Browser is not one we would recommend having on your computer. First of all, why would you not use the reputable and most popular browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Opera? This browser application may actually pose a threat to your virtual security since it might start displaying third-party advertisements while you are using it. Since its presence may also mean that more serious malware infections could be hiding on your system, we advise you to be careful with this questionable application. As a matter of fact, we recommend that you remove Olive Browser as a potentially unwanted program (PUP).
Olive Browser has an official website at olivebrowser.com, although chances are you have never seen this website and still have this application on your computer. This website raises some questions about the reliability of this PUP. Namely, downloading this application may not be without issues. If your browser is up-to-date or you have a security tool defending your PC, you may be alerted that you are about to download a malicious program that is blocked by your browser or your security software, or both, for that matter. Now, that is not how the download of a reliable and legitimate program should go. This should signal you right away that you are dealing with a suspicious program that may act unreliably, so you are better off staying away from it. In fact, you should delete Olive Browser, if you do not want complications on your computer.
The list of suspicions only extends as you learn more about this PUP. We have found that it can also come bundled with bad installers that install malware applications, such as adware. Installing such a package could be detrimental to the health of your PC. You might be exposed to unsafe third-party content through third-party advertising, for instance. Clicking on these ads is never a good idea as you cannot know where you might end up. There is one thing we know though for sure: Your computer will be more secure if you decide to remove Olive Browser.
This PUP claims to be an “easy to search and navigate” kind of fast browser; however, it simply uses Google as its search engine, for example. This browser may also collect information about you regarding your browsing habits, including the websites you visit, ads you tend to click on, products you like to buy or look for, and even your IP address. Based on this information, third parties might send targeted advertisements to your screen, which you will be more inclined to click on. And that would be a big mistake; you might be redirected to malicious websites. Hopefully, you see now that you should act ASAP if you want to protect your PC.
You cannot eliminate Olive Browser simply by uninstalling it via Control Panel; however, it is definitely the first step to take. But it leaves junk on your system. Therefore, you should also locate and delete the following directory: Program Files (x86)\Olive. If you are not familiar with uninstalling applications via Control Panel, please follow our guide below. As for the rest of the threats, we advise you to use a trustworthy antimalware tool.
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