Users are often eager to try out new things and applications, so at first a browser called TortugaBrowser might seem like a pretty good deal. However, if you did not plan on installing this application willingly and it still managed to enter your system, then something is definitely not right. If that is the case, we would suggest that you remove TortugaBrowser right now. This browser could be used for third-party content promotion, and there is no guarantee that the content in question is safe. In other words, you have to treat your computer’s security seriously; otherwise cyber criminals will have no problem accessing your system.
To be honest, some users might be confused by TortugaBrowser because this application is based on the Chromium engine, and so it looks almost identical to the Google Chrome browser. As a result, some users may not even notice that they are using a different web browser. This might also happen because TortugaBrowser sets itself as your default browser the moment it enters your computer. You may not even know that you have this program installed because it usually comes bundled with freeware applications. Thus, it is very likely that you have been looking for something else, and the browser simply got downloaded along with the program you needed.
According to our research, TortugaBrowser usually gets distributed with MySafeProxy, SpeedChecker, MyPC Backup, Genesis, Snap.do, and many other adware applications. However, at the same time, we cannot say that this browser is something dangerous because it has an official homepage via tortugabrowser.com. The official homepage works just fine, and you can even download the browser directly. The information presented on the site says that TortugaBrowser “is designed with security at its core.” The web browser is entirely for free and it even “blocks all the annoying ads and does not display any unsolicited advertising either.”
Now, we could argue with this statement. Once TortugaBrowser enters your computer, as mentioned, it sets itself as your default browser and it also auto-starts with Windows. What’s more, the program displays commercial advertisements whenever you access online shopping websites. Thus, even if the browser blocks specific ads that are not related to its affiliated partners, TortugaBrowser is still created to generate financial profit for its developers and other people related to it.
However, the good thing is that TortugaBrowser does not display commercial advertisements on other browsers. Thus, you will be assaulted by annoying pop-ups only if you use this browser. It is identical to BoBrowser, BeagleBrowser, Fast Browser, and other applications that are based on the same engine. The point is that these programs usually enter target computers when users are not aware of that (although the installation itself is not unsolicited). This might lead to particular computer security issues that anyone would want to avoid.
Luckily, you can remove TortugaBrowser from your computer via Control Panel. While you are at it, you should also get rid of all the other potentially unwanted programs. In case you need a list of programs you have to delete, scan your PC with the SpyHunter free scanner. If you invest in a computer security program of your choice, you will also be able to protect your system from similar intruders in the future.
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