Browseextended is an advertising-oriented software or by other words adware. This kind of infection is usually mistaken with viruses, however it operates differently, it doesn’t break your computer and files directly. However, it shouldn’t be underestimated. As soon as it gets on your computer it starts its malicious activities. Also, these kind of programs cannot be detected by anti-virus software. At early stages Browseextended adware will not be active, at first it will ensure that user will not be able to remove it by changing system registry and other system settings. After that it will establish a connection to the remote server for regular updates and to be able to receive remote commands.
The first sign of the Browseextended adware infection are dramatically increased number of pop-up advertisings. If you have seen some ads on some websites before the infection, now you will see them literally on every web site that you visit. Also, Browseextended can easily change your default home page and search engine. In additional, Browseextended adware will negatively impact the general state of the system and increase a system response time. It will cause performance loss and increase the chances of infections caused by redirections to malicious websites.
The main objective of the Browseextended malware is to guide traffic to the websites, which paid for such service. In fact, the developers of these kind of programs are getting profits by forcing people to visit certain websites. User’s preferences in this regard are not considered. Usually, once settles, the adware will be aggressive and intrusive and the advertising pop-ups, banners and pop-unders will appear everywhere.
Usually Browseextended is distributed through freeware downloads, but the developers also use other gray schemes such as spam emails or malicious scripts that can automatically install the adware on user’s computer once he visits the website. Therefore, the best way to protect yourself from the infection with such threat is to avoid visiting dubious websites or opening spam emails. Also, it is not recommended to download freeware software from unofficial websites and especially via torrents. If you have decided to install some freeware, be patient and read the EULA carefully to find some pitfalls. Freeware developers are usually seeking ways to monetize their programs and often they agree to cooperate with malware developers. Selecting custom or advanced installation option will help you to detect the presence of additional software included in the bundle and remove it from the installation list.
To completely remove Browseextended adware from your computer please follow the comprehensive, step-by-step removal guide written below. Execute all of the steps in the correct order for complete removal of the malware. Also it is recommended to use the automatic removal tool to scan your PC for presence of additional malicious programs. The tool will help you to easily find and eliminate threats.
Symptoms of Browseextended infection on your computer can be: computer crashes, unusual homepage or search engine on your browser, unwanted pop-up ads and advertising banners. We recommend to download our automatic removal tool. This removal tool has been tested for Browseextended threat removal and it is easy to use.
After performing all of the steps above you should have all of your web browsers clean of the BROWSEEXTENDED and other suspicious add-ons and extensions. However to complete the removal procedure we strongly advise to scan your computer with antivirus and anti-malware tools like SpyHunter, HitmanPro 32-bit, HitmanPro 64-bit or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Those programs might help to you find registry entries of malware and remove them safely.