What is OfferMosquito?
OfferMosquito is an adware application that displays various coupons and discount offers. It works only on Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, and it gets installed as a browser add-on. If you are an avid online shopper, it may seem that OfferMosquito can provide you with relatively useful information and even help you purchase goods at a reduced price. Nevertheless, computer security experts maintain that OfferMosquito is a potentially unwanted application and it should not be kept in your system. Remove OfferMosquito right now and then make sure that there are not adware applications installed on your computer.
Where does OfferMosquito come from?
Due to the fact that users install OfferMosquito on their computers willingly we cannot classify this application as malware. After all, it does not do anything malicious on its own. Therefore, if OfferMosquito is installed on your browser, then you most probably have downloaded it from the official website at offermosquito.com. Although there is a possibility that OfferMosquito comes bundled with freeware, it is very unlikely that you would not be informed about the oncoming installation, because Mozilla Firefox ALWAYS informs users when a new plug-in is about to be installed on the browser. If you have missed the notification, you most probably skipped several installation steps.
What does OfferMosquito do?
According to the information presented on the official home page, with OfferMosquito you can get the “best offers ever”. It says that the plug-in can help you “get the latest offers, deal and cashback alerts while you shop without ever leaving the store”, and “earn up to 35% cash back at some of the web’s most popular stores”. Although it is very probable that OfferMosquito lives up to its promises, it also exposes you to potentially corrupted third party content.
OfferMosquito is merely a mediator between you and the third party that provides its coupons with content. Hence, the plug-in cannot review the content, and if it happens to be malicious or the pop-ups get embedded with corrupted links, you might end up landing on a website that collects information for marketing purposes, or even worse – a website that is involved in malware distribution.
How to remove OfferMosquito?
Despite the fact that OfferMosquito can be useful in some cases, you should not overlook all the potential security risks associated with this plug-in, so it would be for the best to remove OfferMosquito from your browser. Manual removal is easy, because OfferMosquito does not have an entry in the list of installed programs and all you have to do is remove the add-on manually via your browser settings. We provide instructions for manual removal below.
Also, to make sure that no other potentially unwanted programs have been installed on your computer, scan the system with powerful antimalware scanner and then get yourself a reliable computer security application if necessary.
Remove OfferMosquito Manually
- Press Alt+F and click Tools.
- Select Extensions and remove OfferMosquito from the list.
- Click Firefox button and go to Add-ons.
- Open Extensions tab and remove OfferMosquito.
- Restart your browser.
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