What is Dynamic Updater?
Dynamic Updater is a mysterious program with a vague functionality, but under our researchers’ “microscope” it proved to be an unreliable and questionable program. Therefore, it has been categorized as a potentially unwanted program, a PUP. This software has no use for you whatsoever. As a matter of fact, there are more question marks surrounding this PUP than the clear points. Since everything is suspicious about this browser extension starting with its “promotion,” we suggest that you remove Dynamic Updater before it may expose you to unreliable web content. Although we cannot say that this PUP means a dangerous threat to your operating system, we do not think that a useless and questionable program should be on your computer if you care about your virtual security. Please read our full report to find out about the suspicious details about this infection.
Where does Dynamic Updater come from?
Let us start by the first big question mark, the “official” website, where this useless PUP is available for download, pickyourwallpapers.com. Yes, you read it right, it is not a mistake; Dynamic Updater can be downloaded from a website that claims to be “the best wallpaper collection on the net.” We find this statement rather farfetched and misleading. This website itself may hold some ugly surprises for you because it seems to serve as a surface for third-party advertisements. You should be careful where you click due to the fact that those ads might take you to unsafe websites. It is also possible that if you download a wallpaper from here, you might get some nasty malware programs on top of the picture for your desktop.
The strangest thing is the “Download Extension” button, since it is rather vague what you actually download if you press this button. There is no description whatsoever. You might think that you download an extension that has something to do with the wallpapers, which would be a logical thing; however, that is exactly how you end up installing Dynamic Updater. For us, this is certainly a suspicious way to promote a product, and it makes us feel like this PUP must have some hidden agenda. This feeling gets confirmed when you actually try download it. This program seems to affect two browsers: Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. However, both browsers will display some warning messages once you click on the download button.
Google Chrome does not even redirect to the executable file as it displays a red screen saying: “Attackers on fexom.com might attempt to trick you into installing programs that harm your browsing experience.” That does not sound too good. Would you go on trying to install this browser extension? We certainly would not. This is what Firefox reacts to your pressing the download button: “Firefox prevented this site from asking you to install software on your computer.” Of course, at your own risk, you can go on in both cases and you can finally install this extension. However, we advise you to remove Dynamic Updater instead.
How does Dynamic Updater work?
This PUP, by the way, is supposed to be a browser and extension updater. Keep in mind that nowadays all the programs and extensions have their own updaters and they can update themselves just fine. This simple fact already makes this suspicious Dynamic Updater totally redundant. But according to our malware specialists, it is more likely that Dynamic Updater starts to display third-party advertisements because it has the capability to do so, and it even says so in its EULA. It is important to know about third-party ads that they are not just simply annoying, but they may also hold potential risks. Obviously, we cannot say that all third-party commercials are malicious or harmful, but you need to understand that even if the slightest potential is there and you choose to click on that one, you may land on a malicious website. Therefore, we recommend that you delete Dynamic Updater from your browsers so that you can avoid such unfortunate events.
How do I remove Dynamic Updater?
This PUP does not have its own uninstaller, so you cannot simply remove it through Control Panel. But do not worry because it is just as easy to make Dynamic Updater go away. All you need to do is remove the extensions from your browsers. If you have never done that before, you will find our instructions below this article quite helpful. Please remember that you can avoid downloading undesirable programs and even malware infections if you select the websites to visit with more caution. You may also want to watch where you click on suspicious websites if you happen to land on them. Since this PUP may also be found in freeware bundles, we advise you to scan your system with a malware scanner to see if there are other threats on-board. Ignoring them may cause harm to your computer. You cannot feel totally safe using your PC unless it is completely free of malware infections.
Remove Dynamic Updater from Browsers
- Tap Alt+T for the Tools menu.
- Choose Add-ons.
- Select Extensions in the left panel.
- Click on the undesirable extension and click Remove.
- Access the menu and select Settings.
- Choose Extensions on the left.
- Remove the unwanted extension.
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