What is Update-browser.org?
Update-browser.org is a website that you get redirected to when you are infected with adware. Although this website claims that it can provide you with the latest updates for your browser, the truth is that it only redirects you further to the official website of your browser. You should make sure that you remove Update-browser.org from your browser, along with any adware application that is responsible for redirecting you to this website, because constant exposure to adware content can eventually lead to malware infection, or result in other computer security-related issues.
Where does Update-browser.org come from?
If we were to consider Update-browser.org to be a software entity, it can definitely be regarded as an adware application. Most of the adware applications come in packs, and Update-browser.org is of no exception. Just by opening the website your browser will not be configured to redirect to this page every single time. You need the installation file for Update-browser.org, and it usually comes bundled with such potentially unwanted programs as PC Optimizer, YTDownloader, Shopper-Pro and others.
Most of the time users can choose which features they want to install, but it is also probably that there is no information about Update-browser.org getting installed on your PC. According to computer security research specialists, when you download freeware applications from third party websites, the downloaded file installs adware which later on redirects you to Update-browser.org.
What does Update-browser.org do?
Whenever you get redirected to Update-browser.org, you are displayed the following notification:
Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these up-to-date, free and excellent browsers:
Firefox, Opera, Chrome, Internet Explorer
For more security, speed, comfort and fun
You can also see that the words security, speed, comfort and fun are highlighted in the notification which can mean one of the following: you are either redirected to a paragraph that explains the notion on the same page, or it could be a manifestation of in-text advertising, which is very common among adware applications.
In fact, Update-browser.org would not be too dangerous if it were not for the fact that there are a lot of flash advertisements on the page, and you could get redirected to even more dangerous websites after one careless click. One should remember that Update-browser.org and similar adware applications are often exploited by malevolent third parties for unsolicited data gathering and even malware distribution.
How to remove Update-browser.org?
In order to avoid any potential security risks, you should remove Update-browser.org from your computer. For that, you need to terminate all the programs that might be related to it. Since there is no browser extension responsible for redirecting you to Update-browser.org, scan your computer with SpyHunter free scanner to determine which programs must be removed, and then uninstall them via Control Panel. In case there are files or programs that are troublesome to remove manually, acquire a powerful antimalware tool and terminate them automatically. At the same time, this will help you protect your PC from similar intruders.
How to uninstall unwanted programs
- Move mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen.
- Click Settings on Charm bar and go to Control Panel.
- Open Uninstall a program and remove unwanted applications.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Press Start menu button and click Control Panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program and uninstall undesirable programs.
- Open Start menu and navigate to Control Panel.
- Select Add or remove programs and uninstall unwanted applications.
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