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Ads by Internet Browser

Posted: September 30, 2015

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 8/10
Infected PCs: 37
First Seen: September 30, 2015
Last Seen: October 18, 2020
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Although the name of Internet Browser is so trivial that you may mistake the program for an integrated Windows tool, in fact, it is not. This application is not the best software you can use to surf the web because it is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP). Its developers, who intentionally haven't introduced themselves, advertise Internet Browser as a brand new web client that can guarantee the privacy of the user while increasing the browsing speed. They also claim that their product possesses a user-friendly interface that should improve the overall satisfaction of going online. As with the majority of PUPs, the actual user feedback is not as positive as the promised features can make you expect. The people behind this questionable web client benefit by inserting custom advertisements. These new commercial materials may appear on the larger part of websites you are about to visit. The pop-ups, banners, interstitial ads and targeted video materials may cover a considerable part of your screen, which may distract and annoy you. Additionally, some of the ads may block essential page buttons. If you try to click on some site element, you may instead click on an ad against your will. It is not a good move to click on the marketing materials because, on some occasions, they may load potentially unsafe domains such as malicious, phishing or fraudulent sites. Due to a large number of ads, the speed of Internet Browser may be way slower than the speed of legitimate web clients. The official page of this PUP, which is www-internetbrowser.com, advertises the product but doesn't host it. Instead, the questionable application may arrive bundled with other free programs. To delete it from your PC, you should use advanced security software.