Posted: August 24, 2017
The following fields listed on the Threat Meter containing a specific value, are explained in detail below:
Threat Level: The threat level scale goes from 1 to 10 where 10 is the highest level of severity and 1 is the lowest level of severity. Each specific level is relative to the threat's consistent assessed behaviors collected from SpyHunter's risk assessment model.
Detection Count: The collective number of confirmed and suspected cases of a particular malware threat. The detection count is calculated from infected PCs retrieved from diagnostic and scan log reports generated by SpyHunter.
Volume Count: Similar to the detection count, the Volume Count is specifically based on the number of confirmed and suspected threats infecting systems on a daily basis. High volume counts usually represent a popular threat but may or may not have infected a large number of systems. High detection count threats could lay dormant and have a low volume count. Criteria for Volume Count is relative to a daily detection count.
Trend Path: The Trend Path, utilizing an up arrow, down arrow or equal symbol, represents the level of recent movement of a particular threat. Up arrows represent an increase, down arrows represent a decline and the equal symbol represent no change to a threat's recent movement.
% Impact (Last 7 Days): This demonstrates a 7-day period change in the frequency of a malware threat infecting PCs. The percentage impact correlates directly to the current Trend Path to determine a rise or decline in the percentage.
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BrowsePrivately is a browser extension offered by Bettersearchtools.com. It's official Chrome Store page claims that the purpose of this program is to help users preserve their anonymity on the Web by hiding their search queries from the marketing teams working for major search engines. This way, they can ensure that they will not see targeted ads and offers for specific products that they have searched previously. However, what browsePrivately's description might not mention is that the plugin achieves this by replacing Chrome's new tab page with a 3rd-party website affiliated with browsePrivately. At the end of the day, the true purpose of browsePrivately seems to be to boost the traffic, which a particular search engine receives, instead of helping its users protect their anonymity.
While the changes that browsePrivately brings to Google Chrome are not harmful certainly, we are certain that most users have their favorite search engine, and they'd like to continue using it. Unfortunately, those who opt to install browsePrivately are required to permit the add-on to replace their default new tab page.
The recommended thing to do if browsePrivately has been installed on your computer is to think whether it is worth it using an extension that forces you to use alternative browser settings. If your opinion is that browsePrivately is unnecessary, then the recommendation is to remove it as soon as possible either manually or with the assistance of a suitable cyber security utility. Once the browsePrivately has been fully removed, the Google Chrome's settings should be reverted to their previous values automatically.