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‘Browser Update Available’ Fake Alert

Posted: September 23, 2013

The 'Browser Update Available' fake alert is a fraudulent update link that usually is hosted on compromised websites and is designed to target Internet Explorer users. To exactly no one's surprise, the 'Browser Update Available' fake alert's download link doesn't offer an IE update, although SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have noted that the 'Browser Update Available' fake alert may be connected to the distribution of Potentially Unwanted Programs. Like any other fraudulent update, downloading a 'Browser Update Available' fake alert's software is risky to your PC and should be considered a problem to be resolved immediately through the proper use of good anti-malware products.

When Eagerness to Keep Your Browser Updated Backfires on You

The 'Browser Update Available' fake alert is one of the many fraudulent pop-ups that are used to make victims infect their own computers under the pretense of updating a preexisting program. While many similar PC threats like the 'Warning Critical Update!' Pop-up or the 'You need to update your version of media player' Virus also have been examined by SpywareRemove.com malware experts, the 'Browser Update Available' fake alert's lack of creativity doesn't hinder its ability to install potentially harmful software on your computer. Because current formats of 'Browser Update Available' fake alerts designed to appear like normal update alerts from Microsoft's Internet Explorer, IE users should be especially cautious about possible 'Browser Update Available' fake alert attacks while they're browsing any inhospitable websites.

The 'Browser Update Available' fake alert usually displays itself as a small window within your browser, but SpywareRemove.com malware experts have not found the 'Browser Update Available' fake alert to be linked to any adware or other PC threats that would be able to display a 'Browser Update Available' fake alert in a recurring format. Consequentially, you usually should only see 'Browser Update Available' fake alert if you're already browsing a website that either hosts suspicious content on its own or has been compromised to deliver hostile content from a third party.

Keeping Your Browser from Being 'Updated' into a Mechanism of Malware

The 'Browser Update Available' fake alert currently is associated with PC Performer, but just as easily may be used to infect your PC with other types of threats with varied capabilities. Some of the protections SpywareRemove.com malware experts recommend against 'Browser Update Available' fake alert attacks include:

  • Disabling Flash, Java and JavaScript, which are some of the most commonly-exploited browser features for drive-by-downloads.
  • Blocking pop-ups and advertisements from untrustworthy sources.
  • Avoiding contact with illegal sites or websites that have poor histories for respecting the safety of their users.
  • Having anti-malware programs that can block unreliable sites or unsafe content like the 'Browser Update Available' fake alert before the 'Browser Update Available' fake alert can finish being loaded.

Any software installed through a 'Browser Update Available' fake alert always should be considered potentially unsafe to your computer. Besides being useful for blocking a 'Browser Update Available' fake alert, anti-malware programs also should be able to remove the 'Browser Update Available' fake alert's current payloads without any issues, and SpywareRemove.com malware experts recommend putting that solution into play ASAP

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The following messages's were detected:
# Message
1Browser Update Available
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