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Chromatic Browser

Posted: August 17, 2015

Although the name and the logo of Chromatic Browser resemble Google Chrome, you should know that the similarities end here. Chromatic Browser is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) that is not as reliable as the popular web clients. The software is developed on the Chromium platform. This engine allows people with little programming skills to make their own browsers pretty easily. While this service may be extremely helpful, some people use it for their own benefits. The developers of Chromatic Browser seek to profit by creating page impressions on the sites of their partners. This process happens with the help of some aggressive pop-ups, banners, interstitial ads and targeted videos, which the user is about to see as soon as he launches Chromatic Browser. They offer some discounts and coupons, which may seem an easy way to buy products at a cheap price. The exact nature of the advertised merchandise depends on the browsing history of the particular user so that it may meet his current needs. The security experts don't deem these ads as safe because they may redirect the person towards pages that are not safe. The developers of Chromatic Browser proudly state that their product is built to improve the speed. Ironically, if you use this PUP, you may notice that it works slower than Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Interner Explorer. When every web page contains advertising materials, the loading time may increase since they use a part of the system resources. This questionable web client may not allow you to change the default homepage since it is a low-quality search engine that redirects the traffic towards partner platforms. For all the listed reasons, you should consider removing this PUP from your system with a dependable anti-malware application.

Technical Details

File System Modifications

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The following files were created in the system:

C:\Program Files\chromatic\application\chrome.exe File name: C:\Program Files\chromatic\application\chrome.exe
MD5: add7b23cf9808c644b9ec1639c0fe035
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe