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ExtraProvider Ads

Posted: February 26, 2015

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 2/10
Infected PCs: 90
First Seen: February 25, 2015
OS(es) Affected: Windows

ExtraProvider is another adware application that is distributed mostly alongside another free program. For example, user downloads a media player and in the installation manager the user might also find ExtraProvider. Therefore, computer security experts advise users to be attentive during installation of free software and always to utilize reliable sources. If, however, you end up installing an adware-related application such as ExtraProvider that installs a web browser extension or plugin, your online experience may not be enhanced as promised. In reality, ExtraProvider adware extension may cause irritating ads to be displayed when you visit shopping websites. Clicking ads by ExtraProvider might lead users to unreliable web locations that may lead to more adware apps installed on your PC.