Remove BrowserArmor from Chrome/Firefox/IE

BrowserArmor is a program which offers to help you optimize your browsing security. It is not really elaborated how the tool does this. If you are familiar with the dubious activity that some unreliable software conducts, you would know that advertising is one of the main issues. BrowserArmor itself shows the user advertisements. The program does this in the exact way as adware applications and potentially unwanted programs (PUP). It floods the user with pop-ups, banners, interstitial ads, and other kinds of promotional content. Research has shown that it also collects information from the user’s browser. The ads BrowserArmor displays are not confirmed to be legitimate. They may lead to compromised websites, spreading malware. The data the program gathers could be sold to third parties with questionable agendas. For these reasons, BrowserArmor itself has been categorized as a potentially unwanted program. It is advised not to use its services and have it removed as soon as you notice its presence on your machine.

How did BrowserArmor get access to my computer?

BrowserArmor is marketed and offered for download from its official website, browserarmor.com. At least at this point in time, the program is unavailable. If you click on the link, you will see a message, stating that the extension is up for maintenance. However, the tool continues to be frequently spread to users’ machines. This leads to only one explanation. BrowserArmor has alternative methods of distribution. Doing further research, it has been determined that the program tends to travel with freeware and pose as an update for a reliable piece of software. Freeware bundling is a distribution technique tries to give an undesired program permission for its install without the user being made aware of it. The tool is included in the installation agreement as an optional feature you can opt out of. If you neglect to do so, it will be installed to your computer. Pretending to be an update for a program or system component is even more deceptive, as it purposely misleads you about the process you are agreeing to. Before you rely on any messages like this, be sure to check the status of the program that is requesting the update or your control center for system updates.

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What is dangerous about BrowserArmor?

The fact that BrowserArmor carries out tasks it does not mention in its advertising campaign should be concerning enough. Even more so, the program displays the very kind of content that is generally considered risky. Ultimately, BrowserArmor works just like the intrusive software it should be blocking. The tool displays shopping ads without requesting your permission or asking you what kinds of ads you would be interested in. The company behind this PUP is called Intriguing Apps. It has provided no further form of contact besides its e-mail address. Trying to get in touch with it will likely serve no purpose. BrowserArmor has disclaimed responsibility for any damages, related to content that is not owned by itself. This pertains to all of the content the program forwards your way. The PUP admittedly collects information from your activity. In its privacy policy, listed on its official website, BrowserArmor has elaborated on the subject. The program collects data from your flash cookies, using beacons. It can gather different kinds of input on you, including the computer’s IP address, the list of websites you have visited, your geographic location, your preferences and others. The PUP may access and sell some of your personal data which should be kept confidential. To prevent BrowserArmor from doing so, you have to uninstall it.

How can I remove BrowserArmor from my PC?

You can uninstall this tool by hand. Below you will find detailed removal instructions. To make sure there are no other threats on your computer, you can follow up on the uninstall of BrowserArmor with a full system scan.

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Laran Mitchell
Hi, my name is Laran. I am keen in computers and science since my childhood. Now, I study computer science in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I run this website in effort to try to help PC users to clean their machines from malware. Any comments to my malware removal instructions are welcome.

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