What is BrowserWatch?
BrowserWatch is an extension for chrome browser offered by be-watches.com. This is marked as a potentially unwanted program as it does actions that annoys users like collecting surfing habits of users to place ads and pop-ups boxes appearing within the visited pages of the users. BrowserWatch extension is described as to be a functional and useful one that shows the current date and time by placing a small icon within the browser’s toolbar. When user click on the icon, it displays the data and time.
Apart from that, BrowserWatch is used to monetize traffic of sponsored sites by displays comparison of products within the pop-up boxes at the time of surfing. Upon clicking on the pop-ups users are connected to multiple sites and then finally land onto a specific website showing enourmous ads and contents out of the context of surfing. This could slow down the browser at also invite other potentially harmful program onto the PC.
BrowserWatch extension is usually promoted through ads just like Search-Privacy.online that typically appear on the browser infected with any Adware. The ad will prompt user to Add BrowserWatch extension to their browser. However user should not do so and quickly remove other Adware or the BrowserWatch extension if installed by mistake.
S-N-A 1.0.0 Overview
The pop-up on the britishxcuisine.com redirect page:
Firefox requires a manual update
This update is required to ensure that you are protected on the Internet
* This update is required
* Protect yourself immediately on the internet
* Internet pages are automatically examined and possibly blocked
* Increased protection against malware and viruses
The worst thing of S-N-A 1.0.0 extension is that, it blocks the about:addons page of the infected browser by searching for background.js string in the URL and if found, it closes the tab. So that user may not be able to manually remove the extension or even resetting. FF Protect AntiVir and FF Guarded Searching are the similar scam firefox extensions troubling users.
FF Protect AntiVir Overview
“Add FF Protect AntiVir” pop-up
Firefox Update Recommended
It might be difficult for users to carry out with their tasks, as the redirect page opens frequently and force users to click on the Install button. This is just a deceptive means to promote any extension and users might be cautious before agreeing to install the same. If you have already installed FF Protect AntiVir extension, then you might notice plenty of advertisements while surfing. Well, this is just a scamming add-on program whose presence can put you in trouble. It should be removed from the infected browser as well as computer system permanently. For the complete removal of FF Protect AntiVir extension, you can follow the removal steps.
FF Guarded Searching Overview
Search-Privacy.online is a search extension for chrome browser that claims as “Make every search private”. This means using this extension can help your searches being protected and avoid being traced by third-party.
However, once mounted, Search-Privacy.online extension will change all your default browser settings as it comes with built-in search engine Searchprivacy.co. Thus, whenever you enter any search term in your address bar, this search engine will redirect your searches to other sites then your default Google or any preferred search engine. Although, Search-Privacy.online extension encrypts the searches before sending it but it can still be traced by its developers who can trace your system related info and your browsing details. These details might be used for other unknown purposes.
You may generally install Search-Privacy.online extension through any promotional link appearing while visiting any pages or performing similar searches. Similar like Private Search by eAnswers.com.
So, if you want to switch back to your previous browsing preferences, then quickly follow the removal guide. It is better to remove this extension.