Iminent.WebBooster is a Web browser toolbar that PC security researchers have classified as a Potentially Unwanted Program. This Web browser toolbar is used to allow computer users to insert fun emoticons and smileys into their Facebook posts or email conversations. However, the main purpose of Iminent.WebBooster is not to provide this service but to generate advertising revenue and provide market research for third parties by tracking your online activities. It is why PC security experts advise computer users to avoid installing Iminent.WebBooster on their Web browser and remove Iminent.WebBooster immediately, if Iminent.WebBooster already is installed, in order to prevent compromising your data or exposing your computer to other PUPs or unwanted components.
Iminent.WebBooster is Advertised as Containing a Useful Feature
Iminent.WebBooster belongs to the category of Web browser add-ons that are installed on affected Web browsers in order to track the computer user's online activities and introduce advertisements into the PC user's Web browser. However, these types of components are not installed automatically. Rather, they are advertised as containing some attractive feature in order to convince computer users to install them themselves. Some of the most common 'services' PUPs like Iminent.WebBooster offers include online deals and coupons for online shopping and allowing you to use fun emoticons or other features for your social media conversations and posts. Web browser add-ons offering these features may be avoided since they may be PUPs mainly utilized to engender revenue at the cost of PC users.
Why You Should Avoid Installing Iminent.WebBooster and Similar PUPs
There are innumerous motives that drive PC security researchers to recommend avoiding Iminent.WebBooster and similar PUPs, including the following:
- Iminent.WebBooster may make changes to your Web browser settings. Iminent.WebBooster may change your Web browser's default search engine and homepage.
- Iminent.WebBooster may cause performance issues on affected Web browsers. Iminent.WebBooster may cause a Web browser to slow down, crash or freeze frequently.
- Iminent.WebBooster allows a third party to track your online activity and browsing habits for marketing purposes.
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