Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 2,801
Threat Level: 10 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 9,424
First Seen: October 28, 2014
Last Seen: September 20, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

PUP.BrowSec is the given name to a Possibly Unwanted Program or adware that offers to help computer users with their online shopping. Computer users that are looking for price comparison, promo-codes, saving-deals and related content may be tempted to install this kind of program on their computers. PUP.BrowSec-related adware also may be installed on your machine as part of the installation process of free programs from unknown third parties. After being installed, PUP.BrowSec adware may display countless advertisements that may overflow the visited Web page and disrupt the computer user activities. PUP.BrowSec may track the computer users search terms and visited Web pages and transmit the collected data to a remote server. PUP.BrowSec is considered a Possibly Unwanted Program due to the problems its presence may bring to the affected computer. By keeping your computer protected and away from PUPs, adware and similar unsafe programs you may guarantee a productive and clean Web browsing.


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