What is Browser Warden?
Browser Warden is an adware application which fills your browsers with various commercial data. It belongs to the Smart Apps family and is very similar to Browserkeeper, Discount Dragon, Surf Safely, Coupon Waterfall and other applications of this group. Browser Warden is promoted as a tool that is supposed to help you protect your browsers from various online threats.
It has an official page browserwarden.com where you will see a Download link that does not work. No matter what is stated on the official website, the main purpose of the application is to display various adverts on your screen. Since there is no way to know if all ads presented to you by the software are safe, it is best that you get rid of Browser Warden.
How does Browser Warden work?
Once Browser Warden enters your computer system, it installs browser extensions and an adware helper called BenchUpdater. All of these programs come bundled with free third party software. BenchUpdater connects to a remote server without your permission and updates the adverts that Browser Warden presents you with. It also modifies your Windows hosts file which allows it to connect to advertising servers. That is how you end up with your browsers full of commercial data.
Important thing to know about Browser Warden ads is that you can not trust them all. The program itself does not endorse the content that it provides you with. You can be exposed to misleading information which could result in malware infection as well as personal data loss. In order to avoid that, you need to steer clear from these ads. Moreover, you should also be aware of the fact that the program may also track your cookies and slow down your Internet speed. You should not hesitate to delete Browser Warden from your PC.
How to remove Browser Warden from my system?
It is necessary to eliminate Browser Warden completely, because if you do not the program may regenerate. If some components of the application are left behind, that could make it possible for other infections to enter your computer. This is the reason why we recommend you use a reliable anti-malware utility in order to delete Browser Warden. The program will clean your PC and shield it from various infections in the future. If, however, you still wish to complete manual Browser Warden removal, you can use the instructions provided below. Make sure you follow them correctly, especially when it comes to editing your Windows hosts file.
Browser Warden Removal
Uninstall Browser Warden from Windows XP
- Start → Control Panel → Add or remove programs → Browser Warden → Remove
Delete Browser Warden from Windows 7 and Vista
- Start → Control Panel → Uninstall a program → Browser Warden → Uninstall
Remove Browser Warden from Windows 8
- Win+S → Control Panel → Uninstall a program → Browser Warden → Uninstall
Modify the Windows hosts file
- Click Start and go to My Computer
- Choose Local Disc (C:) and move to Windows folder
- Open System32 and then drivers
- Double-click etc and open hosts file using Notepad
- Erase all lines below # 127.0.0.1 localhost and # ::1 localhost
- Save changes and close the document.
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