The CloudExtender is an ‘ad-supported’ software which is categorized as an adware. This adware is one of the most annoying kind of malware floating around the world. It attack and generates a huge count of intrusive popup advertisements within a user’s web browser. User may get attract toward this program or application but you should always ignore this browser hijacker or malware function because it can harm your computer to a great extinct. A lot of people have fallen victim to these kinds of attacks. The main purpose of CloudExtender virus is to redirect your searches on its partner websites to generate good revenue. This virus will keep redirecting your browser on unknown websites and also open several unwanted pop-up redirects. It can open new tab ads on your system when you go online to surf Internet.
These days an adware is able to infect the Apple’s Mac OS operating system also. This type of infections are designed specifically to make money. They generate web traffic, collects sales leads for other suspicious sites or questionable sites, and will display advertisements and sponsored links within your web browser.
- Google Chrome
- Mozilla Firefox
- Internet Explorer
How does CloudExtender adware infect your system?
CloudExtender infects your system by bundling itself with free software that you probably might have downloaded off the internet. A lot of freeware have bundled installation software with them. These bundled software mostly carry payloads of such browser hijackers or adware. These infections are majorly categorized by Anti-viruses as potentially unwanted program (PUP). The may occur as system updates or updates to your flash player or windows media player. A lot of torrents also carry such payloads. Thus it is a good idea to keep your eyes open during the installation of such freeware applications. Some free programs do not notify that CloudExtender and other potential threats will download. In fact, a victim may even choose to cancel the installation process. However, CloudExtender and other program will still download and install in the background without user consent or knowledge.
Detected behaviors and malicious effects of CloudExtender:
- It will make your system a junkyard of nasty viruses.
- It will start freezing your browser and often show weird behavior while surfing.
- It tracks your browsing history and may steals most important and confidential information along with your financial details.
- Hijacks your web browser homepage and default search engine to its own.
- It also tracks and logs all the keystrokes.
- Slow down your browsing speed.
- Display too many advertisements and pop-up links.
Remove unwanted browser attachments from your browsers
- Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.
- Click the delete icon next to the unwanted extension to remove it.
- Open the Menu and click Add-on.
- Click Remove next to the unwanted add-on you to remove it.
- Open Windows Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program in the Programs section in Windows Control Panel.
- Search for Cloud Extender and other unwanted programs in the list of programs installed on your computer.
- Double click the program you want to remove to begin the uninstall process.
Tips to Prevent CloudExtender virus From Infecting Your System:
- Enable your popup blocker: Pop-ups and ads in the websites are the most adoptable tactic used by cyber criminals or developers with the core intention to spread malicious programs like CloudExtender adware. So, avoid clicking uncertain sites, software offers, pop-ups etc.
- Keep your Windows Updated:To avoid such infections, we recommend that you should always keep your system updated through automatic windows update. By doing this you can keep your device free from virus. According to survey, outdated/older versions of windows operating system are an easy target.
- Third party installation:Try to avoid freeware download websites as they usually install bundled of software with any installer or stub file.
- Regular Back up: Regular and periodical backup helps you to keep your data safe in case the system is infected by any kind of virus or any other infection. Thus always backup important files regularly on a cloud drive or an external hard drive.
- Always have an Anti-Virus: Precaution is better than cure. We recommend that you install an antivirus like McAfee or a good Malware Removal Tool like Malware Crusher. Apart from this we would suggest a regular updating of these software to detect and avoid latest infections.