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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

Boravid Extension

Boravid Extension is a Google Chrome browser extension that is promoted as a powerful video downloader. It can be easily downloaded from its official website searchied.club and the Chrome Web store chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/boravid/hfdoheckfalhlbmbdlkcnblmegajlafg?hl=en-US. If you have not installed this application yet but you are thinking about doing that, you should not do this. Specialists do not recommend installing this extension because a label “potentially unwanted program” has been attached to it. Of course, researchers call it like this not without reason. Research has shown that this piece of software might perform undesirable activities on users’ computers. For example, it might start displaying irritating commercial advertisements. In addition, it collects various details about users. It will act like this every day unless you disable it, so you should consider its removal. Delete Boravid Extension without any hesitation also if it has shown up on your computer out of the blue because even though you will not use it, it will still keep performing undesirable activities.

It does not matter you have downloaded Boravid Extension from its official website, Chrome Web store, or it has entered your PC without your permission and knowledge because it will act the same. As mentioned in the first paragraph, this application works as a video downloader. It allows users to download videos from Video (vimeo.com) with the click of a single button. It is described as a useful application, but not all the users find it beneficial. We cannot blame them because Boravid Extension usually performs undesirable activities on users’ computers. The first reason it has been classified as a potentially unwanted program is the fact that it might provide “links to third party advertisements.” In addition, specialists cannot call it a fully trustworthy application because they have found out that it records all kinds of details (personal details too) about users. It is, without a doubt, not a feature of a trustworthy application. Research has shown that technical information, support-related information, registration-related information, usage information, information about users’ interactions on social networks, and other personal details will be recorded by Boravid Extension. Although it promises to treat the gathered data with respect, it might disclose it to third parties, which suggests that it is only a matter of time before issues associated with the online privacy arise. As you can see, Boravid Extension does not act like harmful malicious applications, but it might still act in an undesirable way, so the sooner you replace it with a reputable video downloader, the better.

As you already know, Boravid Extension might act in an undesirable way, e.g. display third-party ads and record information about you; however, these are not the only reasons it has been classified as a potentially unwanted program. Specialists working at pcthreat.com do not like how it is distributed – they have found that it might also be spread using a popular software distribution method called bundling. In other words, this browser extension might travel in “software packages” with other applications, usually free software developed by third parties. If users skip the installation steps too quickly and do not pay much attention to the installation of software downloaded from the web, they might give permission to Boravid Extension to enter their PCs. Needless to say, users are usually not aware of that. Are you one of those users who download tons of freeware from the web? If the answer is yes, you should hurry to install a reputable security tool on your computer because a potentially unwanted program is not the only undesirable application you will encounter in the future if you leave security loopholes open.

You will put an end to all the activities Boravid Extension performs by deleting it from your Google Chrome browser. If it is the first time you are going to erase the undesirable extension yourself, you should check our manual removal guide provided below. Users who still find the manual method too complicated should use an automatic scanner to delete the undesirable extension. An automatic tool would also detect and delete all other untrustworthy applications that have slithered onto the computer next to Boravid Extension, so we choose the automatic method over the manual one.

Remove Boravid Extension manually

Google Chrome

  1. Open your Google Chrome browser.
  2. Tap Alt+F and click More tools.
  3. Open Extensions.
  4. Select Boravid Extension and click on the Trash button next to it.
  5. Click Remove in the pop-up window to make it disappear.
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