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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application


PrivateVPNBrowsing is a potentially unwanted program some users could install unknowingly. It looks like it works only on Google Chrome so far, although there is a chance it might become compatible with other browsers over time as well. In any case, our researchers say if it settles in the application may replace user’s default search engine with mps.eanswers.com/search. Even though the software’s description might claim it is a safe search engine, you should know, in fact, it is quite unreliable. Apparently, it might be gathering results with a modified or a custom version of Yahoo search engine. Doing so could allow the potentially unwanted program to serve you targeted advertising content, which may come from unknown sources and thus could be potentially dangerous. Therefore, we do not recommend keeping PrivateVPNBrowsing on the system. If you decide it would be best to eliminate it before anything goes wrong, we offer our prepared removal instructions located at the end of this article.

In the rest of this text, we would like to talk more about this suspicious application. As you probably realize it already, it is a browser extension. Currently, it is still available on Chrome Web Store page where it can be found under the fajnmgmnchpphaiajljcgfnlgcglogig ID number. According to the given information the application does not have any reviews or a rating. At the moment of writing the statistics also claim there are only 516 users. Consequently, we doubt Chrome Web Store page is the main plugin’s distribution source. Besides the mentioned website, PrivateVPNBrowsing might be spread via bundled software installers. In other words, it could be suggested on another program's configuration wizard. Our researchers say some users might install it unknowingly as the potentially unwanted program’s suggestion could be visible only if the user picks advanced settings and sadly, many users go with automatic installation to make it faster. To put it simply, merely being more attentive during the installation process may help you maintain the system cleaner, although for complete protection we recommend using reliable antimalware tools as well.

However, if PrivateVPNBrowsing manages to settle in the user should notice that the affected browser suddenly started loading mps.eanswers.com/search instead of his usual search provider. The extension’s description may claim the new search engine will secure your online privacy, but truth to be told if you use legitimate search tools and do not visit scam websites or other sites that could try to steal your private data, your privacy should be safe in any case. Not to mention, most browsers, including Google Chrome, now offer incognito windows through which the user can browse the Internet untracked for free. Plus, our researchers say the potentially unwanted program’s provided search engine might not be as safe as it sounds. Even though mps.eanswers.com/search may look like Yahoo search engine, it is, in fact, a modified or a custom version of it.

As a result, there is a chance PrivateVPNBrowsing might be able to modify its collected results as well. For instance, the application could place additional advertising content among the results. Since there is not knowing where such ads may come from some of them might be potentially dangerous. For example, the ads could promote scam websites, sites containing malware or offering threats like adware, browser hijackers, other potentially unwanted programs, and so on. Naturally, if you do not wish to endanger your system’s safety or your privacy, you should stay away from such content, and so we advise you not to take any chances with this plugin and erase it from your browser as fast as possible.

For users who decide to remove PrivateVPNBrowsing, we have two options to suggest. First, is deleting the potentially unwanted program right from the affected browser’s extension’s menu. If this process sounds a bit complicated or you have no idea where to start you could follow the instructions located at the end of this text. The second option is downloading a reliable antimalware tool and scanning the system with it. Once the scanning is done, the tool should provide a deletion button; just click it, and it should allow you to get rid of all identified suspicious applications at the same time.

Eliminate PrivateVPNBrowsing

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Press ALT+F and select Settings.
  3. Click on More tools and pick Extensions.
  4. Find PrivateVPNBrowsing.
  5. Press the trash bin button near it.
  6. Select Remove.
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