- Connects to the internet without permission
- Shows commercial adverts
- Slow internet connection
- Annoying Pop-up's
Whenever you install a new application on your computer, make sure that it is not bundled with the likes of Xaven. This application is a browser extension that is supposed to help you save money on your purchases online and help you improve your browsing experience in general. Yet, Xaven is classified as potentially unwanted application, because it is full of security loopholes and vulnerabilities that could be exploited by malicious third parties. Should you have this application installed on your computer, uninstall Xaven immediately and then run a full system scan in order to check for other potentially unwanted or perhaps even dangerous applications.
One of the main reasons why we cannot classify Xaven as computer malware is the fact that it does not enter your system surreptitiously. It even has an official website at xaven.info/download. This is where you should be able to download the application, but just like it is the case with other related applications, such as BrowseFox, Browse Beyond, Lemur Leap and so on – it is impossible the download the application from the official web page as the download link is dead. Therefore, it means that all the Xaven applications that are detected in users’ computers worldwide have come bundled with freeware from third party websites.
You may not even notice that you have installed Xaven on your computer at first. This application manifests itself via pop-up advertisements that appear on your browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome) whenever you browse the Internet or enter popular websites. In general pop-up ads are not dangerous, but Xaven depends on third party advertising networks to generate the ads content. Thus, in means that malicious third parties MIGHT embed corrupted content into these ads if in case you click them accidentally you could get infected with malware.
What is more, Xaven could employ cookies to collect information on your web browsing habits in order to direct an even more customized flow of pop-up ads at you. Either way, having Xaven installed on your computer exposes you to potential computer security threats, and consequently, it is highly advised to remove Xaven from your system as soon as possible.
How to remove Xaven
Windows Vista & Windows 7
Uninstalling the program may not be enough to protect your computer from harm. After manual removal, scan your PC with SpyHunter free scanner to check for other potential threats, and then acquire a powerful computer security tool to safeguard the system against serious threats.