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Danger level 7
Type: Other
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions

Hyper Browser

Hyper Browser is a botnet that can significantly slow down your computer and your internet connection, especially if your hardware and software are old. This application is categorized as web crawler, which is an internet bot that browses the web behind your back. Hyper Browser opens several browser windows in order to generate traffic on specific websites for web indexing. This application is very annoying and it is necessary to remove Hyper Browser as soon as possible. Luckily, the application can be removed via Control Panel, so scroll down to the bottom of this description for manual removal instructions.

Hyper Browser is a new version of GigaClicks Crawler and WebStroller crawler. It is clear that no user would want to have this application installed on his/her computer willingly, although the setup file can be found at cdn.gigaclicks.net. In reality, it is far more likely that Hyper Browser arrives bundled with freeware applications. Based on our security research, Hyper Browser gets bundled with a variety of programs, ranging from adware applications to browser hijackers. For example, it could come with PC Optimizer Pro, Pastaquotes, V9 browser hijacker, Jollywallet, Aducky and so on.

If you are not attentive enough during the software installation, you allow Hyper Browser to enter your system. It is very often that users are actually informed about the additional software applications that are about to be installed on their computers. However, due to the fact that they go through the setup process automatically, they fail to notice information on Hyper Browser and other similar applications.

After the installation, Hyper Browser opens up to 4 or 6 internet browser windows and then makes use of computer resources in order to “crawl” through webpages. As Hyper Browser does so, the application collects information on the pages and creates a web index. Since this bot makes use of system resources, if you have an old computer, it definitely takes a toll on your CPU and RAM. Thus a slow irresponsive computer is one of the first symptoms of this infection.

Crawlers are not malicious bots by nature, but if Hyper Browser takes up too much of your system resources, it is necessary to get rid of it for good. Do not forget that along with Hyper Browser you may also have other potentially unwanted applications installed on your computer, so the sooner you run a full system scan with a powerful antimalware tool the better.

Do all it takes to uninstall Hyper Browser from your PC, and then do not hesitate to invest in a legitimate computer security application that will ensure your system is safeguard against a variety of unwanted intruders.

How to remove Hyper Browser

Windows 8

  1. Move mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen.
  2. Click Settings on Charm bar and go to Control Panel.
  3. Select Uninstall a program and remove Hyper Browser.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program and remove Hyper Browser.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start menu button and go to Settings.
  2. Open Control Panel and select Add or remove programs.
  3. Uninstall Hyper Browser.
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