It is easy to mistake Mustang Browser for the Google Chrome browser, but you should never make that mistake. Since Mustang Browser is based on the Chromium engine, visually it looks like another version of Google Chrome, so it is easy to fool unsuspecting users into thinking that this browser could be just another legal upgrade. However, the truth is that Mustang Browser is a potentially unwanted program that mostly enters target computers in software packages. It is strongly recommended that you remove this application from your system, because it is associated with adware and other potential system security threats.
We would like to tell you why Mustang Browser is not a malicious computer infection. A malicious computer infection is a kind of program that enters a target computer without the user’s knowledge and consent. Mustang Browser does not do that. No matter how it manages to get to your system, it always informs you about the upcoming installation, and you can actually choose whether you want this program installed or not. The problem is that users seldom pay attention to each and every installation step, so they miss the chance to avoid installing potentially unwanted programs. As a result, you may have more than one unnecessary application you have to remove.
There are at least two ways for Mustang Browser to enter your computer. First, it can be downloaded from the official website. The site can be accessed at mustang-browser.com. The website is very simple, but it supposedly has a security certificate by Norton, and it also informs you that you can download the application from Softonic, Download.com, and Softpedia, so here it lets you know of yet another way to download this application. However, we are almost certain that users seldom come across the official website. What’s more, if you are completely satisfied with your current browser, why would you download a third-party application from a file-sharing website?
This is where we come to almost universal distribution method employed by potentially unwanted programs: bundled downloads. Freeware bundles are available for download on a variety of websites. These could be software distribution sites, file-sharing pages, torrent sites, gaming sites, adult sites, and so on. Whenever you land on an unfamiliar website, you have to be really careful about what you click on because you always run the risk of initiating a freeware download.
Mustang Browser is directly related to CrossBrowser, BoBrowser, and other applications based on the Chromium engine. When it gets installed on a target computer, just like its predecessors, the program sets itself as your default web browser and starts automatically once your operating system loads. What’s more, the browser also adds the MustangDeals extension to itself. This extension tracks your online activity and then promotes customized commercial ads. Everything is done in order to help the people behind these applications make money.
Although this practice is not illegal, it is not safe to click any of the ads or utilize freeware negligently. There is always a chance that it could be used for corrupted content promotion or even malware distribution. If you care about your system’s security, please delete Mustang Browser right now. For any other potential threats that might be hiding in your computer, run a full system scan with the SpyHunter free scanner.
How to Uninstall Mustang Browser
Windows 8 & Windows 8.1
Windows Vista & Windows 7