- Annoying Pop-up's
- Shows commercial adverts
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Hijacks homepage
Olive Browser is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that may start showing potentially unreliable third-party ads and thus put your virtual security at risk. Most people do not think of coupons, best offers, and pop-up ads as a danger source, and they would simply keep the ad-supported program on their computers. However, these advertisements might be unreliable and come from unreviewed third-party sources. Clicking on such corrupted ads may take you to unsafe websites. Since apart from this PUP there may be several malware infections on your system that can expose you to such potentials, before long you could find yourself totally vulnerable and ready to be exploited by cyber criminals. In order to nip this infection in the bud, we recommend that you remove Olive Browser and take care of all the related infections as well.
This browser pretends to be a fast and easy-to-use application, but once it starts to display coupons and other types of pop-up advertisements, it becomes a liability. Since the reliability of these advertisements cannot be warranted, clicking on them might be risky. Once it is installed it may also change your home page and search engine settings in your browsers. Some users may think that their browsers have been hijacked, but this PUP usually offers these changes and does not do them without permission. However, it is easy to overlook these “offers” if you rush to get the installation over with and you may not even remember that there was an option where you could have said “no.”
Olive Browser is available for download from its website, olivebrowser.com; however, we have found that, for example, the latest version of Google Chrome already blocks the installer as a malicious program. We do not go as far as calling this PUP malicious, but, certainly, it is not a good sign if one of the major browsers blocks it, right? But this is not really how most users get infected with this application.
It is much more likely that they download it in a freeware bundle that they may acquire by clicking on misleading third-party ads on shady shareware website. These bundles, however, may contain a bunch of malware programs beside a legitimate free application and potentially unwanted programs. Installing such a package can seriously decrease the security level of your Windows operating system, not to mention the possibility that you might get introduced to unsafe websites. If you have installed this version, you need to be prepared to take action after deleting Olive Browser because your PC will not be safe until you eliminate all the threats.
If you also think that it is time to remove Olive Browser from your computer, here we are with the solution. As a matter of fact, there are two things you need to do in order to clean your system of this PUP. First, you need to uninstall it via Control Panel. Second, you need to delete the main folder, which you can find here: Program Files (x86)\Olive. Since there still may be malware programs on-board, we advise you to run a full system scan in order to see the threat situation. If the malware scanner finds infections, you may want to consider installing a reliable antimalware program to sort out these issues and safeguard your PC from future attacks.
Remove Olive Browser from Windows
Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10
Windows Vista/Windows 7