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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

UpAurora Browser

As you probably can tell from the name, UpAurora Browser is a browser application that can obviously help you browse the Internet. However, the question is whether you really need such an application on your computer. After all, quite a few users who happen to have this program on-board do not understand how it managed to slither into their computers. Of course, if it was not your intention to have this application, you should remove UpAurora Browser at once because you can never know what third parties might make use of the browser to expose you to malicious content. While you are at it, make sure you terminate other unwanted programs, too.

We are sure that you installed UpAurora Browser on your computer willingly, but you were not aware of that. Our security experts suggest that the browser is distributed via third-party installers. The program actually used to have an official website via upaurora.com, but if you were to try and open it now, you would see that the site’s DNS server is unavailable, and so the homepage is down. Thus, it is possible to say that the browser does not get distributed directly. That only supports our claim about the third-party distribution.

Is there any way to avoid installing UpAurora Browser? You can definitely save yourself the trouble of installing this browser on your computer if you are careful enough during freeware installation. If you tend to download freeware on a regular basis, you should take your time and read all the steps on a third-party installation wizard each time you are about to setup a new program. Albeit third-party installers are not responsible for the safety of the programs they deliver; nevertheless, they do notify you about the oncoming changes, and users quite often have the chance to avoid installing unwanted applications.

The problem with such practice is that there is a big tendency to breeze through the setup wizard without giving it a second thought. That is so because such steps quite often have a lot of information that is tedious to read. And yet, comments about additional programs should not be too long to be boring, so you should definitely keep your eye out for such notifications and clauses. After all, some additional apps may even offer to change your default homepage and search engine, and you certainly would not want that tweaked without your permission.

So what happens when this unfamiliar browser settles in your system? For starters, UpAurora Browser may modify search results according to your likes and preferences. To do that, it needs to track your online activity, and so we can assume that the application employs tracking cookies, web beacons, and other monitoring means to figure out your web browsing patterns. Once it has processes your online profile, it will shift the search results in a barely noticeable way, to push the links you might be more inclined to click to the top of the page. If you do end up clicking them, you help the people behind this browser make easy money.

What’s more, by clicking such search results, you could be redirected to unfamiliar and unreliable websites. If cyber criminals employ UpAurora Browser for their own malicious purposes, you could even get infected with malware! Not to mention that in the wild the browser is known to download and install additional adware on target computers. Therefore, it is definitely not safe or in any way recommended to keep the application on your computer.

Thankfully, it is not hard to remove UpAurora Browser. You simply need to open Control Panel and delete the browser from there. However, there might be some additional files and programs that may require removal as well. For that, you should consider acquiring a licensed antispyware application of your choice.

An automatic freeware removal is your best shot when you need to take care of programs you do not understand. On top of that, with the program updated and always on, you will be sure that your system is protected from similar unwanted applications. If you are not too certain what you can do to improve your computer’s security, please do not hesitate to leave us a comment in the box below.

How to Remove UpAurora Browser

Windows 10 & Windows 8.1

  1. Press Win+R and type Control Panel into the Open box.
  2. Click OK and got o Uninstall a program.
  3. Highlight the unwanted application and click Uninstall.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program and remove the unwanted browser.

Windows XP

  1. Press the Windows key and navigate to Control Panel.
  2. Access Add or remove programs and uninstall the application.
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