Brief about PR.UPDATER
PR.UPDATER is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) that has been developed by the team of remote hackers with the evil motive to cheat Innocent users and make huge revenue. It mainly infects all the popular browsers such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Opera and Even safari. It gets enters into the system with silent mode and conducts a series of malevolent act inside the system. Once get activated, it will alter all the defaults settings of the Browser and bombard lots of advertisements in the form of a banner, offer, coupons, commercial ads and pop-up ads on the running web page while internet surfing. If you accidentally click on those advertisements then you are automatically redirected to other suspicious websites.
Distribution method of PR.UPDATER
It is a very dangerous threat that penetrates the system with the package of free programs such as Audio, video, apps, and games are downloading from infected sites. So it is better to pay attention while installing the freeware program and must read their installation guide carefully as well as select custom and advanced option. It can also spread through junk email attachments, visiting pirate software or torrent files, play online games, peer to peer sharing of files and others.
Harmful activities of PR.UPDATER
It can monitor your online activities such as which page you visit, which link you open, which search query you use and others. It can also gather your personal and financial information such as bank details, credit card details, email contacts, IP address and other sensitive details for their evil use. It can also block the system security related program such as firewall, internet security and a real anti-virus of the program. Additionally, it can open a backdoor to invites other dangerous threat to put the system at high risk.
If your system is already infected with this nasty threat then you are highly advised to remove PR.UPDATER as soon as possible to keep your system safe and clean against future infection.