MS Updater is an ad-supported program advertised as a program that helps the users save money while shopping online. It does, however, exhibit some malicious traits which is why experts recommend its removal.
MS Updater Description
MS Updater is a program that generates coupons on websites you normally visit and compares prices of products you look at. Although this service may sound useful to some, the program is considered adware due to some intrusive and malicious traits.
Once MS Updater enters your system, it installs itself as browser extension and will start displaying multiple pop-up ads, banners and in-text ads saying “powered by MS Updater,” “Brought to you by MS Updater,” You’ve received a premium offer from MS Updater,” etc. while you are browsing the Web. These ads could be annoying as they will interrupt your online activities and you will be unable to shut them down.
The purpose of MS Updater adware is to generate traffic to sponsoring third parties, to promote questionable tools and products, to generate pay-per-click revenue and to collect information about your browsing routine and personal data.
That is why when you click any of the pop-ups, you may be redirected to unwanted and potentially corrupted websites that will infect your system with dangerous threats. And, if you see pop-up ads of products you have recently looked at, that means an ad-supported program such as MS Updater has infiltrated your system and has spied on your online activities.
How Does MS Updater Enter Your PC?
If you have not personally installed MS Updater that means it has sneaked into your system bundled with freeware you have recently downloaded. Applications and tools available for free download are often bundled with adware and PUPs (potentially unwanted programs) as a way to sponsor the developers who have created the free apps. Thus, bundling is a legal marketing method of distributing software to users’ computers. You, however, have the option to disallow the bundling during the installation. Also, make sure you disable all settings and features you are not familiar with and aim for custom installation.
How to Remove MS Updater
Although MS Updater is not malicious by nature, it may interrupt your activities and expose your system to additional threats from the Web. Therefore, we recommend its removal. To do so, simply install a legitimate anti-malware tool that will detect the adware and remove it completely and permanently from your system. Well-trusted anti-virus programs are also capable of protecting your system from any potential threat that may appear from the Web.