Impacts of virus infections in web browser
What are the impacts of virus infections in a web browser? How could you remove viruses from browsers?A Web Browser is essential for your daily computing needs. It is used to display web pages and browse through different websites. There are a number of browsers introduced for the system like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox etc. The browser may get virus infections via some infected websites. As you open the infected browser in the system, it spreads infections to your system also. There are number of tips to remove viruses from your browser. The most possible step is to use some antivirus tool. To do this, you need to install any good antivirus tools like Kasperksy, Norton, Panda, and AVG, etc in the system. You can right click the browser and select the 'Scan' option. It can then scan the browser and remove infections. The ultimate solution to remove viruses from your Internet browser is to reinstall the browser. To do this, you need to remove it using the 'Add or remove' program. Then, get the installation file from the appropriate websites. Also viruses can alter the whole system performance. So you need to remove it from your system as soon as possible.
The following explain the impact of virus infection in web browsers and tips to remove it:
- Redirects to other websites
- Frequent pop-ups
- Slows down PC
Redirects to other websitesVirus affects the working of your Internet browser. It results in redirection of the browser to some other websites. That is, you can see the browser connecting to Internet automatically. This infection basically redirects browsers to websites containing ads which indirectly results in more infections on the system.
Frequent pop-upsAnother symptom of virus infection on the Internet browsers is the display of frequent pop-ups. You can see a number of security alerts automatically displayed in the browser. These alerts are usually fake ones which are intended to harm your PC. These pop-ups increase in amount thereby annoying the users using Internet browser.
Slows down PCIt slows down the Internet browser which indirectly results in slow PC performance. Once the browser is infected, it may freeze frequently. Most of the extensions and add-ons may stop working due to the infections. A number of useful features in the browser are also disabled by the virus.