Do you know what PlurPush is?
PlurPush is an adware application that affects Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and other web browsers. It has supposedly been created to improve your overall web browsing experience. However, the problem is that PlurPush is not 100% reliable as it involves displaying of third party content. Since it is obvious that the application is barely useful, you should uninstall it from your computer and then invest in a reliable antimalware tool that would help you determine whether your computer is absolutely safe. Do take your system security seriously.
If you have across plurpush.net you probably have noticed that it is the official website for the application. Also, it is not surprising that it looks very similar to the websites of Xavern, LemurLeap, BrowseBit, because all of these applications come from the same source and they are supposed to provide you with information that would help you save money on your purchases online. However, it is not possible to download PlurPush from its official website at the time of writing which definitely makes the application seem suspicious. What is more, the official website is not the only place that distributes the app.
It is very common for such browser extensions to come bundled with freeware. For example, if you download a PDF converter, or some shareware game from a third party website, make sure that it does not come with any additional and potentially dangerous apps. Naturally, PlurPush is not a malicious computer infection and it does not strive to infect you with malware. However, there are things this application cannot control and that are third parties.
For one, PlurPush needs to collect information on your web browsing habits in order to display content related to your frequent search queries. This information is collected via tracking cookies, and that is something that a lot of search engines practice, but no one can guarantee that the information collected by PlurPush will be kept safe. The application might even share it with an affiliated third party for marketing purposes. What is more, the coupons and ads displayed by PlurPush could be exploited by cyber criminals for malware distribution. That is not a definite consequence, but it is definitely one you cannot ignore.
Therefore, you should remove PlurPush from your computer, and if it had arrived with some other programs, remove them as well. In case you have no idea what other potentially dangerous applications are on board. Invest in a powerful antimalware tool if need be and make sure your computer is perfectly protected from harm.
How to uninstall PlurPush
- Slide mouse cursor across the screen to the bottom right corner.
- Click Settings on Charm bar and then select Control Panel.
- Open Uninstall a program and remove PlurPush.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program and remove PlurPush.
- Open Start menu and go to Control Panel.
- Select Add or remove programs and uninstall PlurPush.
In non-techie terms:
PlurPush is a potentially unwanted program that you could have installed onto your computer together with freeware. If you find no use of the application you should remove PlurPush immediately and then run a full system scan for a thorough check-up.
Aliases: Plur Push virus.