OpticalRatePro Floods Users with Advertisements & May Lead Users to Suspicious Websites
OpticalRatePro is a browser hijacker that targets Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and other popular web browsers. Optical Rate Pro has been targeting macOS computers, and modifying their settings and altering their configurations to perform its tasks.
As a result of the OpticalRatePro installation, users see unwanted changes to their browser’s search engine and homepage. OpticalRatePro also adds new elements to users’ browser’s interface. Additionally, users will see their browser take on a life of its own with unwanted and spontaneous page redirects to random sponsored websites. Another potential symptom of Optical Rate Pro is an increase in the amount of banners and pop-ups you will see daily.
OpticalRatePro is thought to generate profit for its developers by displaying online advertisements. It also launches background processes that may lead to computer performance issues. OpticalRatePro, with all its redirects, may lead to other adware, browser hijackers, questionable websites or potentially harmful content.
How is OpticalRatePro Distributed?
OpticalRatePro is typically distributed in software bundles together with other applications you may have legitimately wanted to install. The easiest way to avoid an accidental installation of OpticalRatePro is to always opt for the custom or advanced settings on any installation manager and pay attention to what apps you are actually approving for installation.
Browser hijackers like OpticalRatePro may often reinstall themselves unless their core files are eliminated from the system, so it is highly recommended that you scan your computer with a reputable anti-malware remediation tool to ensure that files associated with Optical Rate Pro are identified and removed.
To learn about more types of browser hijackers and how to protect your system from them, visit our detailed ‘How to’ guides and best practices suggestions in our dedicated browser hijacker section.