The Browser Extension “Apps 4.0” That Comes with a Unique 32-Character ID Redirects Users to Unwanted Pages
Browser extensions with generic names like “Apps 4.0” and the ID shown on the screen (Pejhfhcoekcajgokallhmklcjkkeemgjare) are a type of potentially unwanted program or PUP that can modify your web browser’s settings when given consent. Please note that this particular app may generate a unique 32-character name with each installation. Therefore, the name that you see on your screen may differ from the one displayed in this video.
Once installed, these programs can modify your browser settings, such as your homepage, search engine, and new tab page, to redirect you to unwanted websites or display pop-up ads and banners.
They can also track your browsing activity and collect your browsing information, which can then be used for various purposes. This browser extension may also expose you to potentially harmful websites.
To remove such browser extensions from your browser, you can follow these steps:
- Open your browser settings and navigate to the “Extensions” or “Add-ons” section. Look for any suspicious or unfamiliar extensions that may have been installed accidentally, such as “Apps 4.0” or any other extensions with generic names.
- Disable or remove any suspicious extensions from your browser by clicking on the “Remove” or “Disable” button next to the extension’s name.
- Reset your browser settings to their default values to remove any unwanted changes made by the extension. This can usually be done by navigating to the “Settings” or “Options” section of your browser and clicking on the “Reset” or “Restore settings” button. Bear in mind that a full browser reset will also delete your customizations.
- Install reputable anti-malware software and keep it updated. Regularly run full system scans to detect and remove any undesirable software.
If you are still having trouble, consider contacting remote technical support options.