BrowserWatchdog is an adware or potentially unwanted program that is known to be ad-driven. It injects various advertising module to the context of a web browser when code of this adware is installed. Typically, BrowserWatchdog will get installed as browser add-on or extension. It starts as browser helper object (BHO) so it doesn’t need manual initialization.
There are various variants of BrowserWatchdog. In fact, each is just a reproduction with obvious changes on title. People behind the adware make each version unique by publishing distinctive web sites showing its own slogan.
About BrowserWatchdog (from browserwatchdog.com)
BrowserWatchdog warns you when it recognizes a malicious websites and takes action, giving you the power to make informed decisions about whether to proceed.
Shareware or freeware are used to deploy BrowserWatchdog and other similar adware. It is installed together with promoted programs that can be in the form of media player, games, or tools. It doesn’t matter where you may obtain the software. Popular sites, normal web pages, and even unknown location may carry software bundled with BrowserWatchdog. Scheme known as pay-per-install were used to display this adware, thus software developers likely earn by embedding BrowserWatchdog onto their free programs.
Following the successful installation of BrowserWatchdog are excessive pop-up ads. It may show banner ads, sidebar ads, and inline text ads which as all injected on browser’s context. In addition, BrowserWatchdog consistently monitors web browsing activity on the computer which may later lead to identity theft. It records web sites you visits, keywords used during search, and any sensitive data like user name, IP address, and hardware data.
Google Safe Browsing currently has no data available for browserwatchdog.com web site.