ProWebi 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, ProWebi 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 ProWebi. 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 ProWebi (from prowebi.info)
Did you know that when you surf the Internet, dozens of programs within your computer constantly monitor what you do online? Sounds harmless, right? Wrong!!! These unwanted programs monitor everything you do on the Internet, and have the ability to collect any data about you, from your mailing lists right through to your secret passwords. The worst part of it is that most Internet users don’t even know this is going on. Prowebi is the Ultimate way to protect your browser, and ultimately YOU, from anyone who tries to maliciously collect information about you on the Internet.
Shareware or freeware are used to deploy ProWebi 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 ProWebi. Scheme known as pay-per-install were used to display this adware, thus software developers likely earn by embedding ProWebi onto their free programs.
Following the successful installation of ProWebi 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, ProWebi 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.