The Looker Extension is associated with adware, browser hijackers, and potentially unwanted programs that may perform modifications on a user’s Web browser. Adware, browser hijackers, and potentially unwanted programs are generally distributed via bundled software. If you often open spam email attachments, or download and install freeware or bundled software applications from unreliable third-party sources like peer-to-peer websites, it may lead to adware, browser hijacker, or a PUP being installed on your system. You should exercise caution when surfing the Web for free programs. One way to mitigate the risk of installing adware, browser hijackers, and PUPs is that during the installation process to select the “Advanced” or “Custom” installation option, and this will allow you to choose to install only the programs you intended to install in the first place.
When adware, browser hijackers, and PUPs get installed on your system, they can perform a number of browser settings modifications that eventually lead to unwanted redirects to sponsored pages, usually belonging to dubious search engines. Another trait associated with such unwanted programs is the display of annoying advertisements. PUPs like Looker Extension generally produce income for its operators by showing users advertisements.
Looker Extension may also monitor a user’s browsing activities. It may collect browsing information including browsing history, search history, and clicked URLs may be continuously logged, in addition to device details including IP address, browser type, device type, OS version, and geolocation. This information can be, later on, used to generate custom commercial advertisements.
How Do I Remove Adware, Browser Hijackers, and PUPs from My Computer?
If you find that you have unwittingly downloaded and installed an adware, browser hijacker or PUP, we strongly recommend removing it. You should also regularly scan for and remove unwanted software from your computer by using a reputable malware remediation tool. To prevent the installation of adware, browser hijackers, and PUPs in the future, you should practice good web surfing habits like avoiding questionable freeware sites, torrent pages, and other websites that may host unreliable software.