Becovi is an ad-distributing application known as a browser hijacker. Becovi is compatible with Mac computers and it gets installed inside their browsers to show ads in them and to page-redirect the users to websites that have paid to get promoted by the hijacker.
This type of online promotion is not inherently harmful but may still be somewhat risky for your Mac’s safety and security. Also, you probably wouldn’t like to frequently get redirected to some unknown and obscure sites that only try to get you to buy their products. However, this is exactly what would happen if Becovi enters your Safari, Chrome, Firefox, or any other type of browser that you may be using at the moment. In addition to all that, the unwanted app may replace the search engine of the affected browser and it may even set up a new homepage address. The point of those changes is to make the page-redirects and the paid promotions of other sites even more frequent. After all, the goal of such browser hijackers is to make money and the more ads and redirects they are able to show in your browser, the greater the potential profit they could generate.
Search by Becovi
Search by Becovi is malware that targets the browser and tampers with its homepage address, toolbar, and search engine. Search by Becovi is aimed at transforming the infected browser into an ad-displaying and page-redirecting platform that earns money through online promotion.
It is not uncommon for some hijackers to get initially presented to their potential victims as helpful and useful browser add-ons that will improve some aspects of the user’s online activities. You may get told that the pseudo-extension would make your browsing safer or would provide you with some useful online tools such as a video converter or an advanced download manager. However, most of the time any such promises would be greatly exaggerated if not outright false. Again, the hijacker’s goal is to generate money through the ads and redirects it shows you and this dictates its whole behavior and functionality.
The Becovi Virus
The Becovi virus is a pseudo-extension for popular Mac browsers that is really a malware app in disguise. The Becovi virus is aimed at profiting its creators through paid ads that it will show in your browsers while at the same time not providing you with any useful features.
And on the off chance that this app does give you some useful function, that would still probably be not enough to compensate for its intrusive activities, not to mention that such an app may land you on sites full of viruses and Ransomware.
Becovi on Chrome
The Becovi app is an unwanted add-on application on Chrome and a number of other Mac browsers, experts have categorized it as a browser hijacker. The Becovi app hijacks the computer’s main browser and adds to it page-redirecting components that automatically reroute the user’s traffic.
Such redirecting activity may sometimes be hazardous as it may lead you to visit sites with malicious threats like Trojans or Ransomware, which is why the best solution is to remove this invasive browser hijacker by following the uninstallation instructions posted below.
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||The typical symptoms that can be associated with a hijacker are unauthorized changes in the browser’s starting page, toolbar, and search engine.|
|Distribution Method||File-bundles are the most commonly used technique for spreading hijackers.|
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