Progress Buffer is an aggressive browser add-on that is designed to generated paid ads on users’ screen. Progress Buffer therefore tends to alter the settings of the host browser and impose its own new browser elements on the end user.
For instance, if you have this application installed on your computer, then you’ve likely already noticed the quite drastic changes to your browser’s appearance. The homepage may now be different, you may automatically be forced to use a new search engine that seems to be flooded with sponsored search results.
Furthermore, during browsing sessions, your Safari, Chrome or other popular browser may trigger page redirects to different landing pages trying to sell you something, etc. These are all common effects of programs like Progress Buffer, Search Marquis, Bing Redirect which by the way are referred to as browser hijackers. And on top of everything, users are also forced to put up with endless spamming of banners, popups, box messages and various other forms of online advertising that is constantly present on their screens.
Not to worry, though, as this problem is fixed by simply removing the source of the madness – Progress Buffer. The only catch is that the developers of these types of apps rarely if ever include an obvious uninstallation menu or button. So users are forced to detect all the separate components and delete them manually in order to ensure that the hijacker can’t reinstall itself again.
To make things easier for you, we’ve created a specialized removal guide (see below) that will show you how to do this.
Progress Buffer for Mac
Progress Buffer for Mac is created with the sole intention of earning revenue for its developers via paid ads. Programs like Progress Buffer for Mac usually operate on the basis of popular remuneration schemes such as Pay Per Click and Pay Per View.
This is why the ads you see are so numerous. And it’s also why these ads tend to be so invasive in the way they’re positioned on your screen. You’ve likely already come across the issue of not being able to close a certain ad or clicking on the “close” button only results in you landing on a sponsored web location.
What is Progress Buffer?
Progress Buffer is a browser hijacker and is therefore not seen as a virus or malicious application. Nevertheless, the long-term presence of Progress Buffer on the computer may lead to issues for the system.
For instance, the background processes that hijackers run can take their toll on your machine’s resources. And that can, in turn, lead to slowdowns, browser crashes, etc. Then on the other hand, the ads displayed by Progress Buffer could potentially lead to unsafe websites. And those could expose you to viruses and malware such as Trojans, spyware, ransomware and other threats.
The Progress Buffer app
Developers of software like the Progress Buffer app use program bundles in order to distribute it. In this case, the Progress Buffer app would be included in the setup of another program as a bonus component.
These tactics are easily rendered harmless by opting for the custom installation settings whenever setting up new software.
Remove Progress Buffer from Mac
Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker – you might want to see if you’re not infected with it as well.
You can find the removal guide here.