As mentioned, this potentially unwanted program is quite similar to the AntiGravity Flow tab, except for their backgrounds, which is also categorized as potentially unwanted program. Like the AntiGravity Flow tab, it displays shortcuts to popular websites Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and other links, as well as the details about the weather. . This PUP also displays a Google search box as well as links to Gmail and Google accounts.
This browser extension may seem legit and fine, however, don’t let its looks deceive you for this browser extension might gather personal information about you like your email address, which can result to you receiving newsletters and even spam emails. Once you add this browser extension, it monitors your browsing activities online so that it will be able to provide links with your preferences. The information gathered may be offered to third parties that might be used for their own advantage.
Despite having two official distribution sites, this PUP can also be downloaded in how the PUPs are usually downloaded; through software bundles. According to our researchers, this PUP is bundled with other software found in shady websites that offer free software downloads. So whenever a user downloads a free software online, this is also offered like an add-on, an unknowing user would believe that it is also part of the software, ending up downloading the extension too. And that is another reason why it is considered as a potentially unwanted program; it is distributed like how most threats are distributed. So, removing 3spiral Wave browser extension from your Google Chrome browser is a must.
Removing 3spiral Wave from Google Chrome:
Step 1. Open Google Chrome’s menu by pressing Alt + F simultaneously.
Step 2. Select Settings.
Step 3. Select Extensions from the left side of the pane.
Step 4. Find the 3spiral Wave Tab – New Tab extension and click on the trash bin icon.
Step 5. Click Remove.
Step 6. Find Google Chrome’s shortcut, right-click and select Properties.
Step 7. After selecting Properties, go to Shortcut, erase 3spiral Wave or anything after .exe, and click OK.
Step 8. Close Google Chrome and Navigate to:
C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data
Step 9. Look for the folder named Default and rename it to Backup Default.
Step 10. Restart Google Chrome.
To prevent PUPs like 3spiral Wave from infecting your computer, you need to have an excellent antivirus and anti malware program like SpyRemover Pro to detect the potentially unwanted program or any other threats before it can infect your computer.