- Annoying Pop-up's
- Shows commercial adverts
- Slow internet connection
Users often tend to ignore various ads that pop up on their browsers as a totally harmless nuisance that could be left to its own devices. However, webconnect.co is an adware application that might end up causing harm to your computer. That is not to say that the main objective of this application is to infect you with malware or steal your information – on the surface webconnect.co seems to be a browser add-on that allows you to save money on your purchases. However, should you have this extension on your computer, you are strongly advised to remove webconnect.co as soon as possible.
This application promotes itself as a browser enhancer that collects data on your searches and provides you with the optimal options when it comes to your purchases. However, even though it seems as if the add-on is absolutely safe, the suspicious fact about it is that it cannot be downloaded from the official website at the time of writing. If it definitely were a legal application, such a situation would not occur. Granted, webconnect.co does not get installed on your computer without your permission as users are always prompted when webconnect.co and similar add-ons are about to be installed, but the thing is that this adware application could be highly insecure when it comes to collecting and storing your data.
According to the official website, webconnect.co can be installed on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers. It means that once the extension is added to your browser, webconnect.co begins collecting information on what websites you visit and what searches you perform most frequently. Then, it uses the information collected to generate a customized stream of commercial pop-up ads that would be related to your likes and preferences. This way, webconnect.co encourages you to click the commercial advertisements.
It goes without saying that webconnect.co does not produce the ads it displays. The application is part of a wide third party advertising network, and thus the ads displayed by webconnect.co contain third party content for which the application cannot be held responsible. Hence, here you are presented with two main security issues related to webconnect.co – collecting of personal information and display of third party content. In case the information gets leaked, you could be exposed to potentially dangerous websites. Also, if malicious third party embeds its content into the ads, you might get infected with malware.
There is only one conclusion to this – you need to remove webconnect.co right now. Scan your PC with SpyHunter free scanner to detect all the files that need to be deleted from your computer. Then, if you are not a computer expert, you should invest in a powerful computer security application that would terminate webconnect.co automatically, and your system would be clean again.