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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Connects to the internet without permission


Salus is an adware program that is promoted as a useful tool. It is supposed to improve your internet safety, but the problem is that the results of having this application on your system are quite the opposite. Since it is an adware program, rather than protecting you from serious web security issues, Salus exposes you to potentially harmful content, and in the long run it could even result in a serious malware infection. Therefore, your best bet in this situation would be to remove Salus from the system immediately, and then a full PC scan with SpyHunter free scanner.

We have already established that Salus is an adware application. Thus, it may have many ways to enter your computer. It is rather interesting to note that Salus has a website as, but we do not seem to see any direct download link there. This leads to one assumption – this application gets distributed bundled with freeware apps. It would not be surprising because it is exactly what adware apps do – they usually hop onto someone else’s train consequently finding their way onto your computer.

According to our security research, Salus may be downloaded at a number of third-party websites via Amonetize installer. You should avoid such websites as or if you are not exactly sure what you click on. What is more, as Salus comes bundled with freeware, it is not the only adware application that enters your computer. The list is quite extensive. Salus is known to travel with OffersWizard, DolphinDeals, Remarkit, FlowSurf and many other unwanted applications from a number of adware families. It means that if you remove Salus from the PC, you may need to terminate a bunch of other unnecessary applications as well!

When Salus enters your PC, it starts displaying various ads and shopping offers in forms of in-text ads and pop-ups. It also tracks your internet behavior and shares all the collected data with affiliated third parties. Although it does not leak your private information, such sharing of data is not a welcoming fact because it could expose you to various marketing schemes. What is more, Salus may also install Universal Updater without your permission, and this application acts very much like a Trojan.

You can remove Salus via Control panel, but even if you do that, Universal Updater remains active, and it could even download Salus onto your PC again behind your back. To avoid that, you have to delete Universal Updater with a powerful antispyware tool. A computer security application of choice will also help you terminate other unwanted applications, and protect your PC against similar threats in the future.

How to remove Salus

Windows 8

  1. Move mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen.
  2. Click Settings on Charm bar and go to Control Panel.
  3. Select Uninstall a program and remove Salus.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu and click Control panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program and remove Salus.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start menu button and select Control panel.
  2. Open Add or remove programs and uninstall Salus.
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