- Annoying Pop-up's
- Shows commercial adverts
- Connects to the internet without permission
Downloading freeware applications onto your computer eventually results in installing a lot of unwanted programs. For example, DownPay may enter your system when you install some freeware app you have found on a third-party file sharing website. It is very unlikely that you will notice that you install DownPay as well. However, the program will start collecting data on your web browsing habits immediately, and you will be flooded with annoying advertisements that could redirect you to dangerous websites. To prevent this from happening, remove DownPay from the system at once.
According to our research, DownPay is based on the JustPlugIt engine, and it does not have a direct download link. The website downpay.info is not available at the time of this writing, which only proves that DownPay gets distributed via third-party installers. Seeing how this adware application is very similar to CouponScanner, CutThePrice, AllSaver, CoupApp, and many other applications from the same group, we can assume that it also gets distributed via InstallRex installers. Sometimes, based on the websites you visit and your location, DownPay may also arrive with Amonetize and Vittalia installers. Users trigger freeware installation through third-party installers when they click fake download links on torrent and other file sharing websites.
It is definitely very annoying when an application you do not want gets installed on your computer. The problem is that quite often users choose to ignore DownPay because it does not look like a dangerous threat. It is true that this adware application is not a malicious computer infection, but you should not underestimate it. As mentioned above, DownPay can gather information on your web browsing habits, and when it has enough information collected, the program shares it with affiliated third parties for financial purposes.
On top of that, DownPay will display commercial ads that will be related to your most recent web searches. It should increase the possibility of your clicking any of the ads, but you should know better than that. Clicking DownPay ads is not recommended because you can never know what dangerous website you will be redirected to. In fact, if you want to keep your computer safe and clean, you will remove DownPay right away.
Do not forget that DownPay does not enter your computer alone, so you need to scan your system and find other unwanted applications. You are bound to have more adware on board! When you delete all the potential threats, please invest in a licensed antispyware tool that will help you protect your system against similar intruders in the future. And do not hesitate to leave us a comment if you have any further questions.
How to remove DownPay
Windows Vista & Windows 7
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