- Shows commercial adverts
- Annoying Pop-up's
When there is such an abundance of browser extensions and plug-ins available it is only natural that users feel at a loss, and they do not realize the danger that might be hiding behind the likes of Computer Pal. This adware program comes forth as a browser extension that should enhance your web browsing experience. Unfortunately, the program is useless, at least to you. You will do yourself a favor if you delete Computer Pal immediately. Adware programs should not be tolerated because they could easily expose you to unreliable and sometimes even dangerous content. You need to protect your system from harm, so get rid of all the unwanted programs right now.
We are using the plural here because we are convinced that Computer Pal is not the only unwanted program on-board. There is no way to download this application directly from its official website, so the only method of distribution it obviously employs is software packages. To put it simply, Computer Pal is often included in the third-party installers that are part of freeware distribution network. For example, if you were to download an application setup from a random file-sharing website, there would be a good chance that several additional programs (Computer Pal included) come bundled in the same setup file. Normally, it is possible to deselect the unwanted applications during the installation process, especially if you choose the custom installation. Unfortunately, most of the users go through the setup automatically without even giving it a second thought.
As far as the origins of this application are concerned, there is nothing new about it. Computer Pal is just one of the many programs from the SuperWeb family. It has its own homepage at computerpal.net, just like Razor Web, Giant Galaxy, Global Gadget, and many other programs from the same group. However, NONE of the applications from this familiar is distributed directly, so Computer Pal simply follows the same pattern.
When this program enters your system, it adds an extension to your default browser. According to the information provided on the main website, Computer Pal is supposed to be compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. However, our tests have shown that the newest Google Chrome versions block the extension on the security grounds, saying that the program is not safe enough. Do you need any other proof that Computer Pal is unreliable?
You will realize that there is nothing good about this application once it starts spamming you with pop-up ads. That is definitely more annoying than dangerous, but there are particular security risks behind it as well. For example, Computer Pal ads could be embedded with outgoing third-party links. This adware program (just like many others) does not even bother to review whether the third-party content in its ads is safe or not. Hence, whenever you click the ads, you venture into an unknown territory, and there is no saying what might happen if you landed on a malware-related website.
It is important to avoid any potential security risks, so you should remove Computer Pal via Control Panel, and forget all the problems you might face in the cyber space. To ensure that your computer is adequately protected against similar intruders, invest in a legitimate security application and keep it updated all the time.
How to Uninstall Computer Pal
Windows 8 & Windows 8.1
Windows Vista & Windows 7