- Annoying Pop-up's
- Shows commercial adverts
- Connects to the internet without permission
Why should we be wary of adware programs like Job Knows? Well, perhaps because such applications are just sorry excuses for legitimate programs, and they never deliver what they promise. As you can probably tell, Job Knows is all about helping you find a job in this over-condensed labor market, but perhaps you should stop right there and give it short thought: How could a random third-party application help you with this task? The answer is that program is just a scam devised to trick unsuspecting users into helping cyber crooks make easy money. Unless you remove this application right away, you might even risk a dangerous malware infection.
Of course, you might as well say that we are overdramatic by saying that Job Knows is a computer security threat. It is not a Trojan or a ransomware application that would lock you out of your computer and demand a ransom payment. Nevertheless, just because this application does not look like your worst nightmare, it does not mean you should not take it seriously. After all, most of the time, Job Knows enters target computers without the users realizing that this program managed to get anywhere near their systems.
Let us rule out the instances when users download and install this application willingly. This happens when you come across the application’s website at jobknows.com. Perhaps you have heard before that it is best to download a particular program from its official website. However, when it comes to this adware application, we are not quite sure that the official source offers you any security. You see, even the official installer bundles this application with additional adware programs, potentially unwanted applications, and even browser hijackers. For example, depending on your location, the official installer may bring Sweet-page.com, MyPcBackUp, Search Know, System Healer, and many other unwanted programs.
The same programs appear on the list of bundled applications that come with Weather Do, MusicCougar, Moneyzila, and a number of similar applications. Therefore, we may conclude that Job Knows belong to the same group of adware applications, too. As such, we can also assume that this program employs other methods of distribution. For example, it may come with various third-party download offers, and even from change search results. If that is the case, it means that your computer has been infected with a browser hijacker prior to this adware’s arrival. This just proves how important it is to keep your computer safe and clean.
You may also ask what is so dangerous about adware programs? The main security issues associated with such applications is the fact that they can promote third-party content. This content, consequently, will not be screened for any potentially dangerous links. Thus, if you happen to click a corrupted link that redirects you to a malware-related website, you would end up getting infected with Trojans, rogue antispyware, and other dangerous programs.
The best way to protect your PC from harm would be acquiring a legitimate antispyware application that provides you with real-time safeguard. Not to mention that there might be a number of other unwanted and potentially dangerous applications that could be detrimental to your system’s security.
What’s more, it is not just about the security applications you employ to protect you from harm. It is also about your online habits and inclinations. It is very important that you refrain from opening spam email attachments, especially when they arrive from someone you do not know. Spam email attachments are often used to distribute ransomware programs, and those are one of the most dangerous infections out there.
To protect yourself from the likes of Job Knows, you should refrain from downloading freeware from third-party file-sharing websites. We have no doubt that you had no intention of installing adware and other potentially unwanted software on your PC, but it is important to be responsible about what you set up on your system. Perhaps you may not be aware of that, but the danger is lurking behind every corner.
Open your Control Panel and remove Job Knows right now. This is enough to delete all the files and registry entries associated with the adware application. However, if you want to check for other potential threats, as mentioned, get yourself a powerful antispyware tool and run a full system scan right now.
Should you have any further questions about how to ensure your system’s security, please do not hesitate to contact us by leaving a comment below this description. Our team is always ready to assist you.
How to Delete Job Knows
Windows 10 & Windows 8.1
Windows Vista & Windows 7