Adware.Altnet is an example of an Adware application. It is also regarded as a registry key that is related to spyware. With Adware.Altnet present on a computer, the system in question\'s security and privacy may be at risk.
Adware.Altnet is not to be mistaken with a virus or a Trojan application, Adware.Altnet is actually regarded by many experts as a \"potentially unwanted program\" (PUP).
PUPs are applications that a security, or privacy-minded computer user may want to be informed of and, in most instances, may feel the need to remove.
Adware.Altnet, as an adware application tends to track the computer system user’s Internet activities and will display rebate messages for certain affiliated websites.
The main focus of adware is to display targeted advertisements based on your personal interest, and Adware.Altnet is no exception. These types of advertisements typically pop-up from every direction, often leading to spam emails and terrible computer system performance.
Adware.Altnet is also sometimes referred to as a Browser Helper Object Toolbar (BHO), as it tends to pop-up unsolicited advertisements, continually – as well as its tendency to ‘hijack’ the user’s homepage, replacing it with one of its affiliated websites instead.
Adware.Altnet also facilitates the delivery of advertising content to the system user and in some cases may gather information from the user\'s computer, including information related to Internet browser usage and other computer habits.
Adware.Altnet may monopolize the computer system’s resources and is largely responsible for the countless pop-up advertisements the user will be bombarded with.
To avoid any unneeded risks of damage to your computer system, it is highly recommended to make use of a reliable and legitimate anti-spyware application, to remove Adware.Altnet and all its components from the infected computer system.
Although this type of program is not always malicious, it has been known to perform suspicious activity such as monitoring the user’s internet behavior, forwarding that along (with information regarding the other programs on your computer) to third-party sources. This property of Adware.Altnet places it in the spyware category as well.
Here are some common symptoms when a registry is infected with spyware.
* Spyware applications may fill your registry with unwanted files, orphaned applications and other trash that can cause slower operating speeds.
If your computer has been infected with this malicious software, it is recommended that you remove it immediately.
You can begin by following the steps provided below to terminate the process:
These steps enable you to obtain brief control of the situation and work on a solution.
Your next step is to remove this adware from your system in the \"Add/Remove programs\" utility.
While manual removal has been known to work, there is a good chance that Adware.Altnet may completely restore itself because of a multiple infection. In this instance you can attempt to remove it from the Windows registry or with the aid of an anti-spyware program.
You will need to consult an expert for step-by-step instructions on how to do just that – to ensure the virus is eradicated completely.
Remember, this application needs to be eradicated immediately!
How to manually remove Adware.Altnet
Files associated with Adware.Altnet infection:
Adware.Altnet processes to kill:
Remove Adware.Altnet registry entries: