PE_SALITY.LNK-O is a malicious file infector that may be downloaded from remote sites by other malware. PE_SALITY.LNK-O is the latest example of a Potentially Unwanted Application (PUA).
PUA’s 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.
PUA’s are often made by a legitimate corporate entity for some beneficial purpose, but they alter the security state of the computer on which they are installed, and may even compromise the privacy of the infected system.
PE_SALITY.LNK-O is a program that 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.
PE_SALITY.LNK-O may monopolize the computer system’s resources and is largely responsible for the countless pop-up advertisements the user will be bombarded with.
PE_SALITY.LNK-O is often bundled with or embedded within freeware programs like such as clocks, messengers, alerts, weather, and so on.
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 PE_SALITY.LNK-O and all its components from the infected computer system.
There are a few ways PE_SALITY.LNK-O could have entered into a system, namely:
- The user’s operating system and Web browser security setting are too flexible
There are a few rules one should adhere to, at all times to ensure the safety and security of a computer system remains intact.
• Rule 1:
There are a few symptoms affiliated with an PE_SALITY.LNK-O infection, which are usually tell-tale signs of an infection:
1. PC is working slowly
Once the PE_SALITY.LNK-O is installed it will start to display very intrusive pop-up messages and advertisements. The pop-up messages may take up all of the available workspace on a users screen, rendering their computer useless for several moments.
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.
The main focus of adware is to display targeted advertisements based on your personal interest. These advertisements will typically pop-up from every direction, often leading to spam emails and terrible system performance.
The best way to be sure whether your system has been infected with PE_SALITY.LNK-O is to perform a full computer system scan with a legitimate anti-spyware application. Should your system then be showing signs of PE_SALITY.LNK-O’s presence, I suggest it be removed ASAP!