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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow internet connection
  • Annoying Pop-up's

Related Readings

Whenever users read a particular article online willingly they are more inclined to read something related to it, and there are actually software applications that provide computer users with similar web pages. However, not all of such applications are safe or benevolent. Related Readings adware program is a potentially unwanted application that may seem to be providing you with links to pages related to the ones you have just visited. However, it is an application that should not be allowed to remain in your system. Remove Related Readings immediately, the moment you notice the pop-ups being displayed while you browse the Internet.

The adware’s ability to display pop ups does not depend on your default browser – Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome – all of them can be affected by this potentially dangerous application. The application does not have an official homepage, but it has a lot ways to enter your PC, because it comes bundled with a variety of freeware programs.

Whenever you download a free of charge software application from an unofficial website, you are risking your computer’s security. Third party websites more often than not bundle various applications with additional software, and although during the installation process users are often informed that they are about to install another application on their computers as well, a lot of people simply go through the setup process automatically without even realizing what kind of software they let into their system.

Once Related Readings is installed on your computer, it will generate a variety of pop-ups, offering you to click the displayed links. These pop-ups are generated in order to make financial profits – each time you click an advertisements delivered by Related Readings, you help a third party responsible for managing this adware to earn financial profits via pay-per-click system, by increasing traffic of a specific website.

Apart from redirecting you to potentially dangerous websites, Related Readings presents a variety of other security risks. It goes without saying that you need to remove Related Readings to avoid potential malware infection. Run a full system scan with SpyHunter free scanner in order to detect freeware (and potentially unwanted) programs that brought Related Readings along and remove all of them together. Eventually, restore your browser settings to default to delete all the cookies related to Related Readings.

Restore browser settings

Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and click Internet options.
  2. Select Advanced tab and click Reset.
  3. Mark Delete personal settings and press Reset.
  4. Click Close when reset is complete.

Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+H and click Troubleshooting information.
  2. Click Reset Firefox on a new tab.
  3. Press Reset Firefox on a pop-up dialog box.
  4. Press Finish when reset is complete.

Clear Google Chrome browsing data

  1. Press Alt+F and click Settings.
  2. Scroll down and press Show Advanced Settings.
  3. Press Clear browsing data under Privacy.
  4. Choose the beginning of time at Obliterate the following items from.
  5. Select all the options and press Clear browsing data.

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