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Danger level 6
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Connects to the internet without permission


SecurityUtility sounds like an application that can protect your computer from harm, but that is not the case. If you access securityutility.net, you will see that this application is yet another adware program that offers you to provide the best discount coupons. We have seen enough of these adware apps to know better – your best option right now is to remove SecurityUtility from your computer and never look back. In fact, you should scan your system with SpyHunter free scanner because you are bound to have more than just one adware application installed.

The problem is that adware applications seldom travel alone. You might say that it is possible to download SecurityUtility from its official website, and it is true – securityutility.net does have a direct download link, but our security researchers suggest that the main website is not the main distribution source at all. As it is common with such application, SecurityUtility also gets around bundled with freeware. It usually targets German users, so it can be commonly found in freeware installers that are available on German file sharing websites.

What is more, SecurityUtility is not the first such application. It is based on DealPly platform, so it is very similar to WebEnhance and WebCheck adware applications. The main reason this program enters your computer is money. SecurityUtility does not try to steal your logins or banking passwords, but it does collect data on your web browsing habits. The adware application needs this information so that it could generate customized advertisements. Once it gathers enough data to know enough about your likes and preferences, it will display ads on your browser whenever you access popular online stores.

Most of the SecurityUtility ads will be related to your previous searches, and it may seem that it tries to provide you with relevant deals and offers, but please be aware that you click them at your risk. The adware application itself does not generate the ad content, so it cannot be held responsible if clicking the ads redirects you to potentially corrupted websites. SecurityUtility is just a tool that is used by third parties to promote their content. Whether the third parties in question are malevolent or not, that is not for SecurityUtility to know.

To avoid any potential security risks, you should uninstall SecurityUtility from your computer and stay away from similar applications in the future. Do not hesitate to scan your PC with a licensed antimalware tool if you think that there might be other unwanted programs in your system. Take all the measures to protect your PC from harm.

How to remove SecurityUtility

Windows 8

  1. Slide mouse cursor to the bottom right of your desktop.
  2. When Charm bar appears, click Settings and go to Control Panel.
  3. Open Uninstall a program and remove SecurityUtility.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu and click Control panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program and remove SecurityUtility.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start menu and go to Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or remove programs and uninstall SecurityUtility.

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