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Danger level 8
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Shows commercial adverts pop-up pop-up might appear on your screen if you click on suspicious ads that you have come across on various unreliable websites. Such ads might be placed on torrent and file sharing websites. Of course, you might detect them on different kinds of websites as well. The specialists at have also revealed that pop-up might be generated by an advertising-supported application that is present on your system. We recommend that you check the condition of your system in order to find out whether your system does not contain adware. If it turns out that adware is there, you should delete it as soon as possible. Actually, it is the only way to get rid of pop-up.

If you click on the suspicious advertisement, you might notice a message brought to you by pop-up:

WARNING! Current version of Adobe Flash Player is outdated!

Your computer is vulnerable to malware. Update your Adobe Flash Player now!

Do not click OK because you will end up with a bunch of unreliable applications. Yes, you have understood correctly, various threats will be installed on your computer instead of updates. These applications might start acting in an undesirable way; thus, you will not be able to use your computer freely. If you have already noticed pop-up on your screen and agreed with the installation of “updates”, you should better scan your computer with an antimalware tool because it is very likely that your system contains plenty of malware.

In most cases, computer users who see pop-up on their screens have adware on their systems. These undesirable programs might slither onto the computer without user’s consent; thus, it is not surprising if you cannot remember downloading and installing any applications recently. As our security experts have revealed, adware tend to travel bundled with various unreliable applications. Thus, computer users might agree with the installation of these suspicious programs without even wanting to do that. In order to protect your PC from malware, you should install an antimalware tool on the system and keep it enabled all the time.

In order to stop pop-up from appearing, you will have to detect and delete all the suspicious applications from your system. Unfortunately, it is not very easy to do that because they tend to hide deep on the system. Thus, we recommend that you scan your computer with an antimalware tool, for instance, SpyHunter.

How to delete the unreliable application

Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Select the undesirable program and then click Remove.

Windows 7 and Vista

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Right-click on the suspicious software.
  5. Click the Uninstall button.

Windows 8

  1. Tap the Windows key.
  2. Right-click on the background. Select All apps.
  3. Locate Control Panel and open it.
  4. Click Uninstall a program.
  5. Find the program that you are going to remove.
  6. Right-click on it and then click Uninstall.
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