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


The JustPlugIt adware developing company just recently rolled out a new program called MicroCover. This excuse for a browser extension is set to display commercial advertisements and that is it. Apart from displaying commercial third-party advertisements, this application does not do anything else. So we suggest that you remove this unworthy application from your computer, because it will only waste your computer’s resources and obstruct your Internet surfing with undesirable and irritating content. So be sure to check your computer for its presence, especially if you fancy downloading software from piracy websites.

Piracy websites is one of the many places MicroCover can be downloaded from. It can also be found on borderline legitimate freeware distributors, such as and and on torrent websites that feature it as a bogus download button. As previously mentioned, MicroCover has been developed by JustPlugIt, an infamous company responsible for releasing applications, such as Coupcoup, StreamX, OMGApp, and many more. Note that the developers are not in charge of their adware applications like most developers are. They just create a program according to their clients’ needs and grant them full control over the applications. Therefore, JustPlugIt is not liable for any consequences that can occur as a result of clicking this program’s ads.

This program can display various kinds of advertisements that can come in the form of coupons, banners, pop-ups, pop-unders, and so on. The ads are quite annoying so you might want to get rid of this application. Since the ads and the content featured by them is supplied by largely unknown entities. We have yet to determine whether MicroCover displays misleading advertisements, but it is quite possible that it might, since some of its clones have done this in the past. It is possible for some advertisements to promote highly suspicious applications that pose as useful, but might actually be what we refer to as potentially unwanted programs that are not malicious, but do not perform anything useful either. For example, some applications can pose as registry cleaners, but those kinds of programs will not clean your computer’s registry until you purchase a license key. Under such circumstances you would be buying a cat in a bag, meaning that the application might clean the registry or not.

Furthermore, MicroCover has the built-in ability to gather information about your browsing habits. Information such as your search and browsing history may end up in the hands of the developers and their clients. On top of that, the application might also reveal your approximate geographical location, relay information regarding your computer and browser’s settings. This and more information is used for analytical, marketing and advertising purposes. Most notably, it is used to tailor advertisements to unique users in an effort to maximize advertising revenue.

So there you have it. This is what MicroCover is all about. Its main objective is to flood your browser with commercial content that you most likely did not want. Furthermore, the content promoted by this application is not very reliable. Like mentioned earlier, some of the ads may be misleading, so you might be duped financially. Information collection is another issue that should not be tolerated. We suggest that you remove MicroCover from your computer as soon as the opportunity arises with the help of our removal guide.

MicroCover removal instructions

Windows 8 and 8.1

  1. Simultaneously press Win key+W.
  2. Type Control Panel and press Enter.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Identify MicroCover and click the Uninstall button.

Windows Vista and 7

  1. Simultaneously press Win key+R.
  2. Type Control Panel and click OK.
  3. Go to Uninstall a program.
  4. Identify MicroCover and click the Uninstall button.

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Go to the Control Panel.
  3. Select Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Identify MicroCover and click Remove.
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