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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

Next Program

How would you describe a program that does not allow you to browse the web properly? A bother, at the very least. It is exactly what Next Program is, and this application is just another annoying adware program that has been designed to provide you with questionable content in exchange for your clicks. The only people who benefit from your interacting with this application are its creators, and if you fail to remove Next Program immediately, you may face a number of computer security issues because adware programs should never be taken lightly. They might not be your major security threat, but as the saying goes, constant dropping wears the stone.

This application has an official website, but like most of the programs from this group, it cannot be downloaded directly. If you were to open nextprogramapp.com, you would only find a site with a nice background and one button that offers you to click for “More Info.” However, clicking the button simply scrolls the page down automatically to the Info section which reads “Take your browsing to the next level,” and this is it. There is no additional information about the application, save for the query that you can fill out if you want to contact its creators. Therefore, we can obviously tell that the official website is not part of the program’s distribution network.

How does Next Program manage to enter target computers then? The truth is that adware programs have more than just one potential distribution method up their figurative sleeves. They can be found bundled with third-party installers that install other freeware on your computer. For example, sometimes these installers end up settling on your computer because you download something from a file-sharing website. If that is the case, then you should seriously be attentive during the freeware installation. Check all the installation wizard’s steps and look out for additional programs that the wizard may offer to install. Choose the custom installation if you must.

If Next Program was installed via third-party installer, it is of no surprise that you did not notice you had this program until it began spamming you with commercial advertisements. It is nothing new in that department because the application is, after all, based on the Injekt Engine, and it is a direct clone of Bronze Aid, Triangle Trail, High Stairs, Blazer Deals, and many others. The files of this application are signed by Rabbit Quest, but if you were to look up the name, you would not find any company under it. At least not in the first few pages of your search results.

Our security experts also say that Next Program is similar to programs from the SuperWeb family, although we can clearly tell that this one comes from a different group based on its homepage. Nevertheless, it is true that most of the adware applications adhere to the same principles, and you can expect the witness the same behavioral patterns throughout several adware families.

For the most part, Next Program displays coupon offers, ads, and various pop-ups. This behavior can slow down your browser and flood you with unnecessary information. Usually, these pop-ups are customized based on your browsing history. The program collects information on your web browsing habits to find out what kind of content interests you. It would not be much of a program if Next Program could really provide you with useful and reliable information. Unfortunately, the problem is that the application does not review the links that get embedded in its ads.

Therefore, if the Next Program pop-ups get exploited by cyber criminals and you happen to click a corrupted link, you may end up in a website that distributes malware or redirects users further to cybercrime related pages.

Needless to say, we are not trying to convince you that Next Program is an extremely dangerous computer security threat, but the point is that you should take all the potential risks into consideration. We believe that it is in your best interest to remove the application from your system right now, and, while you are at it, you could scan your PC with the SpyHunter free scanner. As mentioned, it is very likely that the program has entered your system bundled with additional apps, so you definitely have to terminate them all at once.

How to Remove Next Program

Windows 10 & Windows 8.1

  1. Press Win+R and the Run prompt will open.
  2. Type Control Panel into the Open box and press OK.
  3. Go to Uninstall a program and remove the application.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program and remove the unwanted application.

Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button and select Control Panel.
  2. Navigate to Add or remove programs and delete the application.

Delete Leftovers

  1. Press Win+R and type regedit.
  2. Click OK and press Yes on the confirmation box.
  3. Click Edit at the top of the menu bar.
  4. Select Find and enter {ee00666d-2a70-48b6-b2c0-2d6b18033900}.
  5. Press Enter and delete the listen CLSID key.
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