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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

Book Source

If you open the list of installed programs in your Control Panel, and you find Book Source in it, there is no doubt about it: You have a potentially unwanted program installed on your computer. A potentially unwanted program is a type of application that is far from being a genuine computer threat, and yet it would not be a good idea to keep one on your system. If you do not remove Book Source right now, it is very likely that eventually this program could expose you to a number unfamiliar websites, and this could result in a malware infection if you are not careful enough.

The most annoying features of this program are that it connects to the Internet without your permission, and then it auto-starts each time you turn on your computer. This means that the program may run in the background without you even realizing it. The creators of Book Source would say that the application does not do anything illegal. They would say that the users agree to the program’s behavioral patterns upon the installation, although we think that users seldom read whatever the installer has to say. Thus, the application falls into the gray zone: The creators say it is completely legitimate, and the users maintain that it appears out of nowhere. Now does it, really?

A decent application should have an official homepage. Book Source does have one, and you can access it via booksource.info. Now, with the official website, there should also come a direct download link, and the site does have a button at the bottom left corner, but if you click, you will only be redirected back to the top of the page. Thus, it is clear that despite its good intentions, Book Source is not as reliable as it wants you to think it is.

Since the official download link does not work, it means that the application usually enters target computer via software packages. Users often download software packages from file-sharing websites when they look for some freeware applications. Normally, it should be possible to choose not to install additional programs, especially if you check every single step in your installation wizard. Alas, users tend to breeze through the setup without paying attention to details. Consequently, the likes of Book Source manage to slither into the system, and then you have to deal with the consequences of having a potentially unwanted program on-board.

This application is similar to Quicky Translator and the Free YouTube Downloader. These programs supposedly offer something useful while in fact they just want to make money out of you. Book Source downloads its malicious module from analytic-report.com. As you can see, the application makes use of a third-party website for distribution, and so the information it provides on its official homepage is practically useless. The official site claims that Book Source is a “Smart Utility Which can download ebooks from many websites for free of cost and the files can be saved in your local file system in a short period time, since many books are paid in order to help the students and leaners have devolped this small uitlity you can use this application for free for the first 90 days after there will be small charge for the software to your with out any intereputions.” That is just ONE sentence! Imagine that. And of course, you cannot ignore the stark grammar and spelling mistakes in the introductory paragraph. Now, what reliable program would be promoted like that?

If that were not enough, Book Source also displays a fake alert every minute or so, saying that your copy of Windows must be activated within one day. If tells you to call the 1-888-479-3649 number to activate your operating system, and it also offers you to connect to yeptalk.com for a chat. Needless to say, this application has nothing to do with your operating system, and it exhibits these behavioral patterns just because it wants to make some easy money.

Please remove Book Source from your computer right now, to protect your privacy and your computer’s security. When you delete this application, do not forget to check for other potential threats that might have arrived together with Book Source. Scan your computer with the SpyHunter free scanner and delete any unwanted applications automatically.

How to Remove Book Source

Windows 10 & Windows 8.1

  1. Press Win+R and type Control Panel into the Open box.
  2. Press Enter and go to Uninstall a program.
  3. Highlight Book Source and click Uninstall.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

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

Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button and navigate to Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or remove programs and uninstall the application.

Delete Leftovers

  1. Press Win+R and type %windir% into the Open box.
  2. Click OK and locate the Book Source folder.
  3. Right-click the folder and delete it.
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