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Danger level 6
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Shows commercial adverts


DraftFactor pretends to be a desktop application that enables you to follow your favorite sports teams; but we have found that this is simply a new clone of a newly emerged family of adware applications that include FreebieForth, Job Knows, and PocketRebates among others. The mere presence of this adware is a sign that your computer may be the victim of multiple threats. In other words, it is quite likely that your PC has been infected with several malware programs. In this case, it is not enough to remove DraftFactor alone since that will not restore complete security on your computer. It is also very important that you identify and eliminate all other threats as well. You can try to do this manually, but there are automatic tools as well. If you want to learn more about this malware infection and how it can put your virtual security at risk, please continue reading our report.

If your computer is protected by an up-to-date security tool, it is not very likely that you have ever visited the promotional page of this application at DraftFactor.com. As a matter of fact, this is a very simple and suspicious-looking webpage that hosts potentially unreliable third-party ads as well. But that is not even the biggest issue here. Anti-malware programs block this site and you cannot even load it. This reaction is possible due to the official installer of this program, which is an InstallCore downloader. This is in fact a bundle that may pack Amigo browser, SuperWeb adware applications, and MyPCBackup, to mention a few possibilities. These infections can change according to your location. However, no matter where you are on the planet, one thing is sure: you will be infected with a number of adware apps, browser hijackers as well as potentially unwanted applications. And this is the official installer.

Of course, this is not even the main source for this infection. It is much more likely that you will install this malware through an unsafe third-party pop-up ad, such as a download offer. This advertisement may be displayed by an adware application that has already infiltrated your computer, but it is also possible that you click on such an ad while viewing a suspicious file-sharing website. Another option is that you click on modified search results shown by browser hijackers. But this adware might also be found bundled with other malicious software installers. As you can see, there is no way for you to have DraftFactor on board without other malware threats. Therefore, it is essential that after you delete DraftFactor, you also scan your computer with a reliable online malware scanner to identify all possible threats.

When you run this application, it opens up in its own GUI on your desktop. In this window you will see a large logo at the top as usual in the case of all its predecessors. Below that it loads different promoted pages, such as redtag-specials.com/?agent_ID=201735&campaign_ID=6089 and beyond.com, with all kinds of offers and whatnot. It is also possible that it opens an Internet Explorer browser window and loads advertising websites. We have found that his adware may expose you to unsafe web content through the pages and advertisements it may display on your screen. If you click on any content this adware offers, you may find yourself on malicious websites. If that happens, you may not even realize it, as a matter of fact. Usually there are no huge red warning signs to inform you that “This is a malicious website run by criminals. Please enter your banking details below so that we can rob you. Thank you for your cooperation.” Quite unlikely, right? Instead, you may think you are on a totally legitimate webshop site. This is why we suggest that you remove DraftFactor right now unless you want to figure out what might happen if you do not do so.

After all the bad news, fortunately we have some good news, too. This adware has a working uninstaller that makes it all very easy to eliminate this threat. You just need to find its uninstaller in the installed programs list in Control Panel. If you are not familiar with uninstalling an application, please use our instructions below. It is possible that you do not want to manually remove all other possible threats as well. Therefore, we recommend that you install a professional anti-malware application that will also protect your machine from future malware attacks.

Remove DraftFactor from Windows

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu and select Control Panel.
  2. Choose Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the application and press Remove.

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Tap Win+R and type in Control Panel. Hit OK.
  2. Pick Uninstall a program.
  3. Select the application and press Uninstall.

Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10

  1. Tap Win+Q and enter Uninstall a program.
  2. Select the application and press Uninstall.
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