Before you go forth and customize your browser with the likes of Poonama, you should make a thorough research on this application. Albeit the program is not a malicious computer infection, our security team says that it is a potentially unwanted application. Therefore, it would be for the best to remove Poonama from the system, especially if the program seems to have popped up out of nowhere. While you are at it, please scan your computer with the SpyHunter free scanner. You may find more undesirable applications that are slowing down your system performance, consequently exposing you to unreliable content.
Why should we be wary of potentially unwanted programs? Well, such applications fall into a certain gray zone, when it is rather hard to determine whether they are safe or dangerous. However, most of the PUPs exhibit particular behavioral patterns that are often considered undesirable. For instance, they might be part of advertising campaigns, so they may display commercial ads. They may do something you do not want or infringe your privacy. Finally, if consumers are not satisfied with a particular program, it may also be labeled as PUP, too. So, seeing how users often do not understand why Poonama is there on their systems, it is obvious that the app is undesirable.
However, it would be hard to convince anyone that Poonama is a dangerous infection, too, because the application has an official homepage. You can access it at poonama.com, but there is nothing too eloquent about it. The site simply says that the application can enhance your web browsing experience. And then it asks you to click the “Add to Chrome” button. Luckily, this application works only on the Chrome browser, and that is only further supported by the fact the extension is also available at the Chrome Web Store.
Nevertheless, even if you do not use the Chrome browser, the installer file for this application can still enter your computer. This happens when the program arrives bundled with other freeware applications. As you can probably tell, direct download is not the only distribution method used by this PUP. In fact, it is very often that such applications travel in packs with adware, browser hijackers, and other freeware programs that you can easily find at file-sharing sites. It is also very likely that users are not aware they install these additional programs on their computers because they are only focused on one particular app they wanted to have.
What we mean is that you should be attentive when you install freeware because the installation wizard may show you some notice about additional apps or features that are about to be added to your system. Naturally, skipping these steps does not help, and the likes of Poonama manage to slither into your PC.
We know that right now this potentially unwanted application spreads mostly in the Philippines. This implies that the distribution network is closely related to the websites that the Filipino users frequent every single day. Hence, if you visit those sites, too, you can also end up with Poonama on your PC, even if you do not live in the Philippines.
Once this application gets added to the Chrome browser, it modifies the default search engine settings. The program sets plusnetwork.com as your default search engine. However, when the program redirects you there, the Chrome browser automatically blocks the domain citing security reasons. Hence, it is obvious that Poonama is associated with potential security threats, and it should not be tolerated any longer.
Seeing how Poonama is very similar to Chipopo, Sadooma, Torpedo, and other PUPs we have recently researched, it is possible to claim that all these applications have been developed by the same vendor. It also means that you can apply the same removal methods to get rid of this application.
Please terminate Poonama right now, and then invest in a security tool that will delete other unwanted apps for you automatically. You need to do everything in your power to protect your PC from harm.
How to Delete Poonama