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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Shows commercial adverts

Have you ever been redirected to a random advertisement page when browsing the web? If you have, it is possible that was behind it. This adware helper is set up to redirect to advertisement pages, as well as display ads in other forms on behalf of unknown third parties. At the time of research, this adware helper was not active, but that could change at any point. Since we cannot guarantee that it will not be employed in the future, it is necessary to discuss it. Ultimately, the more information you have about a certain threat, the more likely you are to secure your operating system against it. Note that although you cannot remove itself, you might have to delete adware or notifications to stop redirects and ads delivered by this adware helper. If you continue reading, you will learn how to do this, and you will also learn how to keep your operating system safe in the future.

It is always difficult to talk about adware and adware helpers because it is important that users know how to identify unreliable or even malicious ads first. In general, advertisements are everywhere, and, in most cases, we just ignore them. But what if an ad offers something exclusive or something at a great price? That is when we might get roped into a virtual scam. is unlikely to be used by reputable companies or service providers. Instead, it is more likely to be employed by unreliable advertisers. For example, advertisers could buy ad space on an unreliable website. If you visit it and then click the ad, might redirect you to a different page. What you might be redirected to is impossible to say. Maybe you would be redirected to a harmless website that promotes a harmless service, extension, or program. On the other hand, you could be introduced to malware, adware, spyware, and virtual scams too. Due to this, you need to interact with virtual ads very carefully.

As we mentioned already, is an adware helper, and that means that it aids adware, which is “advertisement-supported software.” So, can you identify adware on your operating system or web browsers? If you cannot, use a legitimate malware scanner, and it will let you know if there is anything that you need to remove. Adware can be applications installed on your operating system or extensions installed on your web browser. Of course, if that is the case, all you have to do is delete these apps or extensions, and should stop exposing you to ads. Unfortunately, ads might bombard you even if nothing malicious exists on your operating system. According to our research team, sometimes ads could be delivered as notifications. Do you remember visiting a suspicious website and accepting or enabling notifications? Legitimate websites ask for this too, and so you might enable notifications without much thought. If that is the case, you have to disable intrusive notifications.

The guide below shows how to delete unwanted extensions, uninstall unwanted applications, and disable unnecessary notifications. Hopefully, that will be enough to delete advertisements permanently. Obviously, it is important to install a legitimate malware scanner afterward to check if your system is clean or if you need to delete something malicious and dangerous. What about the future? Can you guarantee that new threats cannot try to invade your operating system and browsers? That is much easier to say than do, and that is why we recommend thinking about anti-malware software. If you install it, all active threats – if they exist – would be removed automatically, and you would not need to do much yourself. Most importantly, your virtual security would be strengthened, and so it is possible that you would never face another ad-supported program or a different kind of threat every again. Do you still have questions? Leave your message in the comments area below. Removal

Uninstall unwanted apps from Windows

  1. Open the Start menu from the Taskbar and then click Control Panel.
  2. Open the Uninstall a program/Add or Remove Programs menu.
  3. Select the unwanted app and choose Uninstall/Remove.

Erase unwanted extensions and notifications on Google Chrome

  1. Open the browser and then enter chrome://extensions/ into the address bar.
  2. Click the Remove button next to the unwanted extensions.
  3. Enter chrome://settings/content/notifications into the address bar.
  4. Check for notifications from unreliable websites, click the More actions button, and click Remove.

Erase unwanted extensions and notifications on Mozilla Firefox.

  1. Open the browser and then enter about:addons into the address bar.
  2. Click the Remove button next to the unwanted extensions.
  3. Enter about:preferences into the address bar and then click Privacy & Security.
  4. Find the Permissions menu and then click the Settings button next to Notifications.
  5. Check for notifications from unreliable websites, select them, and click Remove.
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