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If you love surfing the web for free videos, you could eventually land on rather suspicious websites that seemingly offer free content. However, rather than getting your favorite vids, you might get exposed to something like Thewowfeed.com. It’s an adware server that is set to display commercial notifications for you whenever you browse the web. Although the ads themselves are not malicious, they could be used as a tool to expose you to potentially harmful content. Thus, it is necessary to remove anything related to Thewowfeed.com from your browser today.
It’s not just adware that could wait for you at random places. If you constantly visit websites that support third-party advertising, you are bound to be exposed to freeware and even malware at some point. It is important to understand that just because you are offered some free content, it doesn’t mean you have to jump on that opportunity. There’s probably a catch in the shape of an adware application or some other type of commercial activity that is bound to expose you to online marketing schemes.
Again, we cannot say that Thewowfeed.com is inherently malicious. This adware domain is just there to promote some content and help the people behind those promotions make money. What’s more, it’s very likely that the domain will be taken down very soon. If you are reading this description and you can no longer access Thewowfeed.com, it means that some other adware server has taken its place. Although the short lifespan of these adware servers makes it harder for security specialists to discuss them, the good thing is that all these domains are very similar to one another. Thus, if you can use one set of guidelines to revert the modifications caused by Thewowfeed.com, you can employ the same set of guidelines for dealing with any other adware server.
Before we go to those guidelines, we should point out that it would be the best to avoid the likes of Thewowfeed.com in the first place. For that, you should visit only reliable websites that clearly do not need to depend on third-party advertising for their survival. Also, if you need new programs, you should download those programs from their official vendor websites, and refrain from venturing into third-party pages that support freeware downloads. In fact, downloading freeware from file-sharing websites could result in unwanted software installations, and that, in itself is a security risk.
What’s more, Thewowfeed.com cannot really inflict the modifications on your browser unless you allow it. So, for example, you try to watch some video on a random site, and you accidentally click anywhere on the page. You see a pop-up window with a supposedly loading video, and it says that if you allow notifications, the video will load fully. Users who don’t care too much about their cybersecurity, will click immediately, thus allowing Thewowfeed.com (or any other domain for that matter) to leave a trace on their browser. But you should know that clicking boxes and allowing notifications shouldn’t be that simple.
While commercial ads are more annoying than dangerous, they could still display outgoing links to dangerous websites. We’re not saying that Thewowfeed.com is part of some malware distribution network. It’s just that adware servers could be easily exploited by cybercriminals to promote their content, and you wouldn’t want to be at the receiving end. Also, you don’t want third parties to collect information on your web browsing habits because then, they can target specific advertisements at you, and you would feel more inclined to click them because they would display something that you like.
Either way, you need to restore your browser settings to default, and that will help you get rid of any traces of Thewowfeed.com that could be on your browser. Once you are done with that, be sure that scan your system with the SpyHunter free scanner. Some intruders may only modify your browser’s settings, but there could be other apps installed on your computer accidentally, and if that’s really the case, please remove them all as soon as you can. Finally, be sure to get a powerful security tool to protect your system from various intruders, and don’t stray into dangerous pages in the future.
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