Alot is a suspicious toolbar that is believed to be installed onto the web browser in combination with other freeware as a harmful object. Its primary activities may include bombarding the system with aggressive advertising and redirecting the user to websites that may or may not promote suspicious software. We have looked into the application and its developers website and have discovered some interesting details about it.
How Does Alot Toolbar Work?
This toolbar offers various services, such as easy access to all of the websites that you are using, without having to open new web pages for them. For example, if you want to login Facebook, you might be able to do this by clicking on the ‘Facebook’ button. After this, a medium-sized pop-up appears that prompts you to enter your Facebook credentials and log in through it, without having to open a new tab. We have visited their website and found out that they offer variety of apps for services that you may have user accounts in.
As visible, the company states that it may gather and share both non-personal and personal information with third parties for various purposes. Non-personal information, such as information about the browser version, IP addresses, the location, might be collected actively, similar to other websites. However, if you use the app and enable the ‘Discover Feature’, they state that they may obtain your personal information and may share it ‘in any way’ and they also wrote that there are no restrictions to that.
We have downloaded the toolbar from the website of Alot (www.alot.com) and after doing so it prompted us to choose whether or not we want to install their search engine (search.alot.com). It displays results that are powered by Google and also displays random advertisements. When we clicked on those ads, we were redirected to third-party sites of unknown origins.
Also, when we performed a scan with special software that detects potential threats to the PC, it immediately identified Alot toolbar as a malicious software.
Bear in mind that even though this toolbar may seem harmless if you don`t enter your personal information, it may still collect and store another type of non-personal info from your PC. Also, similar browser hijackers are believed to come bundled with other free software so be careful when you install freeware programs. Always choose the ‘Custom Installation’ option if present, to see any included software, such as Alot Toolbar. We suspect that it may be used to generate profits to its developers and their business partners.
Uninstall Alot Toolbar
If you have Alot Toolbar and you feel like you information has been compromised, you should act swiftly to remove it. To do that, it is recommended to follow the steps below or if you are not a professional in dealing with cyber security threats, refer to special software that will provide active protection for you.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter