DownLite is adware available under different names, such as VSearch, for instance, but at its core it pretends to be a torrent downloading application. Malware experts recommend its immediate removal as it invades users’ PCs without their knowledge, acts intrusive and puts your system at outer threats from the Web.
How Does DownLite Work?
DownLite usually infects Safari users. Once it enters your computer, it will modify your default browser homepage and settings without your permission. It will slow down your system as it uses more resources to run, and may even allow other infected files to enter your system folders.
DownLite will also start generating pop-up ads that will continuously appear on your screen. Clicking on them, however, may lead to further hassle as you may be redirected to infected websites that could drop additional malware to your system.
Apple has called DownLite “malicious” thanks to its features described above. What’s more, that adware is capable of blocking you from using websites such as thesafemac.com and adwaremedic.com that could help you to get rid of it.
The good news is that Apple has blocked the developer certificate used for DownLite, which means that future DownLite infections will be prevented even if XProtect updates have been disabled.
How to Remove DownLite
If your system is infected by DownLite, you can safely remove it by using a trustworthy anti-malware tool.
Spy Hunter FREE 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