Iconomize also known as www1.iconomize.com, iconomize.com and www1:iconomize.com/redirect/facebook is classified as an adware application and browser redirect. The threat has been around for at least two years but has recently been revived. Affected users have been complaining on a number of security forums that they are facing difficulties getting rid of the Iconomize application. Once installed, Iconomize will start opening up Facebook as the computer is started without the user’s permission.
Why Do I Have Iconomize Installed on my PC?
What may have happened is the user unwillingly and unknowingly downloaded the annoying adware together with a freeware product. The method is dubbed bundling and even though it may seem shady, it is as legal as it can be. The user can avoid unwanted and potentially harmful downloads by opting for the custom installer and unchecking additional software.
Iconomize may also be available for download on legitimate web pages. The description of the application may appear useful to some users. It is promoted as a tool that provides shortcuts for websites. However, beware that Iconomize may turn out to be an intrusive ad-on.
Is Iconomize Dangerous?
Adware may not be classified as malicious, but it does bring certain risks. First of all, the user’s online activities may be monitored via the addition of tracking cookies. Personally identifiable information is usually collected and exploited.
PII consists of:
- Online surfing habits – browsing histories, search entries.
- Website credentials – usernames, passwords.
- Physical locations – IP addresses.
Iconomize is also reported to cause unwanted and annoying browser redirects. Numerous pop-up windows and banners may start interrupting the user’s browsing. Please note that clicking anything provided by Iconomize may redirect to unsafe pages.
Should I Remove Iconomize?
Due to the outcomes and risks described above, the removal of Iconomize adware is highly recommended. Security experts suggest running a full system scan with the help of a trustworthy AV tool so that all of its components are detected and deleted accordingly. Have a look at the step-by-step guide given below to rid the system of Iconomize redirect.
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