MobilePCStarterKit is a typical adware program designed to gain pay-per-click revenue for advertising agencies. Malware experts consider it a PUP (potentially unwanted program) and recommend its removal.
How Does MobilePCStarterKit Work?
MobilePCStarterKit is compatible with the most popular browsers – Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.
Once installed, it will start displaying pop-ups advertising a variety of items, fake updates, and software. These ads could be quite annoying as you won’t be able to shut them down. What’s worse is that if you click any of them, you may be redirected to unsafe websites, possibly infected by malware that could infect your system too.
In addition, just like most adware programs do, MobilePCStarterKit may monitor your browsing habits, and record them along with some personal data. It may then share it with third party advertising agencies in order to personalize the ads it displays to you and increase its chances to receive more clicks from you.
How Does MobilePCStarterKit Enter Your PC?
MobilePCStarterKit enters your system via other free programs you download from the Web. This method is called “bundling” and is a popular way of distributing PUPs into users’ PCs.
There is a way to protect your system and personal information from intrusive and unwanted PUPs – you only have to watch carefully what features you accept throughout the installation process of the desired program. You are given the option to disallow the bundling, for example, but most users fail to do so as they bluntly click on “next” without reading what they agree to.
Do not accept the default installation settings. Aim for custom installation instead and disallow the features and settings you know nothing about. And, you will be safe.
How to Remove MobilePCStarterKit?
Although not malicious by its nature, MobilePCStarterKit acts intrusive and may allow malicious applications to enter your system as well. Therefore, our malware experts recommend its removal. Just make sure you use a trustworthy anti-malware tool that will successfully clean your system.
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