PrintOnKey also known as PrintOnKey Ads and Ads by PrintOnKey is considered an application suitable for the active online shopper. PrintOnKey is advertised as an online shopping assistant that enhances the experiences by displaying advertisements that are attractive to the user. Due to the intrusive display of ads in the form of pop-ups and banners, PrintOnKey may be regarded an adware app and a PUP (potentially unwanted program).
PrintOnKey Distribution Method
The application is most likely applicable to widely used browsers such as Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox. It may have arrived in the system through a bundled installation. The latter means that PrintOnKey may have been included in the package of various freeware programs and was installed under the ‘advanced’ option. hHowever, the user may have skipped the custom option and thus, he ended up with a potentially unwanted application.
PrintOnKey may also be available for download on legitimate software websites. It may be advertised as a useful and user-friendly application, but users should always research what they download prior to downloading it.
PrintOnKey General Description
Adware and PUPs are not classified as malicious software, but they tend to increase the PC’s overall vulnerability by:
- Adding tracking cookies to the browser and collecting the user’s browsing history and search queries.
- Collecting other personal details known as Personally Identifiable Information that also includes the IP address.
- Slowing down the browser and causing freezes and crashes.
Ad-supported software may also affect the system by altering the system registry and thus making the removal of the application challenging.
N.B. Clicking anything sponsored by PrintOnKey may be unsafe since it may redirect the user to predefined pages. Proceed towards scanning the system instead.
PrintOnKey Removal Options
Advanced users can try and remove the application manually. There are several useful steps provided below the article to help them with the removal process. In case the user does not have either the time or the knowledge to deal with the issue, scanning the system is advisory. Install a trustworthy AV solution to detect and delete all threats.
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