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Remove rinkela ads from the Browser

An application called rinkela has been classified as yet another PUP (potentially unwanted program) and ad-supported application. The app may have been downloaded willingly from its official website, or may have been distributed via bundling. Nonetheless, it is advertised as a free application that improves online browsing. However, we couldn’t find specific information about how exactly it enhances web surfing. Furthermore, once installed, the product will initiate the display of intrusive ads (rinkela ads, Ads by rinkela, Brought by rinkela, etc) on every visited website, with the exception of HTTPS pages. To avoid compromising his online safety and his personal information, the user should not install the application. If it is already installed and various advertisements have already appeared on the browser, removing rinkela immediately is highly advisory.

Download a System Scanner, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By rinkela ads.

Why Do I have rinkela on my PC?

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The official page of the application – rinkela.net, has a ‘start now’ (download) button. However, after we attempted to download it, nothing happened. Anyhow, many users may already have it running in the background of their machines, so we decided to proceed with our analysis.

If not downloaded by choice, rinkela may have arrived in a bundled software package under the ‘advanced’ option. To avoid bundling, users should always opt for the advanced/ custom option so that they can uncheck unwanted software. If you wonder why bundling is used – it purpose is purely financial. Third parties tend to rely on bundling to generate profits and monetize their platforms.

Is rinkela Dangerous to my System?

PUPs are not malicious but they may become a gateway to further PC issues. The main concern with PUPs is privacy-related. That is why examining the privacy policy of every freeware product is crucial. When we reviewed rinkela’s privacy policy, we discovered that:

  • The application collects, stores, shares, uses and sells user information for the sake of business and marketing purposes.
  • Collected information is both PII (personally-identifiable information) and non-PII.
  • The application uses a range of various tracking technologies – cookies, web and DOM storage data, Adobe Flash cookies, pixels, beacons, JavaScript, etc.
  • The application doesn’t support the Do Not Track option, as well as unique browser privacy settings.

Should I remove rinkela from my System?

Considering the data collection policy of rinkela and the intrusive display of advertisements, uninstalling it is recommended. To do so, you may follow the manual removal guide provided below this article, or download professional AV software to take care of the problem.

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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

1. Remove/Uninstall rinkela ads
2. Restore the settings in your browser
3. Remove rinkela ads automatically with Spy Hunter Malware - Removal Tool.

Milena Dimitrova

An inspired writer, focused on user privacy and malicious software. Enjoys 'Mr. Robot' and fears '1984'.

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