What is WordShark?
WordShark is a program that may at first seem useful. This is a browser extension, and when it is installed, it will let you highlight words or phrases on web pages, and then it will display related websites. The program is known to work on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. There is more to WordShark, however. You can say that it is identical to Word Surfer, which has been classified as adware. You see, adware developers spread clones of the same program and just rename it every time. It is not recommended that you have such applications on your computer as they will do you more harm than good. If you have WordShark on your computer, it is best to get rid of it right away.
What Does WordShark Do?
The program will be attached to your browser immediately after it has been installed. Besides, the services that it promises to deliver it will also display in-text ads. This means that it will underline certain words on the web pages. If you hover your cursor over these, a window will appear with advertisements. This window is usually labeled as “WordShark Advertisements,” “Ad by WordShark,” or “Brought by WordShark.” The ads typically offer various promotions and coupons. All of them lead to third-party websites that are in no way associated with WordShark. These ads can be quite annoying as there is no way of getting rid of them if you want to use WordShark. However, this is not the biggest concern.
Is WordShark Dangerous?
WordShark itself is not harmful. However, as it is stated in its Terms of Service, the program and its developers are not liable for the content of the third-party websites. What is more, no one actually reviews the promoted web pages. This makes it easy for cyber criminals to exploit WordShark and use it to promote their harmful websites. If you are transferred to such a website, there is a huge possibility that your PC will become a target for infection. Another ploy that cyber criminals use is phishing schemes. In other words, they will want you to enter in some kind of raffle or claim that you have won some prize, and require you to share your details. You should not fall for such tricks.
Where Did WordShark Come from?
Even though WordShark has an official website (wordsharkapp.com), users cannot download it from there. Still, it manages to enter systems via bundled downloads. This means that it is attached to installers of free programs. This often leads to it getting installed without users noticing. We recommend being alert at all times when installing freeware. Also, make sure that you select the Advanced/Custom installation option. This gives you the opportunity to prevent any additional software program being installed.
How Do I Remove WordShark?
The best thing to do is to uninstall WordShark right away. You can try to do this yourself. Adware programs are not malicious themselves, which means that often a simple uninstall will do the job Go to Control Panel and open the list of programs. Then find WordShark and uninstall it.
This is not always that effective, however. If the ads continue appearing, then it is recommended that you use a reliable security tool to remove the program. This will identify all files related to WordShark and remove them with ease. What is more, it will remove any other intruders on your PC, including malware, and it will deny access to any unwanted software in the future.
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