Many users are viewing unwanted advertisements on the pages they regularly visit. In most cases, such advertisements are generated by ad-supported software developed as browser extensions and add-ons. GrouperConcept most likely fits the description of an application offering the user assistance while shopping online. GrouperConcept may show advertisements (pop-up/ pop-under windows, banners, in-text ads) about discounts and similar, shopping-related deals.
However, such content sponsored by GrouperConcept may not be entirely safe since it may have sneaked into the system without the user’s prior knowledge.
Why Do I See Ads by GrouperConcept?
One of the distribution ways applied by adware is called bundling. Bundling is the process of offering several products in one single package. In software, bundling is deployed mostly for financial reasons. However, some third party digital advertisers may rely on ad-supported browser extensions to gather first-hand information from users.
Bundling can be avoided by opting for the advanced software installer and unchecking added software.
Is GrouperConcept Dangerous?
The main issue with ad-supported applications is related to privacy. Such applications tend to gather personally identifiable and non-identifiable information from the user.
PII is any piece of information that may be used to track down a person. PII consists of:
→Names, usernames, passwords, email addresses, physical addresses, age, gender.
Non-PII consists of browsing information – histories, search queries, cookies, etc. Such information may be exploited by interested sites for the purpose of displaying relevant advertisements.
Should I Remove GrouperConcept?
To avoid compromising their safety, users seeing ads by GrouperConcept should consider scanning their systems. Some adware applications are easy to remove manually, others turn out to be more persistent, re-loading each time the PC is rebooted.
Have a look at the steps provided below the article. In future, be careful while browsing and intending to download free software from the Web.
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