|Short Description||May claim to improve browsing experience, but could be heavily ad-supported.|
|Symptoms||Advertisements may be generated and displayed, possibly based on behavioral advertising.|
|Distribution Method||Via freeware packages (bundling), or from legitimate freeware download websites|
|Detection tool||Download SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By Adware/Amonetize|
What Is ADWARE/Amonetize?
ADWARE/Amonetize.Gen7 is a piece of software that may start generating advertisements as soon as it has been installed on your computer. As it name suggests, it has been detected as adware. It is able to produce advertisements on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. This program has managed to enter your computer without you noticing it. While it is not a virus, it is not recommended that you have it on your computer. It will cause nothing but troubles. This is why it is strongly recommended that you remove it.
What Does ADWARE/Amonetize Do?
You will immediately notice the effects of ADWARE/Amonetize.Gen7 after it has been installed on your computer. The program will display pop-up, banner, and in-text ads. It may also open new tabs on your browser to show you different websites. What is more, you may notice that some of the ads you are shown are directly related to your browsing. Adware programs such as this are capable of collection data on the user’s browsing activities. By doing this, they are supposed to seem more appealing to users and attract more clicks. We definitely do not recommend interacting with any ads shown by adware.
The Dangers of ADWARE/Amonetize
So, this adware program came out of nowhere and is now showing you ads. The issue with all adware programs is that all their developers care about is getting paid. They do not review the websites they promote. This means that it is possible that web pages operated by cyber criminals also to be among the ones that are advertised. There is no way of knowing whether the any ad leads to a malicious website until you click on it. Even then, there is no guarantee that you will identify the page as harmful. Websites that are run by cyber criminals can perform three actions:
Attempt to trick you into believing you have won some prize so that you will share your personal and financial information
Try to fool you into downloading fake software that is actually a virus
Attack your computer with malware as soon as you land on the page and steal all of your sensitive information
How Did ADWARE/Amonetize Get on My PC?
You have not downloaded ADWARE/Amonetize.Gen7 on its own, and you have not installed it willingly. This program can be found attached to freeware installers that are available on third-party dispensers. This makes it possible for the adware to get installed without being noticed. We have a few recommendations that will help you prevent this from happening in the future:
Avoid third-party sources. Download software from official websites.
Be sure to pay attention while installing free programs. Get acquainted with all of the presented information
Opt for Advanced/Custom installation. This will allow you to decline any additional software
How Do I Remove ADWARE/Amonetize?
Adware programs can be typically removed manually by users. To do that, you must go to Control Panel, open the list of programs, find the unwanted entry, and uninstall it. Some types of adware, however, are a bit harder to remove. They spread their files to numerous directories and add entries to the system’s registry. If you continue to have problems after you have uninstalled it, then the best thing to do is to acquire a reliable antimalware tool. This will get rid of it completely and automatically. It is also advised to have security software on your PC as it will get rid of all other intruders on it and guard it against future attempts at infiltrating it.
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