Reports have recently increased, regarding an adware application that is classified as unwanted (PUA) on Windows OS machines. Users indicate that they received large advertisements with a caption similar to ‘Ads by FreezeThePrice’ or ‘Powered by FreezeThePrice’. Such unwanted software may pose various indirect threats to the user PC, possibly connected with non-personal and personal information extraction and sharing. This is mostly done with a goal to generate profits to its developers via affiliate partnerships and pay-per-click strategies.
FreezeThePrice – How Does It Operate?
This PUP may be situated on your machine by something, called software bundling. This means that when you download some software, like your favorite media player, file converter, photo editor or other software from sites that are not the original locations of the program itself, it may come as an extra to the installation process. Most users tend to disregard this program by simply fast clicking the ‘Next’ button all the time.
Users report that after being installed on the computer possibly as a program along with a browser extension app, FreezeThePrice may have begun to display pop-up ads in vast sizes during browsing online. Some of the pop-ups were reported to redirect to third-party sites similar to WonderWhat.biz, Find-E.com, FinderQuest.com and others. Usually the app itself may not be directly dangerous to the computer. However, such sites may pose risks to the PC. These risks may be connected with:
-Files encryption (attackers demanding ransom money from the victim)
FreezeThePrice In Depth
FreezeThePrice is a program that security experts believe like most other adware programs may situate files of various types in different windows locations. In case you have a professional anti-malware tool, there might be a possibility that it detects and cleans, objects similar to the ones below.
E:\Program Files (x86)\GoogleChrome\Freeze-the-prize.xml
As visible above, such programs create files in various formats for different purposes. For example, the HKLM and HKU directories are registry keys connected with registry values that may or may not modify different settings, from hiding menu options, to making the program difficult to uninstall. There are also other files, such as .tmp .xml, hotlinks to malicious domains and running .exe processes in the background.
Removal Manual for FreezeThePrice
In case you have identified this software one way or another, experts recommend its immediate removal. To do this, it is a should to follow the step-by-step tutorial below to uninstall firstly the program. Due to the uniqueness of every adware and the files it may situate on your computer, experts advise to download and install a reputable anti-malware program that will detect and remove all traces of FreezeThePrice. By installing it, you are also protecting yourself from future attacks.
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