|Name||High Stairs Ads|
|Short Description||The application is supposed to optimize the user’s browsing.|
|Symptoms||High Stairs ads are suddenly displayed to the user.|
|Distribution Method||Via freeware packages (bundling), possibly – via silent or unattended installers.|
|Detection tool||Download SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By High Stairs Ads|
High Stairs is a suspicious piece of software. If you go to the official website of the program, you will see that no information is given about the services that it is supposed to provide. You will only see a message stating: “Climb to the top of the net with High Stairs!” Some sources claim that this tool is supposed to optimize your searching. It is supposed to give you search options when you highlight text on websites.
However, this program has been categorized as adware. This means that it will start displaying a plethora of ads as soon as it has been installed on your computer. We recommend against having this program on your PC as it will be of no use. And it may actually be a risk for your system’s security.
High Stars Description
Upon being installed on your computer, High Stairs will start generating numerous advertisements. It can do this on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. The ads will able to present pop-up, banner, in-text, video, interstitial, transitional, and full-page ads. These will appear on any websites that you are browsing. The program will also be able to collect information on your browsing in order to present ads that are relevant to each user.
High Stairs Distribution Method
Although this program has an official website, downloading it from there is not possible. Still, this program can manage to find a way onto your computer. What is more, this will happen without you noticing it. High Stairs is distributed through bundled downloads. This means that it is attached to installers of free programs. To prevent any unwanted programs from being installed without your permission, you should take the following measures:
- Avoid third-party software distributors as they often host bundled programs.
- When installing freeware, be sure to read carefully through the presented information.
- Choose the Advanced/Custom installation option in order to be able to decline any additional software that is feature on the installer.
High Stairs Threat Evaluation
High Stairs itself is harmless, albeit quite irritating. However, the ads that it presents may end up being misleading and end up taking you to harmful websites. Adware programs are known to be susceptible to manipulation by cyber criminals. This is why it is not advised that you click on any ads or to keep the program on your computer. Malicious websites can have a few goals:
- Trick you into downloading software that is some kind of malware.
- Trick you into disclosing your personal and financial information yourself.
- Directly target your system and attempt to infect it in order to steal your sensitive data.
Needless to say, High Stairs is not a useful program, and the risks it can expose your system to are too high. This is why removing it as soon as possible is the best thing you can do.
High Stairs Removal Options
You can uninstall High Stairs manually. All it takes is to go to Control Panel, open the list of programs, locate High Stairs, and then uninstall it. However, this does not mean that the system is safe. If High Stairs has managed to enter it unbeknownst to you, then there may be more adware program on it, and more severe intruders will be able to sneak onto it without any problems. This is why security specialists recommend that you acquire a reliable AV program. This will get rid of all unwanted software, as well as protect the system 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