Oatmealsmoke.kim is considered adware as it gains access to your system without your knowledge and starts displaying multiple pop-up ads without your permission.
How Does Oatmealsmoke.kim Work?
Oatmealsmoke.kim is compatible with the most commonly used browsers – Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Its main purpose is to gain pay-per-click revenue for third party advertising agencies and to serve as a backdoor for malicious applications to enter your PC.
Once in your system, Oatmealsmoke.kim may gain access to your browsing history and gather information about your browsing routine and preferences. It then starts displaying various pop-up ads in accordance with your most visited websites.
You cannot get rid of the pop-ups. Regardless of how hard you try closing them, they will continue to pop-up as long as you have Oatmealsmoke.kim in your system. The worse part, however, is that if you click them, you are likely to be redirected to websites that you wouldn’t normally visit. These websites could be infected with malicious components and viruses that could sneak into your system without permission.
That is why, it’s extremely important that you avoid clicking the ads. Instead, we will give you details on how to remove the adware itself, but let’s explain how Oatmealsmoke.kim entered your system in the first place.
How Does Oatmealsmoke.kim Enter Your PC?
You gave permission Oatmealsmoke.kim to enter your system. You downloaded a free program from the Web and did not pay attention to the installation process.
Most freeware on the Web comes bundled with various adware and PUPs (potentially unwanted programs). What you need to do when downloading a free program, is always to be careful what options you accept and agree to throughout the installation process. The bundling is always mentioned, and you are given the option to disable it. If you miss doing so, you risk gaining all kinds of malware and unwanted programs that will make alterations to your system, steal your personal data, annoy you with pop-ups and allow even more viruses to enter your system.
So, in order to be safe, always aim for custom installation – disallow the recommended options and default settings and uncheck the extra options and features you know nothing about.
How to Remove Oatmealsmoke.kim?
Although Oatmealsmoke.kim is not malicious by its nature, it’s of absolutely no benefit to your system and could even allow other malicious programs to gain access to it. Therefore, removing it is your best choice.
Make sure, however, that you use a trustworthy anti-spyware tool that would scan your whole system and clean it successfully.
Spy Hunter FREE 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