Reports have increased, regarding a potentially unwanted application, going by the name of Clicktheapp. Some users claim that this is probably an ad-supported browser extension that may display pop-up advertisements, arranged via the possible usage of cookies on the victim PC. PUAs are often regarded as potential risks to the computer, mainly due to their usage of third party websites some of which may be unsafe.
What Does Clicktheapp Do?
Clicktheapp may be installed on the computer as a program or as a browser extension. Both methods may be installed onto your system via a common way – by accepting agreements on installers for other free programs. Such programs are usually downloaded from third-party sites that may include Clicktheapp as an extra. The average John Doe may download and install his favorite media player, torrent program, image modifying software, music player, file converter or other programs, not giving a single look at what the installation steps are.
Once on the computer, Clicktheapp may begin to display annoying advertisements that may include the text ‘Ads by Clicktheapp’, ‘Powered by Clicktheapp’ or something similar. Also, such PUPs may use different methods to display the ads based on the user`s language, browsing behavior, and other preferences. This way, it is more likely that the user clicks on advertisements, connected with their interests.
This is all good and dandy. However, the advertisements concern third parties. Some of the third-party websites may conceal various risks for the average user system configuration. Some risks may be:
→-Redirect to pop-ups that may be fake virus alerts.
-Download various malware files on the computer (Trojans, Worms, Viruses, Ransomware, Winlocker, etc.)
-Make the user fill out fake surveys to obtain financial or personal information.
Cyber-crooks get smarter every day, and they develop new methods to con users into giving out their personal information voluntarily or involuntarily. This is why it is a should always to do your research and reexamine your browsing behavior.
Removal Manual For Clicktheapp
Uninstalling Clicktheapp is usually easier than placing an icon for your favorite program on the desktop. However, after its deletion, some files, such as registry values or other formats concealed within windows explorer (.dll,.ini, for example) may remain on the machine. This is why, we recommend that you download and install a professional anti-malware program that will guard you against any intrusion attempts.
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