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Getnewsoft.theonlinelive(dot) is classified as a potentially unwanted program with adware characteristics. Once installed, it may start displaying ad-sponsored content within browsers like Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome. is usually downloaded alongside other free programs (video players, PDF converters) without the user’s knowledge. The method is known as bundling and may be avoided.

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Why Do I Have on my Computer?

Potentially unwanted programs are named this way because of their distribution method. Developers pack their products with third party software to gain revenue and cover financial losses. When the user downloads a free software product and skips the advanced installation, he ends up with a potentially unwanted piece of software. The latter is mentioned in the EULA. However, the only way to notice it is via custom installation.

Is Dangerous?

Potentially unwanted programs and adware applications are not malicious, but they may become a gateway to malware infiltration. Such contamination may happen if the user clicks any ad-generated content brought by He may be redirected to attack’s pages and become a victim of phishing, among other threats.
When is running in the background, the user may also experience certain issues. The following problems are associated with and similar third party software products:

  • Display of ad-related content in the form of banners, pop-up/ pop-under ads.
  • Random page texts turned into hyperlinks.
  • More potentially unwanted programs may enter the system if bundled with
  • Browser/ system and crashes are likely to occur.
  • Online privacy may be compromised through the addition of tracking/ session cookies to the browser.

Should I Remove?

In order to avoid such PC troubles from happening, the user is advised towards the PUP’s elimination as soon as he notices its presence.
Removal may be done either manually or with the help of a valid anti-malware tool. The steps provided below may guide the user through either process.

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

1. Remove/Uninstall
2. Restore the settings in your browser
3. Remove automatically with Spy Hunter Malware - Removal Tool.

Milena Dimitrova

An inspired writer and content manager who has been with SensorsTechForum for 4 years. Enjoys ‘Mr. Robot’ and fears ‘1984’. Focused on user privacy and malware development, she strongly believes in a world where cybersecurity plays a central role. If common sense makes no sense, she will be there to take notes. Those notes may later turn into articles!

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