Potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) are considered a possible threat to users because they can be downloaded unknowingly. Despite the fact that the user consented to download a certain program, possibly unwanted software may have been downloaded as well by choosing the automatic software installer. In that sense, Blacklister or BlackLister is considered a potentially unwanted application. BlackLister is described as a useful tool suitable for parental supervision. The program is most likely included in the packages of other freeware products. However, it may also be promoted on legitimate websites. Its description may appear useful to parents who wish to know what their kids are doing online.
The main concern with applications of the potentially unwanted kind is if they are ad-supported. Ad-supported software, or adware, is often designed to generate and display intrusive advertisements in the browser. Moreover, PUPs are usually compatible with all widely used browsers. BlackLister is not an exception – the application is suitable for Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Opera. Image Source: BlackLister Beta
BlackLister Application Description
As visible by the image, BlackLister is described as an application that prevents children from encountering unwanted adult content on the Web. However, there are suspicions that once installed, BlackLister may bring intrusive ad-generated content to the browser. If the application is ad-supported:
- Tracking cookies may be added to the browser to collect browsing histories and search queries also known as non-personal information.
- Personally identifiable information (PII) may be obtained such as usernames, passwords, names, IP addresses, etc.
- Unsafe browser redirects may happen if the user clicks a random ad.
BlackLister Application Uninstallation
Legitimate applications may be uninstalled manually. Several useful steps are provided below the article. In case the user lacks experience in manual removal of adware, he may proceed towards installing valid anti-spyware software. Once installed, the antivirus solution will protect the system from malware.
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