WebPick Internet Holdings Ltd. is a company that was established in 2010. It is most likely based in Tel Aviv, Israel. Not much information can be obtained about WebPick, since the company’s official website is currently under construction. However, an application called Delete Ad, most likely developed by WebPick has been reported to be suspicious. Several antivirus tools may have detected malware components in Delete Ad. Once installed, Delete Ad drops an .exe file on the system – DeleteAd.exe. Due to their suspiciousness, the file and the application need to be fully uninstalled. Continue reading to learn more about DeleteAd and its thorough removal.
How Did I Install DeleteAd?
Third party software such as DeleteAd is usually distributed through the method of bundling. Bundling of software is often applied for financial reasons. It is safe to assume that both third party app developers and advertisers use the method to quickly monetize their platforms and generate profits.
What is Product Bundling?
Bundling is a term that has been widely used in the marketing field. Basically, product bundling means the user is offered several products in one combined package. In the software world, the user encounters bundling when he skips the advanced option upon the installation of a software product.
To avoid such downloads that tend to be suspicious despite the fact they are legal, just remember to opt out of the automatic installer. Also, make sure to read the EULA, Download Agreement, Privacy Statement, etc. Quickly clicking the Next button without fully reading or understanding what is offered to you is never a good idea.
→DeleteAd may also be promoted on both legitimate and suspicious download websites. The application’s description may appear luring to some users as it promises them to stop the display of pop-up windows. Always keep in mind that there are legitimate and proven tools that stop pop-up content without putting the user’s PC at any risk.
Is DeleteAd Dangerous to My PC?
As already mentioned, the app drops an exe file when installed. DeleteAd.exe may become an issue since it is likely distributed through a pay-per-install bundle. Once running on a system, it may become vulnerable to other, malicious threats. Third party software is also known to slow down the system and perform unauthorized changes to the Registry. All in all, security researchers agree that DeleteAd should be removed so that further issues are avoided.
Should I Remove DeleteAd?
Considerind the suspicious character of the application and the little information about its developers, its removal is recommended. To completely delete any traces of it, running a full system scan via powerful anti-malware tool is advisory. Several hints on the removal of DeleteAd are available below the article.
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