|Type||search engine, free application|
|Short Description||Guardbox promises to guard users against online frauds and phishing attacks. It installs its own search engine.|
|Symptoms||The search provider is changed to guard-search.com.|
|Distribution Method||Via freeware packages (bundling), or from its official website.|
|Detection tool||Download SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By KelticTurners|
KelticTurners is a browser extension that is compatible with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. It has been discovered that this program falls in the category of adware. This means that it will start generating advertisements whenever you browse the web. Adware applications are not to be allowed on your computer.
There are of no benefit to users. What is more, they can potentially expose your system to virtual threats. If you have KelticTurners on your computer, it is strongly advised that you remove it as soon as possible.
What Does KelticTurners Do?
After being installed on your computer, KelticTurners will start generating advertisements every time you try to browse the web. It will present pop-up, banner, in-text, and other kinds of ads. The advertisements that appear will present numerous deals, promotions, and coupons. It is also very likely that these advertisements will be related to your recent browsing. Adware programs such as KelticTurners are able to collect data on the user’s browsing. Then, they use it to display relevant advertisements. This may make KelticTurners seem as though it is a useful program, but it is not. In fact, the sooner you remove it, the better.
Is KelticTurners Harmful?
The program itself is not malicious. However, actions of adware programs can lead to security risks. Some ads that it presents may actually be misleading and end up transferring you to websites that are managed by cyber criminals. This will definitely not be good for your computer’s security or that of your sensitive information. If you end up on a malicious website, there are a few possible things that can happen:
- The websites may try to trick you into giving away your personal and financial information.
- Some software may be offered to you that will actually turn out to be an infection.
- Your system may be attacked by malware as soon as you find yourself on the malicious websites.
How Did KelticTurners Get on My Computer?
You probably were surprised by the presence of KelticTurners on your computer. This is because adware programs like this typically get installed on computers without users even noticing. This is done through bundled downloads. Free programs that are available through third-party distributors typically have additional software attached to them. In most cases, this is adware. You can avoid bundled downloads by doing the following:
- Do not download free software from third-party websites.
- The information presented in the installer should be read carefully. Do not skip through it.
- Select Advanced/Custom installation. This will give you the opportunity to decline all additional software featured on the installer.
How to Get Rid of KelticTurners
You can uninstall KelticTurners just like any other program. All you have to do is go to Control Panel, open the list of programs, and remove it. Doing this will not be enough to ensure that your system is safe, however. There may be other potentially unwanted programs on it, and it is vulnerable to malware attacks. This is why it is best to have a powerful AV program on your computer. It will remove all intruders and ensure that they do not enter your PC again.
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