If the user is seeing advertisements that are brought by Sponsored Ads, his browser is most likely affected by a potentially unwanted application or adware. Even though PUPs are not malicious threats, the ads they generate may turn into an issue. Such advertisements may cause suspicious browser redirects, and may slow down the browser and the Internet speed. Thus, their removal is recommended.
What is Sponsored Ads?
As written in the ‘About us’ section on the official website of the company, Sponsored Ads is a concept that brings together advertising veterans and establishes progressive technologies for the advertising world. However, there are some suspicions about the methods the company and its partners apply towards collecting user information.
- Forms and fields filled out on the site.
- Online communication with the company via email or other.
- Participation in online studies.
- Participation in marketing initiatives – contests, promotions, etc.
- Participation in forums and provision of user generated content.
Furthermore, the company may gather personally identifiable information about the user from various sources such as:
→Forums, instant messaging services, blogs, uses of the company and its partners’ products and services.
If the user uses functionalities on the website – www.sponsoredads.com/ to communicate with a friend, the information about the other person may be gathered as well.
Sponsored Ads Removal Options
If the user is currently experiencing issues with Sponsored Ads or any of its partners, he may want to uninstall any programs associated with them. Issues may include:
- Collection of PII.
- Browser misbehavior.
- Alteration of the Registry.
- Intrusive display of advertisements.
Because every machine is different and the functionality of every software product (installed willingly or unknowingly) depends on a number of PC factors, scanning the system via antivirus software is recommended.
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