Sale-o is an ad-supported browser extension that can be installed on Windows operating computers. Sale-o can get attached to your web browser (Mozilla, Chrome, IE, Safari) as a BHO (browser helper object), an add-on or extension. Because of its ability to display numerous advertising materials in the web pages viewed by the user Sale-o is considered a PUP (potentially unwanted program) and its removal is recommended.
How Does Sale-o Affect Your PC?
- Redirect the user to questionable websites
- Display a variety of pop-ups, banners, in-text and other advertisements in the web pages the user visits
- Diminish the performance of your web browser
The advertising materials promoted by the application have one purpose only – to generate profit and boost the web traffic of certain websites. As innocent as these ads may look, malware researchers warn that clicking on them is considered risky. You may get linked to corrupt web pages where a variety of threats may find their way to your system.
Adware and potentially unwanted programs are known for their data collecting capabilities. Personally non-identifiable information is typically tracked for the purposes of targeted advertising. This includes IP address, location, browsing history, performed searches. In most cases, if the user provides sensitive data like email address or a phone number, they may get saved as well. Be careful what information you enter online and check if the apps and add-ons you install, add tracking cookies to your web browser.
Sale-o may also cause unpermitted redirects to certain third-party websites, the content of which may turn out to be unsafe.
How Is Sale-o Distributed?
You can download the application online, but in most cases it enters the user’s system unnoticed, bundled with free programs like PDF creators and media players. Stealth installations are quite common lately, so is you want to monitor the installation process closely, select the Advanced options and un-tick the pre-checked boxes.
How to Remove Sale-o from Your Computer?
Potentially unwanted programs are not malicious per se, but they are associated with third-party ads, system slowdowns, and other security issues. To protect the safety of your machine, experts recommend avoiding the presence of such software on your PC. Follow the step-by-step instructions below to remove Sale-o permanently from your computer.
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