|Short Description||Social Reviewer can be regarded as a potentially unwanted application.|
|Symptoms||The user is encountering intrusive pop-ups and banner advertisements.|
|Distribution Method||In freeware packages (bundling) or by clicking on random pop-up windows.|
|Detection tool||Download SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By Social Reviewer|
What Is Social Reviewer?
Social Reviewer is yet another program that promises it will help you keep track with who is unfriending you on Facebook. This is literally all it offers. While some users may consider this useful for one reason or another, it is not recommended that you have this program on your computer. It has actually been classified as adware. This means that it will start showing numerous ads as soon as it has been installed on your computer. Adware programs are considered unwanted as they are known to be easily exploited by cyber criminals. This means that it can expose your system to the risk of infection. You are better off without this program. This is why we recommend keeping it away from your PC.
What Does Social Reviewer Do?
The main purpose of Social Reviewer is to show users ads. It will start doing this upon installation. This browser extension is compatible with Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer, or at least that is what is stated on its official website. Social Reviewer will start showing pop-up, banner, in-text, interstitial, and other types of ads. Another thing that Social Reviewer will do is track your browsing habits. This way it will be able to display relevant ads. Social Reviewer is able to collect your IP address, browsing history, search queries, as well as other data.
Is Social Reviewer Dangerous?
The program itself is harmless, apart from being really annoying. However, there are certain risks related to its activities. The company is not liable for the contents of the ads it presents, nor does it review them. This means that it is easy for some malicious third-party to use Social Reviewer to promote its harmful websites. If you are transferred to one of these, you can be in real trouble. Some malicious websites will try to infect your computer. They could cause all sorts of problems with operating the PC. Not to mention that your sensitive information is likely to be stolen. Other malicious web pages may try to fool you into sharing your personal and financial information by claiming you have won some prize, for instance.
How Did Social Reviewer Get on My PC?
Although this program has an official website, there is no working download link there. The program uses bundled downloads to spread to computers. This tactic is used by numerous adware applications. To avoid getting any unwanted software on your computer without your permission, we suggest the following:
Avoid third-party software distributors
Do not skip through the installation process
Opt for Advanced/Custom installation. This will allow you to prevent any additional software from being installed
How to Remove Social Reviewer?
Because adware programs are not malicious, it is not difficult to remove Social Reviewer. Do it by going to Control Panel, then open the list of programs, and uninstall Social Reviewer. Still, this program has managed to enter your system unnoticed. This means that there may be more unwanted applications on it. Even worse, it is possible that you have malware on the PC or will have at some point in the future. Security specialists advise that users have powerful AV software on their systems that will clean them of all intruders. This way, you will also not have to worry about any infections infiltrating your PC in the future.
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