|Short Description||Unfriend Review is promoted as an application that informs users about the Facebook friends that have unfriended him. However, it may show advertisements.|
|Symptoms||Display of unwanted, often intrusive advertisements, monitoring of browsing activities, collection of personal and browsing-related information.|
|Distribution Method||Unfriend Review can be downloaded from its official page. It may also be bundled with other free products.|
|Detection tool||Download SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By Unfriend Review|
Unfriend Review is an application that is analogous to Unfriend Watch and Unfollow Alert. It promises to inform the user about people in his Facebook list who have unfriended him. However, instead of doing anything useful, Unfriend Review may just flood users with unwanted and annoying advertisements. Hence, the application turns out to be ad-supported. If the user doesn’t recall downloading Unfriend Review willingly, it may have arrived together with another freeware product downloaded from the Web. This is known as software bundling. Continue reading to learn how bundling works and how it can be avoided. Also, learn how to stay protected against potentially unwanted applications such as Unfriend Review.
Distribution of Unfriend Review
Unfriend Review can be downloaded from its official page unfriendreview.com. However, upon attempting to open the page on Google Chrome, the browser warned us about it:
However, the file can be downloaded on Mozilla Firefox without any problem:
So, the application can be downloaded from its official page. If the user didn’t download it knowingly, it might have entered the system in a software package, under its ‘advanced’ option. To avoid bundled downloads, always make sure to select the Advanced/ Custom installation so that any additional or recommended products are viewed.
Description of Unfriend Review
Unfriend Review is a free application. However, as visible from the small print at the bottom of the home page, the application may show advertisements while installed on the system:
Thus, it is easily assumed that it is ad-supported. Ad-supported software is generally known to apply tracking technologies such as cookies, LSOs (flash cookies), and beacons. These technologies are used to gather PII and non-PII from users for marketing purposes.
Unfriend Review Uninstallation
The application offers an uninstallation guide:
→Windows Control Panel – Programs and Features or Add/Remove Programs – Select Unfriend Review – Click Uninstall
However, if the user clicked any of the ads brought by Unfriend Review, more adware and potentially unwanted apps may have found their way into his system. That is why performing a full system scan via professional AV software is advisory. Once running on the system, the AV tool will guard it against the various types of cyber threats lurking in the wild.
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