MicroChallenger, also known as Ads by MicroChallenger and MicroChallenger Ads, is an adware program and a PUP (potentially unwanted program) designed to generate traffic to its sponsoring parties.
How Does MicroChallenger Work?
MicroChallenger enters your PC without your knowledge but with your permission. This is possible when you download a free program with which MicroChallenger is bundled. Once the freeware is installed on your computer, MicroChallenger enters it as well. In order to stop PUPs from entering your system when downloading freeware, you must disallow all features you are not familiar with and opt for custom installation instead.
So, once MicroChallenger lands on your system, it might slow down your computer as it will start displaying various pop-up ads while you are trying to perform you browsing routine. The websites you normally visit may be covered with banners, pop-ups and in-text hyperlinks as well. Note that clicking any of these ads may redirect you to unwanted and possibly corrupted webpages that may further infect your system.
In fact, that is how MicroChallenger works: It tricks you into clicking ads sponsored by third parties, and this way the ad-supported program generates traffic to the third parties. However, MicroChallenger is not responsible for the content of these third-party websites – it only redirects you to its sponsors.
In addition, MicroChallenger may also monitor your browsing routine, record that information along with some personal data and share it with the sponsoring third parties.
The adware program, therefore, may not be malicious by nature, but it may put your system and sensitive data at risk.
How to Remove MicroChallenger
It should be clear by now that MicroChallenger brings no value to your Internet experience. It does, however, exhibit some malicious traits that may put your identity and PC at risk.
Our malware experts recommend you to remove MicroChallenger immediately if it has already infected your system. It’s best to use a powerful anti-malware tool that will not only scan your whole system to detect the malicious components, but it will remove them and will continue to protect your system from future threats.
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