A new Potentially Unwanted Program or PUP has appeared on the radar, called RopeInSavings. According to their website (www.ropinsavings.com), the web plugin the company offers can do numerous benefits to the online consumers shopping-wise. However, the plugin they use installs ‘flash cookies’ to collect information about the user and display targeted ads otherwise known as ‘behavioral advertising’. In some cases it might advertise third-party sites of suspicious origin that may or may not be risk to a PC.
How Does RopeInSavings Work?
RopeInSavings may be able to improve the browsing experience of consumers, by offering the best possible deals in various online stores. The service also claims to provide users with the latest promotions 24/7 in the form of sponsored links, pop-up and interstitial ads, video targeted advertisements and coupons.
The plugin may not always be accessible through their website (down because of maintenance reasons). However, there is a chance it may come together with other freeware programs, downloaded from unofficial providers of the software. This is why it is advisable to be cautious and take your time when installing new software and always to choose ‘Advanced’ or ‘Custom’ installation options if presented upon.
Also, in their policy it is stated that even though they do not knowingly collect personal information, it is possible that this might occur in some rare circumstances. Furthermore, they indicate that some of the third party providers may collect certain type of user info.
Usually such PUPs are not directly dangerous to the user’s PC. However, they might expose the user to third party websites that have a different philosophy on privacy policies i.e. those parties may collect PII (Personally Identifiable Information). In worst case scenario, you might be prompted to download their software that might be anything, including malware.
Do you see any interruptive ads that might say something like ‘Ads By RopeInSavings’? In case you do, this is a sign that you may have them installed on your computer. If you landed our website to get rid of this software from your computer, we have provided a step-by-step tutorial below to help you uninstall it completely. In case you are not a cyber-security engineer, fluent in waging battles with malware on a daily basis, refer to special software that will ensure you constant protection from such 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