As you can guess by the name, Adcloud is an ad-supported program that aims to generate revenue to its sponsors. Experts warn that the presence of Adcloud in your system may not be healthy and recommend its removal.
What Is Adcloud?
Adcloud appear as a browser add-on, and as such – it’s compatible with the most commonly used browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer).
Once inside your system, it will start displaying pop-ups advertising products and services of its sponsoring third parties. The websites you normally visit may also be flooded with banners and in-text hyperlinks generated by the adware program.
The multiple pop-ups and banners are annoying because they disturb your online activities and when you click them (accidently or not) you will be redirected to other, unwanted websites.
Adcloud may not be malicious by nature, but the pop-ups it produces are insidious – once clicked, they will redirect you to webpages with unverified content. This means they may contain malicious components that may further infect your system.
In addition, Adcloud is capable of monitoring your browsing routine in order to share it with its sponsors who will need that information to personalize the pop-ups you see. Therefore, you may notice that some of the pop-up ads generated by Adcloud are of products and services you have previously searched for.
How Is Adcloud Distributed?
Adcloud usually enters your system bundled with freeware you download from the Web. Luckily, users have the option to opt out of the bundling as long as they pay close attention to the installation process. They must also disable all features they are not familiar with and opt for custom installation instead.
How to Remove Adcloud
If you are tech savvy, you can manually remove Adcloud from your system. If you are inexperienced, however, it’s better to not do it. Some PUPs, if not removed properly, may continue to cause problems and worsen your PC’s health.
Our malware experts recommend installing a powerful and trustworthy anti-malware tool that will fully scan your system and remove all malicious components it detects. The benefit of using such tool is that in addition to cleaning up your system, it will continue to protect it from future threats so you can perform your browsing routine undisturbed.
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