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Ad4Pop Ads

Posted: June 28, 2016

Threat Metric

Ranking: 6,251
Threat Level: 8/10
Infected PCs: 34,937
First Seen: June 28, 2016
Last Seen: October 17, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

The ads by Ad4Pop that you may witness during your surfing sessions may not originate from the currently viewed sites. These pop-ups, banners, and interstitial ads may appear when a highly questionable extension attaches towards your browsers. The experts classify Ad4Pop as adware. The unwanted plugin may be found in the add-on managers of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer, but you may encounter various issues if you try to disable Ad4Pop manually. PC users typically don't install this adware willingly. Its presence in the system is often a surprise. Ad4Pop may sneak in unnoticed in combination with other freeware, which is an approach known as bundling. The developers of suspicious applications may use it for distribution. This method may be very efficient in case you skip details because a single permission will install all programs in the bundle. The experts encourage you not to use the 'Quick' menu when you load freeware, but to trust the 'Advanced' one instead. This way, you can opt-out of loading suspicious extensions like Ad4Pop. The users also may install this adware when playing games on Ad4pop.com. The games hosted on the page are safe, but some require you to download them to the PC, which will also activate this questionable extension. The primary function of the adware is to redirect you to sponsored domains. To accomplish it, this shady program changes the configuration of your Web clients without confirmation. Ad4Pop may replace your homepage and search engine. As a result, you may notice too many sponsored links whenever you initiate a search. The issue may occur even if you use the legitimate platforms. The adware also may include a lot of commercial materials, which may deteriorate the performance of the browsers. In addition to the mentioned pop-ups and banners, you also may encounter videos, in-text ads or eye-catching animations. Since some of the sponsored pages may be unsafe, it is not recommended to click on the links. Instead, you should consider removing Ad4Pop with reliable security software.