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Ads X

Posted: July 15, 2016

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 8/10
Infected PCs: 276
First Seen: July 15, 2016
Last Seen: November 28, 2022
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Ads X is a simple Web extension that may inject additional commercial materials in the sites you open. The experts describe this questionable application as adware. Ads X relies exclusively on the bundling tactic to enter unnoticed. Even if you wish to find this program and download it deliberately, your efforts may be in vain. Ads X has no official site and you cannot find it in the platforms like the Chrome Web Store either. Ads X may sneak into your system when you download freeware bundles. The chances for the issue to occur will increase if you download content from random domains or torrent trackers. The specialists advise you to use the 'Advanced' menu when you install such cost-free software. This way, you can opt-out of loading Ads X or other similar adware in advance. The extension may be compatible with various Web clients, including the most popular Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. As soon as it attaches to them, you will notice a variety of changes. You should keep in mind that this adware may modify your browser configuration automatically. As far as its developers are concerned, you have already agreed when you installed Ads X. The first change you may encounter will likely concern your homepage. The adware promotes a low-quality search provider that may display sponsored results. The purpose is to make you visit affiliated third-party sites. You may notice the 'Ads X' logo next to the ads. The suspicious application also may inject pop-ups, banners, videos and in-text ads for the same purpose. The new commercial materials may come in large quantities, which may cause annoyance. Some of the vouchers and coupons may be relevant to your taste because the adware may have access to some non-personally identifiable information regarding your surfing sessions. However, you should be careful with these ads because some of them may open harmful sites. The loading of multimedia content may impair the performance of your browsers. The most efficient way to eliminate Ads X is to scan your system with reliable security software.

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