Home Malware Programs Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) Cinpl2.3c


Posted: October 21, 2014

Threat Metric

Ranking: 5,994
Threat Level: 1/10
Infected PCs: 4,338
First Seen: October 21, 2014
Last Seen: October 17, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Cinpl2.3c is classified as a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program). In general, PUPs enter users' computer via marketing method called bundling; this way users may not know everything that is included in the bundle simply due to lack of attention. Once a user has Cinpl2.3c installed on their computer, the application starts making changes; for example, injecting all kinds of advertisements into the web-browsers and switching to another search engine and homepage. It is also possible that ad-related applications such as Cinpl2.3c may make your PC run slower and browser to crash more often due to higher usage of resources. Computer threat analysts advise users to be attentive when downloading free software; last but not least, it is advised that they check the 'Terms and Conditions' part thoroughly.