Home Malware Programs Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) Gemius


Posted: March 13, 2015

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 8/10
Infected PCs: 9
First Seen: March 20, 2015
Last Seen: January 18, 2022
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Gemius is an adware-related application that installs a BHO (Browser Helper Object). Typically, users might install Gemius by downloading other free programs, as adware tends to travel bundled with other freeware. Visiting suspicious websites is other means of adware acquisition. Once on your computer, Gemius starts collecting information about your browsing history, habits and preferences in terms of websites. The collected information is later used to provide users with commercial ads by Gemius, created to generate online traffic for third parties. In addition, an adware application such as Gemius might attract more unwanted programs on your system and thus put it at risk.