Home Malware Programs Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) GettingApps


Posted: May 1, 2015

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 1/10
Infected PCs: 649
First Seen: May 1, 2015
Last Seen: July 15, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

GettingApps is an application that may be loaded on a computer through the installation of freeware programs. The GettingApps application is more of a potentially unwanted program than anything malicious. Actions from GettingApps are more along the lines of being an annoyance that some PC users have learned to deal with when the surf the internet. Among those actions that come as annoyance, GettingApps is known to generate advertisements or cause web browser redirects where sites that have questionable content may be loaded automatically. Various components related to GettingApps may load on a system and prove difficult to get rid of for computer users who fail to known their way around web browser extensions and add-component locations on a Windows PC. The automatic removal for GettingApps may be performed through use of an antimalware application designed to detect potentially unwanted programs and other related components.

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