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Ads by OnlineAPP

Posted: August 30, 2016

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 2/10
Infected PCs: 7
First Seen: August 31, 2016
Last Seen: January 25, 2020
OS(es) Affected: Windows

OnlineAPP is an adware application that may get on your computer even though you didn't download and install it intentionally. These unwanted installations may occur with the help of dubious tricks that may often involve the use of software bundling – a software distribution method that may be used to spread adware, Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) and other safe, but not necessarily valuable programs.

OnlineAPP doesn't offer any unique features, and its installation will not improve the user's experience at all. The only major change that this utility brings is that OnlineAPP may keep spawning ads, pop-ups, and similar content in all active Web browser windows. This behavior is strongly undesired since it may prevent users from fully utilizing their Web browser's potential, as well as because it may cause performance issues on low-end computers. Furthermore, the marketing content that OnlineAPP displays may often go unchecked, and it is entirely possible that the 'Ads by OnlineAPP' may promote Potentially Unwanted Programs, potentially unsafe Web destinations and other dubious content that users should avoid.

The best way to handle the issues that OnlineAPP may cause is to fully remove the program via the Windows Control Panel or the list of installed browser extensions. Keep in mind that it is also a good idea to run an anti-malware scanner that can check for leftover files and Registry entries linked to OnlineAPP's activities.