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PromoRewards Ads

Posted: October 8, 2015

Threat Metric

Ranking: 11,658
Threat Level: 2/10
Infected PCs: 7,024
First Seen: April 24, 2015
Last Seen: October 8, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

PromoRewards is one of the hundreds and possibly thousands of ad-oriented web add-ons that may generate commercial materials. If you install this adware, you may very soon face a great amount of ads in all of your browsers. They may come in the form of pop-ups and banners, which may prove to be quite distracting and annoying. It is also possible some targeted and artificially included videos to start automatically as soon as you enter some sites. Sometimes a commercial window may cover the whole page, which is known as 'interstitial' advertising. You also may find words underlined with two green or blue lines that serve as hyperlinks. If your mouse cursor goes on top of them, it may trigger a pop-up. Since the marketing elements may appear on various sites and not only on the e-commerce platforms, they may quickly become a setback to your smooth surfing sessions. Besides the irritation, the existence of the commercial materials may lead to a noticeable drop in the performance of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. The reason is that the heavy multimedia elements may seize some system resources that would otherwise be used for other browser processes. Just like many other adware plugins, PromoRewards promises to optimize your shopping. It states that it will show discounts of up to 90% on more than 8000 products from 600 different brands. In reality, though, the primary goal of PromoRewards is to provide a constant flow of visitors to its partners in exchange for commissions. Unfortunately, some of the ads may be deceiving or unreliable: they may claim you have won the lottery, or they may offer nonexistent price reductions. In rare cases, they may lead to sites that promote unsafe software, so you should ignore the ads and take the necessary measures to delete PromoRewards.

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