AddToThis is an advertising-supported program that will do nothing to improve your everyday computer activities. It is best that you remove this adware application from your system, because it was developed by the same people who are responsible for such adware as RightCoupon, TicTacCoupon, LuckyCoupon, and other applications based on the JustPlugIt engine. Security experts encourage users to delete these programs due to their potential to jeopardize computer’s health. Besides that, the presence of AddToThis on your PC might result in data leakage or unexpected exposure to malware content.
The functionality of AddToThis is limited to the displaying of third-party commercial content. So, as soon as this program installs an add-on to your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, it starts sending advertisements of products, services, software updates, and other commercial offers. There have been a lot of cases when users trusted these ads too much, and thus were redirected to dangerous third-party sites. Bear in mind that the content AddToThis shows on your screen should not be accessed, because this program does not review the third-party content that lies behind the featured links.
AddToThis is known for the ability to randomize its name, which turns this adware into an especially sneaky threat. This program might change its name in order to remain unnoticed on your system, thereby prolonging all the suspicious activities computer users remove this application for. Even the most seasoned users might miss AddToThis’s presence on their machines. Therefore, in order to make sure your PC is AddToThis-free, install an automatic antispyware scanner that is capable of detecting this and similar threats instantly.
AddToThis generally utilizes the InstallRex or other malicious third-party installers to reach target computers. You might run into these installation programs by clicking various fake download buttons or other deceptive offers on torrent or other P2P file-sharing sites. You should avoid the said installers, because they might drop onto your system not only AddToThis, but also EZDownloader, Websearch.goodforsearch.info, mystartsearch.com, and other high-risk infections.
The removal of AddToThis can be a complicated process as it might be impossible to remove the Firefox and Chrome extensions manually. Generally, uninstalling this adware from Control Panel should be enough to terminate all the malicious processes this program engages in. So, to prevent the cases when the manual removal does not delete all the leftovers or tracking cookies this program might leave, seek the assistance of professional antimalware software. This antispyware tool will also continuously scan your system and intercept the threats jut before they creep onto your PC.
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Windows 7 and Vista