AdPunisher is a very strange program. It might promise to block ads for you; however, its primary function is to inject advertisements into the websites you visit. Needless to say, the initial promise to disable ads is just a trick to fool you into installing a completely unreliable ad-supported program (adware). If you do not delete AdPunisher from your operating system and browsers, you will be exposed to links that might route to malicious websites, and that is not something you should ignore. Even if you do not interact with the ads shown to you, it is crucial to remove this adware because it can spy on you and share information regarding your virtual activity with undisclosed parties.
According to the research we have conducted, AdPunisher might use different names. Although it is unlikely that the name of this ad-supported program will be drastically changed, random letter inserts could create problems identifying this adware. It appears that this method can be used to conceal Kavapuller, Coupilation, DigiFreeApp, and other unreliable ad-supported programs that were built using the Justplugit engine. Although the creators of these ad-supported programs are unknown, they were created using the same template, and they are distributed by the same third-party installers. It was found that Installrex, Amonetize, and Vittalia are the most common distributors of AdPunisher and its clones. Unfortunately, these installers can bundle adware with potentially unwanted programs and browser hijackers that will require removal as well. For example, you might have to delete oursurfing.com, a hijacker that could take over your web browsers.
Once installed, AdPunisher will release tracking cookies to collect information about your operating system, your browsers, and your virtual activity. If you delete these cookies, AdPunisher will most likely continue to flood your browsers with random ads. Of course, if you do not delete these cookies, the ads shown to you might be selected according to your browsing history, which might increase the chances of your clicking on them. The banners, video-targeted ads, pop-ups, and other kinds of promotions introduced by this adware could lead you to malicious websites, and this is why it is crucial that you ignore all of them. Unfortunately, if you ignore AdPunisher itself, your might allow unreliable parties to sell information about your virtual behavior to unreliable advertisers.
You have to remove AdPunisher from your operating system right away. Internet Explorer users will get rid of it by uninstalling this adware, but Firefox and Chrome users will have to remove add-ons as well. Luckily, this task is not complicated. What is unfortunate is that AdPunisher components might be left behind. If you do not know how to remove leftovers or other infections, employ a legitimate antimalware tool to delete them from your PC. Even if you manage to get rid of all infections manually, you have to think about Windows protection in the future. If you do not want to fear letting in malware every time you click on a link or download software, you must implement reliable security software.
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