Ads by BandwidthStat are commercial advertisements that appear during your web browsing sessions. These ads are generated by a potentially unwanted program called InetStat. This program is supposed to monitor your bandwidth usage, internet speed, and other related things. However, computer security experts say that the application is potentially unwanted for specific aspects of its behavior. Therefore, the advertisements displayed should be considered undesirable as well, and you should remove Ads by BandwidthStat from your system immediately. In this description, we will briefly cover the main points of the application and how to uninstall it from your PC.
Our problem with potentially unwanted programs (PUP) is that they are often installed accidentally, and users do not realize the potential risks of having these programs on their computers. For example, you probably installed InetStat in a software bundle, and you did not expect the application to appear on your computer in the first place. This is something you have to consider when you download programs from third-party sources: the installers in such sites often bundle several programs in one package. If you go through the installation process automatically, you will miss all the additional programs you could avoid if you went through it step by step.
Although our main focus in this description is the commercial advertisements, perhaps we should tell you a little bit more about the application that generates them, too. InetStat was first detected in 2014, and our research shows that this application was most probably developed in Russia. However, the main target of this program is computer users in Germany. It means that the program’s interface is in German, and you would probably have trouble utilizing it if you are not located in the country. On the other hand, it would be silly to think that national borders present any kind of obstacle to computer programs. The point is that it does not matter where you live, if you come across the installer that carries InetStat, the program will settle down in your PC.
Why is it not safe to tolerate this program? In order to answer this question, we need to go back to our Ads by BandwidthStat again. The content you see in those ads is not random. It is generated according to your web browsing habits. The program makes use of tracking cookies to find out what websites you frequent and what you usually search for online. For instance, if you have just searched for plane tickets, it is very likely that the next time Ads by BandwidthStat appear on your screen, they will display various airline offers. Is it safe to click those offers? Not really.
Our concern is that adware applications do not check the reliability of the promoted content. So, in the worst-case scenario, you could end up getting infected with malware. Some of the ads could be embedded with outgoing links that redirect you to malicious websites, and you would get into a deep trouble if you do not remove Ads by BandwidthStat immediately.
Please follow the instructions below to delete the adware program and everything associated with it. To be absolutely sure that no unwanted files are left in your system, after manual removal, scan it with the SpyHunter free scanner.