It does not really matter where you get AdVPN from because this program acts the same in all the cases – it works as a free VPN service. This program does not have an interface, so not all the users know that they have this program installed on their systems, especially if they have not downloaded and installed this piece of software willingly. There are only two symptoms showing that this program is installed on the computer. First, a new icon (a small globe) will appear in the bottom-right corner of your screen next to the clock. Second, it is very likely that you will start seeing ads after the installation of AdVPN. To be honest, there are a number of users’ complaints regarding commercials this advertising-supported application shows. Therefore, specialists working at 411-spyware.com have put this program into the category of adware. If it happens that you start seeing ads on websites that have not shown advertisements before after the installation of AdVPN too, you should rush to remove this application because it will definitely not change the way it acts, and there is no doubt that other ad-free programs providing the free VPN service are available on the market as well.
AdVPN might not start showing these irritating advertisements the second it enters the computer; however, if we take into account the information we have found in the EULA, these ads might start appearing on the screen sooner or later. It is because “third-party ad servers or networks” are allowed to “serve advertisements within the Service.” Unfortunately, these commercials you will see on your screen are not only very irritating, but might quickly expose to threats because adware programs tend to display ads promoting untrustworthy third-party websites for users as well. What is more, it has been found that AdVPN might collect information about users. It is even said in the EULA that it will know the proxy IP address assigned to your device. As it is capable of gathering this information automatically, it seems that it can collect other kinds of information about users as well. If you want to be sure that your privacy is safe, you should delete AdVPN fully from your computer right now.
In fact, specialists suggest getting rid of it also because it sets itself to start with the Windows OS without the user’s permission. It is capable doing that because it creates its own Value in the Run registry key (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). Unfortunately, it does not allow users to change these settings, so the only way to close AdVPN permanently is to delete it.
AdVPN cannot be called a very trustworthy application also because it might sneak onto computers rather secretly. As recent research has shown, this adware program can be downloaded from other sources too. According to specialists, it is very likely that this adware is available for download on some kind of untrustworthy third-party website or might travel in software bundles together with other applications that usually belong to the category of freeware. It is not that easy, but it is possible to prevent undesirable software from entering the system. What you need to do is to install reputable security software and enable it. In addition, it should not become a habit to download programs from third-party websites such as torrents and P2P pages.
It is usually possible to remove advertising-supported applications from the system easily because they have uninstallers. AdVPN is no exception – it is possible to erase it through Control Panel; however, it leaves several registry keys and folders on the system. You will have to remove those leftovers yourself by using our manual removal instructions or scanning your computer with a reputable automatic malware remover SpyHunter. Of course, you do not need to scan the system again if you have already removed AdVPN with the help of an automatic scanner because it has already erased all the components of this program for you as well.