When a program comes with a tag line which says “Shop without hurting your budget”, it is clear why some users might be eager to use it. However, if that program is AppToU, you should seriously think before installing this application on your computer. That is, of course, if you are given the choice of installation. Unfortunately, most of the time, AppToU arrives bundled with freeware and users do not even notice that they install potentially unwanted adware program. Due to the fact that AppToU may expose you to corrupted third party content, you need to remove AppToU from the system as soon as possible.
The reason why AppToU is distributed bundled with freeware is that the download link at the official website via apptoyouknow.info does not work. The website provides basic (mostly generic) information on the application, but if you click the Download button on the front page, nothing will happen.
Thus, according to our security researchers, AppToU is generally distributed together with other freeware applications. Usually, the download of potentially unwanted program is initiated after having clicked an ad that offers you to download Java, Flash, FLV Video Player updates. AppToU may also be bundled with adware applications that are distributed via third party file hosting websites.
After installation, AppToU adds extensions to all your main browsers, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. This extension displays various pop-ups and shopping suggestions while you browse the Internet. The pop-ups may intensify once you access an online shopping website. Needless to say, that the commercial advertisements are extremely annoying, but they might prove to be potentially risky as well. Thus, it would be better if you did not click anything provided by AppToU.
It should also be pointed out that AppToU may generate its name at random. This adware application is similar to such extensions as YouTubeAdBlocker, Browse2Save, TubeItAdBlockApp and so on. Thus, whether you are infected with APptoU, ApptoU or APToU it is still the same AppToU application.
To remove AppToU from your computer, access Control Panel and uninstall the application manually. It will be enough to remove extensions from your browser as well. However, do not forget that there might be other adware applications left on your system. Scan the PC with SpyHunter free scanner and figure out which other programs need to be removed as well. Eventually, invest in a powerful computer security application that will safeguard your system against potential identity thefts and malware threats.
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