CharityEngine advertises itself as a “charity engine.” In other words, this application should help the charity to earn money. Therefore, many users keep it installed on the system without any fear. In fact, CharityEngine is not a harmful application and it can be deleted any time like other reputable programs; however, specialists at 411-spyware.com still classify this program as a potentially unwanted application (PUP). Of course, there are reasons for that. We are going to tell you everything we know about this program further in this article. We have also prepared the manual removal instructions for you in case you decide to erase CharityEngine from your system after you read through this article. Of course, there are other ways to get rid of this potentially unwanted application. You will find out more info about them further in this article.
Specialists at 411-spyware.com have tested this program and noticed that it really mines Bitcoins, i.e. it works as a Bitcoin miner. Unfortunately, nobody knows who really gets the money. There is a huge possibility that they will not reach any charities. What is more, your computer will start working slower than usual after CharityEngine enters the system. You might also notice that it takes longer to download some kind of file or to open a web page because this program will connect to the Internet without your consent and will use it to perform its main activities. It is up to you whether to keep such a program on board; however, in our opinion, users should not keep it because it is unclear who will receive those mined Bitcoins. Further in this article you will find out how you can put an end to its activities easily and quickly.
CharityEngine does not have an official website, which is also a very suspicious fact; however, it still manages to enter systems somehow. Security experts working at 411-spyware.com have found out that this potentially unwanted application often comes bundled. It attaches to various legitimate programs (e.g. download clients, video players, and PDF converters) in most cases. Unfortunately, there is a slight possibility that it will come together with suspicious software too, so you have to check your system if you have detected CharityEngine. You can do that by scanning your PC with a diagnostic tool. Click on the Download button to download a reliable one on your computer. You will find the button below. If it happens that this tool detects threats, delete them all as soon as you can.
It is not a problem to delete potentially unwanted programs from the system because they can be erased via Control Panel in most cases. CharityEngine is no exception; you will be able to get rid of it yourself. If you have never tried removing any program yourself, use our manual removal instructions – they will help you to get rid of CharityEngine. We do not say that you cannot delete CharityEngine automatically too; however, if you are going to let a security program erase this threat for you, be sure that you use the SpyHunter antimalware suite. We recommend using it because we know that it will eliminate all kinds of infections from your system unbelievably quickly.
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