eTogether software is advertised on etogether.com that seems to be a harmless dating web page. However, it offers you to download two unreliable extensions called eTogether Start and Search By eTogether. These applications are considered as potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) because they might change your homepage, new tab page, and search engine. Also, these extensions should gather user information and use it to select targeted ads for you. We must warn you that these advertisements might be not only annoying but dangerous as well. To avoid any risks that could come from the usage of eTogether software, you should delete the extensions from your browser. Thus, take a look at the instructions below or install an antimalware tool that will get rid of the applications for you.
We learned that users might install the PUPs while clicking on suspicious pop-ups titled as “local singles near you” or something alike. Another way to receive the software is to download it from the Google Chrome Web Store or the official website. eTogether site was created on datingfactory.com platform. According to our researchers, it does not seem to be malicious and should work as a regular dating site. Nevertheless, the website contains download buttons that allow users to install the mentioned PUPs that are compatible only with the Google Chrome browser.
eTogether Start extension can change your homepage and new tab page while Search By eTogether should set match.searchalgo.com as your search engine. Of course, these modifications are not their only activities. The applications should gather your personal and non-private information too. Such data would be used to show you targeted ads. Users must be aware that the ads could redirect them to unreliable third-party web pages, which could contain malware or promote similar suspicious software.
What’s more, in the software’s End User License Agreement there is a statement, which says that “eTogether may use information (whether personal identifying information or not) that we collect about you to: Communicate with you by e-mail, postal mail, telephone and/or mobile devices about products or services that may be of interest to you either from us or third parties.” It means that the software or its third-party partners could send you advertising through email or SMS messages too. Thus, you could be flooded with numerous third-party ads. If you do not like this idea, you should simply remove the application and browse without third-party ads again.
If you are among the users who want to get rid of these extensions, we can offer you a removal guide prepared by our specialists. The first part of the instructions will tell you how to erase the applications. The second one will tell you how to reset your browser if you cannot change the homepage, new tab page or search engine. Deleting the PUPs from your browser is not that difficult, but you may want to eliminate it with an antimalware tool. A security tool would be beneficial for your system as it could erase eTogether applications or other possible threats and protect your system from malware in the future. Just keep it in mind that antimalware software must be updated when needed. Otherwise, it cannot fight the newest threats that appear from time to time.