ExportApplicati is a useless application created by the infamous JustPlugIt company. The program’s sole purpose is to make money for its developers and advertisers who use it by displaying advertisements and gathering information about you - information which can then be sold. This program falls into the category of adware and, thus, you should remove it as soon as the opportunity arises. But the sooner you do it the better, because ExportApplicati is apt to promote malicious downloads. On top of that, it has been programmed to collect non-personal information about you.
We have found that ExportApplicati is disseminated using malicious software bundles. So this application never comes alone, but as part of a malicious bundle that can contain adware, browser hijackers, and bad toolbars. In most cases, however, it is bundled with the Websearch browser hijackers that you should remove as well. ExportApplicati is not some one of a kind adware application developed by random people to make a quick buck. It has been released by an established adware developer called JustPlugIt. This developer has released numerous similar infections in the past that we want you to be aware of. Please note that TwistGrips, Dealsy, MetroCleaner, and CostItApp are still roaming the Internet.
ExportApplicati and its counterparts are not controlled by the developers. JustPlugIt only makes the program according to the advertiser’s demands. Thus, the true owners of ExportApplicati are some shady entities we know nothing about. The developers do not endorse the promoted content and are not responsible for it. This fact alone suggests that ExportApplicati is likely to promote malicious content. No matter how small the possibility of this happening, you should not keep this program. JustPlugIt has created a flexible adware platform that can present ads as hyperlinks, coupons, pop-ups, banners, and so on. From the experiences that we have had with this developer’s applications, we think that this newest application might promote bogus system error messages suggesting that you need to scan your computer with a certain program. As it turned out, the application was a fake.
Data collection is a big part of generating advertising revenue, because advertisers need to tailor specific ads to each unique user. So they collect information regarding browsing history, search history, approximate geographical location, your preferred language, and so on. This is considered non-personal information (i.e., it does not identify you), but if you try to contact the developers via their website at Justplug.it and tell them your name, last name, email address, phone number, and things of that nature, then this personal data will be linked to your non-personal information. Under certain circumstances, this information may be shared and sold to third parties.
As you can see, ExportApplicati is just another adware program that you unintentionally installed. It is not as dangerous as a Trojan, but dangerous nonetheless, because its ads come from unknown entities. Information collecting is another issue that you should not ignore, because no one can tell in whose hands it may end up. All in all, ExportApplicati is bad news, so we suggest that you remove it as soon as the opportunity arises.
Windows 8 and 8.1
Windows Vista and 7