You should know better than to install Gearscroll on your computer. It is an adware application that promises to improve your web browsing quality, but that is hardly the case. In fact, the main reason why adware programs enter your PC is money. Gearscroll and similar programs are there to generate financial profit for its creators. It is not an illegal activity, but the problem is that it may lead you to potentially malicious websites. Therefore, if you want to avoid any potential computer security threats, you need to remove Gearscroll from your system as soon as possible.
There is nothing new about this program. It belongs to SuperWeb group of adware applications, and Gearscroll is a direct clone of loffinam, ResultsBay, TowerTilt, etc. All of these applications try to make an impression that they are useful, but that is very far from the truth. Gearscroll has a homepage at Gearscroll.net, but there is no direct download link available. It means that this program travels bundled with adware and freeware applications. The same distribution method has been used by its predecessors as well. It apparently means that user can avoid installing Gearscroll on his computer, but the installation usually takes place, because user does not check all the setup steps carefully.
When the installation is complete, Gearscroll adds extension to your browser. The official website claims that this application is compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer web browsers. However, during our tests we have noticed that Google Chrome remains unaffected. On the other hand, if your default browser is Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox you will soon notice a lot of commercial advertisements that appear each time you access online shopping websites. Gearscroll displays commercial ads and shopping suggestions on such websites as ebay.com, bestbuy.com, amazon.com, etc.
The main security concern related to Gearscroll is that you cannot trust the ad content. This adware application does not make the content itself, and it relies on third-party advertising networks. Gearscroll also does not review the content. It means it cannot be held responsible if you land on a potentially malicious website after having clicking a link on one of its ads.
You have to scan your computer with a licensed antimalware tool and then remove Gearscroll from the PC along with other potentially unwanted applications. Check out manual removal instructions below this description and then do not hesitate to invest in a powerful computer security application that would help you protect your system from similar intruders in the future.
Also, you can always leave us a comment below if you have any additional questions about Gearscroll or how to remove it from your PC.
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