Malware developers are increasingly abandoning the use of Trojans and rogue applications to acquire wealth. Adware is all the rage now since it can be recycled quickly if antimalware systems start removing it. Once enough antimalware programs start to remove Gem Grab, another one will take its place, but only in name, as it will still remain the same program. So, if you want to get rid of this program, we suggest using our instructions at the end of this article. However, if you are a security-minded person, we suggest that you read the full article, as it will surely be beneficial.
We advocate for Gem Grab’s removal, because the content it sponsors has been deemed unreliable and intrusive. It is true that its developers, whoever they maybe, are obliged to make money by providing their services to shady entities. Note that the developers, or “Company” as they refer to themselves, are neither responsible for the promoted content nor liable for damages if you experience undesirable consequences, such as your computer's becoming infected with malware. Of course, the possibility of this happening is not that high, but, still, it cannot be ignored. For the most part you will only experience the inconvenience of having to avoid clicking intrusive advertisements that manifest themselves as banners, in-text ads, coupons, and video ads, among other forms of advertising.
We must also mention the fact that the application is automatically set to gather information about your browsing habits, such as your browsing history and search queries, as well as ads that you view, your IP address, and so on. The collected information is used for marketing, advertising, and analytical purposes and can be supplemented by information acquired from third parties. Of course, the company not only acquires information from third-party sources but also shares it, most likely for a certain price. The company also collects personal information, but it is only collected if you provide it when contacting the developers. So any information you disclose to this unknown entity will be used for marketing purposes as well.
The developers try to remain under the radar by using various aliases. Gem Grab is not the first and definitely not the last adware application they have released. We have previously discovered applications that are almost identical to this one. The list includes, but is not limited to, Jungle Net, Deals Avenue, On Stage Ads, and Blazer Deals. Gem Grab has its own promotional website, but it cannot be downloaded from it. You obviously unintentionally installed this program by installing a software bundle from a software sharing website, since bundling is its only means of distribution.
Uninstalling Gem Grab is not a difficult task. All you have to do is go to the Control Panel, locate the application and click the Uninstall button. However you might also have to do the same in your browser’s list of extensions. This might not be necessary, but nonetheless we recommend that you check your browser as well. Finally, we recommend that you scan your computer for any other malicious programs with our recommended antimalware scanner called SpyHunter. We hope that this article helped. Now everything is completely up to you.