Highlightly is an application that is going to show you in-page window with results after you highlight any of the words that you see online. This program is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox and you can download it freely from its official website gethighlightly.com. As it is a free program, there is a possibility that it is going to show you advertisements in order to stay free. Highlightly is not an infection itself; thus, there is no need to erase it from your system immediately; however, if you ever notice any of the features that you do not like, you should remove Highlightly without any further considerations. You will be able to download it again if it happens that you change your mind.
If you install this program on your system and highlight any word from the text that you have found online, you will see a window in which the results from Wikipedia, Bing Search, and Bing Translate will be provided for you. You will not have to leave the page with a relevant text, access your search engine, and just then type in your search query because all the results will be provided for you in a new window. As Highlightly states in its official website, it is going to “make searching and translating information you find online easy”. You have probably already understood that this program will not only help you to search for the information, but also translate the highlighted text into different languages. However, you should still be very careful with this application because it is going to show you advertisements that might be dangerous in a sense.
Some researchers claim that Highlightly should be classified as a potentially unwanted application because it is very probable that it will show you various ads. These advertisements might not only be annoying, but also lead you potential threats. As our researchers have found, Highlightly might display banners, search, pop-up, pop-under, interstitial and in-text link advertisements as you browse the web. We do not recommend clicking on them because you might be redirected to unknown websites. As nobody monitors the material of these web pages, there is always a possibility to encounter malicious software. Thus, you should definitely not trust all those ads.
If you ever decide to get rid of Highlightly application, you can do that very easily by following the instructions that we have provided for you below. It is also advisable to scan your computer with a reliable antimalware tool like SpyHunter in order to find out whether there are no other threats on your system.
Windows 7 and Vista