Information Cloud is an adware program that installs extensions to Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. It should also work on Google Chrome, but our research shows that all the newer versions of the Google Chrome browser block the Information Cloud extension, saying that it presents some security related issues. If you happen to have this application on your computer, it is strongly recommended that you remove Information Cloud from the system as soon as possible. This browser extension is not useful at all, and it could also be the cause of severe computer security issues.
We are not trying to say that Information Cloud is a malicious infection because it is not. This adware application probably entered your system when you installed some freeware application downloaded from a third-party file sharing website. As far as we would like it to happen, we cannot download Information Cloud from informationcloudapp.com, and judging from the site’s layout, we can perfectly see that Information Cloud is just another application from the SuperWeb family. Hence, Information Cloud does not differ much from Sad Cloud, Spice Nice, Plain Savings, and other programs that are promoted as useful browser extension, while in fact they are just random adware programs created to generate financial profit for their developers.
Information Cloud tries to help its creators make money by displaying commercial advertisements. The ads generated by this application will be labeled with “Ads by Information Cloud” and “Provided by Information Cloud.” To provide you with ads with customized content, the application needs to collect data on your web browsing habits. This kind of information gathering via tracking cookies is not something illegal, but when it comes to adware applications like Information Cloud users should be concerned about where this information could be used later on.
After all, Information Cloud needs to rely on a third-party advertising server for the ad content and, as a result, there is no guarantee that Information Cloud ads will contain safe links. For all its worth, you could accidentally click a link that leads to a corrupted website. For the most part, you would only increase the site’s traffic, thus contributing to the Information Cloud’s developers making money, but in the worst case, you could be redirected to a web page that distributes malware. Then it would be only a matter of time before your computer gets crippled for good.
Do yourself a favor and remove Information Cloud right now. You can uninstall this application via Control Panel and avoid potential security problems. If you do not know whether you have more unwanted applications or not, run a full system scan with the SpyHunter free scanner. A full system scan will help you determine all the programs that must be deleted from your PC, and it will also protect your system from similar threats in the future.
Windows 8 & Windows 8.1
Windows Vista & Windows 7