There are many applications out there that want you to think they can improve your web browsing experience. Information Vent is one of such applications, but you should know better than to trust this adware program. As an adware application, Information Vent enters your system in order to generate financial profit for its creators. Although it does not steal your money directly, it would be for the best to remove Information Vent from your computer, because the longer this adware app remains on your system, the bigger is the possibility that you will get infected with malware. After all, adware apps are often exploited by cyber criminals in malware distribution schemes.
You must be wondering how Information Vent managed to slither into your system. We have a news flash here for you. This application did not infect your PC surreptitiously. In fact, it would be a little bit too far-fetched to call Information Vent a malware infection. Users download and install the likes of Information Vent on their computers willingly even if they are not aware of that. Our research suggests that this adware application managed to enter your PC together with some other adware and freeware applications. Have you downloaded any program from a file-sharing website recently? If the answer is yes, then now you know why and how Information Vent entered your PC as well.
Consequently, it means that when you get to removing Information Vent, you will also have to terminate a list of other potentially unwanted programs. If you are not sure how many suspicious programs you have on-board, you should definitely run a full system scan with the SpyHunter free scanner. For all you know, a full system scan might detect a potential system threat you have had no idea of!
As far as the origins of this application are concerned, Information Vent belongs to the SuperWeb family of adware applications. The common feature of these programs is that they all have official homepages, but they do not function properly. The official site for Information Vent is located at informationvent.com, and it has the typical SuperWeb adware website’s layout, but the page does not offer you any kind of useful information. Thus, just like Cooking up Coupons, Razor Web, Polished Patterns, and a number of other applications, Information Vent manages to enter target systems only through the bundled downloads.
Once the program is installed on your PC, Information Vent will employ tracking cookies to collect information on what websites you visit. When it has enough information collected, Information Vent will display pop-up ads labelled “Ads by Information Vent” or “Provided by Information Vent.” These pop-ups may look like something useful, especially as their content will be related to your most recent web search, but do not be fooled by that. Information Vent is not responsible for the third-party content, so you can never know what kinds of links are embedded into the pop-ups.
If cyber criminals make use of this application, sooner rather than later your computer could get infected with a sever malware threat, and then you would risk an ultimate system crash or a financial theft. Avoid that by removing Information Vent today. After manual removal, do not forget to double-check for any potentially unwanted programs that might have been left behind. Your computer security should be your utmost priority.
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