If you have installed a program called iPadian, then we want to inform you that your computer might be infected with malicious software that you have to remove to keep your computer secure. While testing this program, we have found that it can come bundled with malicious and potentially unwanted software. This particular program is also regarded as a potentially unwanted program because it comes bundled with malware. In this article, we are going to cover things such as dissemination methods, functions, and removal.
As far as this application’s distribution methods are concerned, its installer is currently being hosted on a dedicated distribution website at Xpadian.com. However, this program comes with the IntallCore installer, which means that it comes with additional software by default. While conducting our analysis, we have found that this installer can feature MyPCBackUp, ByteFence, Foxtab PDF Converter, and FLV Player, which are potentially unwanted programs. However, it might come with adware, such as CouponDownloader and Search Know which are considered malicious.
As for this applications developer, we have discovered that iPadian was created by a company called Bluestack Systems Inc. This company is known for its previous release of BlueStacks App Player which is an Android OS emulator for PC and Mac, as well a program called BlueStacks Cloud Connect. This company was established in 2011, and it is based in Silicon Valley, California, USA. From the looks of it, this application is legitimate, but since iPadian comes bundled with other PUPs, we do not consider this program as completely legitimate.
First of all, when you run the InstallCore installer, it will promote third-party content, such as websites that offer various services. Some of them are legitimate, but some are rather questionable. If you do not click the decline button, then in addition to iPadian you will get or more of the aforementioned programs as well. So if you want to use this application safely, then you should not install the programs it comes with or at least uninstall them after the installation.
iPadian is an interesting piece of software. We are not going to bash its functionality because it works rather well. This application is also an emulator, and it emulates the iOS used in iPads. It can turn your computer’s screen into a big iPad which is a lot of fun. It features everything you would want from a quality emulator. You can play games on it such as Angry Birds or try out various factions such as the calculator, the clock or the Facebook app. Furthermore, you can access a game store from which you can download various games, but some of them do not work. However, we have found that while playing around with iPadian’s interface you can be shown advertisements, from Jackingame.com, which features annoying pop-ups that redirect to gaming-related websites.
We want to warn you about the dangers of online advertising because a lot of potentially unwanted programs these days are also used to promote third-party content. Such applications differ from adware in their distribution methods as adware is set to be installed without your consent and in purpose because, apart from displaying ads, adware does not do anything at all while a potentially unwanted program may have a useful function. In this particular instance, it is clear that this emulator's purpose is to give you a glimpse of what using an iPad feels like.
Our research has concluded that iPadian is not a malicious application. We have classified it as potentially unwanted because it comes bundled with an installer that can also install adware. As a result, your computer’s security might be compromised. Therefore, you should check your PC for the program’s we have mentioned in this article and remove them. You can keep this emulator if you want, but be warned that it may also display unwelcome advertisements.
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