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KorAd Removal Guide

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If you live in Korea, there is a family of advertising-supported programs that you need to beware of, and it goes by the name KorAd. Our researchers identify all programs that belong to this family as Adware.KorAd, but, of course, they have their own names as well. KeywordMap, Ancamera, OutTab, and MicroOpenPop are few of the programs that belong to this family, and we strongly recommend removing them all from your operating system and browsers. The problem is that these programs might offer attractive services, and some users choose to put up with the security risks just so that they could use the supposed benefits. Well, some of these programs might be completely useless, and their services might be fictitious. Whether or not you find these programs beneficial, we recommend erasing them from your operating system as soon as you can, and you can learn more about the reasons by reading this report. We also explain how to delete KorAd adware.

Advertising-supported programs are created to work as advertising tools. Once installed, they usually utilize HTTP cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies to track information about computer users. Afterward, this data is analyzed by the creator of adware and its partners (third parties) to provide you with more attractive ads. Obviously, it seems normal that a program is interested in showing you ads you would be interested in because this should make it more beneficial for you. Well, some advertising-supported programs are controlled by malicious parties or parties interested in boosting traffic to certain websites, and they might use information about you, such as your browsing history, to trick you into interacting with advertisements. The offers presented via these ads might be misleading and inaccurate; however, this is what might be used to trick you into making the clicks, which is what brings the profit to the creators of KorAd adware. Obviously, this is one of the reasons to delete this adware.

It is crucial to review the legal information (privacy policies, terms of use, etc.) when downloading software. If you skip this step, you might accidentally download truly malicious and dangerous programs capable of recording and leaking personal information to unknown, potentially dangerous parties. While we do not claim that all KorAd-related programs are malicious or capable of leaking sensitive, personal information, you have to consider this risk. As you might have noticed – if you have downloaded KorAd programs – additional software comes packaged with them. For example, Ancamera can silently install browser extensions that could be used to inject ads, and you might be confused about their source. Overall, it is unlikely that you will know anything about advertising services before installing these supposedly beneficial programs, unless you do some research and analyze the legal information associated with them. Of course, if you discover suspicious ads (banners, pop-ups, interstitial ads, etc.) after installing software, it is very likely that it is this software that is responsible for them.

Removing KorAd from your operating system is important because this adware might put your virtual security at risk. The ads this adware injects might be misleading, even if they appear to offer great deals. Their attractiveness might be based on the things that interest you personally, and advertisers might learn this by analyzing your browsing history. As you now know, tracking technologies could be used to record such information, and third parties (including advertisers) could have access to it. Needless to say, it is risky to keep adware capable of spying on you and potentially introducing you to unreliable content on your PC. The guide below does not refer to any specific software, but it might help you delete unwanted programs and browser extensions. Hopefully, this will be enough to remove KorAd adware from your operating system, but you will know this only if you employ a trusted malware scanner at the end. Run a scanner, and, if any threats remain active, employ automated malware removal software to delete them completely.

How to delete unwanted programs

Remove from Windows XP:

  1. Click the Start menu button on the Taskbar and select Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the application you wish to get rid of and choose Remove.

Remove from Windows Vista and Windows 7:

  1. Move to the left of the Taskbar and click the Windows logo.
  2. Open the Control Panel menu and go to Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the program you want to eliminate and choose Uninstall.

Remove from Windows 8 and Windows 10:

  1. Tap Win+R (launches RUN), type Control Panel, and click OK.
  2. Go to Programs (or Programs and Features) and click Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the application you wish to erase and select Uninstall.

How to remove unwanted extensions

Google Chrome:

  1. Open the browser and tap Alt+F keys together.
  2. In the menu on the right move to More tools and then select Extensions.
  3. Click the recycle bin button and choose Remove.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open the browser and tap Ctrl+Shift+A together.
  2. In the Add-ons Manager menu move to the Extensions list.
  3. Identify the unwanted extension and click the Remove button next to it.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open the browser and tap Alt+T keys together.
  2. Select Manage Add-ons and move to Toolbars and Extensions.
  3. Disable the unwanted extension (does not remove it) and click Close.
Download Remover for KorAd *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

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