LightsOut is one deceptive piece of software, because it poses as a program that is set to provide you a screen dimming service, while doing nothing of the sort in real life. We have categorized this application as adware, since its only purpose is to display advertisements and make money for it owners. You ought to remove this program, because its third-party advertisements cannot be trusted, as they might sponsor malicious software. And they are just annoying to say the least. If you have installed LightsOut and you wonder why it does not work, then please read this article to find out why.
This application is promoted on a website called Lightsoutmode.com. Users may be tempted by the never-before-seen function that is to dim a website’s background that can distract people from watching a video. It is said that this application enhances your ability to watch videos on the web, but we argue that this statement is too strong. Making the background a bit darker will certainly not “enhance” the watching experience. Even if this application worked (because it does not) it would be a useless accessory that people would rarely use. In any case, LightsOut can be downloaded from it promotional website. It can also find its way on your PC if you like downloading software from freeware distributing websites, because their owners get paid for hosting it.
LightsOut’s only objective is to render commercial advertisements that promote third-party content of largely unknown origin. The ads usually come as pop-ups, pop-unders, banners, and so on. You might want to remove this application only because its advertisements are annoying and unasked-for. However, since they are supplied by unreliable entities, it is likely that the ads will redirect you to malicious websites that contain adware downloads or something similar to that. Nevertheless, the chances of this happening are rather slim.
All in all, LightsOut is a non-functional program that will not deliver you the functionality you might expect. Its sole purpose is to display commercial advertisements and make money of its developers. This program can also gather information about your browsing habits and even share them with various entities and institutions. So if you do on approve such actions, you ought to remove LightsOut in a timely manner. And try not to download flashy programs from unfamiliar sources.
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