It is very annoying when you access an online shopping site and instead of the goods you see countless pop-up ads. Official shopping websites seldom endorse an enormous amount of commercial ads, so it is very likely that, if this is happening to you, you have LolliScan on your PC. LolliScan is an adware application that must be removed from your system because it could be exploited by cyber criminals to promote malicious content. Although adware apps are not as dangerous as Trojans or rogues, you should not tolerate LolliScan, not to mention that it might indicate you have more potential threats on-board.
LolliScan does not have a direct distribution source, but it does not need one. Users download this application on their computers without even realizing it because it travels with other freeware apps. For example, if you visit file sharing sites such as 4-shared, CNet, Softpedia, and so on, on a regular basis, you should be very careful about what programs or files you download from there. Sometimes these sites may display fake download buttons that initiate an adware download when clicked. What’s more, quite often you can choose NOT to install LolliScan, but users tend to skip installation steps without even giving them a second thought. Thus, eventually, a number of unwanted and potentially harmful programs enter your PC.
Granted, LolliScan is not an extreme computer security threat. According to our research, this application is a direct clone of the PicColor and FlashBeat adware programs. We can tell that because LolliScan is based on the Superfish engine, just like the apps that have been released prior to it. On the other hand, there is nothing useful about it as well, so, the sooner you delete LolliScan, the better.
LolliScan might try to make you think that it can provide you with some useful function. Sometimes adware apps do help users in one way or another, but eventually their main purpose is to generate financial profit for their creators. And LolliScan is no different.
This application will collect information on what you search for online and what websites you visit. This information is not personally identifiable, but LolliScan might inadvertently leak it to unreliable third parties that could make use of it for their own questionable objectives. Therefore, it would be in your best interests to remove LolliScan from your computer.
After manual removal, you need to make sure that there are no other unwanted applications in your system. We highly recommend using an automated spyware removal tool when you search for potential threats because, if you are not an experienced computer user, you may easily miss some suspicious files that must also be deleted from the system. Should you have any further questions regarding LolliScan or its removal, please leave us a comment below.
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