Mass Sea claims to be an application that can help users “fish up the best in a massive sea of search results.” However, do not let its appearance trick you; the program is classified as adware, not without a reason. Our researchers found out that it can load annoying pop-ups and commercial advertisements on your browser. It might look like these ads are showing better or less expensive products. Sadly, we have to warn users that if you interact with the adware’s pop-ups and ads, you may accidentally infect your computer with malware. It is hard to tell what part of these ads could lead you to malicious websites, but there is such chance, and you should decide whether you want to take it. If you do not think that Mass Sea is worth to be kept on your PC, you should follow the instructions below and erase it.
Mass Sea has an official website where you can download the adware, but it could be that users install it together with doubtful freeware. You may have noticed that sometimes there are more suggestions of software on the setup wizard. Legitimate programs are often bundled with applications that are created by the save developers or are somehow related. As for doubtful freeware applications; their installers can be bundled with adware, potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), browser hijackers, and so on. The next time you install any software, you should take a closer look at the information provided in the setup wizard. It would be a good idea to choose the advanced settings that should allow you to make more choices, e.g. deselect unwanted applications.
It appears to be that the adware can connect to the Internet without user’s knowledge. Our researchers learned that Mass Sea needs the Internet connection so it could reach masssea-a.akamaihd.net server. That is how advertisements, pop-ups, and other annoying content reaches your browser. If you want to keep your system clean, you should definitely ignore these ads. They have links that might take you to harmful websites, which could be infected with Trojans, viruses, and so on. Also, unreliable sites might promote PUPs, browser hijackers, and so on.
Furthermore, users should know that by agreeing to install the application, you also have no objections that “All software features, content and advertising, including but not limited to the manner, mode, size, frequency and extent of advertising, may be modified, updated, upgraded, enhanced, fixed, added, enabled, disabled, or discontinued at any time automatically and without further notice to you.” Allowing a possibly harmful program to modify itself or download its updates automatically without even knowing what they might do is not a good decision. Thus, it is wiser to get rid of Mass Sea before something goes wrong.
Deleting Mass Sea might be easier than you think since users can uninstall it through Control Panel. Of course, if you have not used this tool in the past you might not know how to launch it. In that case, you can see the instructions below, and you should not have any troubles. Nonetheless, if you have other threats on your system or suspect that there might be any, you should get rid of them too. You could either try to identify them on your own or install an antimalware tool that would detect malicious applications. Also, with a security tool you can delete the adware or other threats automatically.
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