OfferCrowd is a potentially unwanted application that our security experts label as an adware program. This means that OfferCrowd displays third-party commercial offers with the intention to easily generate financial profit. Perhaps it is easy to understand that the program is not beneficial in any way. After all, the application constantly interrupts your web browsing, so, even if you are not well-acquainted with potential computer security threats, you should realize that there’s something wrong with OfferCrowd and you have to remove it from your computer. Terminating all kinds of unwanted applications is the first step in ensuring your system’s security.
Just like most adware applications, OfferCrowd usually travels bundled with freeware. We would like to emphasize that this application does come with an official website, and you can access it at offercrowd.com, but it does not offer a direct download function. Granted, there is a download button, but, if you click it, you will be redirected to a third-party advertising website or to a shady online survey. We tried filling out the survey and eventually got redirected even further to another advertising website called aff.ringtonepartner.com where we were asked if we wanted to download iLivid. iLivid is a well-known potentially unwanted program that is related to a number of unreliable applications, so it is not surprising that OfferCrowd is closely associated with other potential system threats.
The main website claims that OfferCrowd “shows you relevant offers that are in the line with the website you are visiting” and that they “have proprietary targeting technologies that work behind the scenes to find targeted deals.” So, technically, OfferCrowd should help you purchase various goods at lower prices on popular online shopping malls and improve your overall web browsing experience. However, it is obvious that the application does not live up to its promises.
Unlike most of the adware programs, OfferCrowd does not add the extension to your browser. Instead, it runs a process in the system background. It is called OffercrowdSvc.exe, and you can easily find it on the list of running processes on Task Manager. This shows that OfferCrowd can connect to the Internet behind your back and upload data related to your web browsing history. This application will also display pop-up ads that are related to your most recent searches, thus increasing the possibility of your clicking them.
Needless to say, you should never click OfferCrowd ads because they are not reliable. If you want to keep your computer safe and clean, you will uninstall OfferCrowd immediately. There might be more unwanted programs on your system, so you will do yourself a favor if you scan your PC with the SpyHunter free scanner to search for other potential threats.
Windows Vista & Windows 7