PureLeads is an adware application that users download and install onto their computers willingly. We can make such an assumption based on the fact that no bundled samples with PureLeads have been detected by our security researchers. As such PureLeads is not a malicious computer infection, because it does not employ surreptitious methods in order to enter a PC. However, this application may prove to be annoying and even risky, because it displays commercial adverts that may contain potentially corrupted third party content. Therefore, to protect your PC from any unwanted intruders, you should remove PureLeads at once.
At first glance, PureLeads seems to be a rather useful application, that can help users access information that is the most relevant to them. Based on the information provided at pureleads.com/pureleads-solution, PureLeads function as a desktop application that has access to your web browser (although it does not install any extensions), and it helps you to open “tens of thousands of the most popular websites and e-stores”. For example, if you misspell a search keyword, PureLeads still helps you to access a correct website.
From such perspective, PureLeads may definitely seem like a useful application, but if you are not an avid shopper and you do not spend a lot of time surfing for various brands online, the side effects of having this program installed may also prove to be rather annoying. Do not forget that PureLeads displays various coupon offers on such websites as Walmart, BestBuy and others.
The main problem with these pop-up advertisements (beside the fact that they are annoying) is that PureLeads does not review their content. All the information displayed on the pop-ups are embedded there by third parties, and should you be redirected to a potentially corrupted website after having clicking on a PureLeads ad, the application itself would not be responsible for it.
Malevolent third parties quite often make use of such adware applications to promote their potentially risky content. Although most of the time you are redirected to websites in order to increase their traffic, or make money via shady online marketing schemes, one should not rule out the possibility of getting infected with malware via PureLeads ads as well.
Despite the fact that PureLeads is not a malicious computer infection, it is still a rather suspicious and unreliable application that may expose you to potential computer security threats. Therefore, you should uninstall PureLeads via Control Panel as soon as possible, and then run a full system scan with SpyHunter free scanner to determine whether you have other unwanted programs installed. Your computer security should be your utmost priority.
Windows Vista & Windows 7