Realtimeleads / Adsentinel may refer to several applications that could collect information on your web browsing habits, and then expose you to commercial content. In other words, those are adware programs that enter target systems accidentally. Users should remove Realtimeleads / Adsentinel and anything else like it from their computers because such programs could be easily misused by cyber criminals to distribute and promote corrupted content. Therefore, if you want to avoid serious computer security issues in the near future, you will see to it that you delete these adware programs, and then protect your system by investing in a licensed antispyware tool.
Information about this program is conflicting and scarce. Our research shows that Adsentinel is an old adware program that was released at the end of 2014. The program used the Privoxy engine to load scripts to websites, and then those scripts were used to display commercial ads. The original program should not work anymore because its servers are dead. Thus, whoever using this application, they must provide it with new servers.
Either way, our research team believes that this new Realtimeleads / Adsentinel combination may not be related to the original Adsentinel and Realtimeleads applications at all. It could actually be the name used to install the Traffic exchange potentially unwanted program, but even so, we can find even less information on this PUP. The bottom line is that the programs are unwanted and unnecessary, and you should not tolerate them any longer.
On the other hand, we can more or less understand how they manage to enter user’s computers. You see, adware programs and potentially unwanted applications usually come bundled with freeware. This means that users install these programs themselves. For instance, if you need a particular application and you download it from a third-party source; you have to read the installation wizard’s steps carefully, as there is no saying what additional programs might be included in the setup. You often have a chance to avoid installing these additional programs, but you may miss it if you go through the installation blindly.
Hence, it would be possible to avoid dealing with Realtimeleads / Adsentinel if you refrained from downloading programs from unfamiliar and potentially harmful websites. Also, if you get assaulted by multiple pop-ups whenever you access a certain website, it is the best sign that you should not linger over there. Sites with lots of commercial ads can be easily exploited by cyber criminals, and while malware infection is probably the last thing on your mind, in the worst-case scenario, it could be quite plausible, too.
Therefore, do yourself a favor and remove Realtimeleads / Adsentinel from your system once and for all. You will have to delete unfamiliar programs via Control Panel. Normally, it should be enough to terminate a potentially undesirable program, but if you think you cannot locate all the potential threats by yourself, you can also scan your PC with the SpyHunter free scanner.
A full system scan will help you determine just how many unfamiliar files and programs you have, and which must be removed immediately. Do all it takes to protect your system from potential exploitation!
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