It can be difficult to distinguish between genuine online applications and forums, such as the Relevant Knowledge online market research service. This service is used to conduct online surveys on topics which are potentially of interest to the Internet community. The responses to Relevant Knowledge surveys are used to help determine the needs and content Internet users have and want. The problem with Relevant Knowledge comes in where it records a history of PC users’ Internet use. It does this by logging information of sites visited and actions taken. These include information such as purchases and transactions made online, and monitoring the behavior of your system.
For the above reasons Relevant Knowledge is classified as spyware. The data which is collected is sent to Relevant Knowledge’s developers and third parties, not always with the consent and knowledge of the users. Relevant Knowledge will also display surveys in pop up windows, and connects to the Internet and makes use of the Internet connection in the system’s background without seeking the user’s consent.
Relevant Knowledge comes bundled with many types of freeware and even commercial applications. Relevant Knowledge can also install itself on a PC without any action required from the user, as part of a drive-by download tactic.
This adware has also been known to operate under other names, some of which are as follows:
It is best to completely remove Relevant Knowledge from the system, and in that way know that your PC’s security and privacy is not in jeopardy. This can easiest and safest be achieved by using a properly functioning security tool which will erase Relevant Knowledge and protect your system from future similar attacks.