Services x86 is an adware program that gets installed on your computer without your permission. In fact, you may install the application YOURSELF, but you do not really notice that. It happens, because Services x86 gets distributed bundled with freeware. It means that the application gets installed together with a list of other freeware programs and you most probably do not notice a small additional app like Services x86 being installed on the PC as well. Nevertheless, now that you have found out you have unwanted applications on your computer, it is time to remove Services x86 for good.
It should be pointed out that Services x86 is not a computer virus or anything like that. It does not exactly hide its presence from you. In fact, you will notice the application at once when it starts displaying commercial advertisements. This program adds extensions to Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer web browsers. After that, it starts displaying deals by Pricora and Ads by OnlineBrowserAdvertising whenever you access commercial websites. It is not surprising, because Services x86 has been created on Crossrider platform like a variety of other adware applications. Not to mention that it is thought to be associated with CouponCompanion adware as well.
This adware application seems to be targeting French-speaking users, because most of the infections have occurred in France. It is also very likely that Services x86 is part of some third party downloader setup, so users cannot know exactly whether they install Services x86 or not.
We have established that this adware application is not a computer virus already, but that does not mean you can just leave it on your computer. Services x86 and similar adware applications might as well be exploited by malevolent third parties to promote and distribute potentially malicious content. It happens, because Services x86 does not review the content that is embedded into its pop-ups. In other words, almost anyone can embed their content into Services x86 ads as long as they know how to.
Unless you click the pop-ups nothing bad happens. However, one stray click and you may find yourself redirected to a malware-related website or a page that is involved in online marketing schemes. Needless to say, that malware infection is a bit far-fetched consequence, but the risk is no made-up.
Remove Services x86 right now to prevent any potential computer security issues. After manual removal, make use of SpyHunter free scanner to check your computer for other similar applications. Terminate all the potential threats at once and safeguard your PC from similar intrusions by investing in a reliable computer security tool.
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