UnfollowAlert is a free application by Bold Development that is supposed to alert you whenever someone unfollows you on Twitter. No matter how useful this might sound to you if you are a twitter user, unfortunately, our malware researchers have labeled it as adware. This program may show you annoying third-party advertisements that might be potentially unreliable. Its presence on your computer may also mean that there are other infections as well, possibly damaging your system right now. Although most users only see the disruption these ads may cause as a problem, there are several factors that make this adware potentially dangerous to your computer and your privacy. Not removing UnfollowAlert could put you in a deeper security hole you are in already. Please read our article to be more prepared to act against malware attacks like this.
UnfollowAlert is available for download from its official website at yougotunfollowed.com. However, if you have an active security tool, you may not be able to download it after all. Once you click on the “Download Now” button, a warning message pops up saying that the address has been blocked due to potentially dangerous content. Well, that is definitely not a good sign and it questions the reliability of the software. So, if you do not have any protection against malware on your PC, you might download a file with questionable functionality by clicking on that button.
This adware has also been found to be distributed in freeware packages. This is a suspicious method since some of the bundles that are promoted on suspicious file-sharing websites may contain malware infections. If you download such a package and install all included programs, you can seriously lower your system’s security and expose your system to cyber criminals. That is why we suggest running a full system scan right after you delete UnfollowAlert.
Once this adware program gets installed, it makes sure that it starts up with Windows. This way, it will be always active whenever you turn on your computer. It operates via a service that runs in the background called UnfriendWatch.exe*32. This adware can collect information about you and your online activities, including personally identifiable information. Therefore, it is possible that you may see relevant ads shown to you. However, these third-party ads may not be trustworthy and you might be redirected to unreliable websites. Keeping UnfollowAlert on your computer raises the risks of landing on malicious websites by clicking on the ads offered by this program.
The good news is that you can actually remove UnfollowAlert very easily. It should not take you more than a minute to uninstall it via Control Panel. If you are not familiar with the necessary steps, please follow our guide below. But do not forget about the other possible infections on your PC, which also need to be addressed. Instead of the manual malware hunt though, we suggest using a reliable antimalware program. What could be easier than clicking on a button that can fix all your security-related problems? There are plenty of reputable security tools out there to choose from. We recommend you SpyHunter, which has proved to be trustworthy software for protection against malware attacks.
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