Users are becoming increasingly aware of potential threats they may encounter online. Unfortunately, this awareness is often exploited by the likes of WebCheck. It is not a dangerous computer infection, but the necessity of this application is highly questionable. It is an adware program, and as we all know, the main purpose of adware is to generate financial profit for its creator. It is obvious that the application is in no way beneficial to you, so the sooner you remove WebCheck from your computer, the better. Your computer security should be your utmost priority, so you ought to terminate all unwanted programs at once.
It is plain to see why users may think that WebCheck is a useful application. The official website at webcheck1.com claims that the application can easily protect users from phishing attacks, make the internet surfing a lot more secure and overall enhance your browser performance. These are the usual promotional tag lines for any adware application out there. Even if WebCheck does protect you from cyber criminals itself, you cannot forget the fact that the program is ad-supported. As a result, WebCheck is vulnerable to a third-party exploitation.
What is more, even if the program has an official website, we know that users seldom acquire such applications via official sources. It is far more often that users download WebCheck and other adware applications bundled with freeware. Our computer security analysts suggest that bundled downloads is one of the main distribution methods for WebCheck. It means that if this program suddenly popped up into action on your screen, it is very likely that you have more adware applications installed on the system as well!
Upon the installation WebCheck adds extensions to Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer web browsers. These add-ons are supposed to monitor your web browsing and protect you from harm. However, at the same time WebCheck collects info on your web browsing habits, so that it could generate a customized flow of commercial advertisements. Do not be surprised when you see a pop-up offering you something related to your most recent web search. By tracking your web browsing activity, WebCheck increases the chances of you clicking the ads and consequently – the app’s creators making profits.
Unfortunately, WebCheck and other adware applications are often exploited to promote potentially corrupted content. You cannot afford being exposed to anything malicious as it may seriously damage your system, or your information could be leaked. Hence, it is necessary to remove WebCheck from the system. If the application came along with other freeware apps, you ought to scan the PC with SpyHunter free scanner to determine other unwanted applications. Eventually, remove all the potential threats with a legitimate antispyware tool.
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