WinSecurity is an application that can be downloaded from winsecurity.net. Many computer users download and install this software themselves because they believe its promises to enhance your browsing performance, protect your browser from phishing attacks, and even make browsing the web more secure. Unfortunately, it seems that WinSecurity is not as useful as it might seem at first sight. Our security experts have carried out a research and found out that WinSecurity is a typical advertising-supported application. As it is mainly aimed at German users, it is very likely that you will notice various commercial advertisements placed on German shopping websites. The only effective way to stop them from appearing is to delete WinSecurity from the system. If you are not sure how to do that, you should definitely continue reading the article in order to get more information.
As the research implemented by the specialists of 411-spyware.com has shown, WinSecurity will show ads on all the most popular browsers, e.g. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. The presence of ads might not seem disturbing at all; however, you should definitely keep in mind that commercial advertisements might not only disrupt your browsing session, but also might expose you to potential infections. Our security experts recommend avoiding the following applications as well: WebCheck, SecurityUtility, WinGuard, and WebEnhance. The main reason is that they all act in the same manner as WinSecurity.
Even though WinSecurity can be easily downloaded from its official website, many computer users still complain that it appears on the system out of nowhere. Thus, our security specialists believe that WinSecurity is distributed via Amonetize installers and tend to enter the system without user's direct permission. On top of that, it has been found out that it usually comes bundled with adware, browser hijackers, and other suspicious software, for instance, Remarkit, Plus-HD, istartsurf.com, FlowSurf, OffersWizard, and others. If you ever detect any of them on the system, we advise you to eliminate them as soon as possible.
WinSecurity is not a very serious computer infection; however, it might still attract undesirable software on your system and do other suspicious activities behind your back (e.g. connect to the internet without your permission); thus, we believe that you should get rid of it as soon as possible. If you want to save some time, you should definitely invest in a licensed antimalware tool, for instance, SpyHunter and then just scan your system. Actually, it is worth doing so because you will protect your computer from future infections as well.
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