Users often do not take adware applications and spam messages seriously because they do not seem like serious computer security breach. While it is true that such programs as WordFly are not direct computer infections, they should not be underestimated. WordFly and similar applications can provide unlimited access to your computer and your personally non-identifiable information. Hence, you have to remove WordFly from the system as soon as possible because there is no way to know when and how this application could be exploited by cyber criminals. You should not wait until it is too late to do anything about it.
Normally, it should be possible to download any problem (that is free of charge, of course) from its official homepage. WordFly also has an official website, and it is very easy to access it at wordflyapp.com. Yet, the problem is that this website does not have any download link. You are only offered to subscribe to the WordFly’s service. Judging from this feature and the familiar website layout, we can firmly say this adware application is from the same group as Swift Search and other similar programs. Consequently, it is not hard to deduce that WordFly has other methods of distribution. Namely, bundled downloads.
When adware programs are distributed bundled with freeware, users simply do not realize they install such unwanted applications on their computers willingly. WordFly most probably arrived at your computer with some freeware app you have downloaded from a file hosting website. Please refrain from downloading software from third-party sources. Third-party websites distribute freeware through third-party installers, and those are most often bundled with additional applications like WordFly. If you do not check all the installation wizard’s steps carefully, it is only natural that WordFly manages to enter your system. Nevertheless, this program is not the only unwanted application you must remove from your system.
WordFly embeds third-party content into its ads, and this commercial part of the application is far more prevalent than the main function that is supposed to help you “read through the web better.” Disregarding whatever service WordFly should provide you with, you have to focus on the potential threats that might reach through third-party advertisements.
Do not click any pop-up ads you see on your screen, and please scan your computer with a licensed antispyware tool. You need to generate the list of potentially unwanted programs and remove them all immediately. Uninstall WordFly through Control Panel and ensure your computer is protected from harm. Finally, stay away from third-party software distributing sites that could be related to malware distribution.
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