Keeping an eye on the current currency rates is important for many people nowadays, so X-rates may seem as a very useful tool. If it is downloaded and installed, you will see real-time currency rates each time you click on the program icon. However, at the same time, X-rates spies on you by analyzing your browsing history. This is done for targeted advertising purposes. It may be unacceptable for you, so it is better to remove the currency rate manager from your system. Please continue to read and you will find more about this potentially unwanted program and why we can name it that way.
First of all, you are probably interested in how this program spies on you. It would come as a surprise, but X-rates occasionally goes through your browsing history. It opens the websites you were visiting before and even clicks on the every single link on these sites. What is more, this is done secretly from you as the only thing you may notice is that your Internet connection is not as fast it used to be before. We think that such suspicious activity as spying should not be permitted.
Secondly, by analyzing the EULA of X-rates, we have learned about a possibly irritating feature of this program. Chapter 5.4 says that the currency rate manager can show you unlimited advertisements, including various shopping coupons and deals, and various banners. Just imagine how you would deal with an uncontrolled flow of ads and how it would disturb your Internet usage. In addition, clicking on the ads may be unsafe as you can be redirected to unreliable sites.
Furthermore, we have continued to investigate contentfilter.ru website, which seems to be created to promote X-rates. This site contains a download button. However, it is not working, and the download option is not available at the moment. The logical conclusion follows that you have got this program in a bundle with some freeware. This fact allows us to classify X-rates as a potentially unwanted program. As everything about this program is in the Russian language, we guess that you did not attentively read the installation manual. As a result, you received not only X-rates together with the software you intended to download, but, most likely, a bunch of other programs. Be careful next time and evaluate each bit of software you allow to enter your system.
If you have already decided that there are better ways to monitor currency rates than keeping X-rates on your computer, it is time to remove the program. Luckily, it is a simple process that could be done by means of Control Panel. Just follow our guide and it will take you a couple of clicks. However, a reliable antivirus tool is necessary as you need to get rid of possibly malicious software that came along with X-rates. Please contact us via various social media platforms and we will provide you with a more detailed recommendation on the antimalware program. Of course, you can always leave your comment below, and it will not be left unanswered.
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