Get rid of Addfreeapp virus (removal guide)
Addfreeapp is a new malicious program. Security experts consider that it is an adware. Namely therefore you will notice lots of pop-up ads which may offer you various information. But you must not believe them. Addfreeapp Ads are designed to generate revenue. Thus, this program is a useless piece software for users. You should remove it as soon as possible.
When you notice numerous pop-up windows marked as Brought by Addfreeapp or Addfreeapp Ad it means that your system is infected this adware. It`s very annoying and will divert your attention when you will surf on the web. The intrusive ads will appear from nowhere and bombard your screen. You need to delete Addfreeapp virus as quickly as possible.
How does Addfreeapp get into my system?
AddFreeApp may spread using regular applications. It sneaks stealthily bundled with freeware (for example, gaming application, music player, etc.). After it install on your computer, it will track your browsing habits, e-mail address, geographical location, searching questions. When it collects all this information, probably, this data will sold unknown the third parties. Please, pay more attention while install various programs, including legit programs.
How to remove Addfreeapp?
If you detect Addfreeapp and don’t wish to keep it on your PC, then you can follow the removal guide given below to remove it. You may choose a manual method to delete this infection, but it should be reminded that, the manual removal is a cumbersome and risky task which must only be attempted by advanced users. If you are a novice user, it is a better option to use an automatic removal tool, for instance Trojan Killer by GridinSoft.
Removal tool for Addfreeapp:
Automatic removal instructions:
- Scan your system with GridinSoft Trojan Killer and click on “Apply” at the end of scan:
- Shut down all your browsers.
- In Trojan Killer’s window click on “Tools” and select “Reset browser settings“:
- Specify all your browsers you want to be reset with the help of Trojan Killer, then click on Reset” button again:
- Restart your computer.
Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Trojan Killer:
How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with Addfreeapp in the future.
GridinSoft Trojan Killer offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “Real-Time Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:
This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft Trojan Killer and its Real-Time Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):