Many computer users have reported that their Web browser is displaying advertisements related to the URL, or that their Web browser redirects them to and other websites associated with Although advertisements and redirects do not indicate that your computer is infected with threats, these may indicate that a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) associated with is present on the affected computer. It is important to note that is a legitimate advertisement platform and that the advertising network is entirely legal. However, there are many problematic issues related to which have caught the attention of PC security researchers. For example, the advertisement platform uses tracking technology that allows marketers to keep track of your online activity and history in order to deliver advertisements to your Web browser. advertisements may appear on a variety of websites and search engines associated with

Essentially, the URL acts as an intermediary; when computer users are exposed to certain advertisements or websites, the traffic first goes through This website keeps track of traffic and referrals associated with advertisements. This means that advertisements actually do not come from the website itself. Rather, they are associated with in the sense that distributes and collects data associated with these types of forms of advertising. Ads and Redirects

If advertisements are appearing on your Web browser, it is highly likely that they appear because you are visiting websites that use's advertisement network to generate advertising revenue. If you find that your Web browser is displaying these advertisements in relation to websites that are not associated with or if you are experiencing redirects, this usually indicates that adware has been installed on your computer. Adware associated with may be installed on the affected computer as a Web browser add-on. These types of adware components, usually classified as PUPs and taking the form of Web browser toolbars, may affect the most popular Windows-based Web browsers and may be installed without the computer user's permission and bundled with free software.

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Solutions: Your computer may have malware hiding in memory that prevents any program, including SpyHunter, from executing on your computer. Follow to download SpyHunter and gain access to the Internet:
  • Use an alternative browser. Malware may disable your browser. If you're using IE, for example, and having problems downloading SpyHunter, you should open Firefox, Chrome or Safari browser instead.
  • Use a removable media. Download SpyHunter on another clean computer, burn it to a USB flash drive, DVD/CD, or any preferred removable media, then install it on your infected computer and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
  • Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in 'Safe Mode with Networking' and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
  • IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.

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