What is platamoose?
Created by SuperWeb LLC, platamoose is a rogue browser extension that pledges to improve user’s Internet browsing quality by enabling coupons, comparison shopping and other functions. While such browser plug-in may seem legitimate and handy, Internet users should be aware that platamoose is actually categorized as an adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP). It employs a delusive software marketing method called ‘bundling’ (stealth installation of additional programs along with the chosen free software) to install on user’s Internet browsers without one’s consent.
After successfully infiltrating on the Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, platamoose starts generating various types of intrusive online advertisement, such as banner, search, interstitial, transitional and full-page ads. Clicking on the advertisements generated by this rogue browser plug-in is likely to cause high-risk adware or malware infections.
Furthermore, this PUP continually monitors user’s Internet browsing activity by recording diverse software and hardware information, including Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, unique identifier numbers, website URL’s visited, pages viewed, search queries entered into search engines and other similar info which might be personally identifiable. Such information tracking may easily result in serious privacy issues or identity theft. SuperWeb LLC has released several hundreds of potentially unwanted programs that are completely identical to platamoose. Some of the examples are Framed Display, AdvanceElite and Malt Mark alongside many other. Yet not a single of these rogue browser extension are useful for the user. This company is intentionally releasing identical, differently named browser plug-ins to avoid the detection by legitimate anti-spyware and anti-virus software, since their actual purpose is to generate earnings by displaying intrusive online ads and enforcing unwanted browser redirects. Internet users are strongly advised to eliminate platamoose from their Internet browsers’.
Research results show that vast majority of users infect their computers with adware when downloading free software via download managers on freeware download websites (e.g., download.com, softonic.com, soft32.com). The truth is that download managers are used to monetize these websites free services and traffic by offering an installation of promoted, ‘100% legitimate’ browser plug-ins along with the chosen free software. Nonetheless, almost every rash download and installation of freeware results in adware or malware infections. This situation can be easily prevented by closely observing each step of the free software download procedure and clicking ‘Decline’ if an installation of any additional applications is offered.
Moreover, all software downloaded from the Internet should be installed using ‘Custom’ or ‘Advanced’ installation settings, because this option will reveal and allow to opt-out all bundled applications that are listed for the installation. If you’ve already infected your computer with platamoose and see ‘Ads by platamoose’, ‘platamoose deals’ and ‘Powered by platamoose’ advertisements, read the provided removal instructions and eliminate this adware from your Internet browsers.
How to delete Tinywallet ads
- Move mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen.
- Click Settings on Charm bar and go to Control panel.
- Select Uninstall a program and remove Tinywallet.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program and remove Tinywallet.
- Click Start menu button and go to Control Panel.
- Select Add or remove programs and uninstall Tinywallet.
How to remove Tinywallet from browser
- Press Alt+F and select Tools.
- Open Extensions and remove Tinywallet.
- Press Alt+T and click Add-ons.
- Disable and remove Tinywallet from Extensions.
- Restart browser.
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