What is Wakenet AB?
Wakenet AB is reported and classified as a PUP (potentially unwanted program). Wakenet AB installs as a plugin to your Web browser, intercepting your online activities, altering the content of Web pages and search results, and displaying an outstanding amount of highly invasive advertisements. Wakenet AB cannot be easily uninstalled from your computer. If you want to remove Wakenet AB, you will first need to know it exists. Then, you are supposed to figure out who made it, and contact its manufacturer for a free Wakenet AB removal tool. The faster, easier and more reliable way to remove Wakenet AB is just using UnHackMe.
How Wakenet AB got on my computer?
Like many potentially unwanted programs, Wakenet AB can be installed on your computer as part of a bundle with another tool you downloaded from the Internet. Since Wakenet AB manufacturer pays software developers for distributing Wakenet AB within their applications, Wakenet AB is often included as part of the installer.
Potentially unwanted programs such as Wakenet AB are governed by appropriate legislations. Developers who chose to distribute Wakenet AB bundled with their product are legally required to offer users a way to opt out. However, such opt-out forms are often camouflaged, pretending to look like end-user license agreements with "Yes, I agree" and "No, I do not agree" options (the "Yes" button is often placed and looks like the Next button of the installation wizard). In other words, while users must give their explicit consent in order to install Wakenet AB, they almost never realize what exactly they are giving their consent to.
Wakenet AB is also often distributed with free games and simple, one-click freeware tools developed specifically with the purpose of getting Wakenet AB onto as many computers as possible./p>
How dangerous is Wakenet AB?
While Wakenet AB is not considered illegal and is not officially classified as malware, it poses a direct threat to your privacy. Since Wakenet AB runs alongside your Web browser, it can collect and transmit information such your search queries, Web forms and passwords, names and messages, track Web sites that you visit, and do much more on your computer without you even knowing. Wakenet AB was reported to cause significant slowdowns in browser performance, making Web page load times much longer compared to a clean system.
On a scale of 1 to 5 (with 1 being "mostly harmless", 3 being "invasive" and 5 being "dangerous"), Wakenet AB can be rated as a 3.
What types of unwanted behaviour does Wakenet AB exhibit?
Wakenet AB installs as a plugin into your Web browser. It can intercept your search queries and alter the content of search results by displaying contextual ads in line with organic search results. Wakenet AB is capable of substituting legitimate ads and banners on Web pages that you visit with its own ads and banners. Wakenet AB can throw pop-up windows with ads when you attempt to open a Web page or run a search query. In addition, Wakenet AB displays highly intrusive ads all over the place whether you want them or not.
How do I know I have Wakenet AB on my computer?
The very idea of applications such as Wakenet AB is hiding their existence from the user. However, PUP manufacturers who want to avoid legal action will normally display clear identification of their ads and banners. Ads and popups displayed by Wakenet AB can be identified by small text messages saying that they are brought to you by "%file".
What does Wakenet AB advertise?
Wakenet AB tries to generate as much pay-per-click and pay-per-view revenue as possible, displaying questionable ads and promoting services that are rejected by legitimate advertisement programs run by industry leaders. These ads will attempt to make you download more unwanted content including a variety of invasive Web browser toolbars, ad clickers, "registry cleaners" and "computer optimization" utilities bloated with advertisements.
How do I remove Wakenet AB with UnHackMe?
Removing Wakenet AB is easy. Simply download and install UnHackMe, one of the best anti-malware and anti-rootkit tools on the market. UnHackMe is free for one-time use. In fact, you can use UnHackMe free of charge for a full month. UnHackMe can detect and remove malware, rootkits and potentially unwanted programs that are unknown to and invisible for your antivirus.
Wakenet AB is related to: Win32-PUP-gen, Wakenet AB.
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