Adtools is a series of programs from Adtools Inc., branded by other companies to promote their websites, movies and many other things. Adtools can also be found under other names such as Message Made and Screen Mate. This is a tricky software application because it makes its way onto your desktop silently, connecting to their own server and delivering unwanted advertising messages. By getting to the desktop, Adtools ousts the competition of Internet advertisers, and usually the user will see animations on their desktop in addition to other unwanted pop-ups.
If you are trying to determine if you have been infected with Adtools, you can search your system files for Ice Age.exe, 2 Fast 2 Furious.exe, Finding Nemo, and ScreenMate.exe. If you’ve discovered any of these files, chances are your PC is infected.
Since this application is usually installed without your consent, you may not notice that it’s there until your start having problems. Yes, like most adware, software, and malware, over time it can affect the performance of your PC. It may also log your keyword activity and take screen shots of personal information. Although some adware programs are harmless, no one knows for sure what each program is really capable of doing. It is recommended that you delete the Adtools program ASAP.
There are a number of anti-spyware programs available on the Internet, in addition to manual deletion instructions. Unless you know what you’re doing, I would not recommend manual deletion since any disruption to your registry keys or dll files can make your PC inoperable.
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