Altnet – An Adware to Remember!
Altnet is really not something you want to live happily on your computer. It is adware that promotes numerous unsolicited advertisements onto your computer, and it really doesn’t even matter whether or not you are even connected to the Web. It also can open the doors wide open for all sorts of other, more dangerous spyware, malware and fraudware to come along and raise havoc within your machine. You most likely came by this beast by downloading a suspect video, or it could have come bundled with other freeware or shareware.
Signs that you may have an Altnet infection are like those of most other spyware and adware: your computer is now a slow, unresponsive mass of popup ads, and surfing the Web now takes forever. Your browser is often hijacked, displaying other pages that you have no interest in, or worse, to porn sites. It can also redirect your Internet Explorer error pages to ones where it shows you yet more ads, and will continue to shower your machine with a never-ending supply of unwanted advertisements.
Getting rid of Altnet is not the easiest thing to do by yourself. Like most adware or spyware programs it leaves very few traces of itself to be latched onto and deleted. There aren’t any icons on your system tray, and none of it shows up on your computers task list. And, there is no uninstall to be found, even if you could find the program. Then there’s the problem finding the many places it gets its way into, and Altnet can often simply reconstitute itself, frustrating removal efforts further.
The best way to deal with a piece of adware like Altnet is to use the services of a good antispyware solution like ZookaWare PC Cleaner. It comes with a 100% spyware removal guarantee, and will make sure to get every last shred of Altnet off your machine. Try it yourself, and you’re likely to be at it this time next year!