Astro.a – An Annoyance of the First Degree!
Astro.a is one of those evil little guys that show up unannounced and uninvited and proceeds to start hogging all your system resources, all the while mining your personal data for all that may be valuable contained therein. Usually they become entrenched on your computer, having arrived via a trojan such as Zlob or Vundo, or sometimes a bad video file, and once there will attempt to click on their ads, which they present up to you, hopefully having targeted your surfing preferences by spying on your web habits. You will notice a sudden onslaught of popup ads, and diminished system resources as you try in vain to make your computer work for you instead of against you.
This can be a problem, as Astro.a does everything it can to frustrate you along the way. Astro.a is virtually impossible to remove easily, and will necessitate using some sort of antispyware software to effectively get rid of Astro.a and all its cohorts.
That’s one of the most annoying and dangerous aspects of programs like these. They are in and of themselves probably not so harmful, but the amount of system resources they use as well as the plethora of extra “friends” it invites onto your computer are the problem. These bad guys will mine your data, such as all your banking details and credit card numbers. You can imagine how much damage this can do to your financial life.
So it’s clear that you need to get rid of Astro.a and any of its associated programs ASAP! Don’t attempt to do this yourself! You will not succeed. It’s a much more productive approach to get a program such as ZookaWare PC Cleaner that will evict all shreds of Astro.a and others from your machine and get you back to surfing the web in relative ease once again!