Batty – Adware That Will Drive You There!
Funny they should have named it thus, for Batty is definitely an adware application designed to drive you batty! Batty is designed to deliver up ads that will constantly show on your computer, entirely unsolicited and unwanted. You don’t even have to invite it. Batty will usually find its own way in, thank you, and you won’t even know it’s there until it’s too late. It can change your Explorer home page and send you to sites it wants to, with many times the destination site being very objectionable! It will change your browser settings and can get ad content from a variety of sites.
The primary reason that adware applications like Batty are a problem is not necessarily the damage they themselves can do, but the exploits they can and do run on your computer that open the doors wide open to a slew of other, more malicious adware or spyware that can really do damage to your personal information as well as your machine. Adware like Batty will often usher in programs that will steal and transmit your personal data, such as bank account information, credit card numbers, social security numbers and other personal data that you really don’t want the world to have access to!
Sanitizing your computer from this type of adware or spyware infection is sometimes quite difficult. You’d like to think you’d be able to do this kind of thing yourself, but the reality is, it’s just not all that easy. While you can find some of the files associated with it from doing searches on the Web, chances are very high you won’t get them all, which will be very much like doing nothing at all. You’ll be back at square one, with a worse performing machine!
By far the best way to deal with this is to find yourself a tried and trusted antispyware software solution to deal with this kind of problem. This will not only free you up to do what you need to do, but also keep you from going Batty trying to make that you get every trace of this bugger!
The best one I know of to stop this is called ZookaWare PC Cleaner. It comes with a 100% spyware removal guarantee.