EnBrowser Snack Man – Get it Off!
This is the tale of me doing something not so smart then fixing what I did. I came across a “free” Pac Man type game called enBrowser Snack Man. I loved Pac Man growing up so thought I would download it and have some fun. What a mistake!
I was flooded with pop-ups so bad I couldn’t play the game. When I say flooded, I mean the number of pop-ups I faced was obscene. Add to the pop-up advertisements the hounding I got to install PacerD. In order to make those pop-ups go away, I installed it just to shut them up. I still got hounded to install PacerD! There is also a toolbar that appeared after the install.
My computer was slow, and so was my Internet at this point. I knew I had downloaded and installed something bad by that point and started looking for answers on just how bad a mistake I made and ways to fix it.
What I found out is that enBrowser Snack Man comes with a lot, and I do mean a huge amount of adware. We’re talking about 26 adware files. I used to not think adware was a big deal and just an annoyance until now. I wanted to know exactly what adware is and found out that adware is a program added to other programs that you may want in a bundle. These programs exist just to spam you with advertisements. This is usually via pop-ups, but sometimes they change your web settings and redirect you from web sites you want to go to and send you to advertisers’ web pages. I also found out that 4 Trojans come with enBrowser Snack Man. I know Trojans are bad, and my antivirus didn’t do anything about them.
I spent hours digging around online for a fix, and found that I needed an anti-spyware program. Much to my disgust, most anti-spyware programs only remove 80-90% of an infection. I had to find something that would remove it all, and finally came across ZookaWare PC Cleaner. ZookaWare PC Cleaner is the only anti-spyware program on the market to give a 100% removal guarantee. I downloaded, installed, and ran ZookaWare PC Cleaner. I’m happy to say I have no more problems with those pop-ups or Trojans.