Winupdates is a Trojan downloader that will deliver pop-up ads to your system. It can also install a number of other adware/spyware applications.
If you are wondering how Winupdates got on your computer, you need to know that it is usually downloaded while surfing 3rd party websites offering free content, which shows the Wind Updates ActiveX pop-up. If you have installed Wind Updates, more than likely, you have have agreed to the license agreement that is hidden somewhere in the fine print.
Along with unwanted adware/spyware downloads, Winupdates can change and/or redirect your search page. It also installs a tool bar to your web browser which will remain there until the software is uninstalled.
This is one of the more stubborn adware applications that updates itself and once installed, it can lead to new bookmarked pages that can contain pornographic content. Pop-ups may not seem like a big deal, but it is possible to see an full screen of promotional pop-up advertisements. Now, that can be a bit of a problem if you’re trying to surf the ‘Net.
To uninstall this adware application, you have to remove Winupdates from the Add/Remove Programs list in the Windows Control Panel. This can be tricky because you don’t want to remove any files needed for your PC to run properly. If you don’t want to risk ruining your PC, try ZookaWare PC Cleaner. Not only can it detect and remove Winupdates, but has an expansive database to detect and destroy any and all threats that may be on your computer. Get a free PC scan today. Your computer will thank you.
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