What is ContentPush?
It is possible that you notice the rather distracting windows generated by ContentPush filled with news and other articles on your desktop after installing a free software bundle. Most likely you do not even recall letting this application onto your system. Our malware researchers at anti-spyware-101.com have categorized this infection as a potentially unwanted program, or, in short, a PUP. Although most computers may have at least one such program on board, it does not mean it is a good idea to keep them there. Just because a PUP does not mean direct danger to your system, you could be still exposed indirectly to potentially risky third-party content. If you do not want to be annoyed by useless articles and advertisements that might also lead you to questionable sites when clicked on, you should not hesitate to remove ContentPush from your system.
Where does ContentPush come from?
Our researchers have not found a promotional official website where this application could be downloaded. As a matter of fact, both user reports and our research show that this infection is distributed using the software bundling method. This is in fact one of the most widely used distribution method when it comes to spreading malware programs and potentially unwanted applications. Schemers can easily pack a number of adware programs, browser hijackers, Trojans as well as PUPs on top of a legitimate free program. These bundles then are promoted through suspicious torrent, freeware, dating, and pornographic websites that give space to unreliable third-party ads. Remember that one click is all you need to drop such a malicious bundle of threats onto your machine.
While you may think you would never do that, let us tell you that most computer users actually infect their computers this way. You may want to download a new free application. What do you do? You run a web search, right? If you are an inexperienced user, you would not necessarily know that among the results shown even by reputable search engines, such as Google, Yahoo, and Bing, you will find a number of fake and malicious websites that are simple baits. When you land on an unfamiliar website, you may get confused and click on a fake download button or link, or simply believe that you need to download a plugin to see certain content on the page. But once you click, you may let a bundle onto your system. If any of this rings the bell, you should definitely check your system to detect all potential threat sources after you delete ContentPush.
How does ContentPush work?
This useless PUP displays a window on the right-hand side of your screen and fills it with news bits, articles, and advertisements coming from a content providing network called revcontent.com. When you click on anything in this window, a new window comes up that fills your screen. Since this PUP starts up automatically with Windows, you will always be exposed to its possibly unreliable third-party content unless you finally decide to remove ContentPush. It is never really safe to click on any third-party content to be quite frank; even more so, when you have an adware infection on your machine. This infection is capable of turning legitimate advertisements into malicious traps that redirect unsuspecting users to fake and harmful websites. On the other hand, cyber crooks can also misuse an application such as this and show corrupt content with embedded links to malicious websites or with a program code to drop malware threats onto your system. As you can see, there is really no better solution here than acting right now without further hesitation.
How do I delete ContentPush?
Our malware researchers say that the uninstaller of this infection cannot always be trusted. It is possible that it cleans up all the mess, but it also might leave some leftovers. In any case, we have prepared step-by-step instructions for you if you are unfamiliar with the necessary steps needed to uninstall an application. However, if you want to be certain that no leftovers remain, you can try to use our manual guide as well. Keeping all your programs and drivers (Adobe Flash, QuickTime, and Java) always up-to-date can help you make your computer less vulnerable to the attacks of cyber criminals. Yet, we believe that the best automatic protection you can get is to use a reliable anti-malware program. If your files and data are important for you, you should not hesitate to make up your mind about installing an authentic security tool.
Remove ContentPush from Windows
- Click Start and choose Control Panel.
- Access Add or Remove Programs.
- Select the application and press Remove.
Windows Vista and Windows 7
- Tap Win+R and enter Control Panel. Press OK.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Select the application and press Uninstall.
Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10
- Tap Win+Q and enter uninstall a program.
- Select the application and press Uninstall.
- Tap Win+E to open File Explorer.
- Bin these folders and file:
- Empty your Recycle Bin.
- Tap Win+R and enter regedit. Click OK.
- Delete these registry keys:
- Close the Registry editor and reboot your system.
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