What is ADDICT-THING?
ADDICT-THING is a browser add-on that displays a number of annoying pop-up messages. It is not a direct computer security threat, but it is very likely that sooner or later the application might get exploited by a malevolent third party that can seriously jeopardize your computer. Due to the fact, that having ADDICT-THING lowers the security of your computer, you should terminate this program immediately. However, apart from removing ADDICT-THING, you should also make sure that you remove all the other potentially unwanted programs that might be residing in your system.
Where does ADDICT-THING come from?
Usually some programs do not have one specific website that would be responsible for their distribution. The same can be applied to ADDICT-THING as well. This adware application is distributed together with a number of shareware programs. Based on the adware’s behavior, it is possible to deduce that ADDICT-THING is similar to other coupon applications like Downloadnsave, wxDfast, CodeV and TheBlix. One should take notice of wxDfast which actually makes an impression that it is a legal download manager, while in fact it comes with tons of adware. The same is with ADDICT-THING as well. This application travels bundled with freeware via third party websites, and the users actually install it willingly (albeit unwittingly).
What does ADDICT-THING do?
Since it is an adware application, the main objective of ADDICT-THING is to display commercial advertisements when you access online shopping websites compatible with the application. ADDICT-THING is known to display coupon deals whenever you open Amazon, Kmart, eBay or any similar website.
Also, if you check the content of these pop-ups you will see that they are related to what you usually search for on the web. That is so, because ADDICT-THING employs cookies to track your web browsing habits, and later on when this collected information is processed, the adware application generates personalized content that increases the possibility of you clicking the advertisement.
Unfortunately, no one can guarantee that these advertisements are 100% safe. After all, ADDICT-THING does not review the third party content displayed in them. Hence, if a malevolent third party decides to make use of ADDICT-THING behind your back for corrupted content distribution, you might get exposed to a number of malicious cyber practices.
How to remove ADDICT-THING?
Computer security experts claim that malware infection is an ultimate although not a very common outcome of having your computer full of adware applications. Nevertheless, even if such a possibility is not too big, you should still remove ADDICT-THING to be absolutely sure that you will not get infected with malware. You also should terminate programs that brought ADDICT-THING upon your system, and if you do not know which programs that might be, scan the PC with SpyHunter free scanner and then invest in a licensed antimalware tool to terminate all the unwanted applications automatically.
How to uninstall ADDICT-THING
- Move mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen.
- Click Settings on Charm bar and go to Control Panel.
- Open Uninstall a program and remove ADDICT-THING.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
- Select Uninstall a program and remove ADDICT-THING.
- Click Start menu and go to Settings.
- Select Control Panel and open Add or remove programs.
- Uninstall ADDICT-THING.
Remove ADDICT-THING from Mozilla Firefox
- Press Ctrl+Shift+A and Add-ons manager tab will open.
- Click Extension tab and remove ADDICT-THING from the list.
- Restart the browser.
For other browsers, such as Google Chrome or Internet Explorer the plug-in gets removed automatically once you uninstall ADDICT-THING via Control Panel. However, if you experience any program removing the application, do not hesitate to leave us a question in the comment box below.
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