What is DigitalChallenge?
DigitalChallenge is a real challenge for your system’s security if your computer has been infected with this adware application. This program has no benefit for you; in fact, by keeping it on your computer and clicking on the ads it keeps displaying on your screen, you practically finance potential criminals. But you also need to understand the risk in clicking on ads that perhaps cannot be trusted at all. Obviously, the ads will not have large red letters saying, “Please do not click; this is a scam!”, at least that is not very likely. If you remove DigitalChallenge, you substantially reduce the risk of getting exposed to cyber criminals. It is also important to keep all your programs and drivers updated, which can substantially lower your system’s vulnerability.
Where does DigitalChallenge come from?
Since this adware has no real function, it also does not have a website. But the creators do need to spread it over the Internet somehow to generate revenue. So, how do they do it? DigitalChallenge is mainly distributed in third-party installers, such as InstallRex. What you may not know is that installers may contain a whole package of infections and not just legitimate free software and tools. These bundles are usually hosted on shady file-sharing websites or freeware hosting sites. As a matter of fact, most users get their computers infected this way.
Visiting only familiar and reputable websites even for free software downloads is essential if you want to keep your PC clean. However, if you have already installed such a package, you need to know what to do. First, you should delete DigitalChallenge to get it out of the way, and run a full system scan right afterwards. If the scan finds anything threatening your computer, you should not think twice about installing a reliable antimalware tool to handle the situation.
What does DigitalChallenge do?
DigitalChallenge comes from a notorious adware family called Multiplug. The members of this family, including TwistGrips and LongCommandExec, are all built on the same JustPlugIt engine. These ad-supported programs have one goal in common: making a lot of easy dollars for the creators. DigitalChallenge is no different. It displays annoying and useless third-party advertisements on your computer screen. But these ads may be dangerous to click on. Have you ever heard of people getting scammed online? Well, it is possible that their nightmare started with a click on an innocent-looking ad.
To make things worse, these ads may also be ones that relate to you. How is that possible? Well, this adware application can gather data regarding you and your online activities in order to compile a profile. That profile, shared with third parties, can end up as targeted ads on your screen. The only way out of this is removing DigitalChallenge ASAP.
How do I remove DigitalChallenge?
Let us hope you realize now how much damage this simple adware program can cause to your system, not to mention its potential companions. If you want to handle this situation manually, please follow our guide. It is not enough to uninstall the application via Control Panel, because that will leave the extensions in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, and you need to take care of those, too. But, even after you go through all the steps and manage to get rid of this adware, your computer may still be under attack from other threats. Therefore, we advise you to use a trustworthy antimalware application to address all the existing security issues and safeguard your PC from similar attacks.
Remove DigitalChallenge from Windows
- Click the Start button and go to Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Select the undesirable application and click Remove.
Windows Vista and Windows 7
- Click on the Windows button on the Taskbar.
- Access Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Select the unwanted application in the list and click Uninstall.
Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
- Tap Win+X and go to Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Select the undesirable application and click Uninstall.
Remove DigitalChallenge from Browsers
- Access the menu by clicking on its icon and select Settings.
- Choose Extensions on the left.
- Click on the unwanted extension.
- Click on the recycle bin icon and click Remove.
- Tap Alt+T and go to Add-ons.
- Select Extensions on the left and click on the unwanted extension.
- Click Remove.
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