What is Infonaut?

Infonaut promotes itself as a useful application that can provide you information on almost anything. It is a browser plug-in that automatically pops up a new window with information on some particular word you have highlighted on a web text. On the other hand, our security experts claim that Infonaut is just another adware application designed to display third-party notifications and commercial advertisements, with the intention to help its developers make financial profit. Although this activity is not illegal, it is strongly recommended that you remove Infonaut from your system as soon as possible because adware programs cannot guarantee the security of third-party content.testtesttest 100% FREE spyware scan and
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Where does Infonaut come from?

There are at least two major ways for this application to enter your system. First, Infonaut can get downloaded and installed from It is the application’s primary website and, surprisingly, it works just fine. On the other hand, if you did not come across this website and did not download Infonaut directly, but the application is still there on the computer, it might seem that Infonaut is a malicious infection.

However, do not be so quick to judge. There is a good chance that you installed Infonaut yourself without even realizing it. Our researchers suggest that Infonaut can come bundled with software that is available for download at file sharing websites. Hence, whenever you are about to download something from unfamiliar websites you have to keep in mind that third-party installers often set up more than just one application on your system, and in the end you need to delete most of them because they pose severe computer security risks.

What does Infonaut do?

The official website says that Infonaut is supposed to help you “search results faster than a rocketship.” During our tests, we have found that this application really functions as promised. When we highlight a word on a web page, a small Infonaut icon appears, and if we click it an entire new window pops up, offering an explanation about the word and further related search results.

However, apart from that Infonaut is also an ad-supported browser plug-in. It means that with this application installed on your PC, you will see “banner, search, pop-up, pop-under, interstitial and in-text link advertisements as you browse the web.” This is exactly the Infonaut installation wizard informs you about. Although most of the adware applications support third-party advertisements, if the application is too vulnerable to third-party exploitation, these ads can become a mean of malware distribution.

How do I remove Infonaut?

Removing Infonaut from your system is important in order to ensure your computer’s security. If the application arrived at your system bundled with freeware, please delete other undesirable programs as well. You can remove Infonaut manually following our instructions below this description, or you can acquire a legitimate antispyware tool that will perform a full system scan and delete Infonaut automatically.

Manual Infonaut Removal

Windows 8 & Windows 8.1

  1. Slide the mouse cursor to the bottom right of your desktop.
  2. When the Charm bar appears click Settings and go to Control Panel.
  3. Open Uninstall a program and remove Infonaut.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Click the Start menu button and navigate to Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program and remove Infonaut.

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu and select Control Panel.
  2. Access Add or remove programs and uninstall Infonaut. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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