What is Pass to Post?
If you find Pass to Post on your computer, it may be a clear sign that your system has been penetrated by an adware program. Our malware researchers at Anti-Spyware-101.com say that this ad-supported program is quite disruptive with regard to your web-surfing experience, but it can also pose a threat to your virtual security. In fact, this application does not really do anything but displaying potentially dangerous third-party ads (pop-ups and best offers). Clicking on these is quite risky because you can never be sure where you may end up. Although many users simply close these ads or try to ignore them, you need to understand that these “tricks” will not stop the flow of unsafe ads on your screen. It is possible that you accidentally click on one, but there will be no way back. Online scams usually start with an “innocent” click like that. Keep that in mind when you decide on the fate of this useless program. We definitely recommend that you delete Pass to Post immediately. Unfortunately, it is quite likely that this is not even the only malware threat on your computer.
Where does Pass to Post come from?
The first “mysterious” thing about this application emerges when you visit its official-looking webpage at getpasstopost.com. Landing on this page you realize that even a four year-old kid could program it or a better one on a ten-minute break. But let us put aside the unprofessional cover of this “book” and let us point at a more worrisome fact: there is no download button or link on this page. Apart from one single promotional line there is no information about this alleged application either. So who would or could in their right mind download this program at all? Nobody, of course, since it is practically impossible on this page. However, according to our researchers, there are other questionable channels for this adware to find a way to your computer.
Just like most of these infections, this program is also distributed bundled. This is a rather suspicious method since crooks can hide a number of malware installers in one package. If you install such a malicious bundle, you need to understand the consequences. Most commonly these packages can contain browser hijackers, adware applications, and potentially unwanted programs as well. The more of these infections slither onto your computer, the more exposure you will experience to unsafe websites and content, i.e., to criminals. You can prevent this from happening if you are careful about the websites you choose to visit and the advertisements you click on. As a matter of fact, when your computer is infected with adware, you cannot even trust any ads, even the ones on legitimate websites. If you are not sure how infected your machine is, we suggest that you remove Pass to Post and scan your PC with a decent malware scanner, which you can also find online and for free.
How does Pass to Post work?
According to our specialists, this adware is based on the infamous Injekt engine and comes from a family of clones that include Positive Finds, Strong Signal, Roaming Rate, Dragon Branch, and Record Page among others. This application is also said to be similar to the so-called SuperWeb ad-supported programs. The main idea behind this adware is to generate revenue for its creators by every single click on the commercial ads it displays. Therefore, we can say that whoever clicks on these ads may support criminals. But that is not even the worst thing about this application. As a matter of fact, you may easily get redirected to unsafe websites, which may open more malicious pages on new tabs or simply drop a few malware threats onto your system, or worse. Cyber criminals are very creative when it comes to tricking unsuspecting computer users. That is why even an innocent-looking adware may become dangerous once exploited by schemers, who may also be able to send targeted advertisements to your screen. We believe that you should remove Pass to Post if you want to keep your system safe from malware.
How do I delete Pass to Post?
We believe that the easiest way for you to get rid of this annoying ad-supported program is to use its own uninstaller because it appears to do a good job at that. Sometimes uninstallers leave a mess behind in the Windows Registry or in their folders; however, according to our malware specialists, this uninstaller clears everything before it disappears. This is certainly good news for the inexperienced users as well because it makes the removal of Pass to Post all the easier. Please use our guide below if you do not know how to uninstall an application through Control Panel. While you may be able to do some prevention in order to avoid infections, such as not visiting suspicious websites and not clicking on random third-party ads, we believe that the best protection for your computer is an automated one, i.e., a trustworthy anti-malware program. But even if you install one, you should keep in mind that you need to update all your drivers and programs if you want to keep up with cyber criminals, who usually exploit security holes in older versions of programs.
Remove Pass to Post from Windows
- Click the Start button and open Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Select the application and click Remove.
Windows Vista/Windows 7
- Access the Start menu and pick Control Panel.
- Open Uninstall a program.
- Select the application and click Uninstall.
Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10
- Press Win+I and choose Control Panel.
- Access Uninstall a program.
- Select the application and click Uninstall.
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