What is Proxy Gate?
Proxy Gate is a potentially unwanted program that you might want to remove because it can subject you to commercial advertisements. According to Proxygate.net, Proxy Gate is service based on a large number of secured Socks5 proxies that are provided by volunteers, and it is claimed that these proxies can bypass limitations imposed on users by certain websites due to the location of their original IP address. Note that the version of this program featured on its website is entirely legitimate. However, it also comes bundled, and it is this version that we have classified as potentially unwanted.
Where does Proxy Gate come from?
Proxy Gate was created by a company by the same name, and it is based in London, England, United Kingdom. As mentioned, one version is featured on its dedicated website Proxygate.net which you can download for free. The shady version that we have classified as potentially unwanted is distributed with the help of software bundles. Therefore, you can install this program unintentionally because the installer may be configured to hide this program. Hence, you should select custom installation settings and deselect programs such as this one. Shady freeware hosting websites often engage in promoting and featuring third-party software in their software bundles as a means of generating revenue. Also, an application such as SpyHunter can block this and similar applications from installing altogether.
How does Proxy Gate work?
The version featured on the website might work as indented and change your computer’s proxy to allow you to visit blocked websites. However, the version that comes bundled does not even have a GUI (Graphical User Interface) because it serves a different purpose. Our security analysts say that the bundled version of Proxy Gate can be used to generate commercial advertisements and show them on while you browse the web. It should interact web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Researchers say that this program can redirect web traffic through its server to show the ads.
Now, there no telling whether the advertisements are legitimate and given how this particular program works it is reasonable to think that it will promote illegitimate content at some point. This illegitimate content may include malware-type software, such as spyware, adware, browser hijackers, and in more extreme cases ransomware and Trojans. Depending on the severity of the infection, your computer’s security may be compromised. Therefore, we recommend that you uninstall Proxy Gate from your computer as soon as you can.
How do I remove Proxy Gate?
In closing, we want to clarify that Proxy Gate is not malicious in itself. It is more like useless, but the content that it can promote may be dangerous to your computer and your personal privacy. It does not have a GUI, but it will run in the background continuously. So ensure that your PC is secure, use the removal guide below to get rid of this application for good.
- Open the Start menu and go to Control Panel.
- Open Add or Remove Programs.
- Find the application program and click Remove.
- Press the Windows Key and click Control Panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program.
- Find the PUP and right-click it.
- Click Uninstall.
Windows 8/Windows 8.1
- Left-click the Start screen.
- Type Uninstall a program in the search box and then go to Settings.
- Click Uninstall a program in the search results.
- Find the suspicious software.
- Click Uninstall.
- Right-click the Start menu.
- Click Programs and Features and find the program.
- Click the Uninstall button.
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