Do you know what ADDICT-THING is?
ADDICT-THING is an adware program that comes bundled with other adware and freeware applications. This program installs a plug-in on your browser under a pretext that it can improve your overall web browsing experience. Nevertheless, that is definitely not the case as ADDICT-THING displays a lot of annoying commercial advertisements that can eventually expose you to potentially malicious content. To prevent any malicious activity you should remove ADDICT-THING from your computer as soon as possible.
Computer security research specialists suggest that ADDICT-THING exhibits the same behavior as wxDfast adware, Downloadnsave, TheBflix and CodecV. It means that it functions as coupon adware that displays commercial pop-ups when infected user accesses online shopping websites, including eBay, Amazon, Kmart and so on. The application displays content related to your overall web browsing history and your web search queries. It may also display various coupon deals and discount offers that ought to help you save money. However, the question is whether you can really trust the content displayed by ADDICT-THING.
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Such adware applications seldom rely on their own advertising networks for the pop-up content. Rather than that, they are interdependent and tap into a third party network to generate coupon content based on your web search history. However, ADDICT-THING cannot guarantee that the content displayed by the application will be absolutely safe. It is of no surprise that adware applications are often exploited in malware distribution schemes, because it practically makes the user 100% responsible for his/her computer security – in other words, you click the pop-up on your own risk.
In order to avoid any potential computer security threats, first and foremost, you should be attentive during freeware installation. ADDICT-THING does not have a separate website, because the application is generally included in the setup of other third party programs. Hence, whenever you install a new app that you have downloaded from a third party website; make sure you read every single installation step carefully, to avoid installing unwanted features or additional applications such as ADDICT-THING.
Next, even if you get ADDICT-THING installed on your PC, do not click on its pop-up ads. You can easily remove the application via Control Panel, although if your default web browser is Mozilla Firefox, you will need to remove the plug-in directly via browser’s settings menu. After manual removal, you should scan the computer with a powerful antimalware tool that will determine all the other programs that ought to be removed immediately (you are bound to have some installed). Finally, acquire a reliable computer security application that will protect the PC from similar intruders.
Manual ADDICT-THING Removal
- Move mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen.
- When Charm bar appears click Settings and go to Control Panel.
- Select Uninstall a program and remove ADDICT-THING.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program and remove ADDICT-THING.
- Click Start menu button and navigate to Control Panel.
- Open Add or remove programs and uninstall ADDICT-THING.
Remove ADDICT-THING from Mozilla Firefox
- Press Firefox button and go to Add-ons.
- Select Extensions and remove ADDICT-THING.
In non-techie terms:
ADDICT-THING is not a dangerous computer infection, but it should not be allowed to remain on your computer. This program could be used as a tool for malware distribution and that is why you have to uninstall ADDICT-THING from your PC right now.
Aliases: ADDICT THING.