Do you know what Cling Clang is?
Cling Clang is a potentially unwanted program classified as adware. It means that this application collects information on your web browsing history and then displays a series of personalized commercials in order to convince you to click on them. Technically, Cling Clang is not a computer infection, especially as users install the application on their computers willingly (albeit most of the time unknowingly). However, due to the fact that the application has an entry in the list of installed programs, you can easily remove Cling Clang on your own.
Researchers can easily tell that Cling Clang is related to such programs as Bizzybolt, LemurLeap or Fassurun Ads – all of these applications have basically identical home pages. You can also access the main website for Cling Clang at clingclang.biz, but the problem is that although everything looks somewhat professional, it is impossible to download Cling Clang at the official web page. You will open only a new blank tab, if you click the green Download button.
Thus, it leaves us with another potential distribution method for Cling Clang which is – bundled downloads. It refers to the tactics employed by a number of potentially unwanted and even dangerous applications. It means that the installer file for Cling Clang is included in the batch file for some third party application that is download from a third party website. Consequently, when you install a new program, you need to remain attentive and check all the installation steps, because you are about to be informed about Cling Clang or any additional application about to be installed on your PC.
In case you install Cling Clang, it affects all main browsers, including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer, and each time you access online shopping websites you are exposed to a variety of pop-up advertisements that actually offer you deals and information related to your most recent search queries. You get personalized pop-ups, because Cling Clang collects information on what websites you visit and what you search for online. Then the data is processed and Cling Clang embeds custom advertisements in the pop-ups, thus increasing the possibility that you will click them.
How to uninstall Cling Clang
- Slide mouse cursor across the screen to the bottom right corner.
- Click Settings on Charm bar and go to Control Panel.
- Select Uninstall a program and remove Cling Clang.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program and remove Cling Clang.
- Click Start menu button and navigate to Control Panel.
- Select Add or remove programs and uninstall Cling Clang.
In non-techie terms:
Cling Clang is an adware application that displays a lot of annoying pop-ups and coupon offers. You should remove Cling Clang from your computer, because the application could be easily exploited in a malware distribution scheme.