Do you know what iGive Button is?
iGive Button advertises itself as a unique application that can help you to “support your favorite cause or charity while you shop and buy normally online.” The application claims that it works on more than 1 000 online stores and users can raise money while simply shopping online. In addition, the application promises to provide users with special offers and coupons available for iGive members only. iGive Button says that it will show no pop-ups or other kinds of ads; however, specialists who have tested iGive Button say that this is not true. Therefore, the category of adware (advertising-supported application) is assigned to iGive Button.
The application itself is rather popular. It is probably because it not only has its official website, is available at the Chrome Web Store, but might also come in a bundle with other applications. At the time of writing, 25 787 users have already added the iGive Button extension. Of course, it is very likely that there are thousands of other people who have installed iGive Button because this software is spread using other methods too. According to the specialists, 98.39% of iGive Button users live in the USA, whereas only 1.61% of them are residents of Canada. Users living somewhere else cannot be sure that iGive Button will not be installed on their systems either.iGive Button screenshot
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Have you already detected iGive Button? If so, it is very likely that you will start seeing ads soon. Other advertising-supported applications show ads too and they might be installed on your system as well; however, there is no doubt that you have encountered iGive Button if you find such files as BackgroundHost.exe, jquery-1.9.1.min.js, ScriptHost64.dll, updater.js in the C:\Program Files (x86)\iGive Button directory. Another evidence that iGive Button is installed is the presence of a button (a dandelion symbol) at the top of all the affected browsers, i.e. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox.
It seems that users can get iGive Button after they fill out a form on the official website of iGive Button (igive.com). This advertising-supported application might find other ways to enter systems too. According to our specialists, it often comes bundled with other applications and it will be spread like that in the future too even though it has an official website and is available at the Chrome Web Store. We do not know exactly which programs travel together with iGive Button; however, you should know that not all of them are trustworthy. Keep in mind that there are hundreds of programs that are distributed using the bundling method. Therefore, it is a must to install a security tool and keep it enabled all the time.
If you have started seeing commercial ads after you have installed iGive Button and cannot stand them anymore, you have to delete iGive Button from the system as soon as possible. Researchers say that you will remove iGive Button via Control Panel; however, you will have to remove the extension from the Add-ons Manager if you got iGive Button from the Chrome Web Store. If you feel that you will not be able to do that yourself, scan your system with SpyHunter. It will remove iGive Button for you, and it will not allow this adware to leave leftovers.
Delete iGive Button
- Click the Start button.
- Select Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Select the program and click Remove.
- Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Right-click on iGive Button and click Uninstall.
- Launch RUN.
- Enter Control Panel in the box and click OK.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Select the undesirable software and click Uninstall.
In non-techie terms:
There are plenty of other programs which claim to generate money for charities and other institutions but do nothing useful. Of course, we cannot say that iGive Button does not do anything too, but we are pretty sure that its primary aim is to generate traffic to other web pages.