Do you know what OnOffPop is?
OnOffPop is an advertising-supported application promoted on onoffpop.com. The program itself looks rather useful at first sight because it promises to provide users with the content based on their interests. As OnOffPop looks useful, many people do not hurry to get rid of the software after they notice its presence. A number of people download and install OnOffPop on their systems themselves too. Research carried out by our specialists has shown that OnOffPop is an advertising-supported application (adware). The program itself is very prevalent in such countries as South Korea and Canada; however, it might slither onto your PC if your place of residence is different too. Our specialists will help you with the OnOffPop removal further in this article.
If OnOffPop really manages to enter the system, it will add 9 files – you will find them if you go to C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\OnOffPop, for example, o2p_sku.dat, o2p_regog.dat, OnOffPop.exe, and RmO2.exe. It will not add any extensions to browsers, and it might not start displaying ads immediately after it is installed on the system. Therefore, some users do not even know for some time that they have OnOffPop on board. OnOffPop adware not only adds new files on the system. It creates registry keys too, e.g. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\O2Pop, HKCU\Software\OnOffPop, and HKLM\Software\OnOffPop. As the application is capable of starting together with Windows, specialists believe that this program also adds its value to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. We suspect that it seeks to work in the background all the time.
If you download OnOffPop or it slithers onto your PC yourself, you will start seeing new windows with various offers and advertisements. They will probably be provided for you by the find.onoffpop.com domain. All kinds of ads might appear on the web pages you surf too because OnOffPop adware affects the Internet Explorer browser itself. If you see ads on your screen, make sure that you ignore them all because you might cause harm to your system really quickly. These ads themselves are not very harmful; however, there is still a huge possibility that you will be redirected to a third-party web page after clicking on any of them. Not all the ads you will see on your screen are bad; however, you should still not click on any of them for the sake of your system’s safety.
Even though OnOffPop is known to be an ad-supported program, we are sure that it will not show commercial advertisements only. Research carried out by our specialists has shown that the majority of advertising-supported applications, including OnOffPop, need more specific information about users in order to be able to provide them with commercial advertisements. As we have managed to find out, OnOffPop records search queries, users’ browsing history, the ads they open and click on, and other relevant information. The program says that it does collect sensitive data on purpose, so it is not very likely that OnOffPop will record your name, surname, address, and other kinds of information. We believe that some facts can be extorted from non-personal details too, so we highly recommend that you get rid of this adware as soon as possible. In order not to end up with similar threats, install a security tool and always keep it enabled.
OnOffPop has an official website onoffpop.com. If you visit this web page, you could tell immediately that it is impossible to download this adware from there because the Download button is not available on this web page. As OnOffPop is still rather prevalent and targets at Internet Explorer users, we believe that it is distributed somehow differently too. Most likely, it comes in a bundle with other applications, i.e. it is spread using the “bundling” method. Unfortunately, this adware might have entered your system together with other suspicious applications. In order to check whether or not it is true, scan your system with a diagnostic scanner.
It is a must to remove OnOffPop from the system as soon as possible. We know that not all the users find this easy, so we have shared the instructions with you – they are placed below the article. If you cannot get rid of this adware yourself and our instructions do not help you at all, scan your system with the SpyHunter antimalware scanner.
- Launch RUN (tap the Windows key + R).
- Enter Control Panel in the box and click OK.
- Move to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\O2Pop (if you use 32-bit Windows).
- Right-click onthis registry key and delete it.
- If you use 64-bit Windows, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow64Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstal\O2Pop, right-click on it, and delete it.
- Delete the following registry keys too: HKLM\Software\OnOffPop and HKCU\Software\OnOffPop.
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Actually, the removal process is not completed if you simply follow our instructions and get rid of OnOffPop. As we have mentioned in this article, this adware program is spread together with other programs, which means that other unreliable applications might be installed on the system. Scan your system with an antimalware tool to find out whether it is true or not.