Do you know what PlusTotal is?
PlusTotal is an adware application that can slow down your browser and expose you to potentially corrupted content. You probably installed PlusTotal accidentally when you downloaded some freeware app from a file sharing website. Disregarding the distribution method, the bottom line is that PlusTotal is now on your computer, and you have to deal with it. Although this application is not a major computer threat, you simply must remove it from the system because adware programs can be easily exploited by malevolent third parties for malware distribution.
Our research lab team says that PlusTotal displays annoying pop-ups, connects to the Internet without permission, and is compatible with all the major web browsers. This means that when this adware application enters your computer, it also adds extensions to Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer web browsers.
The research also shows that the most common publisher of this application is Radon Battery Technologies. PlusTotal is based on the Crossrider engine (or the Crossrider web browser toolkit), which makes the application similar to Plus-HD, HQPureQuality, HQvideo, and other similar apps that are the most common programs released by the aforementioned publisher. Consequently, we can expect PlusTotal to display the same behavioral patterns as its predecessors.
Technically, PlusTotal should provide users with some useful service or new browser function. However, it is nothing but an adware application, and the main reason it enters your computer is money. We are not trying to say that PlusTotal steals your financially sensitive information. Adware programs do not do that. Nevertheless, the program can redirect you to unreliable websites that distribute other adware applications. You could also get exposed to online marketing schemes and other suspicious webpages. We would like to emphasize that malware infection occurs only in the most extreme cases of PlusTotal redirections, but if you are a security-minded user, you will not take any chances.
We strongly recommend you to remove PlusTotal from your computer immediately. Since there is no direct download link available, it is clear that this program entered your system together with other unreliable applications. Hence, you will have to terminate a number of other adware programs as well.
If you need any assistance with manual adware removal, you can always leave us a comment. However, your best bet in this situation would be investing in a licensed antispyware tool that would do the job for you. At the same time, you would be able to protect your system from all types of intruders in the future.
How to remove PlusTotal
- Slide the mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen.
- Click Settings on the Charm bar and go to Control panel.
- Open Uninstall a program and remove unwanted applications.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Open the Start menu and select Control panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program and remove unwanted apps.
- Click the Start button and go to Control panel.
- Select Add or remove programs and uninstall unnecessary applications.
In non-techie terms:
PlusTotal is a potential computer security threat because it is highly vulnerable to third-party exploitation. Please remove this adware program from your computer right now. If you need an alternative software removal method, please refer to the instructions below this description.