Do you know what Related Readings is?
Related Readings is a potentially unwanted program that falls into the adware category. It does not have a separate download page, and it often comes with freeware applications. For example, such freeware programs as Babylon Toolbar, WebCake, TidyNetwork, or Lyrics Monkey might always be bundled with additional software and you need to be careful as to not install such adware applications as Related Readings on your computer. Be attentive during the setup, and in case you are experiencing an onslaught of pop-up ads, remove Related Readings from your system as soon as possible.
At first glance Related Readings is more annoying than dangerous. This application exhibits an extremely intrusive behavior as it obviously employs cookies to collect information on your web browsing habits. Consequently, with such data collected, Related Readings is able to provide with related content by redirecting you to read news or other articles on things you like or prefer. Therefore, some users may think that Related Readings is a useful program that can do no harm.
However, being an adware application Related Readings makes use of a wide third party advertising network and it means that even other programs might get their hands (figuratively speaking) on your personal data and use it for marketing purposes. You could be redirected to third party websites in order to increase their traffic and to make associated generate money through pay-per-click systems.
In the worst case scenario Related Readings could be exploited by a malicious third party and the truly “related” content in its pop-ups could be replaced with corrupted links that once clicked lead to potentially malicious websites. In the long run, Related Readings could contribute to your getting infected with malware.
To prevent that you need to remove Related Readings and all the related applications from your computer. If you are not sure which program Related Readings arrived with, you should scan your PC with SpyHunter free scanner. Afterwards, acquire a powerful antimalware tool and remove all the potentially harmful files and programs automatically. You can also reset your browser if you want to delete all the cookies that have been collecting data on your browsing habits all the while Related Readings was installed on your computer.
How to reset by browser settings to default
- Press Alt+X and go to Internet options.
- Click Advanced tab and press Reset.
- Select Delete personal settings and click Reset.
- Press Close when reset is complete.
- Press Alt+H and click Troubleshooting information.
- When a new tab opens, click Reset Firefox at the top right corner.
- Press Reset Firefox on the pop-up dialog box.
- Wait for the reset to complete and then click Finish.
- Press Alt+F and click Settings.
- Scroll down and then click Show Advanced Settings.
- Under Privacy press Clear browsing data.
- Select the beginning of time at Obliterate the following items from.
- Mark all the options and press Clear browsing data.
In non-techie terms:
Related Readings is an annoying program that is responsible for displaying a lot of pop-up advertisements when you browse the Internet. Remove Related Readings from your computer along with other potentially dangerous applications and protect your PC from harm.