Do you know what The Affirmativo is?
The Affirmativo is a potentially unwanted application you might discover installed on your computer without your consent one day. Since it is known to be a browser extension, the quickest way to find about its presence is to check the list of add-ons on all browsers. It is originally a Google Chrome extension, but other versions might be available too, so, theoretically, you might find it listed in the extensions menu on any of your browser. If you have already detected it, you should not even consider whether you should keep it or not because it is not an extension that can be trusted. Specialists refer to it as a potentially unwanted program not without reason. Although it is promoted as a piece of software that can make it possible to surf the web anonymously, nobody can confirm that search providers will no longer collect any details about you when you use their service after installing The Affirmativo. What else shows that this piece of software cannot be trusted fully is the fact that its official website is no longer working, but it still manages to enter users’ computers – this suggests that deceptive methods of distribution are used to disseminate it.
The Affirmativo is promoted as an “awesome extension that will help you to keep yourself safe from the prying eye of your ISP and hide your browsing records from them”; however, it is definitely not as useful as it claims to be, research conducted by our experienced specialists has revealed. Researchers say that The Affirmativo does not do anything except for removing search results having the word “Trump.” Some might consider this a useful feature, but the majority of users do not find this extension very beneficial and, as a consequence, make a decision to remove it. We cannot recommend keeping this extension installed either because it might make it harder to find what you are looking for on the web. On top of that, it is not likely at all that your searches will become anonymous if you keep it. Frankly speaking, there is a huge possibility that The Affirmativo, like a bunch of other potentially undesirable extensions, might still record certain non-personally identifiable details or provide you with sponsored links that open third-party pages gathering information about users.
One more reason The Affirmativo has been classified as a potentially unwanted program, or PUP, is the fact that it often enters computers without the users’ knowledge. It used to be possible to download it from the Chrome web store (it had the Chrome ID fcepmpemlpoocmfeaapoakhbfofgkknc), but it is no longer there. Most probably, it has been removed because administrators have received proof that it is not a trustworthy extension. Researchers suspect that The Affirmativo mainly travels bundled at the time of writing. On top of that, it might be possible to download it from any of the so-called file-sharing websites. No matter what is the reason you have it installed, delete it without further consideration and make sure similar applications cannot enter your PC in the future – it should be enough to install powerful security software.
The undesirable extension The Affirmativo can be removed from browsers by resetting them to default, so we suggest doing this right after discovering it in the list of add-ons. It is not a task you could not achieve alone, but you are welcome to use our manual removal instructions if you feel that you need some help with its deletion. If the manual method is not for you, delete the potentially unwanted program automatically. Acquire a reputable scanner first because, evidently, your scanner is unreliable or you do not even have a security tool installed on your PC.
Delete The Affirmativo
- Start Google Chrome and tap Alt+F.
- Click Settings.
- Go down and then click Advanced.
- Under the Reset section, click Reset.
- Click Reset in the pop-up window.
- Launch Mozilla Firefox and press Alt+H.
- When the Help menu opens, click Troubleshooting information.
- Click Refresh Firefox at the top of the page.
- Click Refresh Firefox again in the confirmation window.
- Open Internet Explorer and press Alt+T to access the Tools menu.
- Select Internet Options.
- Open the Advanced tab.
- Click the Reset button.
- Mark the checkbox next to Delete personal settings.
- Click Reset.
In non-techie terms:
The Affirmativo promises to act beneficially, but we can assure you that it is not exactly what it claims to be, so keeping it on the system is not recommended. There are hundreds of potentially unwanted applications pretending to be decent software out there, and the majority of them are distributed in software bundles, so be more careful in the future and keep a security application enabled 24/7.