The sudden appearance of the Freeformsnow.com is a sign that a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) resides on your computer. It is important that you do not engage with this page. Do not click on the link, or on adverts generated by it. There is a possibility that you might get redirected to dangerous sources that seek to harm your computer. You need to know, that with this PUP on board, your browsing activity is exposed.
The unwanted program will monitor your online activity, in order to generate relevant advertisements that you’ll be more attracted to, and therefore are more likely to get clicked on. For each click that you make, the PUP will get paid. But do not expect to get rerouted to reliable and secure sources. The annoying pest cares only about producing as many ads as possible.
Most likely, the PUP got on your device by pretending to be a reliable app that will be of use to you. And once it’s installed, it starts wreaking havoc. Other means for this Pup to spread are fake updates, spam emails, torrents, dubious links, as well as bundled software.
If you usually go for a Quick install when dealing with software, you need to break this habit ASAP. By doing this mistake, you’ll unknowingly give permission for any hidden content to get installed on your PC along with the program you want.
Such nasty parasites are very sneaky and can easily conceal themselves so you do not notice them during the installation process. The only way to make them visible is to opt for an Advanced/Custom type of installation. You’ll be able to view any bonus programs or applications. All you have to do is opt out of all of them, so they go not get access to your computer.
As we already mentioned, it is not a part of the PUP’s job to verify the promoted content it displays. You may be one click away from unknowingly opening a backdoor for hackers that seek to get their hands on your personal and financial information. Data such as but not limited to passwords, bank accounts, credit card numbers, IP addresses, Login ID, etc. can easily get obtained by crooks and then shared with other third-parties.
You don’t want other people to have access to your private information, do you? If you want to protect your online privacy, as well as a return to a secure and ad-free browsing experience, you need to remove this PUP from your device as soon as you detect its presence.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go to the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still cannot remove Freeformsnow.com from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.