Highlightly is a potentially unwanted program, which can easily get on your nerves. That's because it displays continuous pop-up advertisements, shows banner ads and uses other methods for making people visit specific websites and increasing their visitors' number. If you want to avoid this marketing platform, you have to keep in mind that you must be focused on programs' installation process when you are downloading them from the Internet. Typically, you should uncheck these check marks that agree to install 'additional downloads', 'free additions' and similar components. Otherwise, you may notice continuous notifications, commercial ads and similar things that will try to interrupt into your browsing.
No matter that Highlightly should never be called 'virus' or 'malware', beware that this program can show up on your computer out of nowhere. That's because it's distributed in a bundle with freeware and shareware. We have already explained how can you avoid its installation. If you missed this check mark that says 'I agree to install Highlightly on my computer', you can expect that it will occupy each of your browsers. In addition, you may notice continuous banner ads and pop-up notificatons every time you enter a shopping site. No matter that it may sound harmless for you, beware that this program may also be used to track your browsing activity, redirect to insecure sites and initiate other insecure activities.
If you were tricked into downloading Highlightly, please follow these instructions and remove this freeware from the system:
You can remove Highlightly automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.
Uninstall Highlightly and related programs
If you are Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.
If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.
Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Highlightly or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.
Remove Highlightly from each of your web browsersInternet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Remove dangerous add-ons
Adware is a program that displays advertisements while people are browsing online. Advertisements appear in a web browser, pop-up windows, special toolbars or within the host program. Adware also can gather information about user’s habits and interests. Once it collects what it needs, it sends it out through a background Internet connection. Such behavior allows adware vendors to deliver targeted advertisements to the end user and collect general statistics. However, it may also be used for stealing people’s private data.
Adware is divided into parasitical and legitimate applications. Illegal advertising programs are very similar to spyware parasites and often have some of their functions. They can be installed without user's knowledge and start working every time a computer is rebooted. However, they are less dangerous than rogues because the most of such parasites are primarily intended to collect user’s personal information for marketing and advertising purposes. Unfortunately, you can never know what other purposes it can be used for.
Symptoms showing that your computer was infected by Highlightly:
• Appearance of annoying pop-up ads
• Appearance of banners and in-text ads
• Redirects to unknown and suspicious websites
• Changes in homepage and default search engine
• Decreased speed of every Internet browser
QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than
standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.
The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like Highlightly are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall Highlightly right in your pocket.
Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.
Information added: 2014-08-13 01:51
Information updated: 2014-08-13 01:51