Energy adware Removal Guide
What is Energy adware?
Energy adware can make the browsing experience miserable by causing annoying ads
Energy adware can cause erratic behavior in the machine
Energy is advertising-supported software that can cause an increased amount of commercial content on the machine. Users may start experiencing pop-ups, banners, and redirects. The creators might use rogue advertising networks that place ads leading to dangerous websites.
As a result, people can end up on scam sites that try to trick them into providing personal information, downloading PUPs (potentially unwanted programs), and even malware. Once clicked, the ads can even secretly install software without the users' knowledge.
If you see any ads promoting well-known products, it is unlikely that the campaigns were created by the original owners. Crooks often use the names of trustworthy products to execute their scams. For example, we previously wrote about the McAfee Total Protection has expired scam.
In that case, fraudsters try to convince users that they have to renew their antivirus subscription but the truth is, the page does not actually offer the installation of the legitimate version of the security suite. People have to be especially careful with ads caused by adware and not click on them.
|SYMPTOMS||An increased amount of commercial content; promotional links are injected into the search results; pop-ups and banners start appearing|
|DISTRIBUTION||Shady websites; deceptive ads; freeware installations|
|DANGERS||Links embedded in the ads can lead to dangerous websites from rogue advertising networks|
|ELIMINATION||Scan your system with professional security tools|
|FURTHER STEPS||Use FortectIntego to clear your browsers, get rid of any remaining damage and optimize the system|
Energy adware can appear after clicking "Install" on a shady page
Usually, adware is spread through questionable download pages. Most users stumble upon them through redirects from other shady sites, mistyped URLs, or already installed adware. So it is unlikely to find them through the search results. People should be careful when visiting sites they do not know, especially pages that engage in illegal activities, like illegal streaming platforms.
Remove Energy from the browsers
Energy adware may have added an extension to your browser that messes up the settings, and causes push notifications, banners, and redirects. Some browser plugins are even capable of changing the main settings, like the homepage, new tab address, and search engine. This way, people are forced to use only selected channels for browsing which raises many user privacy and security concerns.
You should go to your browser settings and look at the extension list. We recommend removing plugins one by one to see if you notice any changes.
How to prevent from getting adware
Access your website securely from any location
When you work on the domain, site, blog, or different project that requires constant management, content creation, or coding, you may need to connect to the server and content management service more often. The best solution for creating a tighter network could be a dedicated/fixed IP address.
If you make your IP address static and set to your device, you can connect to the CMS from any location and do not create any additional issues for the server or network manager that needs to monitor connections and activities. VPN software providers like Private Internet Access can help you with such settings and offer the option to control the online reputation and manage projects easily from any part of the world.
Recover files after data-affecting malware attacks
While much of the data can be accidentally deleted due to various reasons, malware is one of the main culprits that can cause loss of pictures, documents, videos, and other important files. More serious malware infections lead to significant data loss when your documents, system files, and images get encrypted. In particular, ransomware is is a type of malware that focuses on such functions, so your files become useless without an ability to access them.
Even though there is little to no possibility to recover after file-locking threats, some applications have features for data recovery in the system. In some cases, Data Recovery Pro can also help to recover at least some portion of your data after data-locking virus infection or general cyber infection.