What is OverLook?
OverLook by Korston United LP might appear as a genuine and very handy analytic tool that can help people to create reports about client positions and competitors. According to its developers, “OverLook is modern, innovative software which is created for Internet Marketing Professionals to build analytic reports in SEO, SEM and SMM cases.” Such service seems particularly handy for those who have something in common with online sales. However, it has been found that this tool is distributed using stealthy distribution method, which is known as ‘bundling’. That’s why it has been categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). In addition to that, it has been noticed that this analytic tool may not only provide you with various analytical results, but may also try to analyze information about you. It may collect information, such as your search terms, websites that you like to visit, data that you enter, clicks, computer’s IP address, PC’s location, email address, etc. Besides, this PUP can also display irritating commercial advertisements, for example, OverLook ads or pop-up ads, offering you to use various services. While we can’t guarantee that each of services that are promoted thru these ads is trustworthy (the EULA of the software claims: Software has not reviewed all of the sites linked within the Application and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site) you should stay away from them. No matter that OverLook is NOT A VIRUS, you should think whether you have installed it on your computer or not. If you can’t remember that, you should get rid of it. For removing OverLook tool from the system, you can use a guide below.
How can OverLook appear on my computer?
The majority of OverLook users have installed it unwillingly. Even though it has the official website and can be downloaded from it, it’s developers rely on a suspicious marketing strategy, which enables distribution of this tool with the help of other free programs. It has been found that the tool may be spread alongside popular free software, such as download managers, PDF creators, media players, etc. that internet users tend to download on a daily basis. In addition, the biggest possibility to end up with this analytic tool is after reckless installation of freewares promoted via third-party download sites, such as download.com, soft32.com, cnet.com, softonic.com, and so on. Even though such websites notify that ‘additional components’, such as OverLook add-on, are 100% virus free, you should better avoid installing unfamiliar apps because they may appear useless. In order to prevent inadvertent installation of software bundles, whenever you decide to install a freeware, opt for Advanced/Custom installation option and check the entire process in great detail. Finally, don’t forget to unmark ticks notifying your agreement to opt out of such components.
How to remove OverLook?
OverLook is NOT a virus, so its removal from the system requires following these steps:
Click Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
Here, look for OverLook or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.
In order to make sure that your computer is totally safe, we recommend to finish the removal of Overlook by running one of these programs: Reimage, Plumbytes Anti-MalwareWebroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus or Malwarebytes Anti Malware.