Winfilter is an adware program, which is widely advertised as a useful browser extension that helps users to improve browsers performance and protect them from malware applications. In reality, Winfilter is one of those malware applications or to be precise, it is an adware program. This adware is able to infect such popular web browsers as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. If you see multiple pop-up ads, banners, surveys and other advertisements during your web browsing, look at the bottom, you might see “Winfilter Ads” or “Ads by Winfilter”. Yes, this adware was designed to promote sponsored products and websites by displaying advertisements on infected computers and earn revenues, while users are being redirected to questionable websites, scammed and tricked to install unwanted and potentially dangerous programs.
Winfilter adware may get into your computer without your knowledge. Technically it is not a virus, so this program can get into your computer without being noticed by anti-virus and firewall. Most of the times it comes together with freeware programs such as pdf readers, pc boosters, download managers and other. Mostly, freeware programs downloaded from unofficial websites contain additional programs in bundle. So, we do not recommend to download and install programs from unofficial websites, however if you have decided to take a risk you should know that license agreement page is very important and there you will find the description of additional programs included in the bundle. Also, we recommend to opt for custom or optional installation, to be able to see all of the additional programs and unselect them.
Once installed, Winfilter will not only provide user with annoying pop-up ads and banners, it will also monitor users’ online activity, slow down computer and may download and install additional programs without user’s knowledge. Browsing history, cookies, search queries – all of that will be collected from users’ computers and transferred to the third party for commercial purposes. After analyzing users’ personal data, Winfilter will be able to deliver advertisements based on users’ interests. We don’t want some Big Brother watching us right? That’s why we recommend to remove Winfilter adware from your computer as quickly as possible. Below you will find our free step-by-step removal tutorial that will help you to clean your computer. It is very intuitive and easy to perform, however if you prefer automatic removal, it is recommended to download our automatic removal tool. You will be able to scan your computer for adware, browser hijackers, potentially unwanted programs and other malware and remove it completely with just a few clicks.
Symptoms of Winfilter infection on your computer can be: computer crashes, unusual homepage or search engine on your browser, unwanted pop-up ads and advertising banners. We recommend to download our automatic removal tool. This removal tool has been tested for Winfilter threat removal and it is easy to use.
After performing all of the steps above you should have all of your web browsers clean of the WINFILTER and other suspicious add-ons and extensions. However to complete the removal procedure we strongly advise to scan your computer with antivirus and anti-malware tools like SpyHunter, HitmanPro 32-bit, HitmanPro 64-bit or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Those programs might help to you find registry entries of malware and remove them safely.