Remove Adware Norassie
What is Adware Norassie
Adware Norassie is the detection name anti-malware program Malwarebytes uses to identify a family of potentially unwanted programs (PUP) with adware characteristics installed on a computer. According to Malwarebytes, the adware family has not been seen for a while but the anti-malware still protects against it.
Adware is not a very dangerous computer infection but it does come with its own troubles. One of the most annoying features is the ads it constantly bombards you with. From banners to pop-ups and redirects, the adware will constantly let you known of its presence. Because the ads are not checked, they can expose users to potentially dangerous content and scams. Some of the ads could be concealing malware and promoting them as legitimate and useful programs, while others may try to scam you. This is why it’s recommended that you do not interact with ads while adware is installed.
If you’re wondering how adware installed onto your device, you installed it yourself, albeit unknowingly. In most cases it sneaks in via software bundles. Essentially, adware comes attached to free software as an extra offer. This particular adware also seems to spread via fake Adobe Flash Player updates. Continue reading to learn more.
If you are aware that this particular adware is installed on your computer, you have Malwarebytes installed. Just let the program delete Adware Norassie for you and everything should go back to normal.
How did adware infect your computer
You could have picked up this adware either by incorrectly installing freeware or by downloading a fake Adobe Flash update.
Free programs often come with additional offers attached to it. Those offers are usually adware, browser hijackers and potentially unwanted programs. Essentially, things you have no use for. The offers are attached to free programs in a way that allows them to install alongside without you needing to allow it explicitly. This is why this method is often used by unwanted program developers. If you want to prevent the offers from installing, you need to pay attention to how you install programs. Most importantly, choose Advanced (Custom) settings when given the option during installation. The setting will make all offers visible, and you will be able to deselect all of them. We always recommend deselecting all offers, even if they seem useful at first glance.
You could have also infected your computer with Adware Norassie by downloading a fake Adobe Flash Update. These fake update notifications are usually encountered on questionable websites but if you have adblocker installed, it should block them. Keep in mind that all kinds of malicious programs are pushed via these fake updates. Always be very skeptical of these “You need to install this update” notifications that suddenly appear when you’re browsing the Internet. And keep in mind that most updates are installed automatically, and if you need to install an update manually, you should get the update from legitimate sources.
Is the adware dangerous?
Adware is not a subtle infection because as soon as it installs, it will start bombarding your screen with ads. It will attach itself to all popular browsers like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox and start showing you banners, pop-ups and pop-under ads, as well as redirect you to weird sites. The pop-ups and redirects are particularly annoying because they appear out of the blue.
You should avoid interacting with any ads while adware is installed because they could expose you to dangerous content. You may be shown an ad for a program that looks useful, but when you download it via the ad you could end up with something malicious. Ads are not good sources for downloads. If you want a program, get it from a legitimate source, like the official site.
You may also be shown ads that claim you have won some kind of prize. These ads are scams that want you to reveal your personal information. These giveaways are never legitimate, and companies like Amazon, Google and Facebook certainly have nothing to do with them, no matter what the ad may say.
Adware also collects information about its users in order to generate more personalised ads. The information about you that will be collected includes what sites you visit, your searches, and your IP address.
Adware Norassie removal
Since you know that this particular adware is installed, you already have Malwarebytes installed. If the anti-malware program detects it, allow it to remove Adware Norassie. Once you uninstall Adware Norassie, everything should go back to normal.
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