I receive endless advertisements titled with Information Vent, and I don’t know how to stop it. I believe there should be malware in my computer. AVG has done several scans for the whole computer, but nothing is caught. How can I find it out? Anyway, computer seems a little slower than ever before, so is that problem caused by this malware? Can your guys help me out of this issue? I am frustrated a lot.

Description of Information Vent Adware

Receiving such ads titled with “ads by Information Vent”, “Information Vent ads”, “Powered by Information Vent” or “Brought by Information Vent” and so on, your computer has got Information Vent adware. And those endless pop up ads are caused by this malicious adware. Information Vent adware claims itself to have the ability to customize and enhance your Internet experience. But what it does is contrary to what it claims. It just can bring troubles and problems into targeted computer.  This adware can be compatible well with web browsers like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and even Safari on Mac. Once Information Vent adware is inserted into web browser, this adware will display its sponsored products ads in banners, pop-up windows, in-text hyperlinks and transparent layers over the pages you visit. Those ads are all about deals, coupons, discounts and other attractive product offers. Information Vent adware helps its sponsor to promote products to make money. However, those pop ups will take up more Internet speed. And you will experience slower computer performance and limited Internet bandwidth. In addition, this Information Vent adware can insert its malicious cookies to track your online activities and record your important personal data for profit. And it can redirect you to suspicious websites and shows you incorrect search results. In the way of redirecting, it can bring other infections to mess up and damage system. Therefore, once you find it on computer, please remove it timely to avoid further damages.

Information Vent adware is not so aggressive as those Trojan virus, ransomware or worm and so on, but it can gradually introduce other threats into targeted computer. It is spread on the Internet and tries to infect target computer via many ways. For example, Information Vent adware will be bundled into free programs from unlicensed resource and shareware. While you’re downloading and installing the program you need, Information Vent adware will naturally enter into your computer and activate itself once you open web browser. So you’re suggested to select advanced installation to make sure if there is potential unwanted program trying to install into computer during the process of installation on the program you need. And don’t visit malicious sites like porn, adult material or gambling etc., as those sites are infected with different kinds of threats. Once click on the site, the threat will come into computer without any notice. To protect computer from being compromised with this Information Vent adware or another threat, you should pay attention to online activities well.

Main Traits of Information Vent Adware

-Can change your homepage or the default search engine and it totally prevents you from changing them back

-Can always redirect you to other websites

-Can pop up various advertisements and sponsored links randomly to interrupt your online activities

-Can create many junk files which occupy a lot of space in hard drive

-Can download other malicious programs into computer, which make further damage.

-Can collect and send data concerning your search history and other browsing activities.

-Your sensitive information can be tracked and stolen by hacker who can access to your computer with the help of this Information Vent Adware.

NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected with Information Vent Adware. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this adware for you.

The Screenshot of This Adware

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Manual Removal Guide of Information Vent Adware (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of Information Vent Adware provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.

Step 1: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to this Information Vent Adware, the name of the process of it is random.

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Step 2: Try to find Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.

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Step 3: Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel

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Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs

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Then try to find the program which relates to Information Vent Adware, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.

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Step4: Change your homepage in your browser (Take Internet Explorer as an Example)

From the Navigation toolbar in Internet Explorer, click Tools and select Internet Options.

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Then type the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK

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Conclusion:

Information Vent Adware is created to promote sponsored products, spread malicious infection even to defraud people to purchase fake programs to make money, and in addition, computer will experience problems and system damages. Once your computer is invaded by this adware, tons of ads will flood on all corner of your browser. It redirects you to malicious websites and brings malicious threats to trigger system errors and create more damages. Information Vent Adware even tracks your online history to steal your personal crucial information. Therefore, the most urgent task is to remove this adware as soon as possible to avoid more computer problems and damages happening.

Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Information Vent Adware? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Leo R. Oscar & last updated on June 10, 2015 5:33 am

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