So I started getting these GotClip ads on my web browser on my computer out of the blue. I never installed anything from unknown websites before but Im getting these ads by “GotClip”. I tried everything I know to remove it but Im still getting these ads. I have tried – Installing Adblock on Google Chrome, reinstalling Google Chrome, checking installed programs, ran an Anti Virus on my whole hard drive.
GotClip is a malicious adware program that displays pop up ads, advertisement banners and sponsored links within your web browsers. Nowadays, many free downloads dont clearly disclose that other software will be installed and you may find that you have installed GotClip adware without your consent and knowledge.
GotClip disguises itself as a useful program that will allow you to easily download online videos onto your computer. Although this may seem attractive, in fact, GotClip program can be intrusive and will display excessive amounts of ads whether you want them to or not.
GotClip adware is created specifically to make easy money. It generates web traffic, captures users’ personal information and will display annoying ads and sponsored links within your browsers.
Technically, GotClip is not a virus, but it is still harmful to your computer. It has rootkit capabilities to hood deep into your system. It hijacks your default home page and affects your web browsing experience and so on. The industry generally refers to it as a PUP, i.e. Potentially Unwanted Program.
GotClip is an ad-supported cross web browser plugin for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and propagated through various monetization platforms during installation. GotClip adware usually comes bundled with other free software, such as media players, download managers, browser toolbars. When you install these free programs by default, they will also install GotClip adware as well. YTdownloader, Video Converter and Babylon toolbar are all notorious programs that bundle GotClip. You must beware of them.
GotClip may also slow down your internet connection as it occupies lots of system resources. It will download more and more viruses onto your system and mess up your entire computer.
To avoid malware programs like GotClip, you must pay attention when downloading and installing free applications from the internet. Because, usually, a software installer includes additional tools. Therefore, be careful what you agree to install. Always choose custom installation and deselect anything that is not familiar , especially optional programs that you have never heard of before. Bear in mind, you should not install any software that you dont trust. Continue reading