GearScroll is another junkware or malware issued by cyber crooks to enter the PC without taking permission from computer users. This malicious program aims to attack known browsers such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari. By using freeware and shareware apps, authors can freely and quickly distribute a copy of GearScroll onto computers which as online. Normally, computer users are not aware of its existence until web browsers are seriously affected by pop-up ads and browser redirect problems.
Similar to other versions called TasticSurf and Any Angle, GearScroll is known to bring annoyances once installed on the computer. It generates pop-up ads and other forms of online promotional tool by getting codes from its own sources. Exploiting system security flaws is also one thing that GearScroll can do during its existence. For this reason, it is not safe to install GearScroll. We highly advise quick removal of this unwanted program.
About GearScroll (from gearscroll.net)
A better browsing experience is just a click away with GearScroll.
When GearScroll manages to enter your computer system, it means that you may have installed another malicious program that also causes this adware to be loaded. It presence can also by means of malicious links you have clicked which initiates the concealed installation of GearScroll.
Displaying pop-up ads and browser redirect issues are just some annoyance that GearScroll can cause on your affected browser. This adware was also designed to gather sensitive data. It monitors how you use your browser, web site you visits, and key words you have typed. All of these gathered data are very crucial on how it can display relevant ads.