Safegrounds is an adware or also called potentially unwanted program (PUP). It gets installed as desktop widget and most of the time will try to inject advertisements on the context of the browser. Majority of computer users think that Safegrounds ads are part of the web site they visited so they then to click on it more often. Without their knowledge, ads by Safegrounds may be malicious and can point the browser to suspicious web pages.
Publisher of Safegrounds designed the program as profit generating application. It will display pop-up ads, banner ads, and browser redirect modules. Linkury, the company behind Safegrounds claims that they have to maximize advertising revenue in order to make this tool free to use.
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In normal situation, Safegrounds is installed on the computer through another program or adware. It gets bundled to programs that are part of pay-per-install scheme. In most cases, users are not aware of Safegrounds installation due to lack of information provided by the main program they prefer to download and install. This adware is installed by default as a part of standard setup.
To this date, security experts dubbed Safegrounds as one kind of malware. It is integrated into the browser similar to viruses. In addition, it ads several function to the system without asking for user’s permission. Safegrounds forces the installation of Windows Service, registry, and executable files.
Without the ability to prove itself as worthy program, Safegrounds gains poor standing. Most computer users who came into contact with it perform immediate removal from their PC.
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