Up Pro is an adware or also called potentially unwanted program (PUP). It gets installed as browser toolbar or extension to Internet browsers and most of the time will try to inject advertisements on the context of the browser. For this reason, you may see Ads by Up Pro or Brought by Up Pro on the compromised browser. Most people think that Up Pro ads are part of the web site they visited so they then to click on it more often. Without their knowledge, ads by Up Pro may be malicious and can point the browser to suspicious web pages.
Authors behind Up Pro designed the program as profit generating browser extension or add-on. It will display pop-up ads, banner ads, and browser redirect modules. Yontoo, the company behind Up Pro claims that they have to maximize advertising revenue in order to make this tool free to use.
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In normal situation, Up Pro 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 Up Pro 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 Up Pro 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. Up Pro forces the installation of Windows Service, registry, and executable files.
Without the ability to prove itself as worthy program, Up Pro gains poor standing. Most computer users who came into contact with it perform immediate removal from their PC.