FREEtheFrog knows what users look for in the worldwide web. However, it is a user’s oversight that the program is allowed to get such information. Had users read conditions on which they downloaded free software checking the content of download which comprised several applications at once, even a scintilla of the installations would not complete as they would be aborted on user’s getting familiar with the software mission.
The aim of its circulation is to show ads relevant to user’s searches in Google and other online search tools, as well as to the nature of websites which user visits. To redirect user’s surfing to such ads, the adware collects private info. There is no guarantee that the adware developers would not utilize it for the purposes that go beyond the installation agreement.
In any event, it is very dubious advantage to watch ads selected by the software which quietly infiltrates into computer system trying to dissolve its real intentions in the vast judicial text.
To remove FREEtheFrog, spyware remover will not do, for the adware is officially harmless.
To delete the adware in Windows, use Start Menu table for managing the installation. In Windows 7 and XP, the table is called Programs and Features and is located in Programs at Control Panel. In XP, Add/Remove Programs list is accessible immediately from Control Panel of Start Menu.
A Mac user can simply move the adware to the Trash.
However the adware could and should be uninstalled manually, other parasites, which appearance might be caused by system vulnerabilities resulted from the adware activities, need to be detected and deleted automatically. Free scanner for that purposes is available here.
Type: Trojan horse, Virus, Adware
Detection date: 21.05.2009
URL: blocked\not detected
FREEtheFrog removal tool:
- FREEtheFrog may be difficult to remove manually;
- FREEtheFrog may download and install additional malware;
- FREEtheFrog may slow your PC;
- FREEtheFrog may cause system errors and slowdowns.