SimplyWatch adware is a media player, hoping to compete with similar legitimate programs. However, it is not a reliable tool to use, and it is being promoted in random pop-up messages, claiming that the tool will improve users’ movie-viewing experience. We have seen a number of comparable potentially unwanted programs (PUPs): BeansPlayer, FirePlayer and so on. None of these programs are powerful or secure enough to be considered legit alternatives for the players you are already using. In fact, such tools can even turn out to have features of malware (Malware symptoms and threats).
SimplyWatch adware can show objectionable ads and track your online activities
After downloading SimplyWatch player from an unreliable source, you might also install additional programs. It might be that your operating system will begin to be influenced by crypto-miners, browser hijackers or additional adware programs. Having malicious apps in your device is a dangerous thing to do: you might have to encounter deceptive advertisements on a daily basis, and your browsing activities can be constantly monitored.
If the adware you download has features of spyware, your personal information is put at great risk. The tool could collect information about you and your computer (files, photos, videos, installed software) and send it to unknown parties (The aim of spyware). Then, hackers could exploit this data for other activities and cyber crimes. For instance, your credentials, email addresses, passwords, even banking account details, could be sold on underground forums. Knowing this, you should not install unknown tools like SimplyWatch adware.
In addition to being tracked, you will be exposed to potentially malware-laden advertisements. This includes various fake news and ads, designed to steal information about you or trick you into installing rogue tools. The ads that promote SimplyWatch potentially unwanted program will urge you to install an update for a media player. However, such messages should be immediately closed. If you do click on the ad, you might automatically download unwanted software into your computer device (How Drive-by Download Attacks Work – From Disbelief to Protection).
Ant type of software, regarded as a potentially unwanted program, is not a proper tool to use. Programs like Webhelper, Wise System Mechanic and SlimCleaner can only cause security issues instead of assisting you. Instead, you might waste money on completely redundant application. In the case of SimplyWatch adware, it is offered for free. However, it will cause other type of issues that we have enumerated in the previous paragraphs. If you notice this program in your computer, please make haste to remove it. If not, your browsing experience will be interrupted and threatened.
How did this SimplyWatch adware enter by computer?
As we have already mentioned, SimplyWatch player is offered in deceptive pop-ups. While you are visiting a random website, you might be introduced with this message, claiming that you need to update your player. However, this is completely untrue and downloading the recommended tool will only be a burden. Therefore, please close the window and move on.
However, it could be that the displayed message is subtly sending you a different signal: your computer is already infected. This could be true. In order to check, you have to run a scan with an anti-malware, but more about this later.
You can download potentially unwanted programs like SimplyWatch adware in another way. It could come bundled together with another freeware tool. While installing freeware, always pay attention whether you are not downloading additional programs. Pick advanced/custom modes for installation processes as well.
Now, we can elaborate on the scan with an anti-malware tool. It is difficult to select security software as there are so many. To make things easier, we are giving you an opportunity to immediately scan your device after reading this article. Use Spyhunter to complete this task and your operating system will thank you. If you remember installing a freeware tool which might be malicious, remove it from Control Panel: instructions are enumerated below.
How to remove SimplyWatch Ads using Windows Control PanelMany hijackers and adware like SimplyWatch Ads install some of their components as regular Windows programs as well as additional software. This part of malware can be uninstalled from the Control Panel. To access it, do the following.
- Start→Control Panel (older Windows) or press Windows Key→Search and enter Control Panel and then press Enter (Windows 8, Windows 10).
- Choose Uninstall Program (if you don't see it, click in the upper right next to "View by" and select Category).
- Go through the list of programs and select entries related to SimplyWatch Ads . You can click on "Name" or "Installed On" to reorder your programs and make SimplyWatch Ads easier to find.
- Click the Uninstall button. If you're asked if you really want to remove the program, click Yes.
- In many cases anti-malware programs are better at detecting related parasites, thus I recommend installing Spyhunter to identify other programs that might be a part of this infection.
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