Xaven is an adware that is usually installed to random computers together with freeware from the Internet. It displays popup messages that may appear on Google, Youtube, Facebook and shopping websites. These popups contain various offers, discounts or coupons in order to attract computer users and make them click on the latter.
In fact, Xaven seeks to promote a bunch of websites that do not have a high page ranking. Their links are added to the popup messages and every time you click on them, you will end up being redirected. At the same time Xaven generates an increase in traffic for these pages and earns money for its developers from every click made. Although it is not a virus, the program can redirect you to malicious or compromised websites where you can get serious infections.
Xaven has been noticed to be bundled to such applications like 1ClickDownload, Superfish, Yontoo and FBPhotoZoom. It can also be added to your computer while you are installing other free programs from the Internet. Make sure you always read the installation steps of any applications that you are downloading. Deselect pre-checked boxes that offer adding more tools and you will avoid adware and browser hijackers.
Remove Xaven from your computer as soon as you detect its popups on your browsers. Scan your computer with a reputable antispyware program, for example, Reimage, SpyHunter, hitman or any other legitimate tool and they will eliminate this annoying application. Don’t forget to upgrade it to its newest version to ensure the best detection and removal of unwanted programs.