The FreebieCo is a simple adware extension to such browser as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, and so forth. It is considered as a potentially unwanted program. FreebieCo uses deception and lies to be installed into the system and starts to demonstrate adverts and pop-ups in your internet browser. This adware might present a potential threat to your system security and help cyber criminals to steal your identity or infect your computer with malicious programs.
There are a lot of different methods of breaking in. For FreebieCo, the bundling method is very common. This method is so popular among software spreaders because they get a profit from each bundled installation and users are not very attentive to the installation process of free programs they are downloading from suspicious websites.
After the successful installation of FreebieCo, it will start to generate adverts and pop-ups that will be signed as “Ads by FreebieCo“, “FreebieCo ads” and so forth. The Generating process of these adverts will waste some of your computer resources and it will decrease your computer working speed. Even more, when you left click on them, you will be redirected to a potentially viral page. These adverts are the real danger to your system because there are a lot of malware programs on viral websites that can do some serious damage once they are inside. These are main reasons why we advised you to remove FreebieCo adware and scan your computer for any malicious activity. Follow the removal guide below, it will help you to deal with this threat.
FreebieCo automatic removal tool:
FreebieCo removal steps:
- Download GridinSoft Anti-Malware and scan your computer with it.
- Click on “Apply” to remove all infections found after the scan is completed:
- Shut down all your available browsers.
- In GridinSoft Anti-Malware click on “Tools” and then on “Reset browser settings“:
- Follow the instructions, select browsers you need to be reset, and click on “Reset” button. Finally, restart your computer to apply all made changes:
NOTE: In a free version of this program, you can use all its tools and scan your computer for malicious items. To be able to remove them you need to obtain a license.
Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Anti-Malware:
How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with FreebieCo in the future.
GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “Real-Time Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:
This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft Anti-Malware and its Real-Time Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):