The Skywidget program is a simple widget to your desktop and extension for your internet browser. But it is considered as a potentially unwanted program and an adware because of the installation methods and annoying pop-ups. It is always a risk to keep this kind of program inside, it is advised to remove it as soon as possible.
There are a few ways for Skywidget to break inside of your computer. This adware is commonly bundled with other free programs that you download from suspicious websites. But it also uses email spam messaging and junk emails to fool user and make them install it manually.
After the installation process, the Skywidget program will attach to you desktop and browser as an extension. It will start to show you ads and pop-ups from its sponsors. The Generating process of these adverts will waste some of your computer resources, which will lead to the reducing of your computer working speed. Also, when you left click on ads, you will be redirected to different pages. Visiting such places can be very dangerous, you can catch malware and adware programs that will do even more damage to your computer. The main purpose of such software is to get some profit from simple home users. By clicking on the advert, you are creating internet traffic and the developers have their way to get profit from it. That is why we advise you to remove Skywidget adware from your computer as soon as possible and check you system for more malicious programs in. Follow the removal guide below and the steps below.
Skywidget automatic removal tool:
Skywidget 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:
Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Anti-Malware:
How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with Skywidget 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):