|Ad by Enter Digital adware displayed at the bottom left corner of the screen|
How does it know what I've been browsing?
Adware – Advertising-Supported Software – normally comes bundled with another software program. Enter Digital is no exception. This might be a free download or it could be something you've paid for. When you download the original program you are interested in, it sneaks onto your computer alongside it and installs a component on your PC. This component is a tracker which monitors which websites you visit, records this info and sends it back to the software developer. This then allows them to decide which adverts they want you to see.
A pretty aggressive form of marketing, to be sure, but if you're somewhat immune to advertising, even if you do find the constant stream of adverts annoying, there are a number of not so great knock on effects. Because this component is now hard at work constantly monitoring and recording data whenever you're online, it can really slow down your PC's and affect the CPU's performance. It can also slow your Internet connection down and may even cause your computer to keep crashing.
How do you know if you have Enter Digital adware on your PC?
- You're seeing lots more adverts than usual, including pop-up ads
- These adverts echo recent searches you've made
- A new, unfamiliar toolbar has installed itself
- After uninstalling, it keeps returning
- Your browser page or search engine keeps changing
- Your computer is running sluggishly or keeps crashing
- Do not download anything if you don't recognize the publisher
- Read license agreements carefully so you know exactly what you're installing
- Do not download files or attachments or click links in emails from unknown senders or from websites you don't trust
- Install a firewall on your PC
- Install pop-up blockers on your PC
- Try not to visit websites that are X rated or contain illegal material
- Never close a pop-up or –under window by hitting 'ok' or 'close' – any text button basically, even if it says this is the way to close it. Only ever click the red 'X' in the corner
- If you haven't approved an ActiveX control, don't install it – they are vulnerable to malware
- Install reputable anti-malware software and run it regularly
Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com
Enter Digital Removal Guide:
1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.
2. Remove Enter Digital related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).
Go to the Start Menu. Select Control Panel → Add/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control Panel → Uninstall a Program.
If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".
Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.
3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
- Enter Digital
- and any other recently installed application
Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.
Remove Enter Digital related extensions from Google Chrome:
1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to Tools → Extensions.
2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove Enter Digital, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.
If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Remove Enter Digital related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:
1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to Tools → Add-ons.
2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove Enter Digital, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.
Remove Enter Digital related add-ons from Internet Explorer:
1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to Tools → Manage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.
2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.