What Is First Verify?
First Verify has been identified as a potentially unwanted program. It falls under the category of adware, which means that it will start producing various advertisements once it has been installed on your computer. Upon installation the program will immediately be attached to Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, or Internet Explorer, depending which of these browser you have on your computer. Applications such as this can be really frustrating as they will impede your browsing. What is more, they can prove to be a security vulnerability. This is why we strongly recommend uninstalling First Verify from your computer as soon as possible.
What Is the Danger of Having First Verify?
As it was already mentioned, First Verify will start generating numerous advertisements once it has been installed. You should know that not all ads will be genuine. Some of the advertisements may be fake. Scammers can exploit First Verify’s weak security protocols to in order for the program to advertise malicious websites. What is more, as First Verify is an adware application, it has access to your browser, and can acquire information on your browsing habits. It can also share that data with those that want to use it to advertise their websites. In other words, it is very likely that the advertisements you will be displayed to be related to things you have looked up on the web. This increases the chance of you clicking on the ads, which in turn increases the chances of you landing on malicious websites. If this happens, then your system will become a target for cyber-attacks. You can also land on phishing websites that will attempt to trick you into disclosing your personal and/or financial information. This is why it is paramount that you remove First Verify right away.
Where Did First Verify Come from?
Chances are that First Verify has found its way onto your computer without you even wanting it. Adware programs such as this one are known to be attached to installers of freeware. This means that inattentive users will fail to spot them even though the install wizard usually informs users of any additional programs that are going to be installed. However, if you are just clicking the Next button over and over, you will not spot it. It is generally advised to read carefully through any information when installing free programs. This will make it easy for you to prevent any unwanted programs getting installed, and it will save you any problems that they may create in the future.
How to Remove First Verify?
As you have probably concluded, First Verify is not malicious in itself. The problem is that it may show misleading content that will lead to dangerous web pages. So you should not have trouble simply uninstalling it. You can do this by going to Control Panel and then to Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or to Uninstall a Program under the Programs menu (in subsequent versions of Windows). All you have to do now is to find First Verify in the list of programs and uninstall it. This should do the trick. However, there is a possibility that your system has already been exposed to harmful content. You should seriously consider acquiring a powerful security tool that will eliminate any threats on your PC. It will also prevent any potentially unwanted programs from being installed in the future.