What Is Web Flipper?
Web Flipper is a program that is classified as adware. It is a browser extension that is compatible with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome.
Adware programs are generally considered as potentially unwanted programs. After Web Flipper has been installed on your computer, it will constantly present you with various advertisements. This will be quite annoying. What is worse, however, is that some of the advertisements can lead to malicious websites. This can turn out to be a great risk for your security. Removing Web Flipper is the best thing that you can do for your system. This way the irritating and potentially harmful ads will no longer appear.
Why Is Web Flipper a Potential Danger?
The problem with Web Flipper is that it presents ads by third-party advertisers. Web Flipper’s developers, however, do not run checks on whether the web pages their program is promoting are reliable. This leaves the door open for any malicious parties to advertise their harmful web pages via Web Flipper. This can put your system at risk of getting infected, which in turn means that any sensitive information that you have on it may be stolen.
Web Flipper will try to lure you into clicking on the ads. After it is installed, the program will gain access to any information regarding your browsing habits. This includes browsing history and search terms among other data. This way it can show targeted ads. The program can also share this data with third parties. So you can get ads that are appealing to you, but once you click on them, you may be redirected to some malicious web page.
How Did Web Flipper Enter My PC?
It is highly likely that Web Flipper has been installed on your computer without your permission. The program does have an official web page, but downloading it from there is impossible. Also, from visiting its web page, it is evident that this application belongs to Super Web LLC. This company is known to produce clones of the same application, and Web Flipper is one of them.
As we already established, users do not install Web Flipper willingly. The program, however, is bundled together with other free applications. This allows Web Flipper to be installed unnoticed. The programs that it is bundled with are freeware available on third-party websites. In general, downloading programs from such sources is not recommended. One of the reasons is precisely because of bundling.
How to Remove Web Flipper?
Adware programs are not malicious themselves. It is their lack of security measures that is the problem. Removing Web Flipper is the recommended thing to do. It will offer you no usefulness. Instead, it will just be annoying and potentially harmful. Uninstalling Web Flipper is also not difficult, just handle it like any other program. Go to Control Panel, then depending on which OS you are using, go to Add/Remove Program (Windows XP) or to Uninstall a Program under Programs (Windows Vista, 7, 8.x). Then, find Web Flipper and uninstall it. And you are done!
Keeping Your PC Safe
Uninstalling Web Flipper may not be enough to ensure your computer is safe. After all, some other intruder may have already snuck onto it. If you want to may sure that your system is infection-free, then consider acquiring a reliable security program that will clean and protect it.