Ffreeyouu, also known as Ads by Ffreeyouu, is an ad-supported program aiming at generating revenue for its sponsoring third parties. The way it does it, however, is a bit intrusive, and it does exhibit some malicious traits which is why security experts recommend its removal.
As a typical adware program, Ffreeyouu enters your system unnoticed, and starts generating multiple pop-up ads when you browse the Web. The websites you visit might be all flooded with various banners, in-text hyperlinks and pop-ups advertising all kinds of services and products at a discounted price for you.
You may notice that some ads may display items you have previously searched for, but discounted. This is happening because one of the ad-supported programs’ features is to spy literarily on the users. Ffreeyouu also has spyware capabilities – it may record your browsing habits and may collect your personal data too.
In addition, the pop-up ads Ffreeyouu generates are not safe to be clicked. They may appear a bit annoying as you will not be able to close or stop them from showing up. Clicking them, however, is not recommended because you are likely to be redirected to unwanted websites (which are the sponsoring third party’s websites) that may appear infected by malware. Opening these websites does pose a risk to your own system too.
Ffreeyouu enters your system bundled with other free programs, tools, add-ons or applications you download from the Web. Freeware is always bundled with additional software some of which may be malicious. That is why you must always disable the bundling option during the installation. Also, you must always opt for custom installation, meaning you should uncheck all default or recommended settings and features you know nothing about.
Ffreeyouu is not malicious by nature, but it does put your system at risk by collecting sensitive data from you and redirecting you to potentially corrupted websites. That is why it’s best for your system to remove it. To do so, make sure you use a powerful anti-malware tool that will scan your whole system and remove all malicious components from it. It will also continue to protect your PC from future threats from the Web.