What is Infogram adware?
Infogram is promoted as a desktop version for Wikipedia. It shares the same name as a legitimate software company. Infogram is known to be advertising-supported that generates revenue for its developer by displaying advertisements. Users often install software of this type unknowingly.
Infogram adware in detail
Infogram could display banners, coupons, surveys, pop-ups, or other ads designed to promote questionable pages. Ads displayed by Infogram could open various scams, download pages for potentially unwanted applications (PUAs), potentially malicious sites, and so on. Thus, it is strongly recommended not to trust Infogram.
Also, Infogram may collect browsing data or personal information like credit card details, bank account numbers, names, surnames, passwords, or other details that could be misused for malicious purposes (for example, to steal identities, online accounts).
|Name||Ads by Infogram|
|Detection Names (Installer)||Avast (Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]), AVG (Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]), ESET-NOD32 (A Variant Of Win32/Adware.BookLot.A), Fortinet (Riskware/BookLot), Sangfor Engine Zero (Adware.Win32.BookLot.A), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Detection Names (Application)||Avast (FileRepMetagen [Adw]), AVG (FileRepMetagen [Adw]), ESET-NOD32 (A Variant Of Win32/Adware.BookLot.A), Fortinet (Riskware/BookLot), Zillya (Adware.BookLot.Win32.1), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Symptoms||Your computer becomes slower than normal, you see unwanted pop-up ads, you are redirected to dubious websites.|
|Distribution methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake Flash Player installers, torrent file downloads.|
|Damage||Internet browser tracking (potential privacy issues), display of unwanted ads, redirects to dubious websites, loss of private information.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Combo Cleaner.
Adware in general
The main purpose of adware is to display advertisements. Although, software of this type can be designed to collect data and hijack browsers (promote certain addresses, fake search engines). Most users install adware inadvertently. More examples of apps of this type are Quantum Ad Blocker, Domain Quality, and Still Sherpa.
How did adware install on my computer?
Users often download or install PUAs when they are distributed together with other programs. Downloaders and installers used to distribute PUAs have "Custom", "Advanced", or other settings that can be used to deselect optional downloads or installations. PUAs get downloaded or installed when those settings are left unchanged.
In other cases, users cause unexpected downloads and installation by clicking on deceptive ads designed to execute certain scripts or through fake installers. Most fake installers are promoted using scare tactics (on deceptive pages claiming that they have detected malware, errors, and so on).
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Downloaders and installers with "Custom", "Advanced" or other settings should be examined, and unwanted apps should be deselected before downloading or installing programs. Advertisements that shady pages have on them should not be clicked - those ads can cause unwanted downloads, installations, or open other dubious sites.
Files and applications should be downloaded from official websites. Downloads from other sources can be malicious If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Download page for Infogram:
Installer for Infogram:
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Infogram?
- STEP 1. Uninstall adware applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove rogue plug-ins from Google Chrome.
- STEP 3. Remove adware-type extensions from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 4. Remove malicious extensions from Safari.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
macOS (OSX) users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for any potentially unwanted applications (such as "Infogram - Infogram for Desktop"), select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application that causes Infogram redirects, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by infogram, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with ads by infogram removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by infogram, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove ads by infogram from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What harm can adware cause?
Adware is a type of software that can be the reason behind a diminished web browsing experience and a potential decrease in computer performance.
What does adware do?
Adware is also known as advertising-supported software. The main purpose of software of this type is to display pop-ups, banners, or other advertisements.
How do adware developers generate revenue?
Usually, adware developers generate revenue by promoting various products, services, websites. Most of the profit is generated through various affiliate programs.
Will Combo Cleaner remove Infogram adware?
Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan the operating system and eliminate all detected adware-type applications. Manual removal does not always work since various file leftovers often remain hiding in the system. In other words, some adware components are present and running even when this software is deleted.