What is KorAd?

The name of KorAd does not represent one specific program. Instead, it is used to define a collection of highly questionable programs, including advertising-supported software, which are generally spread in Korea. These programs are usually identified as unreliable and misleading because their attractive services are actually employed to trick users into downloading additional software. If you download any ad-supported programs within the family, you can expect your operating system and browsers infected with all kinds of malicious threats or potentially unwanted programs. Needless to say, deleting them from your PC is crucial. Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers have a few tips to help you remove KorAd from your computer, and if you are interested in this, please continue reading.

How does KorAd work?

Ancamera is one of the many programs that come from the KorAd family. This application is introduced to users as a beneficial tool capable of capturing screens and helping you share them. The services of this program are promoted at ancamera.co.kr, and they might seem very useful. Well, if you download this program onto your computer, it will add unwanted extensions to your browsers, and autorun keys might be added to the Windows Registry to ensure that this questionable software starts running as soon as you start your operating system. According to our research, this seemingly beneficial program will show advertisements if you acquire it, and since these ads are created by unknown parties, interacting with them might be risky. Even the terms of use statement associated with this program reveals that advertisements will be shown to you, and your interaction with them will be recorded.

Another program from the KorAd faction is KeywordMap, which is offered at keywordmap.co.kr. If you download this program using bundled installers, you might install it bundled with malware and unwanted programs. We have found that this program does not allow users choosing the directory for the installer, and it is automatically installed to %APPDATA%\KeywordMap. Once installed, this program automatically launches a browser and opens hungryapp.co.kr/game/game_list.php or some other site it is set to promote. Removing this advertising-supported program can be complicated because an uninstaller does not exist, but a reliable anti-malware tool should detect and erase this threat without any trouble. Needless to say, if you do not remove this infection, you will be constantly exposed to pop-up advertisements (via your own browser), and they might trick you into visiting misleading, unreliable websites.

According to our research, MicroOpenPop (also known as MOpop) and OutTab are few other programs within the family that work in the same ways, and there are plenty of others. All of these programs generally work as ad-injecting tools, and they are likely to expose you to all kinds of suspicious offers and deals, some of which might be misleading. On top of that, it is likely that data-tracking technologies will be used to record information about you. This data might be non-personally identifiable, but you still might be at risk if, for example, your browsing history gets leaked to unreliable advertisers who could exploit this data to create clickbait offers that, in reality, do not have any weight behind them.

How to remove KorAd

It is quite difficult to tell how to delete KorAd adware because all ad-supported programs within the family are somewhat different, and you might have to approach them in different ways. We have attached a guide that shows how to uninstall undesirable programs. Hopefully, this will be enough to erase some unwanted programs, or at least initiate the removal process. Of course, after you uninstall all unwanted apps, we suggest running a malware scanner to examine your PC, and, if threats remain active, you need to erase them quickly. If you cannot do this yourself, manually, we advise implementing anti-malware software to ensure complete removal of all existing infections. If you have questions regarding any of the threats detected by a malware scanner or their elimination, post them in the comments box below.

Removal Instructions

Windows 10:

  1. Move to the search box on the Taskbar and enter Control Panel.
  2. Launch the menu and move to Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the undesirable program and select Uninstall.

Windows 8.1 & Windows 8:

  1. Access the Charm bar in the Metro UI.
  2. Click Search, enter Uninstall a program, and launch the tool.
  3. Right-click the undesirable program and select Uninstall.

Windows 7 & Windows Vista:

  1. Click the Windows logo on the Taskbar and open Control Panel.
  2. Move to Programs and click Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the undesirable program and select Uninstall.

Windows XP:

  1. Move to the left of the Taskbar and click the Start button.
  2. Open the Control Panel menu and then double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select and Remove the unwanted program.
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