Ad Galazy is an adware program from the family that injects advertisements into web sites that you are visiting. When this adware is installed, it will configure your browser to send all traffic through a bundled Privoxy server that has a filename of oxy.exe. This allows it to monitor all of the victim’s web traffic and inject advertisements into the web sites they are visiting.
When your browser runs this script, it will cause advertisements to be displayed either as pop-ups, in new tabs, or even on the site itself.
It was also noticed that when this program was installed, it also installed attempted to install the WebShield tech support scam.
How was Ad Galazy installed on my Computer?
It is important to note that the Ad Galazy is bundled with and installed by free programs that did not adequately disclose that other software would be installed along with it. Therefore, it is important that you pay close attention to license agreements and installation screens when installing anything off of the Internet. If an installation screen offers you Custom or Advanced installation options, it is a good idea to select these as they will typically disclose what other 3rd party software will also be installed. Furthermore, If the license agreement or installation screens state that they are going to install a toolbar or other unwanted adware, it is advised that you immediately cancel the install and not use the free software.
In my opinion, the Ad Galazy adware was designed to only generate advertising revenue for the developer and provides no benefit to the user. Therefore, I feel if you have this program installed you should remove it from your computer. You can use the following guide to remove Ad Galazy for free.
Your computer should now be free of the Ad Galazy & AdGalazy.com Ads program. If your current security solution allowed this program on your computer, you may want to consider purchasing the full-featured version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to protect against these types of threats in the future.
If you are still having problems with your computer after completing these instructions, then please follow the steps outlined in the topic linked below:
Are Your Protected?
While Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Zemana AntiMalware & HitmanPro will scan and clean a computer for free, the free versions do not offer real-time protection. If you want to be fully protected at all times then it is recommended that you purchase a premium version.
Purchase the full-featured version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, which includes real-time protection, scheduled scanning, and website filtering, to protect yourself against these types of threats in the future!
Purchase the full-featured version of Zemana AntiMalware, which includes second opinion malware scanner when other solutions do not work, cloud scanning, and super-fast scan time, to protect yourself against these types of threats in the future!
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