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Type: Adware
Created By: Onflow Corporation
Danger Level: 1
Category Description: Program that delivers advertisements on your PC.

Note that many websites have their own advertising, unrelated to adware.

Adware is any software application in which advertising is displayed while the program is running. The authors of these applications include additional code that delivers the ads, which can be viewed through pop-up windows or through a bar that appears on a computer screen and sometimes through text links or in integrated search results. Adware may or may not track personal information. It may also gather information anonymously or in aggregate only. Users should check the EULA and Privacy policy to ensure if the adware on their machines conforms to their standards.
Comment: The Onflow player calls back to Onflow's servers when an advert is played, with a player ID. This allows tracking in a similar way to 'third party cookies'.

Currently, it comes secretly with an entire range of products and is secretly installed.

Onflow claims that the software will no longer be bundled with other applications, and that the next version will be able to warn users before installing updates.
Manual Removal: The 'Add/Remove Programs' option seems to work fairly well. It leaves an 'uninstall onflow' item behind in your Program Files directory, but this is easy to delete.

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