Stumbled upon an adware called GetMyFilesNow the other day. Here’s how its installer looks like:
Once installed it will appear as an add-on in Mozilla Firefox:
So, what kind of advertising does GetMyFilesNow show? After installation the well-known Nav-Links type of ads started to appear, but when I tested it GetMyFilesNow also replaced Google Adsense ads on the web sites that I visited.
GetMyFilesNow may also insert ads into Google search results. They ads are labeled “Powered by GetMyFilesNow“:
Many of the anti-virus programs are obviously aware of GetMyFilesNow. When I scanned getmyfilesnow.exe, 14 of the 53 anti-virus programs flagged the file. Most of them report it as KillFiles, Linkular and Linkun.
You can remove GetMyFilesNow by simply removing the Firefox Extension, either directly in Firefox or by checking the extension for removal in FreeFixer:
Hope this helped you figure out what GetMyFilesNow is and how to remove it.
How did you get this adware on your machine? Please share by posting a comment.