Websteroids Ads is an add-on extension which infects the most popular browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. It falls into the PUP (Potentially Unwanted Programs) category or is considered as an adware software/extension that will pop-up random boxes, ads or third-party sponsored links. Websteroids Ads will shoot out unwanted ads whenever you start browsing. Usually they hold a little text stating: “brought to you by Websteroids Ads”. Websteroids Ads may also highlight words in the content and will convert them into redirecting hyperlinks. Sometimes a double-underlined link may show up, just to get your attention. Whenever your cursor goes over the link – an advertisement will pop up.
Websteroids may enter a computer after a PC user loads a freeware program that is included with this PUP. PUPs like Websteroids are frequently bundled with freeware applications, often popular and legitimate programs. Because of this, the best way to prevent Websteroids and similar components from being installed on your computer is to pay attention to the installation process when installing any new software and opting out of installing any non-essential components. As soon as Websteroids is installed, Websteroids may make system changes that are designed to make money at your expense by forcing you to view countless advertisements and sponsored Web pages and damaging alterations to your Web browser.