ThinDev Adware Annoys Mac Computer Users

ThinDev is a piece of adware that belongs to the AdLoad family of ad-supported programs, running on Mac computers.

ThinDev can insert ads into the pages you browse online. This is expected behavior for all ad-supported apps, but there is one big issue with it.

Ad-supported software or adware often works together with rogue advertising networks.

Ads that are sourced through rogue ad networks may refer to potentially dangerous pages and files. Clicks on rogue ads can send you to malicious pages, misleading websites and other questionable content, as well as online scams.

ThinDev, like every AdLoad clone we've seen recently, uses an icon that was tailor-made to help it stay hidden among your other legitimate applications - a bland grey circle with a looking glass in it. Removal of AdLoad clones is very easy, as the adware doesn't have any persistence mechanisms. Simply drag it onto the Trash and then empty your Trash to remove it.

November 9, 2022