When you notice advertisements underlined by “Ads by RealTimeLeads” in Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, your computer is infected with adware or a virus. As adware is not a real dangerous threat to your computer, it can be very annoying and slows down your computer considerably.
RealTimeLeads will display all different kind of advertisements in your browser. Advertisements displayed by RealTimeLeads will vary as “Ads by RealTimeLeads“, “Ad by RealTimeLeads“, “Powered by RealTimeLeads” or “Brought by RealTimeLeads” and are often shown as boxes containing large in-text rectangle or horizontal blocks, video advertisements, sound advertisements, coupons and additional pop-ups.
These advertisements are often based on keywords found in the content of the website you were visiting. As mentioned is adware not a real threat to your computer, but it can however be very annoying as advertisements are promoted by implanting a ad-block in the middle off the page or slide-in ads from the bottom or right side in your browser.
Clicking in the middle of the page will trigger a pop-up window, redirecting your browser to unwanted advertisements or social engineering scams as Flash Player, Browser or Media Player updates. These fake updates contain more adware, and installing them might cause a high-risk of privacy or identity theft.
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