RevContent is an advertising agency, similar to Taboola. They each service many legitimate advertisements around the Web to reliable, trustworthy, and knowing publishers.
One form of advertisement that’s available to publishers who are signed up to RevContent is the overlay or pop-out ad which can cover your screen. If you’re visiting the same websites and notice this variety of banner advertisement, it is likely because those websites are choosing to serve them. If that’s the case then there isn’t anything you can do about it but click on the darker vacant space next to them to get back to the content that you wanted to view. If, however, you’re visiting many websites and you’re still continuing to see these “Sponsored by RevContent” ads covering your computer’s display, it could be because your computer has been hit with some adware.
Adware is the latest craze in the evil Web developers arsenal. As if dodging viruses and malware wasn’t enough, now we’re starting to see adware programs—which are designed to cover your computers display with banner and contextual advertisements—hidden in downloadable files around the Internet as well. Adware was first thought up as a way for the developers of it to make money. It works much the same way a typical advertising agency would. The only difference being that these ads are being forced upon you and will purposefully follow you wherever you go due to there being an adware extension attaching itself to your web browser without you knowing.
And if you didn’t like advertisements already, you’ll likely get extremely frustrated with the poor user experience that is on offer once adware is on your computer—the adware is always located in aggressive positions, are of low quality and run heavy, and often lead to fake offers that get you to download other malicious toolbars and extensions.
if you know your way around a web browser, then you may be able to solve the adware problems by disabling the adware extension, but other times the adware will come back again and reinstall itself because it has files that are deeply embedded into your system. For those times, you’ll need to run an adware cleaner to scan your computer and remove all the extra files associated with it.
How to Remove “You are using an older version of Chrome” Fake Alerts
1. Head to the official AdwCleaner webpage from Malwarebytes and click on the “Free Download” link toward the bottom of the page.
2. If your browser gives you a notification that says “This type of file can harm your computer. Do you want to keep the adwcleaner_x.exe anyway, click on the “Keep” button.
3. Click to open the AdwCleaner file once it has finished downloading.
4. If User Account Control prompts you, click on the “Yes” button.
5. Click on the “I Agree” button when you get to the welcoming and license agreement screen.
6. Click on the “Scan Now” button to scan your computer of adware and potentially unwanted programs.
7. The AdwCleaner tool will now quickly scan your computer and find the threats.
8. Click on the “Clean & Repair” button from the Scan results page to clean the computer.
9. You can choose to “Clean and Restart Later” or Clean and Restart Now” depending on what suits your needs. Any unsaved work will be lost if you proceed to shut down now, but you’ll want to shut it down before expecting your computer to be ridded from the adware.
10. After a few minutes, the AdwCleaner interface will automatically open itself up on your computer’s display once again and show you the results.
11. Any adware that was detected will now be held in the “Quarantine” section of the AdwCleaner program. You can if you prefer still uninstall the AdwCleaner from your computer after you’re finished your scans and still expect to browse the Web without seeing the adware that you were before.