Note that many websites have their own advertising, unrelated to adware.
Company appears to have evolved from the old "paid-to-surf" program Epipo.
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Comes along with some "advertiser supported" programs, a tactic known as bundling.
Depending on the program (180 Solutions markets several) it may pop-up ads or in the case of the Zango application it may pop-up other websites based on keywords you use while surfing or searching. It is important to note that 180 Solutions derives financial benefit by popping up these 3rd party websites.
Heavily distributed through the use of "affiliates" via a process called bundling.
Recent research by Ben Edelman (http://www.edelman.org) reports that it has been installed via browser security holes. We have also noted that 180 Solutions applications are often installed with a number of other adware programs at the same time causing an extreme load on the PC. It has also been noted that these applications have been force installed by web sites (affiliates) or Windows Media files.
Company claims it no longer distributes n-case although it is unknown how many legacy installations are still in circulation.
It is notable that older versions of nCase and the 180Search Assistant require an Internet connection to uninstall. This is not best practice. Current versions do not seem to need an Internet connection to uninstall.
Most versions have an item in the "Add/Remove Programs" list. If not, re-installation can help.
But make sure to remove "host applications" first.
All uninstallers leave the nCase/Inst control in place, allowing nCase to be reinstalled without prompting. To remove this, open the Downloaded Program Files folder (inside the Windows folder) and delete the entry ?nCaseInstaller Class? (nCase/Inst/nc variant), ?180SAInstaller Class? (nCase/Inst/180SA variant) or ?ZangoInstaller Class? (nCase/Inst/Zango variant).
Note- 180 solutions has been to known to use a "resuscitator application". This application monitors for the uninstallation of 180 Solutions software and prompts the user if they want to reinstall the software.