I tried to download a WinRAR program using the google search bar.
The first link (actually an ad, but I was not being careful enough) was
WinRAR Free Download (from software-watcher.com)
I thought it was "legit" so clicked the download. I then started the installation but suddenly realized the file icon looked "unfamiliar". I stopped the installation half-way and cancelled it (I was prompted with "the installation is not complete" and asked if I really want to cancel it).
I went back to google search and saw the legitimate WinRAR from www.rarlab.com.
Google search suggests software-watcher.com sends out adwares through free downloaded programs (?not confirmed).
I've since deleted the "WinRAR" from software-watcher but am not sure if any adware has been installed and activated. As the program was installed in a company's computer (and I am NOT the administrator), I do not know if the computer is equipped with anti-adware programs.
Before I ask our IT guys to check the computer, I am soliciting input from experts on this forum.
Any input will be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.