Ad.yieldmanager.com

Posted: June 6, 2006 | Category: Tracking Cookies | Threat Level: 1/10
Screenshot Ad.yieldmanager.com, adyieldmanager.com or yieldmanager.com, is a tracking cookie designed to keep track of how many times you visit a website and how long you stay, your browser type, your IP address, and other web surfing activities which are sent back to the cookie's host site. Generally, cookies are not dangerous in nature. Cookies are even helpful since they allow websites to store user preferences (login credentials, personalize web pages, etc.). Yet there are cookies that are used for malicious purposes. In the wrong hands, a cookie can be harmful and turn into a...

Omiga Plus

Posted: | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) | Threat Level: 1/10
Screenshot Omiga Plus is a desktop organizer program that's promoted by sites with known ties to rogue system anti-spyware products like SpySheriff . Although Omiga Plus currently only is categorized as a Potentially Unwanted Program and doesn't appear to have many questionable functions, Omiga Plus may be difficult to uninstall and installed without your consent (either as part of a multiple-software bundle or as a drive-by-download). Omiga Plus isn't malware, but because of Omiga Plus's close ties with actual malware, malware researchers suggest avoiding installing Omiga Plus and using...

Search.Conduit (Conduit Search Toolbar)

Posted: | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Screenshot Search.Conduit or Searchconduit.com is a search engine that offers extensions of its own search features through its toolbar. Browser hijackers may be locking your homepage to Searchconduit.com or performing a variety of redirect attacks against your web browser. All problems related to Search.Conduit, including its toolbars, or browser hijackers should be deleted by qualified anti-malware products due to the confirmed ineffectuality of normal removal methods (such as removing the relevant programs via the Control Panel). Browser hijackers may contain any or all of the following...

Google Redirect Virus

Posted: | Category: Viruses | Threat Level: 8/10
Screenshot Google Redirect Virus is a rootkit and backdoor Trojan that earned its name from Google Redirect Virus' central function of redirecting you to unrelated websites, after you click a search result link. Despite this function being Google-specific, Google Redirect Virus infections can also have many different secondary functions, with prominent possibilities including downloading other malicious programs, creating a backdoor in your PC security and creating advertisements. Although Google Redirect Virus has no beneficial purposes and shouldn't remain on your computer, removing Google...

Antivirus Security Pro

Posted: | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
Screenshot A spinoff of the Attentive Antivirus branch of the Winwebsec scamware family, Antivirus Security Pro is a rogue anti-virus product that feeds you fake malware alerts to make you purchase its software. Antivirus Security Pro and other members of its family are known for hijacking Web browsers, blocking other applications under fraudulent pretenses and disabling important Windows security features, and SpywareRemove.com malware experts categorize Antivirus Security Pro scamware as a high-level threat. Treating security warnings from Antivirus Security Pro at face value always is a...

Delta-homes.com

Posted: | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Screenshot Delta-Homes or Delta-Homes.com is a search site that redirects all of its searches to the much more well-known Google and promotes companies that have been confirmed for disreputable business practices (such as stealing content from competitors' websites). Although not very dangerous for you or your PC, Delta-Homes also is promoted by the browser-redirecting attacks of browser hijackers who also have a history of tampering with their victims' desktop icons. If your desktop icons begin to reroute you to Delta-Homes, or you experience other Delta-Homes-related problems, you should be...

V9 Redirect Virus

Posted: | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Screenshot The V9 Redirect Virus is a browser hijacker that promotes V9.com – a link directory and search engine website. Although the V9.com's currently does not appear to have any direct association with the malicious software that redirects your browser to the V9 Redirect Virus, SpywareRemove.com malware experts are unable to verify the safety of all of V9.com's content and recommend that you browse the V9 Redirect Virus with caution. Meanwhile, the V9 Redirect Virus, like every browser hijacker, should be considered a danger to your PC's web-browsing security. To make sure that your...

TornTV Hijacker

Posted: | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 7/10
TornTV Hijacker is a browser hijacker and adware program that changes your browser's settings to promote its own site and services. Although the TornTV Hijacker add-on does provide the media-related features that it claims to possess and isn't a major threat to your PC, browser changes that are caused by the TornTV Hijacker usually are considered undesirable and are most simply removed by deleting the TornTV Hijacker with a suitable anti-malware scanner. Like most PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs), TornTV Hijacker usually is coupled with other freeware programs, and SpywareRemove.com...

Home Malware Cleaner

Posted: | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
Screenshot Home Malware Cleaner should be considered to be anything but hygienic, since SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have traced Home Malware Cleaner's past through disreputable scamware like Malware Protection Center and all the way back to evidence of browser hijacks, attacks against PC security software and fraudulent security features. Even though Home Malware Cleaner has the appearance of a polished and reputable anti-malware scanner, there isn't a single virus or Trojan in the world that Home Malware Cleaner could detect or remove, and system analysis information from Home Malware...

Mysearchdial Toolbar

Posted: | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Screenshot Often associated with its web browser add-on, which may modify your browser in undesirable ways, Start.mysearchdial.com is a search site that offloads its actual search functions to search engines like Google – with the addition of extra advertisements. Start.mysearchdial.com isn't dangerous to your PC, but SpywareRemove.com malware researchers usually suggest removing add-ons related to sites like Start.mysearchdial.com that have limited benefits or no benefits to the user, since such browser plugins often may cause problems related to your web-browsing performance or your...

Audio Ads Virus

Posted: | Category: Malware | Threat Level: 7/10
Screenshot The Audio Ads Virus is a colloquial name for Trojans, adware and similar PC threats that play streaming audio advertisements automatically. Some of the most infamous of these, such as Rootkit.Boot.Harbinger.a, are high-level PC threats that require extremely thorough anti-malware strategies to remove from your computer. An Audio Ads Virus often is identifiable only by its obvious symptoms, which may cause performance issues but, for the most part, are just one facet of an invasive PC threat that may conduct other attacks against your computer. Naturally, malware researchers suggest...

Reveton

Posted: August 14, 2012 | Category: Ransomware
Screenshot Reveton is a ransomware Trojan that hijacks your browser to display a fake legal alert while Reveton also locks down your computer. Because Reveton's pop-up alerts often use country-specific references to various legal agencies, Reveton may appear legitimate at first glance, but Reveton simply is a way for criminals to milk money out of PC users by accusing them of random crimes. Standard pop-up alerts from Reveton are recognizable members of the widespread ' Ukash Virus ' family, which SpywareRemove.com malware experts have noted are especially common in Europe, although other countries...

MyStart by Incredibar

Posted: January 18, 2012 | Category: Bad Toolbars | Threat Level: 5/10
Screenshot MyStart by Incredibar is an adware program that displays advertisements. While similar adware plugins have been known to be bundled with freely-distributed programs, malware experts have also caught websites using browser exploits to install MyStart sans any other software. If you notice symptoms of the presence of Incredibar's MyStart while you browse the web, you should remove MyStart with anti-malware software that can delete all of MyStart without difficulties, including its Registry-based components. Normal software removal methods have been confirmed to fail on MyStart, although,...

‘You Have 48 Hours to Pay the Fine’ Ransomware

Posted: February 18, 2013 | Category: Ransomware | Threat Level: 10/10
Screenshot 'You Have 48 Hours to Pay the Fine' Ransomware is ransomware that locks your computer and recommends that you transfer money to a third-party to restore your PC. Instead of rewarding criminals for their malware-coding crimes, SpywareRemove.com malware experts suggest deleting 'You Have 48 Hours to Pay the Fine' Ransomware with a traditional anti-malware product from a trustworthy brand. Most ransomware-based PC threats like 'You Have 48 Hours to Pay the Fine' Ransomware are incapable of penalizing you for failing to pay their fines – even if, just like 'You Have 48 Hours To Pay The...

CTB-Locker (Critoni) Ransomware

Posted: July 21, 2014 | Category: Ransomware
The Critoni Ransomware is a file encryption Trojan that rearranges the data of your PC's files to block access to documents, pictures and other digital content. The Critoni Ransomware's overall goal is to acquire revenue through ransoming the restoration of these files at a high price, although malware experts would recommend restoring your data from a backup, instead. Because the Critoni Ransomware is a 2014-era threat that still is in active distribution to its clientele, you should take all appropriate anti-malware security steps for blocking its varied installation methods and if...

Svpeng

Posted: June 26, 2014 | Category: Ransomware
Svpeng, or Trojan-Banker.AndroidOS.Svpeng.a, is a banking Trojan that may collect confidential login information, and may also include new functions intended to block your machine or encrypt files on its hard drive. Unlike the majority of ransomware and spyware malware researchers have examined, Svpeng targets personal computers and mobile smart phone devices. Because of the potential severity of the lockdown precipitated by this Russian Trojan, preemptive anti-malware solutions strongly are advised for blocking or deleting Svpeng from your phone. The Transformation of a Trojan from...

Bakavers.in

Posted: June 6, 2014 | Category: Ransomware | Threat Level: 10/10
Bakavers.in is a website used in ransomware campaigns, which attempt to lock the PC, its desktop, stored files or pertinent programs until a fee is paid to their masterminds. Although analyzes on Bakavers.in's entire content are forthcoming, malware researchers already have verified this Web domain's use of fraudulent legal alerts seemingly acting on behalf of the United States NSA. Contact with Bakavers.in may be a danger to your PC, and proper anti-malware protocols should be followed to remove any threat that redirects your browser to Bakavers.in or loads Bakavers.in pop-ups...

DoctoAntivirus

Posted: May 27, 2014 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
Screenshot DoctoAntivirus is a rogue anti-virus program that generates intentional false positives, or erroneous detections of threats that indicate innocent files. Since DoctoAntivirus has no benefit to your PC security and may cause various issues such as interfering with legitimate software, malware researchers recommend removing DoctoAntivirus without purchase. Like most scamware, DoctoAntivirus will try to block any efforts towards uninstalling DoctoAntivirus, and you should use reliable anti-malware software in all typical cases. The PC Doctor Who Gives Bad News Every Time As a...

System Optimizer Pro

Posted: May 19, 2014 | Category: Rogue Optimizer Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
System Optimizer Pro is a rogue system optimizer that claims to be able to 'repair your entire system,' but its 'repairs' may take the form of inappropriate and potentially system-damaging downloads. With a poor rate of accuracy for detecting problems, along with bundle-based distribution methods, a reputation for tricking customers and no known features that would improve your operating system, System Optimizer Pro can safely be considered nothing more than a hoax. Although System Optimizer Pro does not belong to the families of particularly threatening rogue system optimizers examined...

Windows Web Shield

Posted: May 13, 2014 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
Windows Web Shield is a fake anti-malware application currently estimated to be a part of the family. These rogue security products provide incorrect pop-up warnings about fake threats, and also may block other applications that are critical for your computer's long-term safety. Since Windows Web Shield has shown no signs of being any less blatantly fraudulent than its immediate predecessors, malware analysts warn against purchasing Windows Web Shield – or taking any other action in response to Windows Web Shield, besides using real anti-malware tools to uninstall Windows Web Shield...

CryptoWall Ransomware

Posted: May 12, 2014 | Category: Ransomware | Threat Level: 10/10
The CryptoWall Ransomware is a file encryptor Trojan that encodes the data of different file types and holds them hostage. The persons responsible for distributing the CryptoWall Ransomware through hacked websites and other methods demand that any victims make a high payment to return the affected files to readability, but malware researchers recommend against this course of action. As opposed to rewarding ill-minded persons for attacking your PC, file backups can let you restore any encrypted files for free, and anti-malware tools, as usual, can remove the CryptoWall Ransomware, albeit...

‘Policijos Departamentas Prie Vidaus Reikalų Ministerijos’ Ransomware

Posted: April 14, 2014 | Category: Ransomware | Threat Level: 10/10
The 'Policijos Departamentas Prie Vidaus Reikalų Ministerijos' Ransomware is a Police Trojan that feigns to have blocked your PC's software usage for legal reasons, such as preventing you from accessing illegal pornography. In actuality, this Trojan commits its attacks against random, innocent computers and does not have any legal backing to justify its system lockdowns. Criminals use pop-ups from the 'Policijos Departamentas Prie Vidaus Reikalų Ministerijos' Ransomware and related variants of the Ukash Paysafecard Virus to demand cash ransoms to restore your computer. However,...

PoshCoder

Posted: April 13, 2014 | Category: Ransomware
PoshCoder is a file encryptor Trojan that encrypts various file types automatically, making them theoretically unusable until a BitCoin fee is paid to its administrators. Malware researchers discourage paying for PoshCoder's decryption, which is likely to backfire on any victims trusting enough to do so, and continue to find proper file backup protocols to be the best way of dealing with PoshCoder and similar ransomware. Many PC security products have been reported to fail to identify PoshCoder, and updating your anti-malware utilities prior to deleting PoshCoder could be essential for...

BitCrypt Ransomware

Posted: April 11, 2014 | Category: Ransomware | Threat Level: 10/10
Screenshot The BitCrypt Ransomware is a file encryptor Trojan that modifies files to prevent you from using them, with a focus on prominent file types like Microsoft documents and images. After blocking your access to different files, the BitCrypt Ransomware will use your desktop to communicate a ransom demand, requiring payment of roughly two hundred USD in BitCoins. Since the BitCrypt Ransomware's controlling creators have no reason to unlock any files encrypted by the BitCrypt Ransomware even after they've received payment, malware experts recommend the tandem use of remote file backups and...

Windows Internet Guard

Posted: April 8, 2014 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
Screenshot Windows Internet Guard is a rogue anti-malware scanner, or scamware, that uses fraudulent displays of pop-up alerts, scans and related 'security features' to confuse their victims into purchasing their premium version. Although Windows Internet Guard is unable to protect your PC from threats or any other PC threats, malware researchers caution that Windows Internet Guard may be responsible for some legitimate dangers of its own, including attacks that could close harmless applications. Removing Windows Internet Guard and most similar scamware safely requires disabling them, when...

Windows Internet Watchdog

Posted: April 1, 2014 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
Windows Internet Watchdog is a fake anti-malware product that derives money from a hoax that falsely implies that other PC threats are on your computer, and then requests that you pay for a premium version of its software to delete these threats. While Windows Internet Watchdog provides firewall-themed pop-up warnings along with fake 'system scans,' none of Windows Internet Watchdog's security features offer any real protection to your PC. Since Windows Internet Watchdog is estimated to be part of a family of scamware that's well-known for its ability to block necessary security...

Windows Web Watchdog

Posted: March 28, 2014 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
Windows Web Watchdog is a rogue anti-malware suite that makes claims of protecting your computer from attacks by Trojans, spyware and other threatening programs, but has no legitimate security features to back up these claims. The primary disruptive behavior of Windows Web Watchdog is to launch inaccurate pop-up warnings that trick its victims into believing that their PCs are being impended by other types of threats, but Windows Web Watchdog also may hinder your general security products or features. Despite its appearance, Windows Web Watchdog is an illicit and hostile program, and...

Windows Antibreach Patrol

Posted: March 24, 2014 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
Screenshot Windows Antibreach Patrol is a fake anti-malware scanner that cons victims out of money through pretending to detect separate threat attacks while also indulging in much of the same behavior that Windows Antibreach Patrol attributes to other threatening programs. Since Windows Antibreach Patrol is a verified threat to any PC that Windows Antibreach Patrol is installed on, all due effort should be made to block Windows Antibreach Patrol and then use appropriate anti-malware tools to remove Windows Antibreach Patrol. Fake online scanners, pop-up warnings and other Web-based attacks are...

Windows Antivirus Patrol

Posted: March 20, 2014 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
Screenshot Windows Antivirus Patrol is a rogue anti-malware scanner that includes the ability to 'scan' your computer, but uses this function to create erroneous lists of fake infections. While Windows Antivirus Patrol is busy trying to make the purchase of its software seem helpful, Windows Antivirus Patrol also may conduct other attacks that malware experts rate as major security risks, up to and including blocking software that plays a critical role in system maintenance. Windows Antivirus Patrol is classified as a threat, and uninstalling Windows Antivirus Patrol, rather than paying for Windows...
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  next     total items: 2167
Follow Us