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...

MyStartSearch.com

Posted: | Category: Browser Hijackers
MyStartSearch.com is a search site that redirects its traffic to other search domains. Although MyStartSearch.com has no clear links with any illegal activities, malware researchers sometimes see browser-hijacking toolbars redirecting their users to MyStartSearch.com. Persistent exposure to advertisements through MyStartSearch.com may put your PC at risk, and removing MyStartSearch.com software is the default response advised for keeping your browser safe. The Start of MyStartSearch.com Hijacks MyStartSearch.com resembles a search site but doesn't provide independent links or...

Vid Adblock

Posted: | Category: Adware
Vid Adblock is an extension for your browser that blocks in-video advertisements from YouTube, but also injects its independent advertisements into arbitrary Web pages. This tradeoff may result in your browser having poor performance or being subjected to potentially unsafe advertisements, and most PC users should consider removing Vid Adblock from their browsers. However, any Potentially Unwanted Program, like Vid Adblock, may be weighed for its benefits and drawbacks on an individual basis. The Irony of a Would-Be Advertisement Blocker Vid Adblock (unrelated to Adblock, a...

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...

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...

CTB-Locker (Critoni) Ransomware

Posted: | Category: Ransomware
Screenshot 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...

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...

Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Virus

Posted: | Category: Fake Warning Messages | Threat Level: 10/10
Screenshot The Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Virus is a ransomware Trojan that imitates the pop-up alerts of Microsoft Security Essentials to encourage you to pay an illegal fine through one of several methods. Because Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Virus may block other programs to prevent you from removing Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Virus and its pop-up, SpywareRemove.com malware analysts recommend disabling Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Virus's startup exploits prior to any anti-malware scans that could delete Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Virus safely. Contrary...

YTDownloader Virus

Posted: | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
YTDownloader is a browser add-on that allows you to download YouTube-based movie content, but also makes several negative modifications to your Web browser. Considered a PUP, much like some other software by the same company (such as highly-similar Youtube Accelerator and Shopper-Pro apps), YTDownloader may redirect your browser or load advertisements. When it comes to removing YTDownloader from your browser, malware analysts recommend using anti-adware or general anti-malware tools with dependable histories of wielding PUP-deletion functions to good effect. Movie Downloads that...

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...

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...

TeslaCrypt Ransomware

Posted: February 27, 2015 | Category: Ransomware
TeslaCrypt Ransomware is a malicious threat and deceptive notification message that makes claim to your files being encrypted due to certain reasons of authorities detecting actions on your system. The TeslaCrypt is similar to other encryption ransomware threats, such as CryptoLocker and Coin Locker. TeslaCrypt Ransomware will give computer users a message explaining how to decrypt their PC using PayPal or My Cash Card online payments where a decryption key is supposedly given after payment. The behind-the-scenes actions of TeslaCrypt Ransomware are known to encrypt files to the point that...

Malware Defender 2015

Posted: February 19, 2015 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs
Malware Defender 2015 is a rogue anti-virus scanner that mimics the graphical user interface of Microsoft's Security Essentials software. Harboring Malware Defender 2015 on your computer may result in your being provided with inaccurate information about its overall health. This information may, in turn, lead you to commit to actions needlessly damaging to your machine, your finances or your information. Deleting Malware Defender 2015 is the response malware researchers would advise in all situations, and without indulging in any premium registration offers that this scamware promotes....

Coin Locker

Posted: February 19, 2015 | Category: Ransomware
Coin Locker is a file encrypting Trojan that blocks your use of files of prominent formats while also demanding a ransom to provide you with its 'decryption software.' Like any other Trojan-based extortion attempt, you should ignore Coin Locker's requests and, instead, use appropriate anti-malware products to uninstall Coin Locker. After you've disinfected your PC, you can take any other steps needed to recover your files without charges, such as using a free, third-party decryption tool. The Illicit Locker for All of Your Documents Coin Locker is a Trojan with limited reports of...

FessLeak Ransomware

Posted: February 6, 2015 | Category: Ransomware
The FessLeak Ransomware is a file locker Trojan that uses encryption to make your files unreadable, and then displays a ransom notification to force you to pay for a reversal of the procedure. There are multiple variants of the FessLeak Ransomware with significant structural differences between them; consequentially, having updated anti-malware products can be essential to detecting (and, hence, removing) the FessLeak Ransomware appropriately. Browser security is critical for avoiding the FessLeak Ransomware attacks, which malware researchers have associated with various corrupted Web...

Antivirus Defender 2015

Posted: February 5, 2015 | Category: Rogue Anti-Virus Programs
Antivirus Defender 2015 is a rogue AV program that detects inaccurate threat installations on your hard drive, which Antivirus Defender 2015 then can use to encourage you to buy its full version. Although Antivirus Defender 2015 uses a skin heavily reminiscent of official Microsoft software, Antivirus Defender 2015 isn't endorsed by Microsoft or any other, reputable company, and malware researchers officially classify Antivirus Defender 2015 as a threat. Accordingly, relevant anti-malware removal tools should be used whenever you need to delete Antivirus Defender 2015 or remove its side...

CryptoTorLocker2015

Posted: February 2, 2015 | Category: Ransomware
CryptoTorLocker2015 is a file encryptor Trojan that uses a XOR algorithm to scramble the contents of common types of files and make those files temporarily unusable. Although CryptoTorLocker2015 displays multiple messages recommending that you pay a fee to reverse this attack, malware experts already have found free decryptors uploaded to the Web by independent security researchers. Because of the possible complications arising from additional threats responsible for CryptoTorLocker2015's installation, removing CryptoTorLocker2015 and other threats always should proceed with the help of...

SystClean

Posted: January 19, 2015 | Category: Rogue Registry Cleaners
SystClean is classified a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP). SystClean is created and developed by ACP Software LLC. SystClean is an entirely no-cost tool that pretends to optimize your OS. In reality, such applications only pretend to be useful, since these programs are designed mostly for advertising purposes and to generating income for their creators. In most cases, programs like SystClean are being distributed in a bundle with other free applications. Such bundling methods are a common marketing trick as they are based on the pay-per-install premise.

BUYUNLOCKCODE

Posted: January 2, 2015 | Category: Ransomware
BUYUNLOCKCODE is a file encryptor Trojan that changes files on your machine to make them unreadable as a prelude to offering a ransom price for their restoration. As an extension of its ransom attacks, BUYUNLOCKCODE also may modify file names, lock your desktop to an unusual image or generate additional files on your computer. As the cheapest and safest means of countering its payload, malware researchers recommend using well-organized file backups to restore any lost data and standard anti-malware products for removing BUYUNLOCKCODE. The Code You shouldn't be Buying BUYUNLOCKCODE...

Avlab Internet Security XP/Vista/Win 7/Win 8 Antivirus 2015

Posted: December 26, 2014 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs
Screenshot Avlab Internet Security Antivirus 2015 is a rogue anti-malware suite that fakes the presence of core security features. These can include system scans, live protection against Web-based threats and monitoring your firewall. Although Avlab Internet Security Antivirus 2015 pretends to detect threats that require a purchasable registration process to remove, Avlab Internet Security Antivirus 2015 has no legitimate security functions. In all circumstances, Avlab Internet Security Antivirus 2015 should be regarded as a threat, not an authentic security product. Besides its uninstallation,...

OphionLocker

Posted: December 18, 2014 | Category: Ransomware
OphionLocker falls under the category of ransomware computer infections. Initially, computer threat specialists discovered that the OphionLocker ransomware is distributed via a malvertising campaign using the RIG Exploit Kit. Once on your system, OphionLocker displays a warning message that asks users to pay a certain amount of money in order to decrypt the locked files. In most cases, threats like OphionLocker are capable of blocking access to programs and files on your PC, and in other cases, it may lock your entire system in order to collect payments. OphionLocker and other similar...

AVC Plus

Posted: December 16, 2014 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs
AVC Plus is a rogue anti-malware scanner that detects inaccurate infections on your PC, and requests its purchase before AVC Plus can remove these nonexistent threats. AVC Plus may supplement its fraudulent anti-malware features with attacks that can disable real security solutions or imitate various symptoms of other infections, and you should remove AVC Plus immediately for your PC's safety. Deleting AVC Plus should, when practical, use actual anti-malware software, ideally once you've taken any of several steps possible to disable AVC Plus and other threats. The Many Minuses of...

Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Rack

Posted: December 15, 2014 | Category: Ransomware
Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Rack is a Trojan infection that can invade your computer surreptitiously through corrupted websites, spam emails and other related sources. Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Rack also can be installed automatically when the computer user downloads no-cost applications from the Web. After its installation, Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Rack will modify your default settings, trespass your security and take control of your system completely. Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Rack will start doing several harmful actions. Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Rack will supervise your online activities, collect any useful...

KEYHolder Ransomware

Posted: December 12, 2014 | Category: Ransomware
Screenshot The KEYHolder Ransomware is a file encryptor Trojan that makes popular formats of files on your PC unreadable, and then requests a ransom fee to restore them back to normal. As usual for such attacks, paying the five hundred USD price demanded by the KEYHolder Ransomware is unnecessary for restoring your files, assuming the presence of appropriate anti-malware solutions and good file backup protocols. However, the KEYHolder Ransomware may interfere with the System Restore feature and be responsible for other security risks until you can remove the KEYHolder Ransomware from your PC....

GuardBytes Plus

Posted: December 10, 2014 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs
GuardBytes Plus is a rogue anti-malware scanner based on the FakeRean template. This family of scamware is noteworthy for providing different skins for new brand names and referencing different versions of Windows. Although it includes a new appearance, GuardBytes Plus shows few 'under the hood' modifications from prior rogue software from its family. However, GuardBytes Plus still can mislead its victims with its fake security scans, pop-up alerts and file blocking attacks. Infected PCs should be scanned with anti-malware utilities from within a sterile environment to uninstall GuardBytes...

VirLock Ransomware

Posted: December 10, 2014 | Category: Ransomware
Screenshot The VirLock Ransomware is a virus that unlawfully restricts your access to arbitrary files to force you to pay a ransom fee. Although the VirLock Ransomware displays messages claiming that this attack is part of a legal effort to suppress software piracy, the VirLock Ransomware is unrelated to any law enforcement agency of any nation. Like any virus, the VirLock Ransomware should be regarded as threatening software. Making regular backups and having anti-malware software available, removing the VirLock Ransomware and other threats with a propensity for locking your files shouldn't...
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