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...

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...

PriceChop

Posted: | Category: Adware
PriceChop is an adware application designed to modify your browser for the purpose of loading extra advertisements, although PriceChop represents these advertisements as coupons, discounts and other retailer-related offers. Supposedly, PriceChop's functions are meant to help you save money, but malware researchers find little evidence of its providing functions that aren't better-served by using typical Web-searching tools without adding new software to your browser. On the other hand, removing PriceChop, may provide improved security and performance stability, as per the usual for most...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

22find.com

Posted: | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
22find.com is a search engine website that borrows results from Google while profiting from affiliate-sponsored content. Although 22find.com isn't a danger to you or your computer, SpywareRemove.com malware research team has noted many 22find.com-related issues that may lead your web browser to redirect to 22find.com. These browser hijacks usually are caused by the installation of software from untrustworthy websites. Browser-redirecting attacks usually are symptomatic of the presence of potentially unwanted software on your PC, and you should remove any malware affiliated with 22find.com...

SmartBar Toolbar

Posted: | Category: Bad Toolbars | Threat Level: 5/10
SmartBar Toolbar is an unwanted toolbar that leads to annoying redirects to search.creativetoolbars.com website. SmartBar Toolbar claims to enhance your browsing experience however, in reality, makes some unwanted activities. Although SmartBar Toolbar is not linked to malicious programs, it uses unfair methods to install itself onto vulnerable computers. SmartBar Toolbar comes packaged with other programs, mostly free program downloads; therefore, PC users often do not notice additional software products that are being installed. SmartBar Toolbar targets all main web browsers including...

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...

Win 8 Antispyware 2014

Posted: September 9, 2014 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs
Win 8 Antispyware 2014 is a rogue anti-spyware program. Like most rogue anti-spyware program, Win 8 Antispyware 2014 generates imaginary malware threats and shows false warning messages. Win 8 Antispyware 2014 uses tricky techniques to dupe credulous computer users into believing their computers has been corrupted by numerous malware threats. Win 8 Antispyware 2014 is created by cybercrooks to scare computer users into thinking their computers are affected and swindle them out of their money by encouraging them to purchase its so-called full version. Win 8 Antispyware 2014 invades the...

Multi-Rogue 2014

Posted: September 8, 2014 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
While rogue anti-malware products remain profitable for numerous persons, new families and branches of those families will remain to be elaborated, such as the new . Multi-Rogue 2014 includes a range of fake anti-malware scanners differentiated from each other primarily by name, rather than functionality. All members of this family are unable to provide the security features they claim to have, and malware experts urge their immediate deletion via real anti-malware software as quickly and comprehensively as possible. A Rogue by Many Names Multi-Rogue 2014 is one of the latest...

Win 7 Antivirus 2014

Posted: September 8, 2014 | Category: Rogue Anti-Virus Programs
Along with closely-related scamware designed for other versions of Windows, Win 7 Antivirus 2014 is a rogue anti-virus scanner that uses its pop-up warnings and scans to provide inaccurate system information, thereby rationalizing its requests for you to purchase its registration key. Because Win 7 Antivirus 2014 is designed to cripple your PC's security, rather than assist it, purchasing Win 7 Antivirus 2014 never is a beneficial decision. Malware experts find that uninstalling Win 7 Antivirus 2014 via legitimate anti-malware software is the surest way to protect your PC from Win 7...

Win 7 Antispyware 2014

Posted: September 8, 2014 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs
Win 7 Antispyware 2014 is a clone of previous Multi-Rogue-based scamware, originating with Multi-Rogue 2012 and continuing up to the current 2014 branch. Members of Win 7 Antispyware 2014's family imitate the superficial features of anti-malware products while acting to harm the security of any accessible PC, and will try to persuade victims into spending money on registering their software to no benefit. Recommended countermeasures against Win 7 Antispyware 2014 include taking any means needed to disable its startup process, which can be followed by using real anti-malware programs to...

Win 8 Protection 2014

Posted: September 8, 2014 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs
Re-demonstrating the trends of scamware to clone themselves with new names, Win 8 Protection 2014 is a member of , which, itself, is the latest revision to a group of fake anti-virus scanners. Current analysis of Win 8 Protection 2014's capabilities leads malware researchers to estimate that Win 8 Protection 2014 continues to include attacks affecting your Web browser and security software while also trying to fake the services of an anti-virus scanner. Removing Win 8 Protection 2014 from your PC should be treated as a task equally urgent as to removing any Trojan or other threatening...

Win 8 Antivirus 2014

Posted: September 8, 2014 | Category: Rogue Anti-Virus Programs
Win 8 Antivirus 2014 is one of several variants of new rogue anti-virus software based on templates previously used by the FakeRean and Braviax families. Typical symptoms of Win 8 Antivirus 2014 infections may include browser hijacks and malfunctioning security programs, all while Win 8 Antivirus 2014 displays erroneous pop-up warnings to make you buy its registration key. Since Win 8 Antivirus 2014 is an active detriment to your PC's safety, malware researchers highly recommend using actual anti-malware programs for removing Win 8 Antivirus 2014 without any purchase of this faulty...

XP Protection 2014

Posted: September 8, 2014 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs
Another member of a rapidly-growing branch of fake software, XP Protection 2014 uses fraudulent security warnings, fake threat alerts and inaccurate 'scans' of your hard drive to promote the purchase of its software. Besides being incapable of providing real equivalents of its security features, XP Protection 2014 also is a likely source of outright attacks against your PC, which may include efforts to disable legitimate security solutions. Safe measures against XP Protection 2014 should include using real anti-malware products to remove XP Protection 2014 from your PC, in addition to any...

Vista Protection 2014

Posted: September 8, 2014 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs
One of a number of fake anti-virus products, Vista Protection 2014 uses a combination of anti-security functions and fraudulent AV features to encourage its premium registration. Since Vista Protection 2014 has no actual anti-virus features and even may pose a threat to your computer, malware experts strongly recommend removing Vista Protection 2014, rather than buying Vista Protection 2014. Legitimate anti-malware tools are favored for this purpose, though you may need to take procedures especially for disabling threats on your system before you have unblocked access to all appropriate...

Vista Antivirus 2014

Posted: September 8, 2014 | Category: Rogue Anti-Virus Programs
Vista Antivirus 2014 is a rogue anti-virus scanner that uses its fake system warnings as excuses to request money and financial information from PC users, which Vista Antivirus 2014 acquires through an equally-fake software-registering process. While Vista Antivirus 2014 is a new brand name for scamware, its symptoms, structure and overall campaign are heavily reminiscent of past threats, including XP Antivirus 2014 and various members of the FakeRean family. Removing Vista Antivirus 2014 with legitimate anti-malware solutions should be undertaken immediately to prevent your PC from being...

XP Antivirus 2014

Posted: September 6, 2014 | Category: Rogue Anti-Virus Programs
XP Antivirus 2014 is a fake anti-virus application currently believed to be an offshoot of Security Essentials, XP Antivirus 2012 and similar threats. Like them, XP Antivirus 2014 may display erroneous system alerts, defraud you through a fake registration process for its software or conduct attacks against legitimate security programs. You should delete XP Antivirus 2014 at the first opportunity, and malware researchers advise taking steps to disable XP Antivirus 2014 and all other threats prior to disinfecting your PC. When Antivirus Software Turns into Anti-Security A probable...

Win 7 Protection 2014

Posted: September 5, 2014 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs
Screenshot Win 7 Protection 2014 is a fake antispyware application that may be designed mostly for extorting money from unsuspecting computer users. The Win 7 Protection 2014 application may perform many functions that make computer users think it has discovered several malware threats on their system. Win 7 Protection 2014 may then later ask that you purchase a registered version of the application to remove the so-called detected threats. Only in the case of Win 7 Protection 2014, it does not have the ability to remove those supposedly detected threats as it is a scheme to only take computer...

Cryptographic Locker Ransomware

Posted: September 3, 2014 | Category: Ransomware
Screenshot Cryptographic Locker is a dangerous ransomware threat that may act similar to the known Cryptolocker ransomware threat and other ones with the same functions for encrypting files. Use of the Cryptographic Locker message may end up for a way that you can pay for a private key, which is claimed to decrypt files on your system that have been encrypted by Cryptographic Locker. Doing so may or may not provide the proper key for this action. In any case it is highly suggested that Cryptographic Locker be detected and removed with an antispyware application.

Defru

Posted: August 20, 2014 | Category: Rogue Anti-Virus Programs
Defru is a browser hijacker that uses its Web redirects to promote the services of a premium, but fake security program known as Windows Security . PC users who bother to buy Defru's promoted software will continue to experience Web-browsing redirects to Defru's fraudulent pages, which have no purpose beyond providing revenue for its designers. The extremely visible symptoms of a suspected Defru infection always should be reacted to by using a robust anti-malware solution, which should remove Defru and, hopefully, any related changes to your Web-browser settings. Defru: Another New...

TorrentLocker Ransomware

Posted: August 19, 2014 | Category: Ransomware
The TorrentLocker Ransomware is a new file encryptor Trojan whose campaign is believed to be targeting Australian resi-dents through disguised e-mail files. Like the CryptoWall Ransomware or CryptoLocker , whose components the TorrentLocker Ransomware borrows, the TorrentLocker Ransomware modifies file data on your PC to make the files unreadable, thereafter demanding a BitCoin ransom in exchange for reversing the attack. As an alternative to rewarding its creators for their bad behavior, mal-ware researchers would recommend using file backups to ignore the consequences of these...

Zerolocker Ransomware

Posted: August 8, 2014 | Category: Ransomware
Screenshot The Zerolocker Ransomware is a file encryptor Trojan that holds your files hostage in return for a fee. Because the Zerolocker Ransomware has been in wild distribution as of August 2014, malware researchers would recommend paying close attention to potential security lapses that could lead to its installation, such as opening spam e-mail files, clicking on fake social networking links or downloading software from untrustworthy sources. Despite a history of it attempting to block relevant PC security applications, removing the Zerolocker Ransomware through proper anti-malware software...
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