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...

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...

Freshy Toolbar

Posted: | Category: Bad Toolbars | Threat Level: 5/10
The Freshy Toolbar is a Potentially Unwanted Program that modifies your browser for redirecting you to Conduit.com , a general search engine domain. Malware researchers have had past encounters with Conduit.com and don't rate it as a threat, but do warn that you usually will be safer than otherwise if you remove the Freshy Toolbar and other Conduit-brand products from your browser. Allowing the Freshy Toolbar to remain on your browser is essentially the same as allowing a third party company to determine what sites your browser visits, which is a bad practice both for overall online...

AntiAdBlocker

AntiAdBlocker is classified a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) that exhibits adware capabilities. Users may download AntiAdBlocker themselves or find it bundled with other third-party software or shareware. Regardless of how you got infected with AntiAdBlocker, the implications are never in your favor. AntiAdBlocker has been discovered to promote intrusive online advertisements instead of blocking them as the name would suggest. Computer security experts advise users to be cautious with applications that prevent advertisements within your browsers, as sometimes they are the reason there...

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...

Koobface

Posted: | Category: Worms | Threat Level: 9/10
Koobface is a worm that infects computers by using the messaging system of social networks like Facebook and MySpace. Other Koobface known variants are Boface, W32.Koobface, Net-Worm.Win32.Koobface.b, and W32/Koobface. The Koobface worm attacks profiles by sending an email to a user's Facebook inbox with subjects like "You look just awesome in this new movie" or "You look funny in this new video" and the email message provides a link to a malicious video website. The malicious video website will prompt the user to download the fake video codec file flash_player.exe under the assumption...

CrossBrowse

CrossBrowse may seem like something that you actually respect, but it should be treated the complete opposite because it is a potentially unwanted program. The CrossBrowse program is known to load when installing random freeware programs where it may then act as a web browser add-on or browser extension. While running in the background CrossBrowse, is prone to loading random advertisements that attempt to offer random online sale discounts or coupon deals for shopping on the internet. Use of those various offers may cause redirects to load up other sites that may have questionable content...

Record Page Ads

Posted: | Category: Adware
Ads by Record Page may appear within your web browsers as additional advertising materials due to an adware infection currently infecting your computer. Record Page is classified as adware that is known to infiltrate users' computer via questionable marketing methods such as bundling with other third-party applications. In order to achieve a higher distribution rate, adware creators utilize methods such as bundling. Users are advised to remain attentive during the installation process of all free applications and carefully read the EULA (End User License Agreement). In case your computer...

HackTool:Win32/Keygen

Posted: | Category: Trojans | Threat Level: 8/10
HackTool:Win32/Keygen is a malicious tool that generates keys (special codes) for illegally-obtained versions of various software products. HackTool:Win32/Keygen may initially seem beneficial but it does pose a threat to PC security as it may cause system malfunctions. HackTool:Win32/Keygen may put a computer user at risk of using software that is illegally registered. Because the HackTool:Win32/Keygen infection could generate the code to register warez or software that was never purchased, the programs may run without essential updates causing further software issues. Failing to...

RelevantKnowledge

Posted: | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
Screenshot RelevantKnowledge is a Netherlands-originating combination of spyware and adware, justified under the pretense of being useful for survey-related purposes. Just having RelevantKnowledge on your system opens up significant security risks and privacy issues, so it's not recommended that you put your trust in this program. An additional warning sign is that RelevantKnowledge may be difficult to remove and may require anti-malware procedures to actually uninstall. RelevantKnowledge's Friendly Facade Also known by Relevant Knowledge, RelevantKnowledge initially installs itself in a...

Angler Exploit Kit

Posted: | Category: Trojans | Threat Level: 9/10
The Angler Exploit Kit is a Web-based threat that installs threatening software onto your computer after exposure to the EK's host Web page. Some of the latest Angler Exploit Kit attacks have used compromised advertisement networks on software piracy websites, but the Angler Exploit Kit also may be inserted into other types of Web pages. Anti-malware protection and strong security settings for your browser should be sufficient for blocking the Angler Exploit Kit's attacks, and similar anti-malware tools should be utilized to delete any software installed via its exploits automatically....

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...

Encryptor RaaS

Posted: July 30, 2015 | Category: Ransomware
Encryptor RaaS is a harmful Trojan that aims directly at your personal files and makes them unreadable. If it manages to sneak into your system, the vicious ransomware will immediately perform a system scan to locate all of your valuable data. Encryptor RaaS can lock files with over 400 different extensions – including your pictures, Office documents, videos, music, presentations and so on. The only files that remain unaffected are used by the operating system, and the cyber criminals want your PC to be able to load. If your system is unable to boot, you will never notice the lockdown...

CryptPKO Ransomware

Posted: July 30, 2015 | Category: Ransomware
CryptPKO Ransomware is the name of a vicious Trojan, which may deprive you of access to your valuable personal files. This cyber threat modifies the configuration of the majority of files on your hard drive. The dangerous program adds .i8xmgq after the regular name of the files, which makes them unopenable. To decrypt the locked data, the people behind CryptPKO Ransomware demand payment. The requested amount of money is a typical ransom, and you should not consider paying it. No matter how much money they want, the cyber criminals may not hold their end of the deal. This extortion method...

‘Decipher@keemail.me’ Ransomware

Posted: July 16, 2015 | Category: Ransomware
The 'Decipher@keemail.me' Ransomware is a file encryptor Trojan that may make modifications to make files of popular formats (such as images and text documents) unreadable. As with similar threats, these attacks are intended to coerce the victim into transferring money to the 'Decipher@keemail.me' Ransomware's developers in exchange for a decryption key. Anti-malware solutions can be used to block the 'Decipher@keemail.me' Ransomware's original installers and various delivery methods. However, even after deleting the 'Decipher@keemail.me' Ransomware, additional steps are necessary for...

Rector Ransomware

Posted: July 2, 2015 | Category: Ransomware
The Rector Ransomware (also IDed as Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Rector or Ransom:Win32/Rector.A) is a file encryption Trojan that deprives you of access to your files in exchange for demanding a ransom. The Rector Ransomware's attacks may be accompanied by automatic network contact with remote servers, as well as changes in file names. As with any ransomware campaign, malware experts suggest that you ignore the Rector Ransomware's ransom demand and use proper anti-malware products to delete the Rector Ransomware and restore your computer. The Files Renamed into Ransoms Many file encryption...

ABOUT FILES! Ransomware

Posted: June 18, 2015 | Category: Ransomware
The ABOUT FILES! Ransomware (also referred to as error_(filename).xls Ransomware, according to its file renaming style), is a file encryption Trojan. The ABOUT FILES! Ransomware prevents you from accessing important files by rearranging their data, afterward holding the key to reversing its attack hostage for money. Malware researchers aren't able to verify the safety or reliability of bargaining with third parties for a file recovery service. However, you can use dependable backup strategies, along with proven anti-malware solutions, for overcoming and removing the ABOUT FILES! Ransomware....

Tox Ransomware

Posted: June 5, 2015 | Category: Ransomware
The Tox Ransomware is a file encryption Trojan built with the 'Tox' toolkit, a development platform for ransomware being promoted in late May of 2015 – and, only a week later, canceled. Despite the change of heart by the administrator of the Tox Ransomware toolkit, variants of the Tox Ransomware remain capable of attacking your personal files and encrypting them for ransom purposes. Backing up your files and keeping active anti-malware protection can provide your data with the best protection from any file encrypting attack, while removing the Tox Ransomware always should be viable with a...

Troldesh Ransomware

Posted: June 3, 2015 | Category: Ransomware
Screenshot The Troldesh Ransomware is a file encryption Trojan that modifies the personal data of your computer as a preliminary to holding it for ransom. After its initial attacks, the Troldesh Ransomware also displays telltale ransom messages and other, readily visible symptoms, including a request to open direct, e-mail communication with its developers. However, there is a degree of inherent unreliability in purchasing decryption services from the persons responsible for the original attacks. As a result, malware experts discourage it, instead recommending using anti-malware products for...

Cryptobot Ransomware

Posted: May 26, 2015 | Category: Ransomware
The Cryptobot Ransomware is a file encryption Trojan that may install itself through Trojan droppers embedded in the file attachments of fraudulent e-mail messages. Like CryptoWall or Critoni , the Cryptobot Ransomware encrypts files on your PC to make them unreadable and then provides instructions for how to pay its maintainers for access to a theoretical decryption service. There are no guarantees with this payment method, and you should seek alternative methods of protecting your files from the Cryptobot Ransomware while using anti-malware strategies as needed for removing the...

Locker Virus

Posted: May 25, 2015 | Category: Ransomware
The Locker Ransomware is a recent variant of the Critoni Ransomware (CTB-Locker) and includes similar attacks meant to hold your files hostage for payment. Because the Locker Ransomware's file encryption attacks may damage your saved data, having multiple methods of backup file storage is one of the primary defenses malware experts advise implementing prior to a Locker Ransomware infection. Dedicated anti-malware products always should be used for deleting the Locker Ransomware immediately, since this Trojan is a direct threat to your computer's security, independently from its threat to...

Antivirus Pro 2017

Posted: May 25, 2015 | Category: Rogue Anti-Virus Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
Antivirus Pro 2017 is a rogue anti-malware scanner that may block your access to various websites or applications. Although Antivirus Pro 2017 undertakes these actions under the pretense of protecting your computer, its actual motivation is to prevent its removal until you transfer money through its registration process. Since there are no benefits to owning a 'registered' version of this scamware, malware experts consider deleting Antivirus Pro 2017 with legitimate anti-malware tools to be the only tenable response. The New Professional in Antivirus Tactics Antivirus Pro 2017 is...

Ai88 Ransomware

Posted: May 25, 2015 | Category: Ransomware
The Ai88 Ransomware is a file encryptor that may modify the files on your PC, holding them hostage for payment. As per the norm, the Ai88 Ransomware insists that paying its fee will restore your files to their ordinary, decrypted formats. However, malware experts offer a more dependable alternative: backing up your files and using anti-malware tools to solicit the Ai88 Ransomware's uninstallation. Despite the potential danger that the Ai88 Ransomware poses to files on your hard drive, the Ai88 Ransomware has not been found to include other, noteworthy attack features. Nonetheless, the Ai88...

Threat Finder Ransomware

Posted: May 18, 2015 | Category: Ransomware
The Threat Finder Ransomware is a file encrypting Trojan used to deprive you of access to your PC and its data before demanding its victims pay Bitcoin fines equivalent to roughly 300 USD. The Threat Finder Ransomware doesn't include self-distributing functions in and of itself, but other threats may install the Threat Finder Ransomware, including Trojans malware experts link to compromised Flash advertising networks. As with many, equivalent threats, removing the Threat Finder Ransomware after its installation may require both dedicated anti-malware tools and additional steps for avoiding...

BitCryptor Ransomware

Posted: May 14, 2015 | Category: Ransomware
Screenshot BitCryptor Ransomware, also referred to as Bit Cryptor, is an updated variant of CoinVault , a file encryption Trojan. Although the BitCryptor Ransomware takes care to avoid damaging OS files, the BitCryptor Ransomware will encrypt and render unusable most non-essential files of popular formats. Like other Trojans of its ilk, the BitCryptor Ransomware uses its attacks as an initial step in demanding a ransom fee via Bitcoin. For their part, malware experts recommend alternative solutions, such as blocking or removing the BitCryptor Ransomware with anti-malware tools, as cheaper and...

‘Los Pollos Hermanos’ Crypto Virus

Posted: May 11, 2015 | Category: Ransomware
The 'Los Pollos Hermanos' Crypto Virus is a file encryptor that targets files on the infected PC with a data-scrambling attack, afterward displaying a ransom message requesting payment for the restoration of your lost information. Although the 'Los Pollos Hermanos' Crypto Virus uses a whimsical ransom note referencing pop culture, in all other respects, the 'Los Pollos Hermanos' Crypto Virus is identical to prior file encrypting Trojans already surveyed by malware experts. Deleting the 'Los Pollos Hermanos' Crypto Virus with appropriate anti-malware equipment and avoiding any payment of its...

Alpha Crypt

Posted: April 30, 2015 | Category: Ransomware
Alpha Crypt, also known as AlphaCrypt, is a file encryption Trojan that targets files of particular formats and makes them unusable for holding for ransom. In addition to text files, image files, movie files and other, common targets, Alpha Crypt also sabotages files associated with major gaming applications. Despite the potential disruption to stored data on the infected PC, malware experts discourage paying Alpha Crypt's ransom, particularly as an alternative to deleting Alpha Crypt with a trusted brand of anti-malware software. From Beta Malware to Alpha Crypt Attacks abusing...
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