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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

MyStart by Incredibar

Posted: | 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,...

Vid Adblock

Posted: | Category: Adware
Vid Adblock is an adware application that may utilize various methods to offer a means of evading advertisements on videos or through video sites like YouTube. The Vid Adblock service, although it may work, may come with the aggravation of Vid Adblock displaying its own advertisements or pop-up messages. The Vid Adblock program could be loaded on your system through previously installed freeware programs or bundled software apps. When loaded, your web browser may suffer from reduced performance. Additionally, you may be redirected to unwanted sites or pages that have questionable content...

Adware.BrowseFox

Posted: | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
Screenshot BrowseFox is a Potentially Unwanted Program and adware that modifies your browser to display advertisements. Most installations of BrowseFox occur without the PC user's consent using a variety of methods, such as browser redirects to unsafe Web pages hosting drive-by-downloads. Like any typical adware program, BrowseFox's advertisements usually are not unsafe but include the possibility of harmful Web content like phishing attacks, and SpywareRemove.com malware researchers consider removing BrowseFox to be a basic point of Web browser security. Since its installation usually takes place...

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...

Ransomware.FBI Moneypak

Posted: | Category: Malware | Threat Level: 7/10
Screenshot FBI Moneypak ransomware is ransomware that displays a fraudulent FBI warning as part of its attempt to steal money from the victim via MoneyPak. As a close relative of the Gema 'Access to your computer was denied' Virus , Police Central e-crime Unit (PCEU) ransomware , and Buma Stemra Virus , FBI Moneypak Ransomware can be deleted safely by the same anti-malware programs that can remove the so-called Gema Virus, which employs similar tactics, albeit for German rather than US legal jurisdictions. Although the FBI Moneypak ransomware's pop-up alert proclaims that your PC has been locked...

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...

‘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...

A-Secure 2015

Posted: November 26, 2014 | Category: Rogue Anti-Virus Programs
A-Secure 2015 is a rogue anti-virus software that enters the computer silently and disables the usage of .exe files so that users are prevented from opening applications related to Internet browsing. Also, A-Secure 2015 prevents the usage of other computer security products. Once installed, A-Secure 2015 runs a fake system scan and displays disturbing results showing that the system is infected with a number of threats and that you need to purchase the full version of A-Secure 2015. This is a technique designed only to lure users into spending their money.You will need a legitimate security...

Windows Antibreach Module

Posted: November 21, 2014 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs
Windows Antibreach Module is a fake anti-malware program used for generating inaccurate system warnings or blocking other programs without legitimate justifications. In addition to taking steps to defraud its user in a premium registration process, Windows Antibreach Module also may hinder your real security software, which makes Windows Antibreach Module easily classifiable as a threat. Removing Windows Antibreach Module, like all threats, should include strategies for disabling Windows Antibreach Module and then running real anti-malware solutions that can disinfect your PC as completely...

Zorton XP/Vista/Win 7/Win 8 Antivirus 2014

Posted: November 19, 2014 | Category: Rogue Anti-Virus Programs
Zorton Antivirus 2014 is a rogue anti-malware product cloned from similar members of the family of scamware. As with previous threats from that group, Zorton XP/Vista/Win 7/Win 8 Antivirus 2014 may modify its name to correspond to your operating system, disable other programs and display fraudulent security alerts. Although Zorton Antivirus 2014 may resemble a legitimate anti-malware scanner, malware researchers heavily advise removing Zorton Antivirus 2014 as an immediate threat to your PC. An Appraisal of a Modern Anti-Virus Hoax The FakeRean series of rogue anti-virus,...

Sirius XP/Vista/Win 7/Win 8 Antivirus 2014

Posted: November 13, 2014 | Category: Rogue Anti-Virus Programs
Sirius Antivirus 2014 is a family of rogue anti-virus scanners that deliver inaccurate system warnings and scan results. Trying to use Sirius Antivirus 2014 to remove any threats Sirius Antivirus 2014 claims to have detected will redirect the PC user to a premium registration offer. This offer is intended to give third parties access both to your funds and financial information. Depending on what Windows setup you have on your computer, Sirius Antivirus 2014 may appear as Sirius XP Antivirus 2014, Sirius Vista Antivirus 2014, Sirius Win 7 Antivirus 2014 or Sirius Win 8 Antivirus 2014....

CoinVault

Posted: November 13, 2014 | Category: Ransomware
CoinVault is detected as encryption threat, also known as ransomware. When the system is infected with ransomware, your files are encrypted, and users need to pay a 'ransom' if they want to regain control of their computer. CoinVault ransomware is quite similar to the CryptoWall 2.0 ransomware, still CoinVault is the less sophisticated variant. Once you have CoinVault on your computer, most of your files will be encrypted. There is an option for a one-time free decryption, but in the end, you have no choice but to pay the ransom. Once infected with CoinVault, users are forced to pay 0.7...

Windows Antivirus Adviser

Posted: November 10, 2014 | Category: Rogue Anti-Virus Programs
Windows Antivirus Adviser is a rogue anti-spyware pretending to be a legitimate virus scanner. Fake online virus scanners may advertise Windows Antivirus Adviser as a tool for additional protection. Windows Antivirus Adviser displays fake alerts for infections on your system, and that is why it is classified as a rogue anti-spyware tool. Windows Antivirus Adviser will display these warnings in order to scare users into buying a key for full protection. Do not fall victim to these fake alerts and do not buy anything from Windows Antivirus Adviser's creators. Their only purpose is to scare...

Rango XP/Vista/Win7/Win8 Antivirus 2014

Posted: November 7, 2014 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs
Rango Antivirus 2014 is a rogue anti-malware product that may change its name to coincide with the operating system of the computer user; for example, Rango XP Antivirus 2014, Rango Vista Antivirus 2014, Rango Win7 Antivirus 2014 or Rango Win8 Antivirus 2014. Like other scamware, Rango XP/Vista/Win7/Win8 Antivirus 2014 imitates the appearance of security products through fraudulent pop-ups and system scans, while providing no actual security to your PC. Because of the anti-security features found in most versions of Rango Antivirus 2014, malware experts classify Rango Antivirus 2014 a mid...

SuperCrypt

Posted: November 3, 2014 | Category: Ransomware
SuperCrypt is ransomware used by hackers to attack the targeted PC via Remote desktop or Terminal services. Successful attack is the installation of password protected program that encrypts your files and places a text file on your desktop named: HOW-TO-DECRYPT-FILES. The text says your files are encrypted using military cipher. The text file instructs the user to send a file smaller that 1MB along with user's unique code via email to the assailants. SuperCrypt's handler returns an email containing the decrypted file and a ransom demand for decryption. The payment is usually 300 euro in the...

Spyware Defender

Posted: November 3, 2014 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs
Spyware Defender is a rogue anti-spyware scanner that bases its appearance on legitimate Microsoft software. Like most scamware, Spyware Defender provides fictitious 'security' in the form of inaccurate threat alerts, pop-ups and system scans, but can't detect or delete true threats. Although Spyware Defender sometimes is distributed under seemingly outdated labels (such as Spyware Defender 2009), recent distribution campaigns in 2014 make Spyware Defender a current threat worth fighting with legitimate anti-malware tools. Spyware Defender: a Rogue Product on the Offensive Spyware...

Crowti

Posted: October 31, 2014 | Category: Ransomware
Crowti, also IDed as CryptoWall, is a family of file encryptor Trojans. Files on infected PCs are modified to make them unreadable, after which a ransom message displays for paying for a file-restoring service. Like other ransomware, paying Crowti does not guarantee the decrypting of your data, and malware researchers find using anti-malware products to remove Crowti without payments to third parties to be the safest strategy. The Crow that's Flying Away with Your Files Trojans that encrypt an infected machine's files are one of the most invasive and thorough ways for third parties...

Ransom:Win32/Crowti.A

Posted: October 20, 2014 | Category: Ransomware
Ransom:Win32/Crowti.A is classified as Ransomware by notable anti-virus and anti-malware programs. There are several ways of infiltration a user's system; for example, Ransom:Win32/Crowti.A can be automatically downloaded when visiting a malicious website that has been hacked. Ransom:Win32/Crowti.A may also be distributed when downloading other software or via e-mails coming from unknown senders with corrupted attachments. It is possible that ransomware such as Ransom:Win32/Crowti.A prevent you from using your computer. This is done by displaying a warning message, claiming that there has...

Vista Antispyware 2014

Posted: October 6, 2014 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs
Vista Antispyware 2014 is scamware that uses its appearance as an apparent anti-spyware scanner to swindle victims out of money for its registration. As a member of the Braviax or family, Vista Antispyware 2014 also may disable essential security features for Windows, along with launching inaccurate threat alerts. Deleting Vista Antispyware 2014 is heavily advised, and, despite its appearance, Vista Antispyware 2014 always should be treated as threatening software that has no ability to protect your computer. A Crook with Pretensions of PC Protection Vista Antispyware 2014 is...

Spyware Clear

Posted: September 22, 2014 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs
Spyware Clear is a rogue anti-spyware program that creates false warning messages for threatening software as a lead-in to encouraging the purchase of its registration key. In addition to their misleading system information, scamware programs like Spyware Clear may harm your PC's security by modifying settings or even disabling important software, and malware researchers tend to advise deleting Spyware Clear in all cases. Using legitimate anti-malware products, along with the steps necessary for disabling automatically-starting scamware, can help guarantee that Spyware Clear is...

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...
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