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...

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...

Qone8.com

Posted: | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Screenshot Qone8.com is a search site that redirects any searches to Google, with Qone8.com's primary source of income appearing to be the non-sensitive contact information that Qone8.com collects from its users for the purpose of growing its 'professional contacts directory.' While this behavior may not necessarily hold any advantages for you, neither is it a serious security risk, and SpywareRemove.com malware experts only became aware of Qone8.com due to the browser-hijacking attacks of seemingly unrelated PC threats. Browser hijacks that force your browser to display Qone8.com always should...

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...

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...

Qvo6 Hijacker

Posted: | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Screenshot The Qvo6 hijacker is a browser hijacker that's promoted by Qvo6.com as a useful search-enhancing utility, even though Qvo6's real search-related features appear to be limited to redirecting PC users to popular search engines like Google. Installation methods for the Qvo6 hijacker appear to include many non-consensual methods, and although Qvo6.com does provide uninstallation instructions, these instructions may not remove all of the components of any particular Qvo6 hijacker. As a standard precaution against Qvo6 hijacker infections, malware researchers recommend using anti-malware...

TornTV

Posted: | Category: Malware | Threat Level: 7/10
TornTV is a browser hijacker that, at first glance, may appear as a legitimate program, which helps PC users to watch TV programs and download video files on the computer system. In truth, TornTV is able to do what it says; however, in order to make computer users download Torn TV on their PCs, it may repeatedly reroute PC users to Torntv.com website if their computers were infected. TornTV may also be distributed and enter the computer bundled with other free programs. Computer users can install TornTV from its official website; however, if affected by TornTV browser hijacker, PC users...

Oxy Torrent

Posted: | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) | Threat Level: 1/10
PUP.Oxy Torrent is a Potentially Unwanted Program that's designed and distributed by Escolade Solutions, a company known for distributing PUPs and low-level PC threats that refuse to uninstall themselves. Common infection vectors for PUP.Oxy Torrent and other products by the same company tend to be non-consensual, which makes software bundles, drive-by-downloads and other aggressive software-installing strategies to be probable ways of PUP.Oxy Torrent ending up on your computer. As usual, anti-malware products can delete PUP.Oxy Torrent regardless of any other factors, assuming that...

XP Antivirus 2013

Posted: | Category: Rogue Anti-Virus Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
Screenshot Rather than waiting for the New Year’s arrival, the criminals who are behind new variants of FakeRean scamware have released their new 'products early,' with XP Antivirus 2013 as just one of many examples of fraudulent security software. As a rogue anti-malware program, XP Antivirus 2013 is excellent at displaying realistic-looking and dangerous-sounding malware alerts, but SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have long since confirmed that XP Antivirus 2013 can't detect or delete real PC threats. Because XP Antivirus 2013 and other members of its family may also be used to attack...

Total Anti Malware Protection

Posted: | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
Screenshot Like other types of scamware, Total Anti Malware Protection's most visible symptoms are its attempts to pass itself off as an anti-malware product through fake system alerts, infection-riddled system scans and other types of fraudulent information. Total Anti Malware Protection is a rogue anti-malware program that bears many of the hallmark traits of a member of , including causing browser redirects and blocking Windows diagnostic software. SpywareRemove.com malware analysts encourage you to set any temptation to pay attention to security-related information from Total Anti Malware...

Silon

Posted: | Category: Malware | Threat Level: 7/10
Silon is a Trojan, which is created to steal banking data from computer users. If Silon enters the computer system, it can access the PC user's banking credentials. Silon may lead to loss of money and other PC problems. Silon can spread and install itself on the PC via spam mails that carry attractive information, such as lottery prizes, free gifts, messages about packages the computer user should supposedly receive, that could help attackers make PC users click on them, or download malicious attachments. Attackers may also use Silon to compromise well-known websites and cause unwanted...

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...

‘Policijos Departamentas Prie Vidaus Reikalų Ministerijos’ Ransomware

Posted: April 14, 2014 | Category: Ransomware | Threat Level: 10/10
'Policijos Departamentas Prie Vidaus Reikalų Ministerijos' Ransomware, otherwise known as 'Policijos Departamentas Prie Vidaus Reikalų Ministerijos' Ransomware Virus, is security threat that shows a scary pop-up alert 'Policijos Departamentas Prie Vidaus Reikalų Ministerijos - Lietuvos Kriminalinės Policijos Biuras - Informacinių Technologijų Valdyba' Ransomware made and delivered to affected computers in Lithuania by the associated Trojan. The Trojan locks victimized computer users from accessing the desktop and computer by showing a bogus pop-up warning message of Ransomware. The...

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...

CryptoDefense

Posted: March 19, 2014 | Category: Ransomware | Threat Level: 10/10
The recently-identified CryptoDefense is a file encryptor Trojan that encrypts popular file formats on the infected PC, causing the associated files to become unusable. Although this damage is, in theory, reversible, the hundreds of dollars in ransom that CryptoDefense demands for decrypting your files is an overly expensive solution that malware researchers would suggest you avoid paying. Instead, you should restore any affected files from a remote backup, if necessary, after using standardized anti-malware techniques and software to remove CryptoDefense from your computer. The...

Windows Pro Defence Kit

Posted: March 18, 2014 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
Screenshot Windows Pro Defence Kit is a new clone of old, rogue anti-malware products that claim to offer your PC security services, when their real functions involve displaying fake information, attempting to defraud you of money and blocking most legitimate programs that could help your PC. Connected to infamous families like Tritax and FakePAV and belonging to the family, Windows Pro Defence Kit is just as much a danger to you as previous members of these scamware groups, and malware experts always urge you to remove Windows Pro Defence Kit as fast as possible. The use of additional...

‘Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik’ Ransomware

Posted: March 17, 2014 | Category: Ransomware | Threat Level: 10/10
The 'Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik' Ransomware is a Trojan specialized in assaulting residents of German-speaking nations with fake copyright warnings that block the infected PC's desktop. While the Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik or the Federal Office for Information Security, is a legitimate organization, it hasn't endorsed these computer-blocking attacks, which trigger even for machines that are innocent of any wrongdoing. Meanwhile, malware researchers recommend the same solutions they'd call for with any other fake Police Trojan : using...

Windows Defence Master

Posted: March 15, 2014 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
Screenshot Windows Defence Master is a fake anti-malware program designed to create false impressions of the presence of a variety of high-level threats, while also including direct attacks against your PC that Windows Defence Master then blames on these threats. Without any real security features to buy, there should be no question that Windows Defence Master isn't worth your money, but malware researchers have connected Windows Defence Master to previous scamware families that are able to threaten your PC's overall state of security. Accordingly, you should rush to disable and then uninstall...

Windows Security Master

Posted: March 11, 2014 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
Screenshot The ongoing saga of fake anti-malware products now continues with Windows Security Master, which is designed to look like a Windows security suite – but has no functioning security features. As fraudulent software, Windows Security Master is capable of displaying system warnings and alerts to warn you about the supposed presence of other, high-level PC threats while Windows Security Master requests that you purchase its premium version to expedite their removal from your machine. Those incautious enough to pay the Windows Security Master's fee quickly will discover that Windows...

Windows Security Booster

Posted: March 9, 2014 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
Windows Security Booster is a fake anti-malware product that detects fake threats in lieu of providing actual protection from threats, all to convince you to spend your money on its non-functional security suite. However, showing you fake alerts isn't where Windows Security Booster's repertoire of attacks stops and malware experts find it most concerning that Windows Security Booster is capable of preventing other applications from launching. Because Windows Security Booster is a member of a family with an extended history of receiving regular updates, you should remove Windows Security...

Windows Defence Unit

Posted: March 8, 2014 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
Screenshot Windows Defence Unit is a fake anti-malware program that doesn't let its crippling deficiencies in actual threat detection slow down Windows Defence Unit from launching fraudulent pop-up warnings and imitation 'system scans'. While malware researchers have acquired a long familiarity with other members of Windows Defence Unit's family, which rotates through their brand names frequently, Windows Defence Unit continues to be a threat to modern PCs through its fraudulent security features, including some functions that may block other programs automatically. The use of actual anti-malware...
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