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...

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...

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...

CryptoLocker Ransomware

Posted: | Category: Ransomware | Threat Level: 10/10
Screenshot CryptoLocker, also identified as Trojan:Win32/Crilock.A, is a Windows locker Trojan that modifies a range of files on your PC to make them temporarily unusable and demands that you pay a fee before you can acquire the key to decrypt the affected files. As an added incentive to submit to CryptoLocker's ransom, CryptoLocker also warns that any attempt to remove the infection from your PC will cause the associated key to be deleted. Despite these threats, SpywareRemove.com malware experts consider it unlikely that criminals would bother to restore any affected PCs to normal after...

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...

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...

Registry Cleaner Pro

Posted: | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
Screenshot Registry Cleaner Pro, also referred to as RegistryCleanerPro, is a rogue file cleaner that cons PC users by pretending to offer legitimate system-optimizing benefits, but fails to provide any of its marketed features – whether or not you spend money on Registry Cleaner Pro. Besides the fraudulent pretenses of its own functions, Registry Cleaner Pro also has been involved in multiple spam campaigns, and may use misleading methods to encourage you to install Registry Cleaner Pro. Malware experts recommend deleting Registry Cleaner Pro, like all scamware, with an appropriate (and...

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...

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...

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...

AVbytes XP/Vista/Win 7/Win 8 Antivirus 2015

Posted: December 2, 2014 | Category: Rogue Anti-Virus Programs
AVbytes Antivirus 2015 is a rogue anti-virus scanner, incapable of detecting threats, but able to deliver fraudulent security alerts. AVbytes Antivirus 2015 may modify its appearance or brand name to match your version of Windows, and detects non-existent infections as justification for initiating its premium registration process. Even while ignoring its tactic, Avbytes Antivirus 2015 can pose a viable threat, due to other system changes that may harm your PC's security. Malware experts heavily discourage any response other than uninstalling AVbytes Antivirus 2015 with the immediate use of...

A-Secure 2015

Posted: November 26, 2014 | Category: Rogue Anti-Virus Programs
A-Secure 2015 is a rogue anti-virus product, most likely based on a branch of FakeRean, a wide-reaching family of Windows scamware. A-Secure 2015 may display a fake scanner that purport to have detected threats on your hard drive, create fake system alerts, hijack your browser, block other programs and attack some security settings. Based on the severity of its payload, A-Secure 2015 is classified as a threat, and, like most threatening software, should have its uninstall routine handled by a legitimate anti-malware scanner. An Old Tactic Seen with Next Year's Label A-Secure 2015 is...

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
Screenshot 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...
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