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...

SalePlus

Posted: | Category: Adware
SalePlus is classified as a Potentially Unwanted Program that comes into your computer by downloading a free software through a download manager. In most cases, download managers include additional programs such as SalePlus that have adware-related symptoms. Once installed, the browser extension starts injecting adware into your browser. The result of this adware is the display of several commercial advertisements like pop-ups, sponsored links, banners, coupons, etc. It is possible that these advertisements may lead to undesired websites; such cases of redirects are created with the...

StealRat

Posted: | Category: Botnets | Threat Level: 7/10
StealRat is a backdoor Trojan that uses a botnet to conduct spam-based attacks through a multi-step setup that's designed to avoid being detected by traditional security protocols. Because of StealRat's simple but effective mechanism of offloading much of its attack process through compromised websites, you're unlikely to notice any obvious symptoms of a StealRat infection on your computer, despite its ability to exploit your PC's own resources for illegal attacks against arbitrary e-mail addresses. Already, tens of thousands of PCs are estimated to be infected by StealRat, which has seen...

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...

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...

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...

Browse Pulse

Browse Pulse is a browser add-on noted for its advertising content, as well as its claims of supposedly enhancing its user's browser search results. While the meaningful advantages of its additional search results are questionable, Browse Pulse does provide tangible drawbacks in the form of its advertisements, which may interfere with other Web pages or deliver harmful content through your browser. Unless you have individual reasons for avoiding removing Browse Pulse, malware experts would recommend handling Browse Pulse's uninstall routine with quality anti-adware products. The Pulse...

OfferApp Ads

Posted: | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
OfferApp is a browser extension that delivers product recommendations and price comparisons as in-browser advertisements. In addition to being a potential risk to your Web browser's health, some versions of OfferApp also may attempt to block their deletion or generate additional files in unusual locations. However, malware researchers have found no indications that deleting OfferApp will fail when assisted by appropriate anti-adware utilities and standard security precautions. The Advertisement Offer You don't get a Chance to Refuse Because of their ability to provide minute, but...

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...

Dragon Branch Ads

Dragon Branch is detected as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP). Customarily, PUPs such as Dragon Branch are distributed using a variety of questionable marketing methods. Users may acquire Dragon Branch via freeware downloads or by downloading it themselves. Either way, a PUP that exhibits adware capabilities such as Dragon Branch is not recommended to be kept on your computer. Typically, PUPs like Dragon Branch are known to pretend to offer useful features related to your online experience, but in reality, they are not as good as advertised. Dragon Branch starts collecting information...

FlashBeat

FlashBeat is yet another Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) that claims to enhance your online experience. FlashBeat pretends to render graphics, text and other content in your web browsers, but these seemingly useful features are sands in your eyes. The real purpose behind applications such as FlashBeat is to generate user-orientated advertisements like coupons, offers, and discount pop-ups and thus gain on the back of users. FlashBeat may also install a browser extension or add-on that immediately starts collecting information about your browsing activities and later utilize the collected...

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...

Locker Virus

Posted: May 25, 2015 | Category: Ransomware
Locker Ransomware is a type of threat that encrypts certain files (images, document, video, and other types of files) on infected systems and makes them inaccessible to users. Currently, there are several versions of Locker Ransomware, which are Locker v2.60, Locker v3.30, Locker v4.55, Locker v4.81 and Locker v5.52. Once Locker Ransomware has encrypted all eligible files, it will ask the user to pay the ransom of 0.1 Bitcoins (approximately $25) in 3 days time, lest he wants to lose his data forever. However, we recommended that you avoid paying the criminals because it is not guaranteed...

Antivirus Pro 2017

Posted: May 25, 2015 | Category: Rogue Anti-Virus Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
Antivirus Pro 2017 is promoted as a robust and efficient anti-malware solution. However, these claims could not be farther from the truth. Antivirus Pro 2017 is a malicious rogue antivirus tool. This prime example of rogueware belongs to the same wretched family as Antivirus Pro 2015, Smart Security, Privacy Protection and many other rogue anti-virus programs. Antivirus Pro 2017 may propagate in several ways, some of which include bundling, peer-to-peer file sharing and even Trojans. Once Antivirus Pro 2017 installs on your computer, it will immediately start a scan and detect various...

Ai88 Ransomware

Posted: May 25, 2015 | Category: Ransomware
Ai88 ransomware belongs to one of the most dastardly and devious malware categories-ransomware. To be more specific, Ai88 ransomware will encrypt a number of your files and demand a ransom in order to decrypt them. Ai88 ransomware is usually distributed through malicious downloads games, files, video, music, etc. Once Ai88 ransomware enters your computer, it will encrypt many of your files, primarily going for the personal ones. Video, music, pictures, save files, documents ‒ Ai88 ransomware will encrypt a number of these files, extorting you for ransom. What is worse, Ai88 ransomware...

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...

KRIPTOVOR Ransomware

Posted: April 10, 2015 | Category: Ransomware
The KRIPTOVOR Ransomware is a file encryptor Trojan that includes features for other attacks on a modular basis, and also may collect file data. Although the KRIPTOVOR Ransomware originates in Russia, and current samples are configured primarily for targeting victims using Cyrillic script documents, its functions also may endanger the files and machines of PC users residing elsewhere. As a reasonable precaution against file encryption attacks, malware researchers advise using routine, remote backup strategies in combination with regular anti-malware scans to delete the KRIPTOVOR Ransomware...

CrypVault

Posted: April 8, 2015 | Category: Ransomware
CrypVault is a file encrypting Trojan that also incorporates spyware add-ons capable of collecting information, such as your account login. While CrypVault has seen the greatest rates of distribution in Russia and neighboring countries, CrypVault also has begun to be seen in meaningful numbers elsewhere, including North America. During its attacks, CrypVault portrays itself as a legitimate PC security tool for recovering locked files. However, malware researchers see no advantages in victims paying its ransom and recommend responding to CrypVault as threatening software, with appropriate...

Ransom:Win32/Isda

Posted: April 3, 2015 | Category: Ransomware
Ransom:Win32/Isda is a ransomware that is mostly distributed via spam e-mail attachments. Computer security experts advise users not to pay the ransom presented by Ransom:Win32/Isda. Sometimes, trojan downloaders are also capable of attracting ransomware to your computer. Infections such as Ransom:Win32/Isda are intended to generate income for cyber crooks by encrypting files on their systems and providing a non-standard payment method. The presence of Ransom:Win32/Isda ransom message is a signal that there is an infection on your computer, and it is advisable that you use a powerful...

‘PacMan’ Ransomware

Posted: March 27, 2015 | Category: Ransomware | Threat Level: 10/10
The 'PacMan' Ransomware is a file encryption Trojan that recently saw distribution in targeted e-mail attacks focused on European chiropractors. In addition to locking your files in exchange for a ransom fee, the 'PacMan' Ransomware also conducts other attacks, such as collecting personal information and disabling standard security solutions. Paying the 'PacMan' Ransomware's ransom has no certainty of restoring your files, and malware specialists advise using anti-malware tools to disable the 'PacMan' Ransomware alongside file backup protocols that can render your data immune to its...

AntiVirus PRO 2015

Posted: March 27, 2015 | Category: Rogue Anti-Virus Programs
AntiVirus PRO 2015 is a rogue anti-virus program whose GUI imitates the looks, but not functionality, of a legitimate AV suite, including file-scanning technology and pop-up warnings against relevant attacks or vulnerabilities. While AntiVirus PRO 2015 will use its supposed security features to encourage the premium registration of its software, doing so offers no virus removal advantages for your computer. Accordingly, malware experts have categorized AntiVirus PRO 2015 as scamware. Standard course of action for dealing with fraudulent AV products like AntiVirus PRO 2015 should include...

Protective Antivirus 2015

Posted: March 26, 2015 | Category: Rogue Anti-Virus Programs
Protective Antivirus 2015 is a rogue anti-virus scanner that detects imaginary threats such as nonexistent backdoor Trojans or remote hacking tools automatically. While providing imitations of actual security features, Protective Antivirus 2015 exhorts its users to purchase a registered version of its suite for the removal of all 'detected' threats. As malware researchers have classified Protective Antivirus 2015 as scamware, this program should not be purchased, nor any attempts made to communicate with its developers. However, for your PC's overall safety, removing Protective Antivirus...

Security Defender Pro 2015

Posted: March 24, 2015 | Category: Rogue Anti-Virus Programs
Security Defender Pro 2015, also known as Defender Pro 2015, is a rogue anti-malware program that imitates the features of actual anti-malware suites as a means of extorting money with its software registration requests. The registered version of Security Defender Pro 2015 is no more capable of protecting your system from infections than its unregistered version. However, Defender Pro 2015 may generate believable pop-up alerts that highly resemble the warnings of real PC security suites. Because many members of Security Defender Pro 2015's estimated family of scamware, the family also are...

VaultCrypt

Posted: March 18, 2015 | Category: Ransomware
VaultCrypt is a file encryptor Trojan that uses a combination of Visual Basic scripts, batch files and third-party freeware to encrypt your files, rendering them unusable until you pay a Bitcoin fee to its admins. While previously seen distributed towards Russian PC users, VaultCrypt now is beginning to make headway in Canada and other, English-speaking regions, although much of its well-developed infrastructure still is in a transitional state. Despite the inherent difficulties in recovering files from this threat, paying its ransom is not a course of action malware experts would...
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