‘Warning! Windows May Be Infected’ Pop-up

Posted: June 3, 2014 | Category: Fake Warning Messages
'Warning! Windows May Be Infected' Pop-up is a misleading alert notification that may be an indication of malware lurking on your computer. The 'Warning! Windows May Be Infected' Pop-up message may lead to the download of questionable files, which may be malware. In some cases the 'Warning! Windows May Be Infected' Pop-up message may display a phone number to contact, which is a means of hackers getting money out of you through a high phone bill by calling the number. 'Warning! Windows May Be Infected' Pop-up may appear while surfing the internet at random. Eliminating the 'Warning! Windows...

Update-player.net

Posted: June 3, 2014 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Update-player.net is a browser hijacker site that may lead to web site redirects or loading of Update-player.net as the default home page. In the case that Update-player.net is loading as a default home page, computer users will want to find all associated files, plugins and add-ons and then remove them. It is not until those related files are removed when Update-player.net will still loading automatically on your web browsers. Usually freeware programs will load Update-player.net as your default home page with associated plugins added to your web browser. Use of an antispyware tool may be...

All.GiftsBread.eu

Posted: June 3, 2014 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
All.GiftsBread.eu is a browser hijacker site that may load random pop-up advertisements and cause redirects to questionable sites. The All.GiftsBread.eu page may be set as your default home page in some cases indicating that files or plugins associated with All.GiftsBread.eu were installed on your computer. In this case files related to All.GiftsBread.eu may have been loaded by means of previously installed freeware programs. Use of an antispyware program may be needed to rid your system of these files, thus allowing you to set your own default home page.

Malware.QVM06.Gen

Posted: June 3, 2014 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) | Threat Level: 1/10
Malware.QVM06.Gen is a heuristic detection for potentially threatening software installers. Besides the possibility of Malware.QVM06.Gen installing real threats, Malware.QVM06.Gen also has close associations with adware and other Potentially Unwanted Programs. Although they're not necessarily illegal, malware researchers do consider the latter security risks and recommends their deletion with appropriate security tools. Because malware analysts have detected Malware.QVM06.Gen in a range of different products, the symptoms of Malware.QVM06.Gen infections are subject to variations, but may...

Hacktool:Win32/Gendows

Posted: June 3, 2014 | Category: Malware | Threat Level: 7/10
Hacktool:Win32/Gendows is a malicious threat that hackers may use to gain access to an infected computer. Through Hacktool:Win32/Gendows an infected PC may have other malware downloaded and installed on it without notification to the computer user. Additionally, rootkits and various Trojan horse threats may be installed through Hacktool:Win32/Gendows where a remote attacker is gaining access. Preventing the dangers that come with Hacktool:Win32/Gendows may require the use of an antispyware application with the ability to detect and completely remove emerging malware threats.

Video DownloadHelper

Posted: June 3, 2014 | Category: Browser Addons
Video Downloadhelper may be mistaken as a questionable application. It is actually a legitimate browser add-on that provides functions for downloading videos from the internet. The Video DownloadHelper program may be bundled and installed with other applications, such as freeware downloaded from downloads sites on the internet. Computer users may choose to remove Video DownloadHelper, which can be done through various ways by finding the add-ons or plugins within web browser applications.

‘Java Plug-in Needs Your Permission To Run’ Pop-up

Posted: June 2, 2014 | Category: Fake Warning Messages
'Java Plug-in Needs Your Permission To Run' Pop-up is a fake pop-up message which may be used to install potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) or adware on the computer system. If the pop-up saying 'Java Plug-in Needs Your Permission To Run' Pop-up appears on the machine while the computer user is browsing online, this may mean that the PC has been already contaminated with associated adware. The 'Java Plug-in Needs Your Permission To Run' Pop-up may appear to come from a trustworthy creator, while, in reality, it may simply try to dupe the computer user into downloading PUPs or adware. If...

Adware:Win32/Windupdates.L

Posted: June 2, 2014 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
Adware:Win32/Windupdates.L is an adware threat that may claim to make online shopping experience better for PC users. After installation on the computer system, Adware:Win32/Windupdates.L may create and show intrusive random pop-up advertisements, banners and messages on the PC including various discount coupons, offers, sales and deals, or the ones related to the computer user's Internet surfing habits. The pop-up ads and messages of Adware:Win32/Windupdates.L may occur if this adware finds out that the PC user is surfing online shopping websites; therefore, some computer users may...

Extra Savings

Posted: June 2, 2014 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
Extra Savings is an adware threat that may state to improve the computer user's Web browsing activities and save time and money by providing numerous discount coupons, sales, offers and deals. After installation on the PC, Extra Savings may display unwanted ads, messages and banners in a form of a pop-up box, which may include a variety of deals and offers based on the PC user's search queries when he is browsing the Web. Extra Savings may insert a browser add-on, plug-in or browser extension onto all well-known Web browsers incorporating Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla...

Deeal

Posted: June 2, 2014 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
Deeal is a potentially unwanted browser plug-in generated by Corporate Inc (published using Crossrider platform). Deeal may insert itself in the major Web browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. Deeal may declare computer users to make their Internet surfing activity better by showing website trust rating, permitting coupon and comparison shopping. However, in actuality, it is categorized as adware. Deeal may be distributed and penetrate into the computer system as an additional application packaged with free programs that computer users can download...

ResultsBay

Posted: June 2, 2014 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
ResultsBay is a potentially unwanted browser plug-in that may declare to make the PC user's Web browsing activity more efficient by displaying associated content containing websites, permitting comparison shopping, discount coupons and adding other beneficial functionalities. ResultsBay may appear as a reliable browser extension but, in fact, it is categorized as adware. The makers of ResultsBay, SuperWeb LLC, have produced it to be compatible with the popular Web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. ResultsBay may be distributed and access the PC as an...

Adwerx.com

Posted: June 2, 2014 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Adwerx.com is an ad-supported website that, at first sight, may seem to be a legitimate and safe search engine, but, in truth, it may be connected with browser hijackers and adware that may result in continuous search redirects on the Web browser. If any browser hijackers or adware related to Adwerx.co are installed on the computer system, computer users may get unwillingly diverted to Adwerx.com and other similar domains that may be commercial and show various random pop-up ads. These pop-up ads are most probably linked to surfing habits of the PC user, who is visiting a suspicious...

Softstan.com

Posted: June 2, 2014 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Softstan.com is a suspicious website that through the use of associated adware and browser hijackers may display a bogus 'Please Install the HD Video Player (Recommended)' pop-up message on a computer system. If a PC user clicks on the phony pop-up window from Softstan.com in a Web browser, the computer system may be contaminated with potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), adware, browser hijackers, unwanted add-ons, plug-ins, browser extensions, and even malware infections. If the fake pop-up notification from Softstan.com emerges on the PC, the computer user might have possibly clicked a...

JavaUpgrader.com

Posted: June 2, 2014 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
JavaUpgrader.com is a questionable upgrade website that may show a bogus pop-up warning message 'Free Java Security Update (Required)' on the PC while computer users are surfing the Internet. The bogus pop-up warning message on JavaUpgrader.com may be shown by adware that may circulate and enter the PC as an additional application while computer users are downloading free applications from suspicious download websites. The fake pop-up alert displayed on JavaUpgrader.com may declare that 'Your Java version is out of date', and the computer user needs to download some critical security...

‘Ce contenu necessite la mise a jour 12.2 de Media Player’ Pop-up

Posted: June 2, 2014 | Category: Fake Warning Messages
'Ce contenu nécessite la mise a jour 12.2 de Media Player' Pop-up is a bogus update message that is targets French-speaking computer users with a fake update offer to install Media Player. 'Ce contenu necessite la mise a jour 12.2 de Media Player' Pop-up may occur on a computer system if it was contaminated with adware. 'Ce contenu necessite la mise a jour 12.2 de Media Player' Pop-up may emerge on a Web browser every time a PC user opens an application. 'Ce contenu necessite la mise a jour 12.2 de Media Player' Pop-up may show up on popular Web browsers such as Google Chrome, Internet...

‘WARNING! Your Flash Player May Be Out Of Date’ Pop-up

Posted: June 2, 2014 | Category: Fake Warning Messages
'WARNING! Your Flash Player May Be Out Of Date. Please Upgrade To Continue' Pop-up is a fraudulent pop-up alert that may be used to install a variety of PUPs (potentially unwanted programs) and adware threats on a computer system. 'WARNING! Your Flash Player May Be Out Of Date. Please Upgrade To Continue' Pop-up may also mean that the computer has been already contaminated with PC infections such as adware or potentially unwanted programs. The phony 'WARNING! Your Flash Player May Be Out Of Date. Please Upgrade To Continue' Pop-up may state that Flash Player may be out of date and urge a PC...

Adware:Win32/OfferBoxBrowser

Posted: June 2, 2014 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
Adware:Win32/OfferBoxBrowser is adware that may generate and show disturbing pop-up advertisements and notifications in a Web browser pertaining to the PC user's surfing routine when the computer user is visiting various potentially commercial websites. The Adware:Win32/OfferBoxBrowser ads and notifications may signify that the computer system is affected by adware or a PUP (potentially unwanted program). Adware:Win32/OfferBoxBrowser may be distributed and install itself onto the computer system as an extra tool packaged with numerous freeware, which computer users can download and...

TROJ_POSHCODER.A

Posted: June 2, 2014 | Category: Trojans | Threat Level: 9/10
TROJ_POSHCODER.A is a file encryptor Trojan, or a variant of ransomware that scrambles file data, afterward requesting money to unscramble (or 'decrypt') your files. TROJ_POSHCODER.A is hard-coded to use default Windows scripts and utilities for much of its attacks, of which visible symptoms include changes to the affected files' names. You may overcome file encryption attacks relatively easily through proper file backup methodology and, of course, professional anti-malware programs that are able to remove TROJ_POSHCODER.A infections from your PC. The PowerShell Trojan that's...

Adware.Agent.OBZ

Posted: May 30, 2014 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
Adware.Agent.OBZ is adware that may generate and show disturbing pop-up advertisements pertaining to the PC user's browsing habits on the computer system. Upon installation on the PC, Adware.Agent.OBZ may insert an unwanted browser add-on, plug-in or browser extension on the Web browser. If Adware.Agent.OBZ pop-up advertisements are shown on the computer once the PC user opens a new tab on the Web browser, it may mean that the computer system was corrupted by adware, in this case, Adware.Agent.OBZ or a PUP (potentially unwanted program). Adware.Agent.OBZ may display disturbing pop-up ads...

Frevens Pro

Posted: May 30, 2014 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
Frevens Pro is adware that may be used to show a variety of random pop-up advertisements on the PC every time the computer user is surfing the Internet. Frevens Pro can be installed into Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome Web browsers. No matter on which Web browser Frevens Pro is installed, the computer user may have to cope with the same results. Frevens Pro may aim at making the PC user click on unwanted pop-up advertisements, which means that the computer user may get unwillingly diverted to questionable websites involving and, thus, increase web traffic of the...
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