ClipCnv

Posted: November 27, 2014 | Category: Adware
ClipCnv is an adware program that uses the bundling distribution method with third-party software. Although ClipCnv doesn't attack your PC and isn't threatening software, ClipCnv may modify your browser's settings in ways that force it to load unwanted advertisements. Accordingly, unless you have unusual reasons to do anything else, deleting ClipCnv through typical anti-adware solutions should be considered a first resort. Virtual Concessions Stands with Advertisements in Their Popcorn ClipCnv is one of the multiple adware programs that malware experts traced back to a recent...

Giftssoft

Posted: November 27, 2014 | Category: Adware
Giftssoft is an adware program that installs itself as an extension for your Chrome browser. Recent distribution methods for Giftssoft add-ons have exploited unofficial installers for streaming media players and may install additional adware besides Giftssoft. Since Giftssoft's advertisements may hamper either the security of your PC or the performance of Chrome, removing Giftssoft with standardized anti-adware solutions should be assumed to be an ideal counter-response. The Additional Advertisements You'll get with Your Popcorn Third-party software bundles are some of the most...

Regin

Posted: November 27, 2014 | Category: Backdoors
Regin is one of the most sophisticated pieces of malware that disguises itself as a legitimate software for Microsoft operating systems. The backdoor trojan Regin was created to steal data from users. Regin may take screenshots and even control the cursor. Regin malware is believed to have the ability of stealing passwords. According to computer threat analysts, Regin has been developed for many months, if not years. It is now clear what cybercriminals used Regin to hit individuals, small businesses, private companies, research institutes and government entities. Moreover, Regin is known to...

SystHeal Optimizer

Posted: November 26, 2014 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)
SystHeal Optimizer is a Potentially Unwanted Program that offers fixes for common Registry and system problems to boost your performance. Although these are theoretically legitimate services, SystHeal Optimizer uses scan results and marketing statements of questionable accuracy, both of which are meant to encourage the purchase of its registered version. Since SystHeal Optimizer offers suspicious system optimization functions, uninstalling SystHeal Optimizer through the same routines used versus any other Potentially Unwanted Program ironically is the optimal course of action. The...

Trojan.MSIL.Injector.NEP

Posted: November 26, 2014 | Category: Trojans
Trojan.MSIL.Injector.NEP is detected as a trojan by several anti-malware and anti-virus programs. Trojan.MSIL.Injector.NEP is known to be distributed in a number of ways that include spam e-mail campaigns with corrupted attachments inside or when users visit malicious websites. Trojan.MSIL.Injector.NEP can cause fake security messages to pop-up on the screen in order to mislead users into thinking they need to install additional software, which in most cases leads to malware. Users may also notice that Trojan.MSIL.Injector.NEP weakened the overall performance of their system.

Grocery Coupons

Posted: November 26, 2014 | Category: Adware
Grocery Coupons is one of those adware-related applications that is distributed via bundling marketing method based on pay-per-install technique. Grocery Coupons pretends to be a useful tool for your online shopping experience by offering you deals and discounts. In reality, adware-supported program such as Grocery Coupons might only annoy you with its endless advertisements that disturb users while they browse the Internet. Grocery Coupons may alter browsers' homepage and default search engine in order to easily manipulate search results and thus redirect users to unwanted websites only to...

Support PL

Posted: November 26, 2014 | Category: Adware
Support PL is detected by several reputable anti-virus and anti-malware programs to be a Potentially Unwanted Program (or a PUP) with adware capabilities. Like most of the other PUPs available, Support PL uses a bundling marketing method when it comes to distribution. Support PL mainly installs as a browser extension, add-on or a plugin and may cause your browser to display endless commercial advertisements that can certainly drive you crazy. Moreover, all these ads by Support PL are used to boost traffic and redirect users to certain websites.

Boomdeal

Posted: November 26, 2014 | Category: Adware
Boomdeal is a Potentially Unwanted Program belonging to the sub-classification of adware, or a program that loads additional advertising content. Although the text link-based advertisements preferred by Boomdeal installations are highly visible, they may allow security issues of a less obvious nature to occur, such as exposing you to fake software updates. Between the debatable nature of its actual benefits and the issues surrounding Boomdeal, deleting Boomdeal through specialized anti-adware programs should be contemplated before any other response. When Your Site Text goes 'Boom' with...

cheapNcheap

Posted: November 26, 2014 | Category: Adware
CheapNcheap is an adware program that installs itself as an extension to your Chrome Web browser. In addition to its displaying functions centered around loading unwanted advertisements, cheapNcheap also may be installed by exploits that tend to distribute additional adware, and which may reinstall cheapNcheap if you try to remove cheapNcheap. You can resolve these multiple threat scenarios by using general anti-adware, anti-malware and other system-scanning products to conduct in-depth inspections of the compromised PC. A Steep Price for Cheap Web Browsing When software claiming to...

Takegif

Posted: November 25, 2014 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)
Takegif appears to be a browser extension that is capable of displaying diverse advertisement material. Takegif is considered adware because it uses pop-ups, in-text hyperlinks, and banners aggressively. Adware developers take advantage of the fact that the majority of computer users handle installations of software through the 'Express' or 'Typical' option and incorporate their products with freeware. Takegif adware may record your browsing history to help its sponsors to deliver better-suited ads. Users may want to use the help of a trusted anti-spyware tool to clean their system of...

FoxWebber

Posted: November 25, 2014 | Category: Adware
FoxWebber is a browser extension and a sign that adware may be present on the system. The FoxWebber extension is used as an advertisement platform by its creators. Adware such as FoxWebber usually comes along with freeware due to users opting to choose the 'Express' or 'Typical' option during the installation process. Adware is used to display an abundance of pop-ups, ads, coupons, banners and pop-unders with products from merchants that support adware developers. FoxWebber may gather information on your browsing habits in order to provide its sponsors with raw data for market development....

SoftwareEnhancer

Posted: November 25, 2014 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)
SoftwareEnhancer is a program that may attract users with the promise of improved system performance. You may find SoftwareEnhancer present in many freeware installers offered as an additional free tool. To discover SoftwareEnhancer in freeware setups, users should use the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' option within the installation wizard. SoftwareEnhancer offers very limited functionality as a system maintenance tool. SoftwareEnhancer is perceived as Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) but with adware capabilities that may display several pop-ups, ads and windows with merchandise provided by its...

SoftwareBooster

Posted: November 25, 2014 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)
SoftwareBooster is an application that offers to improve your system performance and may appear as a browser extension. SoftwareBooster is considered a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) because along with its promised functionality, users may experience many pop-ups, banners, and pop-unders. The creators of SoftwareBooster distribute it alongside other freeware. During the installation process of freeware, users may not notice SoftwareBooster since SoftwareBooster may be already be pre-selected as an additional tool to install. The only way to stop advertisements related to SoftwareBooster...

SystemPreserver

Posted: November 25, 2014 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)
Computer users may find SystemPreserver operating on their PC as a browser extension. SystemPreserver's name suggests it possesses the functionality to protect your PC, but it is considered adware. SystemPreserver is used as an advertisement platform and may display numerous pop-ups, coupons and windows inside your web browser. Adware such as SystemPreserver is typically bundled with freeware. Users may spot adware if they forsake the 'Express' or 'Typical' option in installers and start using the alternative 'Advanced' and 'Custom' option. You may benefit from the presence of anti-spyware...

Norton-fix.net

Posted: November 25, 2014 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Norton-fix.net is a domain that displays a message that says the visitor is infected with malware. The message suggests to users to call a phone number '1-844-887-6788' to resolve any security issues. The number on Norton-fix.net is associated with other services claiming to be a technical support for several anti-virus solutions. The message being displayed leads users to install Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs). Hackers are known to use fake infection alerts in order to gain access to computers and potentially extract data. Users can prevent potential attacks hosted on pages such as...

Trojan.Packed.kvt

Posted: November 25, 2014 | Category: Trojans
Trojan.Packed.kvt is a compressed Trojan that may be used in backdoor attacks that subvert your control over your PC. While other means of installation also are likely, Trojan.Packed.kvt's latest campaign exploited fraudulent e-mail messages that may be targeting specific NGOs (non-profit institutions). Trojan.Packed.kvt infections have a high rate of correlation with major security and performance issues, and malware experts advise that you turn to your anti-malware solutions whenever suspecting its presence on any PC. Trojan.Packed.kvt: the Telltale Trojan in a Sluggish Computer...

BrickPreserver

Posted: November 25, 2014 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)
BrickPreserver is adware that displays numerous ads, pop-ups and banners across your web browsers. It is used as an advertisement platform for third parties. Content displayed in ads by BrickPreserver may offer users to download Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs). PUPs such as BrickPreserver is known to keep track of user's online activity in order to display targeted advertisement. Users need to be aware that PUPs or adware usually comes along with freeware. You can counter the installation of BrickPreserver by reviewing additional installations via the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' option....

BrickProvider

Posted: November 25, 2014 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)
BrickProvider is another ad-supported browser extension developed with the sole purpose to display advertisement material. BrickProvider is used as an advertisement medium between potential customers and merchants. Therefore, BrickProvider is branded as adware. It may use your web browser as a channel for ads, in-text hyperlinks, pop-ups, and windows and may follow your clicks around the web to determine which ads would be more likely to attract your attention. Users may have installed BrickProvider accidentally as it is typically distributed via 'bundling freeware' model. Computer users...

Blisteringadserver.biz

Posted: November 24, 2014 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Blisteringadserver.biz is associated with a browser hijacker site and a page that may be designed to load several random pop-ups and advertisements that lead to other issues. The Blisteringadserver.biz site could load up automatically upon opening a new web browser window on systems that have had files related to Blisteringadserver.biz installed. Those Blisteringadserver.biz files or add-on components may be loaded due to installing random freeware programs or bundled software from the Internet. Preventing and stopping the Blisteringadserver.biz page from loading at random and then causing...

PUP.Augmenter

Posted: November 24, 2014 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)
Augmenter is a Potentially Unwanted Application (PUA) that could be installed on a system by loading random freeware applications or bundled software obtained from various sources on the Internet. The Augmenter application could be loaded with each instance of booting a Windows PC. Once loaded and entered into system memory, system performance could then be reduced due to the various unwanted actions performed by Augmenter. Some of those activities range from causing redirects to annoying sites to loading up random advertisements that, if clicked, could cause other redirects to pages that...
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