Downloader.Picproot

Posted: June 2, 2015 | Category: Trojans
Downloader.Picproot is a heuristic detection utilized by anti-malware scanners to detect a Trojan infection. An infection with Downloader.Picproot might lead to the download and install of other malware. Downloader.Picproot has been designed to infiltrate many computers via malicious web sites, spam e-mail campaigns and known to be related to Mal/MalitRar-B. Malware downloaded and installed by Downloader.Picproot might cause many malfunctions to your system and might generate plenty of junk files that will eat up hard drive space. Also, Downloader.Picproot is designed by cyber crooks to...

Backdoor.TinyBaron!g2

Posted: June 2, 2015 | Category: Trojans
Backdoor.TinyBaron!g2 is a heuristic detection name for a backdoor Trojan that affects OS that run Windows 2000, Windows Vista, and Windows XP. The Backdoor.TinyBaron!g2 Trojan is a member of the Backdoor.Tinybaron family and is mainly delivered to computers using deceptive marketing methods. Backdoor Trojans such as Backdoor.TinyBaron!g2 are known to participate in stealing confidential information from users. Backdoor.TinyBaron!g2 may also attract more malware to your system that might additionally slow it down. Trojans like Backdoor.TinyBaron!g2 modifies default system settings and...

GoGoGo Radio

Posted: June 2, 2015 | Category: Adware
GoGoGo Radio is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) that is created and developed by Puredirect LLC. Typically, unwanted software such as GoGoGo Radio are distributed by being bundled with other freeware as 'optional download'. Adware developers often rely on the fact that users mainly choose the "Quick" installation mode and thus they might install untrustworthy software or adware such as GoGoGo Radio. GoGoGo Radio may affect your entire system as well as your web browser. GoGoGo Radio automatically generates intrusive online advertisements that are capable of slowing down your computer....

Screenery Ads

Posted: June 2, 2015 | Category: Adware
Screenery ads might be displayed in users web browsers due to an adware infection that is currently affecting their system. Screenery is a misleading application that is often distributed using questionable delivery methods. Adware developers often bundle their products with non-harmful software to get a higher delivery rate. Once users accidentally install Screenery, it automatically starts collecting personal but non-identifiable information mainly from their browsing history. Later, this information is used to generate intrusive online advertisements that are known to consume a lot of...

‘Popupfix.co’ Pop-Up

Posted: June 2, 2015 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
The 'Popupfix.co' pop-up is a phishing attack that collects information or money by asking you to contact a computer repair company. You may encounter different versions of the 'Popupfix.co' pop-up while browsing an unsafe website, but some PC threats that install themselves on your hard drive also may generate them automatically. Malware experts recommend taking all necessary actions for avoiding even the smallest contact with any phishing content, including removing the 'Popupfix.co' pop-up by scanning your computer for additional threats, whenever it's appropriate. The Pop-Up that's...

PUM.Security Hijacks

Posted: June 2, 2015 | Category: Browser Hijackers
PUM.Security Hijacks are Potentially Unwanted Modifications of your Web browser that could disable its security features or otherwise open your PC up to Web-based attacks. PUM.Security Hijacks may include different kinds of browser changes, rather than a single change with predictable symptoms, which may complicate the process of identifying them or the unwanted software that causes them to occur. Using your PC's security software for detecting associated threats, along with removing the PUM.Security Hijacks is the response malware experts would suggest. The Hijackings You don't See...

Iconomize

Posted: June 2, 2015 | Category: Adware
Iconomize is a Potentially Unwanted Program that you may view under multiple names, and usually marketed as a desktop shortcut installer. Although Iconomize doesn't include any threatening functions, malware researchers have connected a range of adverse side effects to Iconomize installations, including worsened browser performance. Deleting Iconomize and other PUPs can keep your browser safe from further issues caused by third parties, such as unwanted contact with any Iconomize-affiliated websites. Iconomize: Making Problems Along with Icons Almost universally, PUPs or Potentially...

Dotdo Ads

Posted: June 1, 2015 | Category: Adware
In case your computer suddenly start displaying annoying advertisements by Dotdo while browsing websites such as Amazon and eBay, it is highly likely that you are a victim of adware. Dotdo is yet another adware that is distributed via questionable marketing methods like bundling. Since adware creators are well aware that users do not remain attentive during installation of software, they often bundle products like Dotdo to non-harmful applications. When users download freeware, they accidentally install both (or more) applications and thus get infected. Once you have installed Dotdo, it...

Swift Media Converter

Posted: June 1, 2015 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)
Swift Media Converter is classified a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) that has adware capabilities. It is common for applications such as Swift Media Converter to pretend to be useful so that more users would download and install them. However, computer security experts advise users to think twice before installing unreliable software like Swift Media Converter, as very often the pros do not outweigh the cons. Users might unintentionally install Swift Media Converter as it is often bundled with other free software. In other cases, users might download it themselves because they were...

TerminusSys

Posted: June 1, 2015 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)
TerminusSys is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) that exhibits adware capabilities and is a member of the Multiplug family. TerminusSys is similar to other applications that are a member of this family such as FreeDelivery, CutterFunc, and others. Computer security experts advise users to remove applications such as TerminusSys due to their adware symptoms. Like most of the other adware, TerminusSys is distributed via bundling with other free applications. Once you have installed TerminusSys, willingly or unwillingly, you will be presented with a great deal of unwanted commercial...

Ad By Jak

Posted: June 1, 2015 | Category: Adware
In case you notice plenty of additional advertisements in your web browser that are labeled "Ad by Jak", it is highly likely that your system has been infected with adware. The Ad by Jak adware is known to be delivered to many users via questionable distribution methods such as bundling. When users unintentionally install the Ad by Jak software, it automatically starts keeping a record of their browsing history, bookmarks, IP address, and other types of personal, but non-identifiable information. The information collected by the Ad by Jak adware is utilized to generate plenty of annoying...

Kiswin

Posted: June 1, 2015 | Category: Adware
Kiswin is classified as an adware infection that is known to be distributed using questionable delivery methods. Typically, users may acquire Kiswin when downloading free applications. Adware creators often rely on the fact that users are not attentive during the installation process of free software and accidentally install the additional apps that are bundled with it. To prevent your system from getting infected with adware such as Kiswin, it is advised to choose the "Advanced" installation mode and opt out the unnecessary products. However, if users accidentally install Kiswin, they will...

PerformWeb App

Posted: June 1, 2015 | Category: Adware
PerformWeb App is yet another Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) that exhibits adware symptoms. PerformWeb App is marketed as a useful application that will give users everything they need to ensure a better browsing experience. However, PerformWeb App is an ad-supported software that collects IP address, operating system, types of browsers, visited websites, search queries, etc. Users may often find PerformWeb App bundled with another freeware, and it may also be downloaded from their official website. Misleading applications such as PerformWeb App are utilized as advertising platforms...

Notifier PLUS

Posted: June 1, 2015 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)
Notifier Plus is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) that is ad-supported, controversial to how it is marketed. Notifier Plus claims to provide users with free of charge computer-related technical support services. At first glance, Notifier Plus may seem like a useful tool, but in reality, Notifier Plus exhibits adware capabilities. Users may acquire unwanted applications such as Notifier Plus easily as adware developers utilize questionable delivery methods such as bundling adware and PUPs with other free software. Once you install Notifier Plus, regardless if users did it intentionally...

’855-791-2391′ Pop-Up

Posted: June 1, 2015 | Category: Adware
The '855-791-2391' pop-up is a phishing attack meant to entice their victims into contact with con artists posing as PC technical support technicians. While the most common format of the '855-791-2391' pop-up claims to have identified a potential breach of your personal, financial information, the '855-791-2391' pop-up is unrelated to any legitimate security company or PC repair service. Rather than calling the number in this pop-up, malware experts would encourage the full use of anti-malware tools for removing adware, Trojans and other, likely sources of all '855-791-2391' pop-up windows....

Good-links.net

Posted: May 29, 2015 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Good-links.net is a questionable domain that claims to provide useful links to people. However, some of the links are potentially malicious and might lead to websites that promote dubious content as rogues, adware, Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) or Trojans. Users may be redirected to good-links.net because their computer has been infected with a PUP or adware, but it is recommended to leave the page. Computer security experts also warn that good-links.net might display annoying advertisements, pop-ups or fake security messages to users. The abundance of advertisements by...

AllDayPrice Ads

Posted: May 29, 2015 | Category: Adware
AllDayPrice yet another adware-supported web browser extension that misleads users by promising an enhanced online shopping experience. However, in reality, AllDayPrice is distributed using questionable delivery methods, collects information and then generates annoying advertisements in the shape of coupons, savings, deals, discounts and promo codes. Once you accidentally install AllDayPrice (possibly when downloading freeware), you may notice that several annoying ads would appear in your browser. At first glance, advertisements by AllDayPrice might seem like useful savings. However,...

Geigertechsupport.net

Posted: May 29, 2015 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
Geigertechsupport.net is a website that participates in advertising campaigns by displaying annoying pop-up alerts. In case you see a pop-up from Geigertechsupport.net, it is highly likely that your computer has been infected with a Potentially Unwanted Program or adware. Either way, computer security experts advise users to avoid domains such as Geigertechsupport.net as they are often utilized to perform scams related to bogus technical support. According to security researchers, Geigertechsupport.net is related to other adware-related websites such as sjstny.com, l23.systny.com,...

Bettersearch.tk

Posted: May 29, 2015 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Bettersearch.tk is a domain that associated with a browser hijacker. As the name suggests, Bettersearch.tk might overtake your web browsers and alter your default homepage and search engine. Users might be misled to think that Bettersearch.tk provides reliable search results, but in reality, it is a low-level search engine. In the search box, you may notice that it says 'Google Custom search,' the key lies in the word 'Custom.' Custom search is a sign that your search results would not be in natural order, and that they might be altered or disrupted by sponsored results. The Bettersearch.tk...

Razor Web Ads

Posted: May 29, 2015 | Category: Adware
Razor Web advertisements are a symptom of adware programs that may modify your browser's Web pages by forcing them to host extra advertising content. Razor syntax-based Web pages aren't always threatening, but, when they appear as a result of adware, they may cause a variety of minor issues for your PC. These symptoms may range from being unable to see a website's default content to being exposed to threatening content from the Razor Web. Traditional anti-adware solutions should be able to remove Razor Web by deleting the adware that loads its advertisements into your browser. The...
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