Posted: October 3, 2014 | Category: Adware
InvisibleBrowser is adware that uses your browser to serve unwanted advertising content, the nature of which may include PC threats. Because InvisibleBrowser has a history for using misleading file names and installation routines, malware researchers recommend the use of professional anti-adware programs to remove InvisibleBrowser from your browser. In the meantime, any contact with InvisibleBrowser advertisements could run the risk of exposing your PC to other, equally unwanted (and potentially threatening) software. InvisibleBrowser: a Browser Problem that's not Quite Transparent...


Posted: October 3, 2014 | Category: Trojans
Caphaw is spyware that also includes several extra functions to support its information-collecting attacks, such as being able to download other files and delete specific types of security-critical PC data. However, Caphaw primarily is identified as a banking Trojan, due to the comprehensive Man-in-the-Middle style functions Caphaw may use to collect account login credentials from a range of prominent online banking websites. Symptoms of Caphaw, like most spyware, may be very difficult to identify, and you should entrust powerful PC security tools with anti-spyware capabilities when...

Spike Botnet

Posted: October 3, 2014 | Category: Botnets
The Spike botnet is a Distributed-Denial-of-Service network that consists of machines infected by its payload and a range of Command & Control servers. Infected machines may be forced to commit DDoS attacks at the cost of their system resources, allowing the Spike botnet to crash targeted servers at will. While the Spike botnet shows minimal creativity in terms of its attacks, the Spike botnet has distinguished itself for its broad compatibility with many types of Internet-capable devices. PC users are advised to use anti-malware products to remove Spike botnet Trojans from their systems,...


Posted: October 3, 2014 | Category: Malware
Shellshock is a Bash vulnerability that allows third parties to execute potentially threatening code through the command-line prompt. Because Bash is specific to Unix-based systems, Windows machines are not at risk of Shellshock attacks, but the estimates of attacks for Mac OS X and Linux systems already have exceeded ten thousand individual infections. Shellshock is a straightforward exploit that may let third parties have an unsafe level of access to your computer. Accordingly, vulnerable PC users are recommended to install relevant security patches and use updated anti-malware solutions...

Posted: October 2, 2014 | Category: Rogue Websites
6wmqb04uj4(dot)com ads are generated by adware. Often found as a browser extension, adware associated with 6wmqb04uj4(dot)com may enter your PC through third-party bundles. PC users should pay attention to bundled freeware, especially checkmarked options found in the interface of a download manager. The domain 6wmqb04uj4(dot)com is designed to serve advertisements. Advertisements that show up during your web-surfing experience change; sometimes, they are under the shape of a coupon ad or a fake video player update message, so be careful when clicking on advertisements from...


Posted: October 2, 2014 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)
FastPlayer is a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) with a very simple way of distribution. Usually, FastPlayer shows up on your PC after you download freeware from a third-party. Most PC users may find pop-ups and advertisements from FastPlayer annoying. Aside from FastPlayer ads disrupting the serenity of your browser surfing, FastPlayer may display pop-ups with fake alert messages that may trick you into updating or downloading other adware-supported apps.


Posted: October 2, 2014 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
HDtubeV1.6V16.09 is adware that affects well-known web browsers. HDtubeV1.6V16.09 shows pop-ups and advertisements while the user is browsing the Internet. HDtubeV1.6V16.09 is not as helpful as it claims to be. HDtubeV1.6V16.09 may appear on your computer after installing certain programs (often other PUPs) that are free, but in the end, make you pay in other ways. The payment may come when other programs such as PUPs and adware are added to the freeware's installation process. When the user installs the browser extension HDtubeV1.6V16.09, it starts displaying banners, pop-ups and...

Posted: October 2, 2014 | Category: Rogue Websites
Redirections to may occur when there's the presence of an adware-supported browser extension or a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program). The sole purpose of this domain is to show advertisements. One type of advertisement is ads that are made to look like browser alerts. The domain pops up a misleading message that asks the user to update their video player. The message is simply an advertisement with no capabilities of detecting whether or not you have a video player that needs to be updated. Also, promotes different products from various online...

Posted: October 2, 2014 | Category: Rogue Websites is a domain that causes popular web browsers to show advertisements and display pop-up ads. will use a misleading message stating the following: "You are currently browsing the web with [Type of Browser] and your Video Player might be outdated". Do not fall for this message because the warning being presented to you is false. If you click on the "Accept and Install" button, you will download adware, PUPs, browser hijackers or other threats. is a part of an adware that a user is most likely to acquire when downloading and installing freeware....

Web Guard

Posted: October 2, 2014 | Category: Adware
Web Guard is adware that causes your web browser to display advertisements and pop-up ads when you browse the Web. Advertisements from this app are boxes that contain different types of coupons and discounts from online shopping websites and displayed as pop-up ads, banners or underlined keywords. Officially, Web Guard should enhance your shopping online experience, but this browser extension is not as helpful as it should be. Mostly, Web Guard annoys you and disrupts your normal browsing experience.


Posted: October 2, 2014 | Category: Adware
AdPunisher is adware for your Web browser that makes settings changes for the purpose of loading extra, potentially undesirable advertisements. Although, ironically, AdPunisher markets itself as an anti-advertising product, its users may find themselves exposed to more advertisements than otherwise by installing AdPunisher. By default, malware researchers suggest uninstalling AdPunisher, which earns the rating of a Potentially Unwanted Program best handled by standardized anti-adware utilities. Punishing Your Browser Advertisements by Soliciting Them AdPunisher is a self-proclaimed...

MySearchs Search

Posted: October 1, 2014 | Category: Browser Hijackers
MySearchs Search is a generic search engine site and one that has been considered by computer experts to be a browser hijacker. The MySearchs Search website,, is one that may load automatically on some systems set as the default home page. IN such a situation computer users may be annoyed by the MySearchs Search page being loaded each time they open up their web browser. Use of MySearchs Search may end up returning several search results that have advertisements and sponsored links surrounding them. Use of those links or ads may cause other unwanted redirects to...


Posted: October 1, 2014 | Category: Adware
TubeHD is an adware application that many have passed off its services due to it being annoying and somewhat intrusive when surfing the internet. The TubeHD program may be loaded by a computer user downloading and installing freeware programs or bundled software apps from the internet. When loaded, TubeHD may then attempt to offer its services over and over trying to give computer users the ability to stream video content on their system from the internet. Eliminating the actions of TubeHD will require that the TubeHD program be removed along with any of its related plugins or installed...

Desktop Dock

Posted: October 1, 2014 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)
Desktop Dock is a potentially unwanted program and considered to be an annoyance by many computer users due to its random activities that it performs on a Windows PC. Among the actions of Desktop Dock, it is apt to loading notifications in an attempt to offer various services for your system to improve its functions and desktop access. The Desktop Dock may be loaded through installation of freeware or bundled software programs. When loaded, Desktop Dock may then run in the background where it will display its messages at random potentially interrupting use of a system or surfing of the...


Posted: October 1, 2014 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)
TestSpeeder is a potentially unwanted application classified as adware. The TestSpeeder program could load up on a system due to the installation of random freeware apps or bundled software that is obtained from large download sites on the internet. The TestSpeeder ads may consist of various offers for products and services on the internet that attempt to give computer systems better performance. Through the use of TestSpeeder ads by clicking on them, web browsers may be redirected to other pages and sites that have unwanted and questionable content. Stopping the activities of...


Posted: October 1, 2014 | Category: Adware
PlataMoose has been ousted as a potentially unwanted program that is able to perform various actions that prove to be unwanted and annoying. Among these actions, PlataMoose may cause website redirects to other pages that may have questionable content. The PlataMoose program may have other associated plugins or add-ons that could display random messages or even ads on the screen when computer users are surfing the internet. Detecting and removing PlataMoose and its related components may require use of an antimalware application.

FloorPrice Ads

Posted: October 1, 2014 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
FloorPrice is adware that affects the most commonly used web browsers. FloorPrice is an application that promises the user an enhanced online shopping experience in the form of ads that provide coupons and discounts. Because 'Ads by FloorPrice' interferes with maintaining an enjoyable browsing experience, PC users may consider FloorPrice intrusive and opt to remove FloorPrice ads from their browser. According to PC threat specialists, FloorPrice is not as damaging as a virus, but if PC users find FloorPrice ads a hindrance to their browser, it is advisable for PC users to look for a way to...

NoMore Ads

Posted: October 1, 2014 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
NoMore ads, or Ads by NoMore, is classified as adware and a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program). NoMore ads may cause a number of issues to your system. This adware targets main browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. This application promises no more ads, but, in fact, it displays several advertisements while you browse the Internet. There is a right way to get rid of this annoying app, and it is to remove the web browser extension as well as all NoMore-related components.


Posted: October 1, 2014 | Category: Trojans | Threat Level: 8/10
HEUR:Trojan.OSX.Vsrch.a is a Trojan which is delivered to the user via junk e-mails containing corrupted attachments, via downloading a free software or through illegal websites. Usually, hackers try to do their best in spreading this kind of a threat widely by sending e-mails with corrupted attachments for the user to download. Once you open them, HEUR:Trojan.OSX.Vsrch.a enters your system successfully. There is also another way, which is far more widely-spread, and it is through the download of another free software, so the threat is bundled and thus remains hidden from the user's...

CryptoWall Ransomware Uses Prominent Websites to Deploy Malvertising Campaign

Posted: September 30, 2014 | Category: Cybersecurity
The Internet is a vast place, one that can be compared to the mass that exists in the universe. Within the vast wide-open realm of the Internet, therein lies popular websites that occasionally are the brunt of some type of hacker threat or the initiator of spreading malware onto computers. In the latest pandemic discovered by security researchers a Barracuda Labs, a malvertising campaign has been spotted on five prominent websites that are apt to spreading the malicious CryptoWall Ransomware threat. This sites where the malicious ads were running are hindustantimes[dot]com,...
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