Posted: October 30, 2014 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10 pop-up is one annoying pop-up window that displays a fake alert message claiming that your computer has been infected with a virus. In order to have your machine fixed, the message states that users need to call their technical support. Computer threat specialists advise users to ignore the message and not to call technical support hotline since it is not free. They may claim that your system is infected with multiple viruses and ask for money. In the end, even if you pay for the asked amount, will not stop popping up, so think twice before you act.


Posted: October 30, 2014 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
CouponEx is detected as an adware-supported software created to help users in their online shopping experience by providing best sale offers, discounts and promotions. CouponEx is created and designed by SuperWeb LLC. Users can obtain CouponEx by downloading it from the official website or via free software bundles. Users may notice that CouponEx generate tons of advertisements displayed on webpages that are not related to the advertised content in any way. On the other hand, CouponEx ads are personalised for each user's web browsing preferences and are based on their browsing history. Some...


Posted: October 29, 2014 | Category: Adware
WebSpeed is an adware-related browser extension created by PrinTest that is distributed in the form of a standalone installer or bundled with freeware. Regardless of the name, WebSpeed is promoted as a useful program that allows users to measure Internet connection speed. After installation, WebSpeed appears as a web browser plugin, and users start seeing ads, pop-ups and coupon windows with text: 'brought by HQ-Video-Pro'. Ad-supported applications like WebSpeed may collect data browsing experience data to deliver targeted advertisements. Think carefully if you want to WebSpeed on your...

Savings Downloader

Posted: October 29, 2014 | Category: Adware
Savings Downloader is listed as adware, but, in the same time, is described as a useful application. Savings Downloader is designed to help users save money and time when shopping online. In reality, Savings Downloader injects loads of advertisements in all your web-browser, which is not only annoying, but also prevents you from having a normal browsing experience. Advertisements generated by Savings Downloader can be in all kinds of forms like pop-ups, discounts, offers, in-text ads or banners. This PUP (Potentially Unwanted Application) is technically not a virus itself, but computer...


Posted: October 29, 2014 | Category: Trojans
Dridex is an updated variant of Cridex, a banking Trojan and worm. Like its predecessor, Dridex steals bank account information for the purpose of enabling fraudulent money transactions by using attacks with low-visibility symptoms. While multiple nations are under attack from Dridex's current campaign, United States-based PC users are at particularly high risk for infections. E-mail security protocols and the possession of good anti-malware solutions will provide the best protection from Dridex, and related high-level threats. Compromising Your Finances with Careless E-mail Clicks...


Posted: October 29, 2014 | Category: Malware
Sednit (also IDed as Sofacy) is a group of backdoor Trojans that include spyware-related features for stealing confidential information from an infected PC. Sednit sees new development and distribution campaigns on an ongoing basis, with many of the latest exploiting hacked websites maintained by various European governments. Web-browsing security features and products are critical to blocking these kinds of attacks, and malware experts urge any individual with a potentially compromised machine to run anti-malware scans to remove Sednit immediately. The Trojan Pawns Worth Worrying About...

Cats and Catapults Toolbar

Posted: October 29, 2014 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)
Cats and Catapults toolbar is Potentially Unwanted Program created by Mindspark Interactive Network. Cats and Catapults toolbar may come embedded in freeware, or you can install Cats and Catapults toolbar via its standalone installer. The result of the installation process is that Cats and Catapults toolbar changes your home page, new tab preferences and search provider to The change may not be to your liking, and you might want to remove Cats and Catapults toolbar from your web browser.


Posted: October 29, 2014 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)
YourTemplateFinder is Potentially Unwanted Program that appears as a toolbar for your browser. It may come with freeware, or you can download its installer from the web. YourTemplateFinder is developed by Mindspark Interactive Network. YourTemplateFinder can auto-start with Windows via key inserted in the registry. YourTemplateFinder may change your search engine to, home page and new tab settings. If you do not desire such change, you should remove YourTemplateFinder toolbar.


Posted: October 29, 2014 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)
TotalDatingGuide is an adware-related browser extension, add-on or plugin, detected as a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program). TotalDatingGuide toolbar is distributed via free software downloads, a marketing method called 'bundling.' Once this ad-supported application is installed on your computer, you might notice that browsers' homepage is now changed to and default search engine to TotalDatingGuide might also fill the browser with unwanted advertisements that are not relevant to the underlying page but are relevant to users' online preferences and habits....


Posted: October 29, 2014 | Category: Adware
GSafe is an adware program that modifies your Web-browsing settings to facilitate displays of additional advertisements. Since this feature provides few or no benefits to your browser and may endanger it with exposure to third-party content, malware experts normally recommend uninstalling GSafe, like all adware. This line of conduct is especially recommended for unwanted software without reputable company backing, as is the case with GSafe and its illusive publisher, Genco Labs LLC. All that's Unsafe about GSafe Advertisements GSafe is adware distributed without a company website or...


Posted: October 28, 2014 | Category: Adware
SnapMyScreen is a toolbar created by Mindspark Interactive Network for your web browser that does what its name says. SnapMyScreen comes bundled with freeware, or you can download the stand-alone installer. SnapMyScreencan covers your web browser with diverse ads, pop-ups and discount windows because of this additional functionality it is considered adware. SnapMyScreen is used to generate web traffic to its affiliate partners. If you want to decontaminate your PC from SnapMyScreen, you have to uninstall the freeware you got it from.


Posted: October 28, 2014 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)
ExtendedSetup may install itself along with freeware. ExtendedSetup is considered adware because it fills your web browser with ads, pop-ups and discount offers. Clicking on these ads triggers monetization operation. As adware, ExtendedSetup may collect data about your online habits and share it with partners aiming to deliver better-suited ads. ExtendedSetup may change your search settings and redirect you to affiliate websites. If you don't want to see a vast amount of ads anymore, you should consider using a creditable anti-malware software to remove ExtendedSetup.


Posted: October 28, 2014 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)
Fried Cookie Updater is a Potentially Unwanted Program. Fried Cookie is software update utility installed along with Cookie apps. Fried Cookie runs with Windows in the background and checks for program updates. Depending on the user's settings, Fried Cookie can be instructed to check periodically for updates via remote server. To enable regular checkups, it inserts a registry key in Windows. If you don't want Fried Cookie, make sure to remove it.


Posted: October 28, 2014 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)
ICForge is Potentially Unwanted Program that usually comes embedded in freeware. ICForge integrates ironSource InstallCore engine and may install additional potentially unwanted software, diverse browser toolbars and extensions. ICForge may be used to facilitate the installation of adware. The danger of installing other software without the user's consent may convince you to remove it.


Posted: October 28, 2014 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)
AdBundle finds its way inside your PC by integrating with freeware. AdBundle may appear as a browser toolbar. AdBundle is considered adware that may display numberless windows and pop-ups with ads of all sorts. To get rid of AdBundle, you must use a trustworthy software product.


Posted: October 28, 2014 | Category: Adware
BetterBabyGuide produced by Mindspark Interactive Network is adware that comes incorporated in freeware. BetterBabyGuide is used to raise page rank and generate web traffic to third parties. BetterBabyGuide uses many ads and pop-up windows to attract your attention. BetterBabyGuide tracks your search queries and displays related ads. BetterBabyGuide may lead you to unfavorable websites and trick you into installing Potentially Unwanted Programs. You may want to remove BetterBabyGuide to avoid any computer issues.


Posted: October 28, 2014 | Category: Adware
DailyHomeGuide developed by Mindspark Interactive Network is adware that usually comes with freeware whose creators use pay-per-install model to fund its development. DailyHomeGuide displays innumerable ads, pop-ups, discount windows and special offers over the websites you visit. DailyHomeGuide may track your online activity and collect the data to share it with its partners with the aim of delivering tailor-made offers. If you are not happy with this, you may want to remove DailyHomeGuide from your PC.


Posted: October 28, 2014 | Category: Adware
InterStat is adware that resides in freeware, whose creators are sponsored for adding InterStart to their setup. InterStart displays numerous ads in the form of discount windows, special offers, pop-ups and banners. Because it's adware, InterStart may redirect your searches and track your browsing experience to deliver better-suited offers. If you don't feel comfortable with its activity, you should consider removal of InterStart.


Posted: October 28, 2014 | Category: Adware
VideosMediaPlayers is created by a company named Pani Poni Network. VideosMediaPlayers is promoted as a browser extension that boosts video performance. VideosMediaPlayers comes with installations of freeware that rely on pay-per-install revenue. VideosMediaPlayers may not cover your expectations because VideosMediaPlayers is adware that displays annoying ads, pop-up and windows with discounts on the pages you visit. If you don't want VideosMediaPlayers's services, you should consider removing it.


Posted: October 28, 2014 | Category: Trojans | Threat Level: 8/10
Trojan:BAT/Micuda.A is a trojan deployed by the trojan-dropper called TrojanDropper:Win32/Micuda, which can hide in freeware. Infection with Trojan:BAT/Micuda.A may result in data loss, crashes and change of system settings without the user's approval. To eradicate Trojan:BAT/Micuda.A, the use of creditable anti-malware solution is advised.
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