Www-search.net

Posted: January 9, 2014 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Www-search.net is a search domain that recycles the results of Bing while Www-search.net relies on a series of toolbar-based browser hijacks for new traffic. Although its business model holds nothing of benefit to you, Www-search.net is not a threatening site and can be visited safely. Malware experts only would recommend worrying over Www-search.net when Www-search.net appears as the result of regular redirects or browser hijacks, which usually indicate the presence of an unwanted browser add-on. Deleting Www-search.net hijackers is a straightforward matter for any PC security program...

PUP.BenchUpdater

Posted: January 9, 2014 | Category: Possibly Unwanted Program | Threat Level: 2/10
PUP.BenchUpdater is a component of newly-developed adware since 2013 and has engaged in suspicious behavior that may include the semi-invasive monitoring of your computer activities. For their part, malware researchers have seen PUP.BenchUpdater in a variety of locations and scenarios, but PUP.BenchUpdater may be installed along with one or more types of adware. The removal of PUP.BenchUpdater along with its adware is recommended for keeping your browser's performance optimal and for keeping your online security at appropriate levels. The Updates to Programs You Shouldn't Keep Around...

Ammyy Admin

Posted: January 9, 2014 | Category: Possibly Unwanted Program | Threat Level: 1/10
Ammyy Admin is a remote desktop and PC control application which does not require any installation. PC users can easily share a remote desktop or control a server over the Internet with Ammyy Admin. With Ammyy Admin it safe and easy for computer users to quickly access a remote desktop. There are numerous reports found on the Internet called Ammyy scam. The victimized computer user typically receives a phone call saying that he is from Microsoft or any other reputable company. The caller explains that they are getting many error messages from victimized computer users and they are going to...

Hijack.Shell.Gen

Posted: January 8, 2014 | Category: Trojans | Threat Level: 9/10
Hijack.Shell.Gen is a heuristic alert for PC threats that attempt to compromise the Windows Shell, which consists of graphical interface components like the Taskbar and Start menu. Hijack.Shell.Gen may be just one of several components for rogue security programs, and may be used to trigger fake system alerts or deprive you of access to programs, files and folders. Because Hijack.Shell.Gen is a heavily variable PC threat that may be found along with other threats, malware researchers recommend that victims shut down their PCs, boot via a clean USB device and remove Hijack.Shell.Gen with...

Affinity

Posted: January 8, 2014 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 5/10
Affinity is a multiple-platform browser add-on that provides an online program for shopping rewards. While Affinity's shopping program hasn't been found to be fraudulent, Affinity is categorized as an adware program due to the nature of its primary features. Since the advertisements loaded by Affinity automatically may hinder your Web-browsing experiences or even be security risks, deleting Affinity is the default recommendation for this add-on. However, as with all Potentially Unwanted Programs that aren't illegal in nature, you may feel free to come to different conclusions than those...

Win32/TrojanDownloader.Waski.A

Posted: January 8, 2014 | Category: Trojans | Threat Level: 9/10
Win32/TrojanDownloader.Waski.A is one of the latest Trojans to be distributed through spam e-mail campaigns, and like many similar PC threats, is installed with the intent of adding new threats to the victim's list of problems. As a Trojan that's armed with functions for downloading and installing different types of threatening software, Win32/TrojanDownloader.Waski.A doesn't require your awareness of its existence, to be a danger to your PC. E-mail messages fitting Win32/TrojanDownloader.Waski.A's profile type, as described in this article, should be deleted without opening their file...

Trojan.Ferret

Posted: January 8, 2014 | Category: Trojans | Threat Level: 9/10
Trojan.Ferret is a new botnet Trojan purposed for launching Distributed-Denial-of-Service (or DDOS) attacks against any external Web servers that are specified by its criminal administrators. DDOS attacks aren't targeted at the computers infected with Trojan.Ferret, but still may be the cause of major performance and stability issues. Naturally, a Trojan.Ferret infection also is a direct threat to your PC's safety, and malware experts advise the use of anti-malware tools whenever you need to detect or delete Trojan.Ferret, which does its best to conceal itself. The Online Prey that this...

Fake Tumblr ‘Unlimited Posts Extension’

Posted: January 8, 2014 | Category: Fake Warning Messages
The Fake Tumblr 'Unlimited Posts Extension' is a spyware program that, rather handily, may use social engineering tactics to convince its victims to log out and then back into Tumblr, thus, giving the Fake Tumblr 'Unlimited Posts Extension' an easy pass for stealing their login credentials. Because the Fake Tumblr 'Unlimited Posts Extension' claims to have advantageous features for Tumblr users and uses the name of a legitimate Tumblr utility, casual members of Tumblr very easily could give up their personal information without realizing that anything's gone amiss. Identifying the Fake...

Adobeupdate2014.com

Posted: January 8, 2014 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
The 'Adobeupdate2014.com' fake alert is a delivery tool for threatening software and Potentially Unwanted Programs. By disguising its software as an update to the Adobe's Flash software, the 'Adobeupdate2014.com' fake alert may lure PC users into compromising their own PCs without requiring any use of advanced exploit kits or other high-level PC threats, although the 'Adobeupdate2014.com' fake alert also may use the latter for backup infection methods. The Web domain responsible for the 'Adobeupdate2014.com' fake alert is newly-registered, and, as such, may not be identified as a threat by...

Nvstech Toolbar

Posted: January 7, 2014 | Category: Bad Toolbars | Threat Level: 5/10
Screenshot Nvstech Toolbar is a potentially unwanted browser extension, which may be installed on the Web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome without a PC user's permission. Nvstech Toolbar may advertise itself as an app being able to help computer users save money while shopping online. Nvstech Toolbar may appear as a useful tool but, in truth, it may use tricky tactics to enter a PC. Nvstech Toolbar may usually be installed on the computer system through bundled freeware without a PC user's approval. Once Nvstech Toolbar is installed on the computer, it may...

Monetomi

Posted: January 7, 2014 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
Although the online world already is full of more adware than can be counted, Monetomi has become an entirely unnecessary addition to their numbers. A late arrival from 2013, Monetomi launches advertisements in your browser by modifying the underlying Web pages and by loading extra content on top of them, both of which are performance-hindering issues that may destabilize your browser, or even threaten your online safety. Using updated anti-adware or anti-malware programs for removing Monetomi is a matter of keeping your browser within your control and unexposed to the dangers of...

Deal Dropper

Posted: January 7, 2014 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
Screenshot Deal Dropper is adware that may show annoying random advertisements on the screen of the computer when the PC user is visiting shopping related and social networking websites. The pop-up advertisements shown by Deal Dropper may provide PC users with numerous discounts and offers. If the computer user clicks on the pop-up ads delivered by Deal Dropper, it may unwillingly divert him to suspicious websites. Deal Dropper may be installed into Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome while the computer user is installing freeware. While being installed on the computer system, Deal...

DictAddon

Posted: January 7, 2014 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
DictAddon is a recently-identified adware program. While DictAddon provides functions related to making the finding word definitions 'seemless' [sic], DictAddon also modifies your browser so that DictAddon may launch advertisements automatically. As is traditional for any adware, DictAddon's benefits are significantly outdone by the security and performance issues of its advertisements, and malware researchers would recommend deleting DictAddon unblinkingly. The thorough use of anti-malware software in DictAddon's deletion also is recommended due to the recurring presence of DictAddon...

Updating-your-browser.org

Posted: January 7, 2014 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Updating-your-browser.org is an unreliable search engine which, at first sight, may seem to be a legitimate and safe search provider, but, in actuality, it is linked to browser hijackers and adware that may result in disturbing search redirects on the Web browser. If any browser hijackers or adware are installed on the computer system, PC users may get unwillingly diverted to Updating-your-browser.org and other similar suspicious websites that may display various random pop-up ads. These pop-up ads may probably be related to surfing habits of the computer user, who is visiting the...

Quick-seeker.com

Posted: January 7, 2014 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Quick-seeker.com is a search site that redirects any searchers to Google, thereby profiting from your traffic without giving you anything in return. Even though its business model is exceptionally unclear, hasn't been categorized as a hostile website, but Quick-seeker.com sometimes is promoted by the browser changes included in adware, browser hijackers and unwanted browser toolbars. Keeping these programs from redirecting your browser to Quick-seeker.com when you're not interested in Quick-seeker.com is a basic aspect of maintaining your online safety, and malware experts would encourage...

Searchexithomes.com

Posted: January 7, 2014 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Searchexithomes.com is a currently-unowned website that sometimes is involved in the traffic-redirecting functions of browser hijackers, adware and other low-level PC threats that alter your Web-surfing experience. The dangers presented by being forced to load Searchexithomes.com may be negligible, but malware researchers always encourage the removal of any program that takes unwarranted control of your browser, as a basic part of good PC maintenance. Assuming that your anti-malware software is updated and of a competent brand, any anti-malware scan should be enough to remove...

Ad.directrev.com

Posted: January 7, 2014 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Ad.directrev.com is an advertising server that has been linked to unwanted pop-up advertisements and the potential distribution of threats or PUPs via fraudulent Flash updates. Signs of these suspicious activities were first noted in 2013, but Ad.directrev.com still is active and may be a danger to your computer, either deliberately or through omission. As usual, malware experts suggest that you clean your PC with anti-malware equipment after any contact with Ad.directrev.com or similar sites known to install software under misleading circumstances and that you be very attentive for the...

GreatSave4u

Posted: January 6, 2014 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
GreatSave4u is an adware application that may make settings changes to your browser for loading extra advertising content. GreatSave4u isn't a threat, but GreatSave4u does exaggerate the benefits of its advertisements with respect to their impact on your online shopping experience, and malware experts classify GreatSave4u as an unnecessary performance burden for your browser. Deleting GreatSave4u by normal methods may cause an incomplete deletion that lets GreatSave4u reinstall itself, and the use of anti-malware programs for the process will prevent you from needing to relive the ordeal....

qType.inspsearch.com

Posted: January 6, 2014 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Qtype.inspsearch.com is a fake search site that pretends to provide relevant results, when its results actually are generic lists of popular sites, such as Wikipedia and Walmart.com. Besides its questionable status as a search site, Qtype.inspsearch.com also uses browser hijackers to promote its website as a replacement homepage, which malware researchers in no way find beneficial to any users. Deleting Qtype.inspsearch.com hijackers and any associated software should restore your browser's homepage, as long as you use relevant PC security tools to make certain that the browser hijacker...

Click.dealshark.com

Posted: January 6, 2014 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Click.dealshark.com is an advertisement domain that, while not threatening, has been seen being included in the browser pop-ups of adware applications. Click.dealshark.com advertisements, thus, are one of the symptoms you may see while your PC is being affected by adware, browser hijackers or any other Potentially Unwanted Programs that concentrate on modifying your browser for means of profit. While malware experts see no reason to panic of a Click.dealshark.com adware problem, removing Click.dealshark.com adware through the use of standard PC security tools is a laudable idea. When...
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