Vi-view.com

Posted: April 29, 2014 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
Vi-view.com is a website devoted to an image-viewing utility that malware experts would consider harmless if Vi-view.com weren't for its tendency to hijack your Web browser. Redirects to Vi-view.com tend to promote its search engine, which uses results 'borrowed' from other search engines. Although there only are minor security risks tied to Vi-view.com, there are few benefits to its software that are unavailable from more reputable competitors, and malware experts especially recommend avoiding products that take control of your Web browser's settings in this fashion. A Clear View of...

Citysearch Toolbar

Posted: April 29, 2014 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Citysearch Toolbar is an unwanted browser extension, which may be installed on the Web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. Citysearch Toolbar may promote itself as a program that helps PC users save time and money while shopping online. Citysearch Toolbar may appear as a useful application but, in truth, it may use tricky techniques to integrate itself into the PC. Citysearch Toolbar may usually propagate and be installed on the computer system through packed free software without the PC user's permission or as an optional application packaged with...

Waleisa

Posted: April 28, 2014 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
Waleisa is known to be adware/a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that was created to show intrusive pop-up ads and notifications on the computer for commercial purposes that is to generate advertising income from advertisement clicks. Waleisa may show the web page box with the text 'Best Web Browsing Technology - waleisa!' on the PC. Once installed on the PC, Waleisa may insert an unwanted Web browser extension, add-on or plug-in which may be used for displaying random pop-up advertisements and messages or the ones associated with the PC user's browsing habits. Waleisa may propagate...

123HD-Ready

Posted: April 28, 2014 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
123HD-Ready is adware/a potentially unwanted program designed by Phoenix Media Inc. (Melora Investment Limite), the 123HD-Ready browser plug-in, add-on or browser extension may state to improve the PC user's YouTube activity by setting the videos to the highest available quality. 123HD-Ready may spread and integrate itself into Web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox bundled with various free programs that PC users download and install from questionable download websites. After installation, 123HD-Ready may reduce the Web browser's performance and...

SaveOn

Posted: April 28, 2014 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
SaveOn is an adware threat that may be used to show a variety of pop-up advertisements carrying discount coupons, offers, sales and compared price deals. SaveOn may be designed to generate advertising revenue from ad clicks. SaveOn may also reroute computer users to untrustworthy websites that may be produced for advertising purposes. SaveOn may also attempt to gain benefit from raised web traffic. Upon installation on the PC, SaveOn may embed an add-on, plug-in or browser extension to Web browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. SaveOn may be able to change...

VeriBrowse

Posted: April 28, 2014 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
VeriBrowse is a potentially unwanted program created by SqueakyChocolate. During setup, VeriBrowse may register itself to run on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is usually done to evade any UAC prompts). Upon installation, VeriBrowse may add a Windows Service which is created to run constantly in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to make VeriBrowse stop working properly. VeriBrowse may add a background controller service that is set to automatically start. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the...

Media Buzz

Posted: April 28, 2014 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) | Threat Level: 2/10
Media Buzz, also known as Ads by Media Buzz, is a web browser extension that may typically be installed on Web browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer without a PC user's consent, or as an extra program packaged with free software that computer users download and install from suspicious download websites. Media Buzz may also spread and enter the PC via junk emails, free computer game or malicious download links of free applications. Once installed on the computer, Media Buzz may insert an unwanted extension, add-on or plug-in on Web browser for the purpose...

System SpeedUp

Posted: April 28, 2014 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) | Threat Level: 1/10
System SpeedUp is a potentially unwanted program which, at first sight, may appear as a useful free program. Some PC users may find it beneficial; however, in truth, it is not free as it may state to be. The official download page of System SpeedUp may be tricky because it has a button that says 'Free Download'. If the PC user wants to use it for free, he may be able only to scan a PC and detect system errors and security threats with the help of System SpeedUp. In order to remove all detected PC infections and issues, the computer user may be asked to pay $29.95 and purchase the...

Mostshinstar.com

Posted: April 28, 2014 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Mostshinstar.com is a questionable website that may show a misleading pop-up notification 'Outdated Java Plugin Detected - Download Java For Windows - Java Update! - It is recommended that you update Java to the latest version to view this page - Please update to continue' on a computer system while PC users are browsing the Internet. The fake pop-up notification from Mostshinstar.com may be shown by adware that may circulate and access the computer system while PC users are downloading free applications from suspicious download websites. The tricky pop-up message delivered by PC threats...

Torcho.com

Posted: April 28, 2014 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Torcho.com is an ad-supported search engine website that may display pop-up advertisements, messages and banners on the computer system if it has been contaminated with adware or browser hijackers. Torcho.com may be connected with PC infections such as adware and browser hijackers that may usually be distributed and install itself on the PC through packaged freeware that computer users can download from numerous untrustworthy download websites. If any computer threats pertaining to Torcho.com are installed on the computer system, the Web browser may get continuously diverted to Torcho.com...

Lp.great-free-apps.net

Posted: April 28, 2014 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Lp.great-free-apps.net is a suspicious website that through the use of related security infections such as adware and browser hijackers may display an unwanted pop-up notification 'For Better Viewing Performance Please Download Media Player Classic' on a PC that may keep interferring with a computer user's browsing activity offering to download fake updates or promoting questionable websites that may be commercial. The annoying message from Lp.great-free-apps.net may be displayed on those computer systems that were contaminated with adware or browser hijackers. Security threats such as...

W44fs.com

Posted: April 28, 2014 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
W44fs.com is a pop-up domain associated with the distribution of Potentially Unwanted Programs and threatening software or threats. Although there's no marketing efforts encouraging any natural traffic flow to W44fs.com, malware researchers have seen many recent incidents of W44fs.com pop-ups and new tabs occurring automatically, which may be due to browser changes made by a third-party program. Using anti-malware tools to remove W44fs.com hijackers and related software is ideal for your PC's safety, along with avoiding any unnecessary or unprotected interactions with W44fs.com, which has...

Adware.RocketMediaPlayerPlus

Posted: April 28, 2014 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
Adware.RocketMediaPlayerPlus is adware that may be created to generate and show a variety of intrusive pop-up advertisements and messages on the PC while the computer user is surfing the Internet. Adware.RocketMediaPlayerPlus may embed itself into Web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Once Adware.RocketMediaPlayerPlus is installed on the computer system, it may deliver random pop-up advertisements and messages or the ones pertaining to the PC user's online surfing routine while the PC user is surfing online shopping websites or any other websites. If...

CelebSauce Toolbar

Posted: April 28, 2014 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
CelebSauce Toolbar is a potentially unwanted browser extension/bad toolbar, which may modify the default system parameters when it inserts itself into a PC. CelebSauce Toolbar may repeatedly divert the Web browser to suspicious websites, show non-stop pop-up advertisements and messages. CelebSauce Toolbar may also lead to similar irritating activities that may enable its makers to benefit from raised web traffic and clicks on advertisements. CelebSauce Toolbar may substitute the default start page and search service or a new tab window with an affiliated website. CelebSauce Toolbar may...

Infostealer.Pandebono

Posted: April 25, 2014 | Category: Trojans | Threat Level: 9/10
Infostealer.Pandebono is a Trojan that steals sensitive details such as account data and PIN numbers from corrupted Automated Teller Machines (ATMs). The Infostealer.Pandebono spreads through a USB connection to the ATM. When Infostealer.Pandebono is executed, it creates the potentially malicious files and folders. Infostealer.Pandebono creates the registry subkey. Infostealer.Pandebono creates a service with the characteristics such as a service Name - Windows Net Logon. Infostealer.Pandebono may terminate the malicious service by command. Infostealer.Pandebono stores stolen information...

Trojan.Shredboom

Posted: April 25, 2014 | Category: Trojans | Threat Level: 9/10
Trojan.Shredboom is a Trojan that deletes all files on the corrupted PC. Trojan.Shredboom allows attackers to gain full remote access and control over the affected computer system. When Trojan.Shredboom is executed, it enumerates all drives from C to Z. Trojan.Shredboom renames all files with a random file name, in all directories, on every drive. Trojan.Shredboom then overwrites all files with random data, in all directories, on every drive twice. Trojan.Shredboom then deletes all files, in all directories, on every drive.

About This Ad

Posted: April 25, 2014 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
About This Ad is known to be an adware threat, which may proliferate and enter the computer system through a variety of packaged free software. If the PC user wants to evade the download of About This Ad, he has to be very attentive when downloading free applications on the computer system from various download websites. About This Ad may access the PC as an additional program bundled with freeware and then show intrusive pop-up advertisements on the PC claiming that they are sent to the computer user by About This Deals or About This Ads. If unwanted pop-up advertisements of About This...

HighliteApp

Posted: April 25, 2014 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
HighliteApp is an ad-supported browser extension/adware that is created by HighliteApp Company. HighliteApp may generate and show a variety of types of unwanted advertisements and messages on a PC. The browser toolbar/extension may display several types of advertisements such as sponsored links, banner ads, pop-unders, discount coupon ads, targeted ads and in-text advertisements and may also be based on keywords of online searches. HighliteApp may add a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service...

Fl-v.org

Posted: April 25, 2014 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Fl-v.org is a suspicious website which may show a fake notification offering a PC user to upgrade for a flash player or other software on a computer system. If the PC user clicks on a misleading pop-up window from Fl-v.org, he may unknowingly enable to download and install potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), browser hijackers, adware, unwanted plug-ins, add-ons, browser extensions, and even malware infections on the computer system. The tricky message displayed by security infections pertaining to Fl-v.org may look genuine. However, PC users are advised not to trust it. If the bogus...

Exploit:Win32/Pdfjsc.AKZ

Posted: April 24, 2014 | Category: Trojans | Threat Level: 9/10
Exploit:Win32/Pdfjsc.AKZ is a Trojan that enables cybercriminals to obtain remote unauthorized access and control over an infected computer. Exploit:Win32/Pdfjsc.AKZ propagates via spam emails, freeware and malicious links on unreliable third-party websites. Exploit:Win32/Pdfjsc.AKZ can also be distributed to vulnerable computers as a malicious .PDF file exploiting known vulnerabilities in Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader. Once installed on a computer system, Exploit:Win32/Pdfjsc.AKZ creates hidden folders in crucial sections such as the Windows Registry, so that it can hide its malicious...
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