HEUR:Backdoor.Java.Agent.a

Posted: January 30, 2014 | Category: Backdoors | Threat Level: 6/10
HEUR:Backdoor.Java.Agent.a is a botnet Trojan that uses IRC-delivered commands to generate fake traffic for crashing various online services, a practice that can be referred to as 'flooding' or as a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack. Although HEUR:Backdoor.Java.Agent.a doesn't show symptoms of any attacks directed against the infected computer, its illegal actions use your PC's resources in ways that may cause performance problems, and its mere existence on your hard drive is a major security issue. Obviously, malware experts recommend deleting HEUR:Backdoor.Java.Agent.a with...

TSPY_ZBOT.PN

Posted: January 30, 2014 | Category: Trojans | Threat Level: 9/10
TSPY_ZBOT.PN is a new variant of Zeus, the infamous banking Trojan that has received various anti-security updates throughout its lifespan, all while compromising bank accounts to transfer money to its criminal clients. Although new versions of Trojan Zeus have long since stopped being a surprise to malware researchers, they were taken slightly aback on finding that TSPY_ZBOT.PN uses a virus – traditionally a relatively primitive and highly-visible PC threat – for handling its distribution. With criminals seemingly trading stealth for broad infection capabilities, TSPY_ZBOT.PN is...

XtremeRAT

Posted: January 30, 2014 | Category: Malware | Threat Level: 7/10
XtremeRAT is a backdoor Trojan often used against Middle Eastern targets, including the PCs of branches of the Israeli government and Syrian political activists. Although XtremeRAT's usage is relatively widespread, XtremeRAT rarely is spread indiscriminately; XtremeRAT attacks often are tied to attempts to compromise sensitive PCs in locations that would benefit particularly enterprising ill-minded persons or even opposing nations. New XtremeRAT attacks have been confirmed by other sources, and malware researchers warn that e-mail attachments are the most likely means of acquiring an...

Lpcloudsvr302.com

Posted: January 30, 2014 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Lpcloudsvr302.com is a recently-registered site that's already acquired a dedicated history for distributing threatening and unwanted programs through harmful attacks. Attacks from Lpcloudsvr302.com may take the format of fake software updates, but may use other disguises, and should be assumed to be capable of harming your computer. Although malware researchers still are working on identifying the payloads related to Lpcloudsvr302.com's activities, any contact with Lpcloudsvr302.com or any similar infection vector, is a good reason to launch a few anti-malware scans of your machine. A...

Websearch.searchinweb.info

Posted: January 30, 2014 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Screenshot Websearch.searchinweb.info is a questionable search system website, which may be related to browser hijackers and adware that may be able to hijack the Web browser, change the DNS settings and HOSTS file in order to unwillingly reroute search engine traffic of any website to unidentified or commercial websites. So, if the computer user aims to find a certain term or phrase in any popular search engine, all search results may get forcibly diverted to Websearch.searchinweb.info and other unreliable websites created to possibly make money from forced redirects and raised web traffic....

Adware.Lookinglink

Posted: January 30, 2014 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
Adware.Lookinglink is adware/a potentially unwanted browser add-on that claims to make a PC user's Web browsing activity more effective by displaying discount coupons and allowing comparison shopping. Adware.Lookinglink may install itself on the Web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox without the computer user's authorization using misleading techniques. Adware.Lookinglink may usually spread and penetrate into the PC through packed free software. When installed, Adware.Lookinglink may generate and display unwanted pop-up advertisements and messages...

Adware.PursuePoint

Posted: January 30, 2014 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
Screenshot Adware.PursuePoint is an adware parasite that may be installed from freeware programs over the internet. Once it is loaded, Adware.PursuePoint may load several random ads where they tend to interrupt use of your system or surfing the internet. Many of the sites that Adware.PursuePoint may send you to could advertise other products and services or lead to pages that aggressively push products or services on internet surfers. Removal of Adware.PursuePoint is essential to put a stop to the annoying ads.

PosibilityNow.com

Posted: January 29, 2014 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
PosibilityNow.com is an unreliable website which with the help of adware and browser hijackers may show unwanted pop-up ads and messages. The pop-up messages and advertisements displayed on PosibilityNow.com may indicate the presence of adware or browser hijackers. The main goal of the messages and ads of PosibilityNow.com may be to advertise various suspicious or commercial websites. Adware pertaining to PosibilityNow.com may display randomly highlighted words and phrases on all random websites visited by computer users. When the PC user moves a mouse over them, pop-up ads and messages may...

SmartShopping.com

Posted: January 29, 2014 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
SmartShopping.com is a suspicious website that through the use of relevant PC threats may show annoying pop-up ads and messages on various websites if a computer system was affected by adware or a potentially unwanted program. The aim of SmartShopping.com pop-up ads and messages may be to promote numerous unreliable or commercial websites, boost their traffic and earn money from advertisements. Adware and browser hijackers that may display SmartShopping.com pop-up messages and ads may make changes to the default browser in Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome Web browsers....

SerialTrunc

Posted: January 29, 2014 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
SerialTrunc, also known as Adware.SerialTrunc, is a program created by Yontoo Technology. Adware.SerialTrunc is categorized as adware that may insert random advertisements and messages with its affiliate ad providers with the aim to show numerous ad types involving popup, banner and inline text links ads. These ads may aim to advertise the installation of additional unreliable programs incorporating Web browser toolbars, optimization tools and other software, so that the creator can generate advertising revenue. Once installed, Adware.SerialTrunc may turn random website text into...

SuperPCFix

Posted: January 29, 2014 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) | Threat Level: 1/10
SuperPCFix is a rogue system optimizer that claims the ability to improve your PC's stability and performance by removing junk data and potentially threatening software. Unlike legitimate examples of such software, SuperPCFix doesn't have ties to any reputable company, and its predominant distribution method appears to be pop-up advertisements. Because SuperPCFix may have a damaging effect on your computer's security, you always should delete SuperPCFix, and resolve any suspicions of additional computer problems by using reputable brands of PC maintenance utilities. The Super Repair...

ZenSearch.com

Posted: January 29, 2014 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
ZenSearch.com is a search directory that uses the ZenSearch add-on to provide traffic by resetting your homepage and default search settings. Although ZenSearch.com's means of inducing these browser changes and its overall marketing disclaimers are less dishonest than those of most browser hijackers, its add-on still provides benefits that hardly are beneficial, and malware experts usually would suggest deleting ZenSearch.com's software. As usual, making sure that the deletion 'takes,' with respect to your browser settings, can be done through the proper security products that have reliable...

PitiSoft.com

Posted: January 29, 2014 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
PitiSoft.com is a free software website that may be engaged in the distribution of Potentially Unwanted Programs through non-consensual methods, including bundling practices. While its appearance isn't very dissimilar from those of other freeware domains, installing software through PitiSoft.com or even visiting PitiSoft.com is a security risk that may infect your PC. Besides that, since all products distributed through PitiSoft.com are actually developed by unrelated third parties, you shouldn't have any need to download programs through PitiSoft.com, when you may find equivalent, but much...

PUP.GoforFiles

Posted: January 29, 2014 | Category: Possibly Unwanted Program | Threat Level: 1/10
PUP.GoforFiles is a Potentially Unwanted Program with file-finding search features. Although PUP.GoforFiles's features appear to be in working condition, malware researchers also have found numerous issues with PUP.GoforFiles's website, Goforfiles.com, and even some invasive functions in PUP.GoforFiles that are reminiscent of the threat-downloading attacks of some Trojans. While you may find some use finding files with PUP.GoforFiles, PUP.GoforFiles should be treated as a potentially hostile program until further information is available, and, for safety's sake, uninstalling...

myAppStash

Posted: January 28, 2014 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) | Threat Level: 1/10
myAppStash, also known as MyAppStash Appbar, is a potentially unwanted application that may run in the Web browser as a toolbar and web extension. myAppStash may primarily be created to take control of the Web browser in order to change the search provider and reroute online searches in any major search engine to unreliable search tool that is affiliated with myAppStash. myAppStash may be designed to make money from ad clicks and raised web traffic. myAppStash may change the Web browser's default home page to the relevant search provider. myAppStash may also change the Web browser's...

Deals Add-on

Posted: January 28, 2014 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
Deals Add-on is adware that may display unwanted pop-up ads when computer users are shopping online. Deals Add-on may integrate itself on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome Web browsers. Deals Add-on may be usually delivered and invade the PC through packaged free software. When the PC user chooses to install a certain free app, it may include additional toolbars, plug-ins, browser extensions and add-ons in installation wizard. These additional apps, in this case Deals Add-on, may be marked as optional programs, but if the PC user does not take a check box off for...

Ads by PassLocal

Posted: January 28, 2014 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
Ads by PassLocal is adware/browser add-on that may display numerous discount coupons, offers, sales and special deals that supposedly save the computer user's money and time while they are making an online shopping on shopping related websites. Usually, Ads by PassLocal may circulate using tricky methods, such as packaging it together with other free applications. After Ads by PassLocal is installed on the PC without the computer user's consent, it may change the default browser settings and result in forced redirects to unidentified websites that may flood the screen of the computer...

‘Is Your PC Slow’ Ads

Posted: January 28, 2014 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
'Is Your PC Slow' Ads is adware that may display deals, discounts, sales, special offers and random pop-up and in-text coupon ads while a PC user is surfing the Internet. 'Is Your PC Slow' Ads may be installed as a browser extension, plug-in or add-on on Google Chrome, Mozilla FireFox and Internet Explorer Web browsers. Typically, 'Is Your PC Slow' Ads may target all of the Web browsers installed on the computer system. The pop-up advertisements shown by 'Is Your PC Slow' Ads may unwillingly divert computer users to suspicious websites; therefore, if the PC user clicks on any random...

DP1815 Pop-Up Ads

Posted: January 28, 2014 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
DP1815 Pop-Up Ads is adware which may display random pop-up advertisements, offers, discount coupons, and sponsored links on the screen of the PC. DP1815 Pop-Up Ads may forcibly redirect the PC user to unreliable websites. DP1815 Pop-Up Ads may be installed into any Web browser incorporating Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome on the computer. The main goal of DP1815 Pop-Up Ads may be to make money from ad clicks by pressing computer users to click on random pop-up advertisements or advertisements pertaining to the computer user's surfing habits. The pop-up ads of DP1815...

SaveForFun

Posted: January 28, 2014 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
SaveForFun is adware that may be used to promote a variety of commercial websites, online services, and products. SaveForFun may be used to display pop-up, banner, and full-page ads on the PC. Most computer users find continuous SaveForFun ads annoying because they may often interrupt with the PC user's browsing routine. Instead of visiting the desired website, if clicked, SaveForFun may forcibly divert the Web browser to unwanted websites. Mostly, SaveForFun may spread and access the computer through packaged freeware that computer users can download from numerous suspicious websites....
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