cheapNcheap

Posted: November 26, 2014 | Category: Adware
CheapNcheap is an adware program that installs itself as an extension to your Chrome Web browser. In addition to its displaying functions centered around loading unwanted advertisements, cheapNcheap also may be installed by exploits that tend to distribute additional adware, and which may reinstall cheapNcheap if you try to remove cheapNcheap. You can resolve these multiple threat scenarios by using general anti-adware, anti-malware and other system-scanning products to conduct in-depth inspections of the compromised PC. A Steep Price for Cheap Web Browsing When software claiming to...

Takegif

Posted: November 25, 2014 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)
Takegif appears to be a browser extension that is capable of displaying diverse advertisement material. Takegif is considered adware because it uses pop-ups, in-text hyperlinks, and banners aggressively. Adware developers take advantage of the fact that the majority of computer users handle installations of software through the 'Express' or 'Typical' option and incorporate their products with freeware. Takegif adware may record your browsing history to help its sponsors to deliver better-suited ads. Users may want to use the help of a trusted anti-spyware tool to clean their system of...

FoxWebber

Posted: November 25, 2014 | Category: Adware
FoxWebber is a browser extension and a sign that adware may be present on the system. The FoxWebber extension is used as an advertisement platform by its creators. Adware such as FoxWebber usually comes along with freeware due to users opting to choose the 'Express' or 'Typical' option during the installation process. Adware is used to display an abundance of pop-ups, ads, coupons, banners and pop-unders with products from merchants that support adware developers. FoxWebber may gather information on your browsing habits in order to provide its sponsors with raw data for market development....

SoftwareEnhancer

Posted: November 25, 2014 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)
SoftwareEnhancer is a program that may attract users with the promise of improved system performance. You may find SoftwareEnhancer present in many freeware installers offered as an additional free tool. To discover SoftwareEnhancer in freeware setups, users should use the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' option within the installation wizard. SoftwareEnhancer offers very limited functionality as a system maintenance tool. SoftwareEnhancer is perceived as Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) but with adware capabilities that may display several pop-ups, ads and windows with merchandise provided by its...

SoftwareBooster

Posted: November 25, 2014 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)
SoftwareBooster is an application that offers to improve your system performance and may appear as a browser extension. SoftwareBooster is considered a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) because along with its promised functionality, users may experience many pop-ups, banners, and pop-unders. The creators of SoftwareBooster distribute it alongside other freeware. During the installation process of freeware, users may not notice SoftwareBooster since SoftwareBooster may be already be pre-selected as an additional tool to install. The only way to stop advertisements related to SoftwareBooster...

SystemPreserver

Posted: November 25, 2014 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)
Computer users may find SystemPreserver operating on their PC as a browser extension. SystemPreserver's name suggests it possesses the functionality to protect your PC, but it is considered adware. SystemPreserver is used as an advertisement platform and may display numerous pop-ups, coupons and windows inside your web browser. Adware such as SystemPreserver is typically bundled with freeware. Users may spot adware if they forsake the 'Express' or 'Typical' option in installers and start using the alternative 'Advanced' and 'Custom' option. You may benefit from the presence of anti-spyware...

Norton-fix.net

Posted: November 25, 2014 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Norton-fix.net is a domain that displays a message that says the visitor is infected with malware. The message suggests to users to call a phone number '1-844-887-6788' to resolve any security issues. The number on Norton-fix.net is associated with other services claiming to be a technical support for several anti-virus solutions. The message being displayed leads users to install Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs). Hackers are known to use fake infection alerts in order to gain access to computers and potentially extract data. Users can prevent potential attacks hosted on pages such as...

Trojan.Packed.kvt

Posted: November 25, 2014 | Category: Trojans
Trojan.Packed.kvt is a compressed Trojan that may be used in backdoor attacks that subvert your control over your PC. While other means of installation also are likely, Trojan.Packed.kvt's latest campaign exploited fraudulent e-mail messages that may be targeting specific NGOs (non-profit institutions). Trojan.Packed.kvt infections have a high rate of correlation with major security and performance issues, and malware experts advise that you turn to your anti-malware solutions whenever suspecting its presence on any PC. Trojan.Packed.kvt: the Telltale Trojan in a Sluggish Computer...

BrickPreserver

Posted: November 25, 2014 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)
BrickPreserver is adware that displays numerous ads, pop-ups and banners across your web browsers. It is used as an advertisement platform for third parties. Content displayed in ads by BrickPreserver may offer users to download Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs). PUPs such as BrickPreserver is known to keep track of user's online activity in order to display targeted advertisement. Users need to be aware that PUPs or adware usually comes along with freeware. You can counter the installation of BrickPreserver by reviewing additional installations via the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' option....

BrickProvider

Posted: November 25, 2014 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)
BrickProvider is another ad-supported browser extension developed with the sole purpose to display advertisement material. BrickProvider is used as an advertisement medium between potential customers and merchants. Therefore, BrickProvider is branded as adware. It may use your web browser as a channel for ads, in-text hyperlinks, pop-ups, and windows and may follow your clicks around the web to determine which ads would be more likely to attract your attention. Users may have installed BrickProvider accidentally as it is typically distributed via 'bundling freeware' model. Computer users...

Blisteringadserver.biz

Posted: November 24, 2014 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Blisteringadserver.biz is associated with a browser hijacker site and a page that may be designed to load several random pop-ups and advertisements that lead to other issues. The Blisteringadserver.biz site could load up automatically upon opening a new web browser window on systems that have had files related to Blisteringadserver.biz installed. Those Blisteringadserver.biz files or add-on components may be loaded due to installing random freeware programs or bundled software from the Internet. Preventing and stopping the Blisteringadserver.biz page from loading at random and then causing...

PUP.Augmenter

Posted: November 24, 2014 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)
Augmenter is a Potentially Unwanted Application (PUA) that could be installed on a system by loading random freeware applications or bundled software obtained from various sources on the Internet. The Augmenter application could be loaded with each instance of booting a Windows PC. Once loaded and entered into system memory, system performance could then be reduced due to the various unwanted actions performed by Augmenter. Some of those activities range from causing redirects to annoying sites to loading up random advertisements that, if clicked, could cause other redirects to pages that...

BrickBooster

Posted: November 24, 2014 | Category: Adware
BrickBooster is a Potentially Unwanted Program that may cause many actions and loading of random sites that prove to be annoying to most computer users. The BrickBooster program may be installed by loading random freeware apps or bundled software from the Internet. Upon loading, BrickBooster may enter into the system memory where it could cause reduced performance of the system it is installed on including slow loads of web sites through popular web browsers. Unwanted redirects may take place due to BrickBooster being loaded. Some of those redirected sites may have questionable content or...

Cgqqabiyy.exe *32

Posted: November 24, 2014 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)
Cgqqabiyy.exe *32 is a Potentially Unwanted Program and system file that proves to load up upon starting a Windows PC. The Cgqqabiyy.exe *32 application and related files may find their way loaded on a PC by means of installing random freeware program or bundled applications downloaded from random sources on the Internet. Having Cgqqabiyy.exe *32 load at startup could utilize a lot of system resources and memory later causing a reduction in system performance. It is prudent that Cgqqabiyy.exe *32 be detected and removed through the use of an updated antispyware application capable of...

Ekoblock

Posted: November 24, 2014 | Category: Adware
Ekoblock is a Potentially Unwanted Application that computer users may have mistakenly allowed to be installed by the loading of random freeware or bundled applications. Ekoblock is not a computer virus, but it does have the tendency to perform random actions that may be annoying to some computer users. Allowing the Ekoblock program to run on a system could cause unwanted redirects or loading of other web pages that have questionable content. Additionally, Ekoblock could end up changing the default home page setting to cause an alternate site to load up upon opening a new web browser...

Web Warden

Posted: November 24, 2014 | Category: Adware
Web Warden is detected by several anti-virus and anti-malware programs as adware. Adware has a tendency to display annoying advertisements. Ads by Web Warden may appear as pop-up windows, pop-unders, promotional offers, discounts, coupons, etc. The purpose of all these advertisements is that users click them and thus generate online traffic for a certain website. Users may notice that the ads generated by Web Warden are for websites that they often visit. The reason for this is that adware-related applications such as Web Warden use a tracking method to study users' browsing habits and...

PWS:Win32/Blaknight.A

Posted: November 24, 2014 | Category: Trojans
PWS:Win32/Blaknight.A is detected as a trojan that sneaks up into users' computers without their permission. In general, trojans such as PWS:Win32/Blaknight.A are distributed in various ways, but mostly via spam e-mail campaigns. Trojans like PWS:Win32/Blaknight.A are likely to damage your system, and anti-virus software is likely to miss out on detecting them. It is important to note that trojans such as PWS:Win32/Blaknight.A may install several additional applications on your computer. These additional programs, on the other hand, may attract more issues such as adware. According to...

Shopzone

Posted: November 24, 2014 | Category: Adware
Shopzone is an adware-supported browser extension that presents itself as a helpful tool that enhances your online shopping activities. In reality, Shopzone is simply an adware-related software that is known to be distributed in various ways such as bundling. Shopzone is known to display loads of unwanted commercial advertisements, and that includes savings, offers, deals, promotions, pop-ups and all others alike. Moreover, Shopzone may redirect to unwanted and untrusted websites. Shopzone may cause your system to display disturbing fake security messages and pop-up windows.

AstroNet

Posted: November 24, 2014 | Category: Adware
AstroNet is another adware-supported program that is detected by various anti-virus and anti-malware programs as a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program). AstroNet and other adware-related applications are mainly distributed using a bundling marketing method. Applications with adware symptoms such as AstroNet are likely to display commercial advertisements such as banners, offers and promotions or pop-ups that pretend to be security alerts. AstroNet may change your browser's homepage and manipulate search results so that users get redirected to unwanted websites.

Bestop

Posted: November 24, 2014 | Category: Adware
Bestop is detected to be a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP). Bestop is not a virus itself; it is known to have adware-related symptoms. Users may find Bestop bundled in download and install managers along with other free software. According to reputable anti-virus and anti-malware programs, Bestop is advised to be removed from your system as it may pose a potential threat. Since programs like Bestop may take up a machine's resources programs, users may notice significant slowdowns in PC performance.
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