‘Ads not by this site’ virus

‘Ads not by this site’ virus Description

The ‘Ads not by this site’ virus is an unusually polite form of adware that injects advertisement-related code into arbitrary web pages – while also being courteous enough to notify you about the lack of affiliation between the site and its advertisements. Due to the minor nature of its attacks, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers don’t consider the ‘Ads not by this site’ virus to be any more than a low-level threat, although its advertisements may be used to promote more malicious PC threats than itself. Ads that display characteristic ‘Ads not by this site’ tags are symptomatic of ‘Ads not by this site’ virus infections, which are often associated with compromised browser add-ons and should be removed by appropriate anti-malware software.

When a Browser’s Assistance Helps You to an ‘Ads not by this site’ Virus

The ‘Ads not by this site’ virus, while not a virus and incapable of self-propagation, does have some potent techniques for installing itself on vulnerable Windows PCs. Infection vectors that SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have confirmed for the ‘Ads not by this site’ virus’s advertisement delivery vehicle include:
  • Browser plugins that market themselves as online movie utilities such as Vid-Saver.
  • Compromised codec packages (packages that are used for compatibility with media files, including movies) such as Codec-V and Codec-C.

Since all legitimate codecs and media tools that might be necessary to view popular media files can be found at reputable websites, SpywareRemove.com malware experts note that just avoiding risky downloads from little-known or suspicious sites can be the best way of avoiding an ‘Ads not by this site’ virus infection.

The ‘Ads not by this site’ virus has been confirmed to have compatibility, in various formats, for Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari browsers.

How the ‘Ads not by this site’ Virus Gets Its Ads to You

‘Ads not by this site’ viruses are very noticeable due to their main function, which involves injecting their own code in web pages to alter a site’s content.

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While some high-level PC threats have used similar attacks for such hostile purposes as stealing bank account info, all ‘Ads not by this site’ virus’s attacks are meant to do is display advertisements on sites that normally lack them.

Advertisements for ‘Ads not by this site’ virus will, of course, display easily-identified ‘Ads not by this site’ tags, and sites that SpywareRemove.com malware experts have confirmed to be affected by the ‘Ads not by this site’ virus’s attacks include Wikipedia, Facebook and Youtube.

Because ‘Ads not by this site’ virus, like many kinds of adware, usually is linked to malicious browser plugins, SpywareRemove.com malware research team recommends that you close your browser before you scan your PC to remove the ‘Ads not by this site’ virus.

‘Ads not by this site’ virus Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)

Is your PC infected with ‘Ads not by this site’ virus? To safely & quickly detect ‘Ads not by this site’ virus we highly recommend you run the malware scanner listed below.

Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name Detection Count
    1 file.exe 262
Posted: August 28, 2012 | By
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Threat Metric
Threat Level: 2/10
Detection Count: 162
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