Home Malware Programs Browser Helper Objects Ahomepcsafety.com


Posted: December 28, 2007

AHomePCSafety.com is a malicious site that promotes fake security programs, while it pretends to be an online bargains-focused search engine. AHomePCSafety.com is also used to refer to AHomePCSafety.com's browser hijacker and Trojan, a piece of software that SpywareRemove.com malware experts have identified as a spin-off of the Zlob Trojan. This AHomePCSafety.com infection assists AHomePCSafety.com by creating fake system alerts that install scamware products, if you click them, although other attacks, such as disabled security programs, are also possible. If your browser has come into contact with AHomePCSafety.com or you're seeing symptoms of infection that appear to be affiliated with AHomePCSafety.com, it's strongly encouraged for you to take back your operating system with the help of a reputable anti-malware program and standard PC security precautions.

How AHomePCSafety.com Does Its Level Best to Dismantle Your Computer's Safeguards

AHomePCSafety.com, despite its name, isn't related to PC security at all, except in a negative sense. Even though AHomePCSafety.com markets itself as a good site for finding 'PC deals, cash advance and more,' all of these features are non-functional, including AHomePCSafety.com's supposed free credit report section. The real purpose behind AHomePCSafety.com is to infect you with its Zlob variant, a browser-hijacking Trojan that redirects your browser to AHomePCSafety.com and creates pop-ups to install other forms of harmful software.

SpywareRemove.com malware research team has found that indications of an AHomePCSafety.com-related infection often include:

  • Pop-ups like the example shown here, which attempt to mislead you into thinking that other infections are on your PC:

    W32.Myzor.FK@yf is a virus that infects files with .exe extensions. It attempts to steal passwords and private information from the infected computer.

  • Redirect attacks that force your web browser to load AHomePCSafety.com, even if you're attempting to browse an unrelated site.
  • The presence of a wide range of possible scamware infections, including VirusHeal, Files Secure, MalwareBurn and VirusProtect (among others). Although clicking the aforementioned pop-ups is likely to install these fake security programs, AHomePCSafety.com's Trojan may also install them by itself.

Bringing Safety Back to Rid Your PC of AHomePCSafety.com's Pretense of It

Although rogue security programs that are installed by AHomePCSafety.com Trojans may attempt to block your security software (along with the possibility of AHomePCSafety.com's Trojan attempting the very same act), booting Windows in Safe Mode should neuter most attempts to harm your innocent software. In worse cases, you may need to reboot in a manner that bypasses the Registry, such as by using a USB device, a system CD or even a separate operating system.

However, once you've gotten so far, removing your AHomePCSafety.com problem is only one step away from you. SpywareRemove.com malware experts are glad to be able to report that AHomePCSafety.com Trojans haven't shown any inclination to being able to resist appropriately-powerful anti-malware products, and as long as your scanner of choice can identify the AHomePCSafety.com dropper Trojan (and related scamware programs) in its database, you should be able to clean your PC with a simple scan. Until you've done this, you should be particularly wary about unusual error messages and system alerts, since both AHomePCSafety.com infections and their payloads will abuse these forms of pop-ups to mislead you.

File System Modifications

  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name
    1 ecxwp.dll
    2 stream32a.dll
    3 vipextqtr.dll
    4 windivx.dll