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Ad1.adkserve.com

Posted: December 9, 2013

Ad1.adkserve.com is an advertisement domain that has been rated as a risky website due to its common and potentially willing association with unsafe software. Although Ad1.adkserve.com's advertisements may be disguised to seem harmless to your PC, they actually include downloads for a threat that's designed to attack your PC and Potentially Unwanted Programs that often are security hazards. As a word to the wise, malware researchers always consider keeping far from these sites to be best for your computer, and adware or other programs that induce contact with Ad1.adkserve.com advertisements should be considered immediate threats to be exterminated through appropriate tools.

The Risks with the Advertisements that Ad1.adkserve.com Serves

In contrast to a good advertising server which takes care to monitor breaches of secure content and avoid persistent promotion of compromised advertisements, Ad1.adkserve.com already has acquired a history for the persistent promotion of threats within its four month life span. During any contact with Ad1.adkserve.com, either through untrustworthy websites or adware programs, malware analysts would recommend watching for telltale symptoms such as:

  • Fake software updates for prominent brands of software like Adobe's Flash or Oracle's Java.
  • Phishing scams that request confidential information under any of various excuses, such as a free-to-enter contest or a survey. This site may be associated with attempts to steal mobile phone numbers or fraudulently-market premium phone services, although malware experts have yet to confirm these issues.

Typical attacks may request your permission to install any software that they may be trying to distribute, but these requests don't necessarily indicate that the download will not occur if you refuse it. Malware researchers often see the use of a multi-layered attack strategy, where a failed download request may prompt an automatic download via the exploitation of any available software vulnerabilities. There rarely are visible signs of these types of non-consensual software installations.

Preventing an Advertisement from Being Your PC's Swan Song

Malicious advertising sites aren't always consistent in their content, and some advertisements from Ad1.adkserve.com may not be designed to hurt your PC. However, Ad1.adkserve.com still has had more than sufficient evidence of being classified as an infection vector for malware researchers to discourage any exposure to Ad1.adkserve.com or any sites associated with Ad1.adkserve.com. An Ad1.adkserve.com pop-up, banner or browser redirect should be treated as an attack against your PC that merits the use of anti-malware software to resolve.

However, even apart from all of the standard anti-malware tools, a PC that makes use of all available security procedures will be less vulnerable to Ad1.adkserve.com attacks than one that uses a single point of defense. Disabling exploitable browser functions like JavaScript is strongly encouraged, particularly whenever you visit a website you don't trust. Malware researchers also can point to updating your software frequently as a very simple way to plug vulnerabilities that, otherwise, would be doorways for threats to infiltrate your computer.

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If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Ad1.adkserve.com may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.

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