Posted: March 24, 2005
The Threat Meter is a malware assessment that SpywareRemove.com's research team is able to give every identifiable malware threat. Our Threat Meter includes several criteria based off of specific malware threats to value their severity, reach and volume. The Threat Meter is able to give you a numerical breakdown of each threat's initial Threat Level, Detection Count, Volume Count, Trend Path and Percentage Impact. The overall ranking of each threat in the Threat Meter is a basic breakdown of how all threats are ranked within our own extensive malware database. The scoring for each specific malware threat can be easily compared to other emerging threats to draw a contrast in its particular severity. The Threat Meter is a useful tool in the endeavor of seeking a solution to remove a threat or pursue additional analytical research for all types of computer users.
The following fields listed on the Threat Meter containing a specific value, are explained in detail below:
Threat Level: The threat level scale goes from 1 to 10 where 10 is the highest level of severity and 1 is the lowest level of severity. Each specific level is relative to the threat's consistent assessed behaviors collected from SpyHunter's risk assessment model.
Detection Count: The collective number of confirmed and suspected cases of a particular malware threat. The detection count is calculated from infected PCs retrieved from diagnostic and scan log reports generated by SpyHunter.
Volume Count: Similar to the detection count, the Volume Count is specifically based on the number of confirmed and suspected threats infecting systems on a daily basis. High volume counts usually represent a popular threat but may or may not have infected a large number of systems. High detection count threats could lay dormant and have a low volume count. Criteria for Volume Count is relative to a daily detection count.
Trend Path: The Trend Path, utilizing an up arrow, down arrow or equal symbol, represents the level of recent movement of a particular threat. Up arrows represent an increase, down arrows represent a decline and the equal symbol represent no change to a threat's recent movement.
% Impact (Last 7 Days): This demonstrates a 7-day period change in the frequency of a malware threat infecting PCs. The percentage impact correlates directly to the current Trend Path to determine a rise or decline in the percentage.
AdDynamix is a dangerous tracking cookie that can track or record personal information along with internet surfing habits. Information collected by the AdDynamix can be remotely accessed or sent to a hacker. Collection of personal information through AdDynamix could lead to identity theft. Once a system is infected with AdDynamix it may also start displaying bogus popup adverts leading the user to bogus websites that promote illegitimate security applications.
AdDynamix can be classified as an advertisement tracking cookie. An Advertisment tracking cookie can be easily mistaking for a legitimate popup ad. AdDynamix does not appear to be an immediate security risk because it does not actually store a computer users’ browsing history. However, AdDynamix may be used as a method to obtain personal data.
Tracking cookies were originally created for the legitimate purpose of storing user settings or preferences locally so they are concealed from the internet. Once a specific website is access, it can then access its designated cookie so that any user preferences are applied making the user experience more enjoyable. Over time hackers have used cookies to hide various spyware or malware parasites.
It is possible that other personal information such as logins to online accounts can be obtained by hackers through tracking cookies.
If you wish to completely uninstall and remove AdDynamix, simply using the add/remove/uninstall programs option in Windows will not suffice. It is very important to utilize a spyware removal tool to rid the system completely of AdDynamix before it is able to cause destruction and populate the system registry with bogus entries.
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