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AdMicroscope Ads

Posted: July 6, 2016

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 8/10
Infected PCs: 9
First Seen: July 11, 2016
Last Seen: April 9, 2020
OS(es) Affected: Windows

AdMicroscope is a suspicious adware extension that may enter without your knowledge if you install freeware bundles. AdMicroscope serves as a shopping assistant, which tries to redirect you to affiliated sites. In theory, AdMicroscope is expected to verify the safety of all commercial materials that you encounter during your surfing sessions. In reality, AdMicroscope may block all banners and pop-ups that originate from the currently viewed page. AdMicroscope may replace all of them with its own coupons, vouchers and exclusive offers. This way, the developers of the extension may collect referral commissions whenever you go to some of the sponsored domains. Unfortunately, the process may not be so beneficial to the user. There are various negative aspects regarding the ads by AdMicroscope. First of all, their presence may make your surfing sessions unpleasant. The new commercial materials may be far more aggressive than the ones that you are used to seeing. You may encounter embedded videos, animations, pop-ups, banners, interstitial ads or in-text ads wherever you go. The process of loading this multimedia content may make the performance of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer more sluggish. If you open several tabs simultaneously, you may even experience freezes or crashes depending on your hardware. The second risk of keeping AdMicroscope concerns the security and stability of your PC. There can be no verification that all sponsored sites are safe. In some cases, the links by AdMicroscope may open potentially threatening platforms associated with harmful software or hoaxes. You shouldn't agree with the download of new programs even if they seem to be reliable updates for Java/Adobe. AdMicroscope also may change parts of the configuration without approval. AdMicroscope may replace your default search provider with a suspicious alternative that may display manipulated results. Although AdMicroscope is relatively small in size, its efficient removal may require dedicated security software.

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:

"C:\Users\<username>\appdata\Roaming\ADMicroscope\ADMicroscope.exe" -uninstall File name: "C:\Users\<username>\appdata\Roaming\ADMicroscope\ADMicroscope.exe" -uninstall
Mime Type: unknown/exe" -uninstall
Group: Malware file
C:\Users\<username>\appdata\roaming\admicroscope\admicroscope.exe File name: C:\Users\<username>\appdata\roaming\admicroscope\admicroscope.exe
MD5: 135609b90dd8de3275470ef7751dd710
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file