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Adware Generic_r.KE

Posted: April 30, 2014

Threat Metric

Ranking: 6,510
Threat Level: 1/10
Infected PCs: 2,616
First Seen: April 30, 2014
Last Seen: October 14, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Adware Generic_r.KE is a heuristic detection for adware programs, which may include programs that generate pop-ups, inject links into your Web browser or try to control your Web-browsing activities in multiple ways. While malware experts have associated Adware Generic_r.KE with various applications, they saw recent Adware Generic_r.KE attacks in April of this year, with the related software refusing to uninstall itself through standard procedures. Given the range of circumstances where one might struggle with Adware Generic_r.KE problems, using dedicated anti-adware and anti-malware products for removing Adware Generic_r.KE is the most all-inclusive option.

A Generic Threat You Might Find Almost Anywhere

Adware Generic_r.KE is a general label applicable to different adware programs, but usually is just one of multiple components of an adware add-on for your Web browser. Besides being confirmed as one, possible identification for the Mega Browse add-on, Adware Generic_r.KE also may be seen installed along with Adware Generic_r.KI or Adware Generic_r.kf, both of which exhibit behavior similar to Adware Generic_r.KE. Also, Adware Generic_r.KE has been seen 'in the wild,' in different formats, for over half a decade. Adware Generic_r.KE is most likely to be installed with a Potentially Unwanted Program that is disguised as a browser toolbar, but also may be installed by threats.

Adware Generic_r.KE's most common symptom is a series of recurring advertising pop-up windows. These pop-ups load automatically, independent from any commands that the browser's user issues, and may ignore some standard advertisement-blocking features. Although malware experts found that many PC security brands had good rates of detection for Adware Generic_r.KE, many third-party products had limited success for removing Adware Generic_r.KE. Incomplete deletion usually results in repeated Adware Generic_r.KE warnings and the continued persistence of pop-up advertisements.

Expelling an Advertising Infiltration of Your Web Browser

Adware Generic_r.KE's different methods of installing and maintaining itself on your computer necessitate generalized methods of counteracting its software. If you see Adware Generic_r.KE warning messages or experience adware symptoms such as highlighted keywords in your browser, malware experts advise using specialized anti-malware and anti-adware utilities immediately. With the possibility of Adware Generic_r.KE's removal being incomplete, you also can consider techniques including scanning your PC from Safe Mode, which can disable most related PC threats. Even in the best case scenario, some settings of your Web browser may require to be reset manually after you have removed Adware Generic_r.KE.

Adware Generic_r.KE's advertisements are not meant to be threatening to your computer, but neither are adware programs well-noted for being concerned with the safety of their audiences. Even though the Internet may be the ultimate of advertising, with the frequent exploitation of advertisement networks for diverse attacks and threat campaigns, malware researchers continue to urge that all PC users be cautious about advertisements related to pop-up-producing apps like Adware Generic_r.KE.

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