Posted: May 18, 2015
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.
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Blockeru, also known as TheBlocker, Halt It, and Safer Surf, is a slightly suspicious application that is supposed to be very helpful, especially if you are the parent of a young child. Blockeru's main purpose is to control the content available on the web – once it has been installed on a computer, it can limit access to adult websites, adult content, and other information that may not be suitable for children and teenagers. Overall, Blockeru seems like an excellent app when it comes to your child's online safety. However, a closer look at the license agreement shows us that Blockeru is an ad-supported application. This means that although adult content will be a thing of the past, your web browser might be flooded with all kinds of ads, pop-ups, and banners that aren't harmful, but can be quite annoying. At the end of the day, Blockeru is a piece of adware that can be considered to be harmless, and it is up to you to determine whether you would use it or not. However, there is no point in having to deal with all the ads promoted by Blockeru when there are free child safety apps whose presence won't be accompanied by advertisements.