Posted: October 8, 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.
|First Seen:||April 24, 2015|
|Last Seen:||October 8, 2023|
PromoRewards is one of the hundreds and possibly thousands of ad-oriented web add-ons that may generate commercial materials. If you install this adware, you may very soon face a great amount of ads in all of your browsers. They may come in the form of pop-ups and banners, which may prove to be quite distracting and annoying. It is also possible some targeted and artificially included videos to start automatically as soon as you enter some sites. Sometimes a commercial window may cover the whole page, which is known as 'interstitial' advertising. You also may find words underlined with two green or blue lines that serve as hyperlinks. If your mouse cursor goes on top of them, it may trigger a pop-up. Since the marketing elements may appear on various sites and not only on the e-commerce platforms, they may quickly become a setback to your smooth surfing sessions. Besides the irritation, the existence of the commercial materials may lead to a noticeable drop in the performance of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. The reason is that the heavy multimedia elements may seize some system resources that would otherwise be used for other browser processes. Just like many other adware plugins, PromoRewards promises to optimize your shopping. It states that it will show discounts of up to 90% on more than 8000 products from 600 different brands. In reality, though, the primary goal of PromoRewards is to provide a constant flow of visitors to its partners in exchange for commissions. Unfortunately, some of the ads may be deceiving or unreliable: they may claim you have won the lottery, or they may offer nonexistent price reductions. In rare cases, they may lead to sites that promote unsafe software, so you should ignore the ads and take the necessary measures to delete PromoRewards.