Posted: August 16, 2013
Threat Metric
Threat Level: 7/10
Infected PCs 7

SoftwareBundler:Win32/Lolliport Description

SoftwareBundler:Win32/Lolliport is a software installer that installs Adware:Win32/Lollipop onto your computer along with any other programs that you may be attempting to install. Since SoftwareBundler:Win32/Lolliport's payload includes software that may cause search hijacks and unwanted advertising issues, malware experts recommend avoiding using any installer detected as SoftwareBundler:Win32/Lolliport by professional anti-malware software. Software that only can be installed through SoftwareBundler:Win32/Lolliport or similar adware-bundling utilities usually should be avoided in favor of legitimate alternatives that don't compromise your browser's security or install low-level PC threats without your permission. However, if you've used SoftwareBundler:Win32/Lolliport and experience any typical symptoms related to Adware:Win32/Lollipop, you can use anti-malware tools as they're needed to remove SoftwareBundler:Win32/Lolliport's payload – and its advertisements.

SoftwareBundler:Win32/Lolliport: When You're Installing a Little More Than You Thought

SoftwareBundler:Win32/Lolliport is a label for any installer that appears to be dedicated to another program when, in actuality, it also installs Lollipop adware. The latter, also known as Adware:Win32/Lollipop, redirects Web searches, displays pop-up advertisements and tracks your basic online habits – all of which are obviously non-beneficial functions. Currently, malware researchers haven't found any cases of overtly malicious Web content being distributed through Lollipop advertisements, but caution around advertisements related to SoftwareBundler:Win32/Lolliport software still is advisable.

SoftwareBundler:Win32/Lolliport usually does not try to install Lollipop by itself. A typical SoftwareBundler:Win32/Lolliport installation will claim to install an unrelated application, such as a free game, but also will install Lollipop 'on the side.' SoftwareBundler:Win32/Lolliport usually does not offer any kind of opt-out option that would let you prevent your PC from being infected and most Windows browsers will be affected by the presence of a SoftwareBundler:Win32/Lolliport payload.

Getting the Software You Want without It Being Bundled with the Lollipop that You Don't Want

PCs that have installed software through SoftwareBundler:Win32/Lolliport, and particularly any PC that displays the characteristics symptoms of adware like SoftwareBundler:Win32/Lolliport's Lollipop, should be disinfected to preserve the integrity of their Web-browsing security (preferably by using anti-malware tools). However, malware researchers consider making a habit of scanning suspicious installers beforehand to be a preferential defense since it will allow you to delete SoftwareBundler:Win32/Lolliport before SoftwareBundler:Win32/Lolliport can infect your PC.

Bundlers like SoftwareBundler:Win32/Lolliport programs are one of the primary infection vectors for low-level PC threats like adware. However, SoftwareBundler:Win32/Lolliport also may install other PC threats, such as browser hijackers, and it should be assumed that your Web browser's security is impeded until you've managed to delete all malware related to any exposure to SoftwareBundler:Win32/Lolliport. Homepage hijacks, additional toolbars, new links in text-based Web pages and poor browser responsiveness are some of the various issues that may result from careless use of SoftwareBundler:Win32/Lolliport, which does not distinguish itself visually from more legitimate installers than itself.

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If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to SoftwareBundler:Win32/Lolliport may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.

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