Posted: January 11, 2016
Threat Metric
Threat Level: 9/10
Infected PCs 49

SoftwareBundler:Win32/Tillail Description

SoftwareBundler:Win32/Tillail is a bundler installer that may place additional, unwanted software onto your PC automatically. Although SoftwareBundler:Win32/Tillail and similar applications may distribute adware and other, low-level threats, they also may be exploited for real threats distribution. Malware researchers advise avoiding products that only install themselves through bundlers like SoftwareBundler:Win32/Tillail, and recommend using standard security solutions for removing SoftwareBundler:Win32/Tillail and its payloads from your computer.

The Bundle of Products You Didn't Want

Although the developers of unwanted and harmful software may use original scripts or hoaxes for installing their products, other delivery methods are much less advanced but no less effective. Identified only in late 2015, SoftwareBundler:Win32/Tillail shows how even simple delivery methods may continue being viable against PC users who install products from unsafe sources. SoftwareBundler:Win32/Tillail is a general app-bundling utility that combines the installation routines of two or more distinct programs, allowing SoftwareBundler:Win32/Tillail to add new software to your PC while you provide consent for unrelated products.

SoftwareBundler:Win32/Tillail and similar bundlers have strong relationships with Potentially Unwanted Programs (or PUPs). Malware researchers often see the following types of PC threats circulating through bundlers just like SoftwareBundler:Win32/Tillail:

  • Adware programs may deliver advertisements through your browser, including pop-ups, hyperlinked keywords and injected banners. At their worst, these advertisements also may include unsafe content, such as phishing attacks like the 'Windows Firewall Security Damaged' pop-ups.
  • Some software installed by SoftwareBundler:Win32/Tillail may not load extra content, but, instead, redirect you to affiliated Websites automatically These browser hijackers may lock your search engine or homepage settings, as well as make it impossible to load specific (frequently competing) Websites.
  • Other unwanted applications often circulating through bundlers may include products such as toolbars, Web history protectors, emoticon packs and other apps for your browser or instant messaging client. In some cases, as with many browser 'security' add-ons, the features supposedly provided are fraudulent.

SoftwareBundler:Win32/Tillail may misidentify its bundled products or provide no explanation of its additional software. In most cases, any options provided for SoftwareBundler:Win32/Tillail's 'extras' will be selected, by default.

Refusing the Software Offer You can't Refuse

Although SoftwareBundler:Win32/Tillail may make a business strategy of installing programs automatically, PC users can use multiple means of avoiding these Trojan-styled installations. Bundlers may be found downloading through third-party freeware sites and torrent networks. If you do find it unavoidable to download files from a risky source, competent anti-malware and anti-adware file scanners often are capable of identifying bundlers, including SoftwareBundler:Win32/Tillail. SoftwareBundler:Win32/Tillail also may provide limited choices for opting out of its third-party installation options while installing the primary program, which may be last resorts.

Since SoftwareBundler:Win32/Tillail may install more than one PUP or different types of PUPs in alternate circumstances, PCs exposed to its payloads may be subjected to unquantifiable security risks outside this article's topic. After installing software from SoftwareBundler:Win32/Tillail or other bundlers, malware researchers recommend using appropriate security products for scanning your PC. However, PC owners willing to make discerning choices about their downloading habits should be at minimal risk of contact with any bundler.

Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to SoftwareBundler:Win32/Tillail 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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