Posted: February 12, 2014
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:||February 12, 2014|
|Last Seen:||January 3, 2022|
UTAdRReMoovalAppa is adware and a Potentially Unwanted Program that shows evidence of being cloned from previous, similar add-ons for Chrome. Without any real benefits, UTAdRReMoovalAppa keeps PC users from uninstalling UTAdRReMoovalAppa by the simple expedient of blocking its own removal, all the while displaying advertisements that can't be disabled. Malware researchers consider UTAdRReMoovalAppa to be both a security and performance concern, and uninstalling UTAdRReMoovalAppa through any means required is advised for your PC's long term safety.
When 'Savings' Through Ads is a Motive for Saving Your Browser
Although all browsers have their fair share of troubles concerning adware, browser hijackers and similar PC threats, Chrome has experienced a particularly heavy share of these troubles in the past year. UTAdRReMoovalAppa is another example of adware that's specific to the Google's Chrome browser and appears to be based on the same family of unwanted software as WatchItNoAds, Shopdruopp, ExstraCoupon, Win32/Adware.MultiPlug, RoboSavEr, Adware.Win32.FastSaveApp and MegaSearch. Like them, UTAdRReMoovalAppa may modify Chrome to display affiliated search results or other forms of disguised advertisements, and malware experts haven't found any options for disabling this invasive function.
UTAdRReMoovalAppa's advertisement may be displayed as coupons or some other form of shopping-themed content, but the actual savings from UTAdRReMoovalAppa are minimal in comparison to its other side effects, which include worsening Chrome's performance and, potentially, causing random crashes. UTAdRReMoovalAppa's website modifications for delivering advertisement also may put you at risk of exposure to unsafe Web content or prevent you from using all of an unrelated site's content (due to the advertisement blocking portions of the native Web page).
The Adware that Bursts Into Your Browser Uninvited
UTAdRReMoovalAppa's coders appear to be well aware of how little UTAdRReMoovalAppa benefits its users, and its distribution strategies seem to be focusing on installers that are bundled with unrelated products, such as movie-streaming toolbars. Suspicious media sites are particularly but not exclusively likely sources of an UTAdRReMoovalAppa installation. Even when you're installing software from a source that seems safe, malware researchers don't find it amiss to recommend that you use anti-malware tools to scan the original file, which may catch UTAdRReMoovalAppa and other bundles of adware in most situations.
Unlike a legitimate add-on, UTAdRReMoovalAppa includes some minor but non-negligible functions for blocking its deletion from Chrome. Anti-malware programs shouldn't be especially slowed by UTAdRReMoovalAppa's defenses, but removing UTAdRReMoovalAppa without full-fledged anti-malware scans is an impractical solution, at best. Using thorough scans effective against broad ranges of PC threats also will help remove any threat that may be installed with UTAdRReMoovalAppa.
UTAdRReMoovalAppa, WatchItNoAds, Shopdruopp and many other members of their family have focused on modifying the Chrome browser. However, old members of this family also have been found on Internet Explorer, and all Web browsers have had their fair share of issues with similar PUPs.
Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats
If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to UTAdRReMoovalAppa 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.
Why can't I open any program including SpyHunter? You may have a malware file running in memory that kills any programs that you try to launch on your PC. Tip: Download SpyHunter from a clean computer, copy it to a USB thumb drive, DVD or CD, then install it on the infected PC and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.