Posted: March 27, 2017
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:||March 27, 2017|
|Last Seen:||May 5, 2020|
Yelloader is a subtle adware application whose installation and activities may go unnoticed. Often, Yelloader may be brought to a computer in the form of an obfuscated VBS file which, when decoded, downloads and runs the Yelloader's installer. The peculiar thing about this adware is that it is very difficult to spot – it does not make any noticeable changes to the computer's behavior, and it does not even display ads in active Web browser windows. This adware application may load various online ads in a background process silently, which may consume some of the Internet bandwidth without bothering the user with the marketing content it browses. In short, Yelloader may be used to monetize advertising campaigns without the knowledge of the user.
It is clear that software that loads various pages in a hidden process and does not notify the user of this activity should not be considered safe. In addition to this, Yelloader's file might be disguised to look like a legitimate Windows component – for example, one version of the adware drops it's binary in 'C:\Program Files (x86)\msrtn32\msrtn32.exe,' but it is entirely possible that Yelloader may use different files names to mask its presence.
The only guaranteed way to find out if Yelloader is running on a computer is to perform a full system scan with the assistance of a trustworthy anti-virus software suite. Some users might notice a notable decrease in the quality and speed of their network connection, but this issue might be difficult to spot by not so tech-savvy users.
Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats
If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Yelloader 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.