Posted: August 19, 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:||August 6, 2015|
If the websites that you visit start displaying "Ads by YellowMarkApp", you should know your web clients are under the influence of adware. The only feature of this add-on is to attach additional commercial content on the sites. As a result, you may be disturbed by large amounts of pop-ups, banners and interstitial ads whenever you go online. The extension affects all popular browsers at the same time, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Typically, people don't download this adware intentionally. Even if you want to, you may have a hard time trying to find a site that hosts it. Instead of the direct downloads, YellowMarkApp relies on a questionable distribution method named "bundling". You may be asked to load the so-called shopping optimizer as an additional component of some free applications. You should not be deceived to give your permission since the dubious add-on is rarely of any help to its clients. You will indeed be overwhelmed with discounts and offers, but clicking on the corresponding ads will most likely take you to unfamiliar shopping sites. This fact is not too hard to explain: the large and legitimate e-commerce platforms have other means of advertising than ad-supported extensions. Buying anything from unknown vendors should be at your own risk because they may not hold their end of the deal. In addition to being unreliable, the ads may even turn out to be dangerous. In case they transfer you to some malicious or fraudulent page, you may find your whole PC infected. Since there is no point in keeping YellowMarkApp, you should consider removing it from your system with professional security software.
Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats
If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to YellowMarkApp Ads 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.