Posted: August 20, 2013
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 20, 2013|
Yellowmoxie or Yellowmoxie.com is a search site and business directory that offers discounted shopping-related content. While Yellowmoxie is not hazardous to your PC, SpywareRemove.com malware experts have found Yellowmoxie sometimes is promoted by adware and other low-level PC threats that generate Yellowmoxie browser pop-ups without your consent. Yellowmoxie pop-ups, redirects and related browser issues usually can't be resolved through normal software management utilities like the Control Panel, but anti-malware software generally can be considered effective at deleting Yellowmoxie adware and all related types of malware.
Why Yellowmoxie's Moxie is Nowhere Near 'Yellow'
While Yellowmoxie has an ironic and oddly-chosen brand name that could be read as implying weakness of nerve, Yellowmoxie actually is a site that performs its business aim with great efficiency – albeit not very much to your benefit as a PC user. Yellowmoxie includes various business search-based features that pull up localized bargains. These offers are legitimate but also are tabulated to favor Yellowmoxie's affiliates and partners, allowing Yellowmoxie to gain revenue from its traffic easily. SpywareRemove.com malware experts don't discourage the use of Yellowmoxie, but do recommend that you back up any shopping decisions made with its help with additional information from other sources.
What brought Yellowmoxie to the eyes of SpywareRemove.com malware experts in the first place was its indirect association with browser-based malware, including browser hijackers, adware and some types of Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs). Variants of these low-level PC threats have been confirmed to have begun launching pop-up attacks that promote Yellowmoxie – typically without allowing you any way to disable these pop-ups or even determine what program is responsible for creating them. Yellowmoxie pop-ups have affected multiple browsers so far but currently only have struck Windows operating systems.
Pulling Your Browser out of Yellowmoxie's Spectrum of Monetized Traffic
Yellowmoxie pop-ups or other Yellowmoxie-based browser issues always should be assumed to correspond to a potentially active PC infection on your computer. This infection may or may not be related to a specific browser add-on or toolbar, and malware researchers have seen incidents of Yellowmoxie pop-up attacks in both types of scenarios. Unsurprisingly, while normal software uninstall techniques are difficult to use to clear up such issues, anti-malware utilities are easily able to delete Yellowmoxie adware and related PC threats from your computer.
Adware infections related to Yellowmoxie and reminiscent websites usually are installed by software bundles that are circulated on unsafe download sources. These sources may include piracy-oriented sites, general freeware domains and torrenting networks, among others. When in doubt, SpywareRemove.com malware experts always suggest avoiding a potentially unsafe download link and sticking to sites that you know only will install the software that you want – rather than adware that may force your browser to load Yellowmoxie against your will.
Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats
If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Yellowmoxie 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.