Home Malware Programs Browser Hijackers Yellowmoxie


Posted: August 20, 2013

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 2/10
Infected PCs: 88
First Seen: August 20, 2013
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Yellowmoxie Screenshot 1Yellowmoxie 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.

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