Posted: March 15, 2018
The Threat Meter is a malware assessment that SpywareRemove.com's research team is able to give every identifiable malware threat. Our Threat Meter includes several criteria based off of specific malware threats to value their severity, reach and volume. The Threat Meter is able to give you a numerical breakdown of each threat's initial Threat Level, Detection Count, Volume Count, Trend Path and Percentage Impact. The overall ranking of each threat in the Threat Meter is a basic breakdown of how all threats are ranked within our own extensive malware database. The scoring for each specific malware threat can be easily compared to other emerging threats to draw a contrast in its particular severity. The Threat Meter is a useful tool in the endeavor of seeking a solution to remove a threat or pursue additional analytical research for all types of computer users.
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.
Your Free Online Forms Description
The Your Free Online Forms is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) by Polarity Technologies LTD. The Your Free Online Forms is meant to work as a browser extension for Google Chrome, which replaces the browser's default new tab page with an alternative website, which can be found at Search.hyourfreeonlineforms.com. This change is not harmful, but this website is not affiliated with a reputable company, and its credibility might change at any time.
The original purpose of the Your Free Online Forms seems to be to provide users with a neat search engine that can help them find tax forms and various other forms and documents they might need to present to banks or different government institutions. While this might sound somewhat useful, documents of such importance should not be searched for with the assistance of a dubious browser add-on, especially when there are many document repositories that can provide the needed content free of charge.
The new tab page that the Your Free Online Forms introduces appears to work reliably and its search feature will refer users to the Yahoo Search. However, security researchers advise against using 3rd-party browser extensions whose sole purpose seem to be to bring traffic to a particular page instead of enhancing the Web browsing experience of their users. Since the Your Free Online Forms is a PUP, its removal can be carried out both manually or with the help of suitable PC security software.
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