MyInfotopia is a PUP, or Potentially Unwanted Program, that may affect the most popular Web browsers on the Windows operating system. MyInfotopia has been observed to affect Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. The purpose of MyInfotopia is to generate advertisement revenue by forcing computer users to view or click on advertising content. There are several tactics used to do this, including browser redirects and forcing the affected Web browser to display a constant stream of pop-up advertisements. One particular worrying aspect of MyInfotopia is that despite the fact that MyInfotopia is not considered a threat, its browser redirects and pop-ups may expose your Web browser to potentially unreliable content. Because of this, malware researchers consider that MyInfotopia and similar PUPs do present a threat to your computer, although not as severe as recognized threats such as Trojans or worms. MyInfotopia and similar PUPs should be removed from the affected computer at once to prevent exposure to potentially unsafe online content.
The Subtle Distribution Methods of MyInfotopia
The most common way in which MyInfotopia is distributed is by bundling MyInfotopia with low quality software. When a free program from a low quality download website is installed, the option to install MyInfotopia and other PUPs may be concealed from the computer user. This results in the installation of MyInfotopia, which may appear on the computer. This has led to many computer users incorrectly assuming that MyInfotopia is a threat, despite the fact that careful installation of freeware applications lets computer users opt out of installing MyInfotopia and similar programs. As soon as MyInfotopia is installed, MyInfotopia may make changes to the affected computer's settings, changing the victim's homepage, search engine and Web browser security settings.
Dealing With MyInfotopia and Its Redirects
MyInfotopia should be uninstalled at once. Since MyInfotopia redirects and pop-ups may expose your computer to potentially unsafe content, malware researchers recommend the use of a strong security program to scan the affected computer. Prevent MyInfotopia infections by carefully observing the installation of all software on your computer and opting out of any unwanted components.
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Security Doesn't Let You Download SpyHunter or Access the Internet?
Solutions: Your computer may have malware hiding in memory that prevents any program, including SpyHunter, from executing on your computer. Follow to download SpyHunter and gain access to the Internet:
- Use an alternative browser. Malware may disable your browser. If you're using IE, for example, and having problems downloading SpyHunter, you should open Firefox, Chrome or Safari browser instead.
- Use a removable media. Download SpyHunter on another clean computer, burn it to a USB flash drive, DVD/CD, or any preferred removable media, then install it on your infected computer and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
- Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in "Safe Mode with Networking" and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
- IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.
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