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PUP.OneClick

PUP.OneClick is a potentially unwanted application, which may be associated with an adware and browser hijackers. PUP.OneClick may show unwanted pop-up ads on a screen of a PC. PUP.OneClick may download potentially malicious files and registry entries on the computer system. PUP.WeCare.A may embed unwanted add-ons, plug-ins or extensions and inject scripts on the web browser. PUP.OneClick is not a malware infection but it may contain numerous potentially destructive functionalities. PUP.OneClick may use various tricky techniques to access the computer system without the PC user knowing about it. PUP.OneClick may cause unwanted browser diversions to a specific commercial website, install an unwanted toolbar, and show disturbing pop-up advertisements related to the web user's browsing habits including deals, coupons, and online discounts. PUP.OneClick is a program that PC users don't...

Posted on October 24, 2013 in Potentially Unwanted Programs

PSW.Win32.Fareit.acqv

PSW.Win32.Fareit.acqv is a Trojan that is involved in a website hijacking attack. PSW.Win32.Fareit.acqv is a dangerous threat to a computer system and personal information of a PC user. PSW.Win32.Fareit.acqv can distribute other high-risk malware infections on the PC and is difficult to find and uninstall from the computer, because some files of PSW.Win32.Fareit.acqv may use deceptive tactics specific to other malware threats to conceal the processes of PSW.Win32.Fareit.acqv. PSW.Win32.Fareit.acqv can collect the computer user's sensitive details such as user name and passwords and distribute other security threats. After successful installation, PSW.Win32.Fareit.acqv may restrict the computer user from accessing Windows Registry and Task Manager, and won't enable the PC user to delete the core components of PSW.Win32.Fareit.acqv. The malicious components of PSW.Win32.Fareit.acqv may...

Posted on October 24, 2013 in Trojans

Trojan.Script.Heuristic-js.iacgm

Trojan.Script.Heuristic-js.iacgm is a Trojan that circulates as a code in a form of a JavaScript file. This type of file commonly exists on the web server and starts once it registers a visitor. JS:Trojan.Script.AAR can be an individual file or an obfuscated script inserted into the malicious website. Trojan.Script.Heuristic-js.iacgm may create a code to have a unique signature for each website, thus, it may be difficult for anti-virus programs to find and uninstall Trojan.Script.Heuristic-js.iacgm. It is included in the header of the infected file and may pose as a part of the website. Trojan.Script.Heuristic-js.iacgm may take advantages of vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader and Flash Player. Trojan.Script.Heuristic-js.iacgm may use this weakness to distribute the code into the PC user's default web browser and control the search results on the affected PC....

Posted on October 24, 2013 in Trojans

Sazoora.B

Sazoora.B is a new variation of an infostealer Trojan that steals information from a targeted computer system. Once run, Sazoora.B may create a copy of itself as the malevolent file. Sazoora.B may create the registry entry so that it can be launched automatically whenever a computer user boots up Windows. Sazoora.B may then create more registry entries. Sazoora.B may steal information by controlling the particular online banking websites. Sazoora.B may also control the web browsers Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer in an attempt to steal more information. Sazoora.B may create the log file used to store the stolen information. Sazoora.B may then transfer the grabbed data to the particular locations. Sazoora.B is generated to more effectively bypass security programs. Sazoora.B bypasses sandboxes by staying dormant for fifteen minutes after it corrupts a device. When...

Posted on October 24, 2013 in Trojans

EstasAzulCorrupta

EstasAzulCorrupta is a virus, which infects Microsoft Office document files. EstasAzulCorrupta makes modifications to the files including .DOC, .XLS, and .PPT leaving them with a corrupt header. EstasAzulCorrupta doesn't modify the type of the file; however, it is impossible to open the file. EstasAzulCorrupta randomly selects which file to infect and occasionally affects other files such as .PDF and .TXT. EstasAzulCorrupta usually circulates with the help of Trojans. When run on the PC, EstasAzulCorrupta alters system settings. EstasAzulCorrupta downloads files on a variety of folders on the computer system. EstasAzulCorrupta also makes changes to the Windows Registry permitting it to start automatically every time the PC user boots up Windows. EstasAzulCorrupta takes the advantage of Microsoft Office vulnerabilities to gain remote access and control of the targeted PC and harm...

Posted on October 23, 2013 in Viruses

Energy Community Toolbar

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Energy Community Toolbar is a toolbar/potentially unwanted program that is installed on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and other web browsers. Usually, Energy Community Toolbar may be installed on the PC without the computer user's permission and knowledge. Energy Community Toolbar may insert unwanted and unknown browser plug-ins, extensions or add-ons into the web browser. Energy Community Toolbar may compromise the web browser by altering the default settings. Energy Community Toolbar may change desktop background, substitute the default homepage and default search provider with Search.conduit.com, or open this dubious search engine as a new tab page. Energy...

Posted on October 23, 2013 in Malicious Toolbars

Trojan-Spy.Win32.Zbot.qgje

Trojan-Spy.Win32.Zbot.qgje is a variation of a Zbot Trojan that encompasses spyware functionalities. Trojan-Spy.Win32.Zbot.qgje is included in the spam malware attack associated with Pinterest. Trojan-Spy.Win32.Zbot.qgje propagates via the malicious spam Pinterest 'Don't forget to confirm your email!' themed emails that serve client-side exploits and a malware infection, particularly Trojan-Spy.Win32.Zbot.qgje. The unsolicited Pinterest email message aims to fool affected Pinterest users into believing that they have received an email confirmation request. In truth, when the computer user clicks on the web-links inserted into the fake email, he is automatically exposed to client-side exploits, with the attack distributing a malware infection, found as Trojan-Spy.Win32.Zbot.qgje on the attacked hosts when a successful client-side exploitation happens.

Posted on October 23, 2013 in Trojans

Magnitude Exploit Kit

Magnitude Exploit Kit, otherwise known as Popads, is an exploit kit/toolkit, which is used by Cutwail cybercrooks to substitute the BlackHole Exploit Kit. The spam campaign, which is used by cybercriminals to deliver Magnitude Exploit Kit depends on malicious spam Pinterest emails that take target recipients to a phony browser update website. The Magnitude Exploit Kit is used to install the ZeroAccess rootkit and Zeus/Zbot Trojan by leveraging a variety of vulnerabilities that might affect the computer user's PC. The Magnitude version of Cutwail asks the PC user to click to install a browser update, but instead, the PC user unknowingly install Gameover Trojan. At the same time, a malignant iFrame diverts the browser to the Magnitude Exploit Kit. Combining social engineering with exploit kits allows attackers to carry out a successful malware campaign and maximize the potential for...

Posted on October 23, 2013 in Malware

Go.Speedbit.com

Go.Speedbit.com is a deceptive search engine website, which pretends to be a legal and protected search engine; however, in reality, Go.Speedbit.com is a worthless online search system, which is not able to offer PC user trustworthy search results. Go.Speedbit.com is not harmful itself, Internet users can visit it, search for anything online, but unfortunately, they won't get any associated or safe search results. In addition, PC users may get rerouted by browser hijackers and adware connected with Go.Speedbit.com to commercial websites including Go.Speedbit.com that may show random pop-up ads and contain a variety of malware infections and, thus, corrupt the vulnerable computer system. Computer users may get only sponsored web-links leading to to doubtful advertising websites that were made by cybercrooks to potentially increase traffic of the suspicious website and benefit from the...

Posted on October 23, 2013 in Browser Hijackers

SProtector

SProtector is a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) that may be associated with two unsafe files: SProtector.exe and SProtector.dll. SProtector is designed to protect other associated PUPs from removal. The main purpose of SProtector is to prevent the removal of various potentially unsafe components on the affected computer. SProtector is marketed as a Search Assistant and developed by the Search Assistant WebSearch , a software developer that has become known for creating PUPs and potentially threatening content. When SProtector is installed on your computer, the Windows Task Manager will typically show two running memory processes associated with SProtector. The SProtector PUP usually indicates that your Web browser has become infected with potentially harmful content, meaning that it is important to use a strong, reliable anti-malware application to disinfect your computer....

Posted on October 22, 2013 in Potentially Unwanted Programs

PUP.Verti

PUP.Verti is a potentially unwanted program that may hijack the PC user's online searches for receiving search results on numerous search provider websites. PUP.Verti may also replace search results in any genuine search engine related to the computer user's queries with links taking web users to dubious advertising websites. PUP.Verti may insert an unwanted add-on, plug-in or extension in Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer while PC users download and install other freeware and shareware applications from the Internet. When computer users install these free software products, they may also install PUP.Verti on their computer systems. Once installed, PUP.Verti may hijack an online search form in any legal website and replace it with its own. Computer users may have the possibility to carry out an online search via a particular doubtful search provider, getting...

Posted on October 22, 2013 in Potentially Unwanted Programs

PUP.ChinAd

PUP.ChinAd is a potentially unwanted application that may show random or its own advertisements on well-known social networking and online shopping websites frequently visited by Internet users. The advertisements of PUP.ChinAd may be shown as boxes that include numerous coupons, or as underlined keywords, which when clicked may illustrate a pop-up ad that claims it is brought to the computer user by PUP.ChinAd. PUP.ChinAd may insert an unwanted add-on, plug-in or extension for Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer while the PC user is downloading and installing other free software products. When the PC user installs these free software products, he may also install PUP.ChinAd on the computer system. When installed, SPUP.ChinAd may illustrate an icon 'See Similar' next to the product image on various online shopping websites. PUP.ChinAd may also deliver coupons, deals,...

Posted on October 22, 2013 in Potentially Unwanted Programs

Opti-page.com

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The Opti-page.com website has been associated with various Web browser hijackers and PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs). Opti-page.com is a typical adware platform and low quality search engine that is used to generate advertisement revenue, trick inexperienced computer users into clicking on sponsored links. Many computer users have complained that content associated with Opti-page.com has changed their Web browser's default home page to Opti-page.com without permission. Affected Web browsers may also have their default search engine changed to Opti-page.com. It is also common for the Opti-page.com website to be added to the affected computer's Start Menu and to Windows shortcuts....

Posted on October 22, 2013 in Browser Hijackers

Searchpage.com

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Searchpage.com is a suspicious search engine that is actually used to generate advertisement revenue instead of helping computer users find online content. Searchpage.com has been associated with PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) which often take the form of Web browser toolbars. These are often adware or browser hijacker infections designed to profit at the expense of the computer user. PUPs associated with Searchpage.com are designed to force computer users to visit Searchpage.com repeatedly and to display various advertisements and links associated with Searchpage.com or with Searchpage.com's sponsors. If your computer is showing symptoms related to Searchpage.com, this usually...

Posted on October 22, 2013 in Browser Hijackers

Native-search.com

Native-search.com is a low quality search engine that has been associated with various PUP (Potentially Unwanted Programs) such as suspicious Web browser toolbars, browser hijackers and adware infections. For example, one common PUP related to Native-search.com is fbdownloader, a Web browser toolbar that supposedly helps computer users download Facebook content seamlessly. In fact, these types of Web browser toolbars are commonly used to distribute PUPs associated with low quality websites like Native-search.com and to generate advertisement revenue and increase certain websites' page ranking. Content associated with Native-search.com should be removed immediately from the affected computer with the help of a strong, reliable anti-malware application. Native-search.com and Its Associated PUPs Native-search.com redirects and pop-ups may occur after the computer user downloads and...

Posted on October 22, 2013 in Browser Hijackers
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