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Gij.maptri.net

The Gij.maptri.net domain has been associated with PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) infections that affect most widely used Web browsers on Windows, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Gij.maptri.net may be linked to redirects, pop-ups and many other irritating symptoms. In general, PUPs associated with Gij.maptri.net and similar websites are part of marketing strategies meant to create gain through computer users. Typically, Gij.maptri.net redirects and pop-ups are used to make money from advertising by forcing computer users to view advertisements or visit Gij.maptri.net and other sponsored websites repeatedly. If you are experiencing trouble with Gij.maptri.net pop-ups, redirects and other symptoms that may be associated with this domain, malware researchers energetically recommend the removal of any PUPs that may be housing on your computer...

Posted on December 16, 2013 in Adware

FriendsChecker

FriendsChecker is adware that may be used to show a variety of random pop-up advertisements on the PC every time the computer user is surfing the Internet. FriendsChecker can be installed into Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. No matter which web browser FriendsChecker compromises, the computer user may have to cope with the same results. FriendsChecker may aim at making the PC user click on unwanted pop-up advertisements, which means that the computer user may get diverted to questionable websites involving FriendsChecker.com and, thus, increase traffic of the website. FriendsChecker may also make a profit from clicks on adverts. FriendsChecker may also unwillingly divert computer users to genuine websites that were hacked and put the computer system in danger. FriendsChecker may also result in privacy and security issues to the computer user. FriendsChecker may...

Posted on December 13, 2013 in Adware

NetWiredRC

NetWiredRC is a remote access Trojan or RAT. NetWiredRC may be used to gain complete control over a victim's computer. RATs like NetWiredRC essentially allow criminals to establish an unauthorized connection to the infected computer and then control it from a remote location. Using NetWiredRC, criminals may steal information from the infected computer, install other threats, spy on its activities and contents or control it directly. Because of this, NetWiredRC poses a severe threat to a computer. In most cases, NetWiredRC may infect a computer using social engineering strategies to deceive novice computer users into installing NetWiredRC. Malware researchers strongly recommend the use of a reliable anti-malware application to be sure that your machine is not vulnerable to Trojans like NetWiredRC. Social Engineering Tricks Associated with NetWiredRC In recent months, the Bitcoin...

Posted on December 13, 2013 in Trojans

Trojan:Win32/Dynamer!ac

Trojan:Win32/Dynamer!ac is a Trojan that invades a targeted PC stealthily without a computer user's consent and awareness. Trojan:Win32/Dynamer!ac enables cybercriminals to obtain full remote access and control of the infected computer system. Trojan:Win32/Dynamer!ac consumes a large amount of system resources and decreases the affected computer's performance. Trojan:Win32/Dynamer!ac can harm the PC by downloading and installing other malware threats. Trojan:Win32/Dynamer!ac can trace the computer user's personal data and transfer it to cybercrooks for illegal activities.

Posted on December 13, 2013 in Trojans

PUP.Software Version Updater

There have been many reports involving issues related to the PUP.Software Version Updater, a Potentially Unwanted Program. Programs like the PUP.Software Version Updater are generally installed on affected PCs after victims download free programs from Web pages with poorly-regulated content. Despite the fact that the PUP.Software Version Updater looks like a security program, the PUP.Software Version Updater is, in fact, used to expose your PC to unwanted components and various types of PUPs or Potentially Unwanted Programs. The PUP.Software Version Updater is used to display a large number of suspicious notifications in the form of pop-up windows which are used to fool victims into downloading other PUPs similar to the PUP.Software Version Updater. Security analysts strongly advise that victims avoid downloading any content associated with the PUP.Software Version Updater or clicking...

Posted on December 13, 2013 in Potentially Unwanted Programs

PUP.Oxy Torrent

PUP.Oxy Torrent is a low quality application developed by Escolade Solutions LTD, a company that has been associated with several other PUP infections. PUP.Oxy Torrent is used to generate revenue by exposing computer users to advertising revenue. There are several ways to in which PUP.Oxy Torrent may generate revenue at the expense of computer users, including the following: PUP.Oxy Torrent may generate marketing revenue from advertising by displaying pop-up advertisements on the affected Web browser. PUP.Oxy Torrent may also insert in-text advertisements, banners, and sliding advertisements into websites that would usually not contain these types of advertising materials. PUP.Oxy Torrent may also generates affiliate marketing revenue by tricking inexperienced computer users into clicking on sponsored links. For example, PUP.Oxy Torrent may add its search engine to the...

Posted on December 13, 2013 in Potentially Unwanted Programs

GotClip

GotClip is marketed as a way to download YouTube clips and other streaming video content from the Web. GotClip is considered a threat to a computer's security and is used to profit at the expense of computer users. GotClip may affect the most popular Web browser, including Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. GotClip is considered a PUP or Potentially Unwanted Program because GotClip may cause various unwanted symptoms on affected computer systems, in many cases similar to a threat infection. However, unlike many threats, PUPs like GotClip are relatively easier to remove and deal with and seldom have long-term destructive effects on a computer. GotClip itself is classified as an adware infection, and its main purpose is to display advertisements and expose computer users to marketing material. There have been GotClip infections on 32-bit versions of the Windows...

Posted on December 13, 2013 in Adware

Websteroids

Websteroids is a PUP, or Potentially Unwanted Program, that spies on the victim's online activities, takes over the victim's Web browser and exhibits numerous, irritating advertisements on the affected Web browser. Websteroids is specifically designed to generate advertisement revenue and expose computer users to various types of advertisements, despite the fact that Websteroids is actually marketed as a useful Web browser toolbar or extension. Any benefits that may be gained from using Websteroids are not worth having to handle the various problems that computer users have reported in association with Websteroids. Websteroids may be responsible for browser redirects, pop-up advertisements and performance issues on affected computers. Because of this, malware analysts recommend that computer users avoid Websteroids and that they remove this PUP from their computer if Websteroids has...

Posted on December 13, 2013 in Adware

PUP.WebProtect

PUP.WebProtect is regarded as a PUP, or Potentially Unwanted Program, because PUP.WebProtect is installed as a Web browser extension. PUP.WebProtect has the characteristics of various types of potentially harmful threats including spyware, adware and browser hijackers. PUP.WebProtect has spyware characteristics because PUP.WebProtect may be used to gather information about the affected computer and spy on the computer user's activities. Using PUP.WebProtect, marketers may learn more about the victim in order to display targeted advertisements on the affected computer. However, the most worrying aspect of this is that the information gathered by PUP.WebProtect may be sold to a third party which may then use it to carry out identity theft, credit card fraud or a variety of other harmful tactics. PUP.WebProtect also has characteristics of browser hijackers because...

Posted on December 13, 2013 in Potentially Unwanted Programs

PUP.SecretSauce

PUP.SecretSauce is a PUP (short for Potentially Unwanted Program) that has the characteristics of adware, spyware and browser hijackers. PUP.SecretSauce has spyware components because PUP.SecretSauce may spy on the victim's online activities and sell information about the victim's online activity and computer to a third party. This information may then be utilized to carry out identity theft and other misleading tactics. PUP.SecretSauce has browser hijacker components because PUP.SecretSauce may seize the victim's Web browser, redirecting it to websites associated with PUP.SecretSauce repeatedly. These tactics are used to expose computer user to websites containing sponsored content, raising their page ranking and giving their traffic statistics a boost. PUP.SecretSauce is also considered an adware threat because one of its main attack techniques is to display a large...

Posted on December 13, 2013 in Misleading Programs

Jst.pathopen.net

Jst.pathopen.net has been associated with PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) that cause numerous problems on affected computers. Malware researchers have received reports of annoying redirects and pop-up windows associated with Jst.pathopen.net. There have been various reports from affected PC users saying that their Web browser's homepage and default search engine has been changed to Jst.pathopen.net. Problems involving Jst.pathopen.net may affect PCs that run the Windows operating system and may involve a browser extension for Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. One problem involving Jst.pathopen.net redirects and pop-ups is that Jst.pathopen.net will try to convince you to open a fake Java download, which will try to install other PUPs on your computer. If you have issues that may be related to the Jst.pathopen.net domain, it is likely that a PUP infection is...

Posted on December 13, 2013 in Browser Hijackers

Object Browser

There have been numerous reports of disruptive advertisements associated with Object Browser, a known adware or PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) infection. Object Browser is developed by Goobzo LTD, a known developer of PUPs. Object Browser may be installed on most Web browsers that run under the Windows operating system (including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer). In most cases, is installed by bundling Object Browser with free software downloaded from the Internet. Although associated with several freeware programs, Object Browser itself is often bundled with a freeware application known as 'YouTube Accelerator.' The Advertisements that You Never Asked For Once Object Browser is installed, Object Browser will immediately start delivering advertisements to the victim's Web browser. This advertisement may claim to be brought, delivered or created by Object...

Posted on December 12, 2013 in Potentially Unwanted Programs

MyInfotopia

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...

Posted on December 12, 2013 in Adware

ClicknMark

ClicknMark is an adware infection with characteristics of both spyware and browser hijackers. ClicknMark has been associated with various unwanted symptoms on affected computers. The main purpose of ClicknMark is to expose computer users to advertising content. To do this, ClicknMark may cause the affected Web browser to display numerous irritating pop-up advertisements and other types of marketing material. ClicknMark is often promoted as a useful Web browser toolbar. However, malware analysts have reported that any benefits of using ClicknMark are not worth having to deal with the numerous problems that may be associated with ClicknMark, including pop-up advertisements, browser redirects and significant performance problems. If you are experiencing problems involving ClicknMark, malware researchers strongly advise the immediate removal of ClicknMark with the help of a reliable...

Posted on December 12, 2013 in Adware

freeSOFTtoday

Security researchers report that FreeSOFTtoday is an adware infection. FreeSOFTtoday causes numerous problems on the infected computer, not limited to a constant stream of pop-up advertisements typically associated with these types of infections. FreeSOFTtoday has browser hijacking functions that force the victim's Web browser to visit websites associated with FreeSOFTtoday repeatedly. The main purpose of FreeSOFTtoday is to expose computer users to advertising content and to create advertising gain using computer users. Because of this, FreeSOFTtoday should be removed right away with the aid of a competent anti-malware solution. FreeSOFTtoday is a PUP or Potentially Unwanted Program. Characteristics of FreeSOFTtoday FreeSOFTtoday may enter a computer bundled with free software from an unreliable source. When the free software is installed, the option to uninstall FreeSOFTtoday...

Posted on December 12, 2013 in Adware
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