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Gameo is a PUP (potentially unwanted program) that may encourage PC users to use its sponsored promotional website by saying 'Join the fun now!'. Gameo may declare that its website is the easiest way to discover and play free games on a computer. Gameo may spread and enter a computer as an optional program bundled with free applications that PC users download and install from untrustworthy download websites. After installation on a PC, Gameo may take over a Web browser and result in annoying browser diversions to unknown websites. Gameo may create and display intrusive pop-up advertisements and notifications that were produced with the aim to probably benefit from clicks on advertisements and increased Internet traffic. The pop-up web page of Gameo may encompass the 'Free Download' button, which, if clicked by the computer user, may enable the creators of third-party programs install...

Posted on April 24, 2014 in Potentially Unwanted Programs

‘The Video Player Out Of Date’ Pop-Up

'The Video Player Out Of Date' is a fraudulent pop-up notification that may be used by cybercrooks to install a variety of PUPs (potentially unwanted programs) and adware threats on a computer system. 'The Video Player Out Of Date' Pop-Up may also mean that the computer has been already contaminated with PC infections such as adware or potentially unwanted programs. The phony 'The Video Player Out Of Date' Pop-Up may urge a PC user to download and install the latest version of a Flash Player. If a computer user decides to download and install the said program by clicking the button in the bogus 'The Video Player Out Of Date' Pop-Up notification, he may unknowingly permit to download and install more computer threats to the PC. The fictitious 'The Video Player Out Of Date' Pop-Up message may emerge on popular Web browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer and...

Posted on April 24, 2014 in Fake Warning Messages


Trojan.Zekos, otherwise known as Trojan.Patched.Zekos, is a Trojan that can play audio advertisements in the system background without a computer user's approval. Trojan.Zekos can access the computer system secretly without asking the PC user's agreement. Trojan.Zekos enables cybercriminals to obtain remote unauthorized access and control of the corrupted PC. After installation, Trojan.Zekos can make modifications on the computer by downloading infected files or making changes to the registry entries. Trojan.Zekos can connect to a command and control server to receive commands for further malicious activities on the infected computer system. Trojan.Zekos can also control the PC user's Web browsing routine and collect browsing details for malicious intentions.

Posted on April 24, 2014 in Trojans


Downloader.AUO is a Trojan downloader that can drop and install other malware threats on a contaminated computer system. Downloader.AUO can access a targeted PC without a victimized computer user's consent and awareness and it can launch automatically whenever a computer user starts a PC. Downloader.AUO enables cybercrooks to gain full remote access and control of the corrupted PC. Downloader.AUO can circulate through infected websites, insecure downloads and spam emails carrying malicious attachments. Downloader.AUO can be difficult to detect and remove from the contaminated computer by various security tools. Downloader.AUO can slow down a Web browser and PC.

Posted on April 24, 2014 in Trojan Downloader


Exploit:Win32/Pdfjsc.AKZ is a Trojan that permits cybercrooks to gain full remote access and control of a corrupted PC. Exploit:Win32/Pdfjsc.AKZ proliferates via spam email messages, free software and infected links on questionable third-party websites. Exploit:Win32/Pdfjsc.AKZ can also propagate to targeted PCs as an infected .PDF file exploiting known vulnerabilities in Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader. Upon installation on the attacked PC, Exploit:Win32/Pdfjsc.AKZ creates hidden folders in crucial sections such as the Windows Registry, so that it can disguise its infectious files and restrict itself from being completely uninstalled from the computer system. Exploit:Win32/Pdfjsc.AKZ can run malevolent processes to make the computer work slowly and weirdly, and destroys program files to restrict programs from operating. Exploit:Win32/Pdfjsc.AKZ can also drop and install other malware...

Posted on April 24, 2014 in Trojans

Adware Generic_r.KG

Adware Generic_r.KG is adware that may use system vulnerabilities to install itself on a PC without a computer user's permission. Adware Generic_r.KG may also circulate and enter the computer system as an additional application packaged with freeware that PC users download and install from untrustworthy download websites. Upon installation, Adware Generic_r.KG may alter the default browser parameters on the PC. Adware Generic_r.KG may substitute the default homepage, search engine or a new tab window with an affiliated website that was produced probably with the goal to benefit from increased traffic of the associated website. Adware Generic_r.KG may also generate and show disturbing pop-up advertisements in an attempt to generate advertising revenue from clicks on ads. Adware Generic_r.KG may crash down a Web browser and freeze up websites.

Posted on April 24, 2014 in Adware

BringMeApps Toolbar

BringMeApps Toolbar is an unwanted browser extension/potentially unwanted program, which may circulate and access the PC as an additional application through packaged free software. BringMeApps Toolbar may also operate as a browser hijacker and continuously redirect PC users to questionable websites. BringMeApps Toolbar may offer computer users visit other untrustworthy websites that are not connected with their search queries in any popular search engine. After installation on the PC, BringMeApps Toolbar may change the default browser settings and take over all Web browsers installed on the PC in an effort to occur on them as a toolbar. BringMeApps Toolbar may keep track of the PC user's browsing routine and display commercial pop-up advertisements and messages. BringMeApps Toolbar may be developed to generate advertising revenue from clicks on advertisements and raised traffic of...

Posted on April 24, 2014 in Browser Hijackers

KnowTheBible Toolbar

The KnowTheBible Toolbar is a Potentially Unwanted Program that is associated with MyWebSearch , a weak search engine that is designed to produce advertising gain by displaying search results replete with advertisements for many types of questionable online services and products. The KnowTheBible Toolbar represents a potential threat, although the KnowTheBible Toolbar is certainly less risky than known threats. Components like the KnowTheBible Toolbar are designated as PUPs because they are not as destructive or difficult to remove as threats, despite often causing many of the same symptoms and problems. The KnowTheBible Toolbar may compromise your privacy by tracking your online activity and may compromise your compute's security by exposing it to more threatening forms of online content through the KnowTheBible Toolbar's low quality advertisements and sponsored links. Considering...

Posted on April 23, 2014 in Bad Toolbars



FlowSurf is a PUP (potentially unwanted program)/adware that may surreptitiously access a PC, or it may be installed on a computer as an optional application bundled with free programs. FlowSurf may interrupt with a computer user's surfing routine by showing disturbing advertisements encompassing a variety of discount coupon offers and deals or sponsored links for online shopping, among search results in any major search provider. FlowSurf may repeatedly redirect a PC user to untrustworthy websites that may be created for promotional intentions. FlowSurf may be produced with the aim to benefit from raised Internet traffic and clicks on advertisements. If a PC user clicks on the...

Posted on April 23, 2014 in Potentially Unwanted Programs

Savings Season

Savings Season is considered to be an adware threat that may inject annoying ads with its affiliate advertising providers in an effort to serve a variety of advertisement types incorporating inline text links, banner and pop-ups. These advertisements may strive to market the installation of additional untrustworthy content incorporating Web browser toolbars, optimization applications and other tools, all so the author can benefit from this. Savings Season may interact with the PC by showing ads, involving without limitation by inserting into websites or showing over parts of such websites ads, banners or discount coupons that would not otherwise show up, converting words on websites the computer user views into hyperlinks that are associated with ads, communicating with the Savings Season servers to check for new offers, the placement of offers, the date and time the PC user installs...

Posted on April 23, 2014 in Adware


Downloader.Ajuxery is a Trojan that downloads other malware infections onto the affected PC. When Downloader.Ajuxery is launched, it creates a registry entry. Downloader.Ajuxery can connect to the distant locations. Downloader.Ajuxery then drops the potentially harmful file from one of the distant locations. Downloader.Ajuxery enables cybercriminals to gain remote unauthorized access and control of the contaminated computer system. Downloader.Ajuxery then creates the file to delete itself from the attacked computer system.

Posted on April 23, 2014 in Trojan Downloader


Infostealer.Neabolsa is a Trojan that steals information from the corrupted PC. When Infostealer.Neabolsa is executed, it creates the potentially malicious files on the victimized computer system. Infostealer.Neabolsa may create a service with the specific properties. Infostealer.Neabolsa may create a registry subkey to register the service. Infostealer.Neabolsa then may add the registry entries. Infostealer.Neabolsa may also modify the registry entries. Infostealer.Neabolsa may collect information from the affected PC and transfer it to the remote locations.

Posted on April 23, 2014 in Trojans


AtuZi is adware that may be installed on a computer as a plug-in, add-on or browser extension on all the Web browsers installed on a PC. Adware.Atuzi may generate and embed non-stop advertisements on websites or hyperlink random words. When a PC user clicks somewhere on the website, adware may open pop-up windows and display advertisements with the text 'Ads by AtuZi'. Adware.Atuzi may gather the computer user's surfing information and use it for showing more associated advertisements pertaining to the PC user's Web searches and visited websites. Adware.Atuzi may access specific information on all websites the computer user visits. Adware.Atuzi may substitute search provider results in any popular search service and continuously redirect computer users to untrustworthy websites that may designed for commercial purposes. Adware.Atuzi may be produced to benefit from raised traffic of an...

Posted on April 23, 2014 in Adware

APlusGamer Toolbar

APlusGamer Toolbar, otherwise known as APlusGamer Internet Explorer Toolbar, is a PUP (potentially unwanted program) created by Mindspark Interactive Network. Throughout installation, APlusGamer Toolbar may create a startup registration point in Windows in order to be automatically launched when the PC user starts the computer system. After installation, APlusGamer Toolbar may add a Windows Service which is created to launch continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service may cause APlusGamer Toolbar to stop functioning properly. APlusGamer Toolbar may add a background controller service that is set to automatically load. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. APlusGamer Toolbar may embed a toolbar into Microsoft Internet Explorer. APlusGamer Toolbar may be generated to create and display non-stop ads and, thus, aim to benefit from...

Posted on April 23, 2014 in Bad Toolbars

Open Software Updater

Open Software Updater is a PUP (potentially unwanted program)/adware that may result in a variety of computer problems on a PC. Open Software Updater may be used for gathering the computer user's Internet surfing information such as the PC user's search requests, websites visited and time spent on those websites. Open Software Updater may then transmit these details to third-parties and use it for advertising and promotional or other unknown intentions. After installation, Open Software Updater may display targeted advertisements, in-text links and notifications with the goal to generate advertising income from clicks on advertisements. If the computer user clicks on these advertisements, he may get unwillingly rerouted to untrustworthy websites in an effort to raise their sales or page rank. Open Software Updater may propagate and access the computer as an optional program bundled...

Posted on April 23, 2014 in Possibly Unwanted Program