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Adware:Win32/OfferBoxBrowser

Adware:Win32/OfferBoxBrowser is known to be adware that may be created to display random pop-up advertisements and banners or messages or the ones linked to the PC user's surfing habits in the Web browser when the computer user visits various questionable websites. Adware:Win32/OfferBoxBrowser's ads, messages and banners may indicate that the PC is contaminated with adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Adware:Win32/OfferBoxBrowser may propagate and integrate itself into the PC as an additional application bundled with associated free software, which computer users can download and install from suspicious download websites. Free applications may often carry various extra software, which may be not necessary for the PC user. Therefore, when the computer user installs any free tool, he should carefully look through what he is going to install together with the desired program...

Posted on June 2, 2014 in Adware

TROJ_POSHCODER.A

Ransomware variants have increased their attacks in the last couple of years. Threats designed to encrypt the victims' files are also on the rise, with new variants appearing in different languages and targeting computer users in specific geographic locations. Another aspect of these types of attacks that has become increasingly worrying is that ransomware targeting mobile devices has also begun to become more common. The TROJ_POSHCODER.A Trojan is a threat infection that uses the Windows PowerShell to encrypt the infected computer's files. Windows Powershell has been used before to prevent detection of threats on a computer. However, once PC security researchers were alerted of this tactic, this type of threat became relatively simple to deal with, and often less difficult to decrypt that other ransomware infection. TROJ_POSHCODER.A – Unusual Components, Same Result...

Posted on June 2, 2014 in Ransomware

Frevens Pro

Frevens Pro is an adware threat that may be used to display numerous annoying pop-up advertisements on the PC each time the computer user is browsing the web. Frevens Pro may be installed into Web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. If the PC user clicks on random pop-up ads from Frevens Pro, he may get repeatedly rerouted to affiliated websites that may aim to boost web traffic of the questionable website this way. Frevens Pro may also attempt to gain benefit from clicks on ads. Frevens Pro may keep track of the computer user's browsing habits and transmit this information to third-parties for targeted advertising purposes. Frevens Pro may be distributed and installed onto the PC as an optional program bundled with free applications that computer users downloaded from unreliable download websites.

Posted on May 30, 2014 in Adware

Adware.Agent.OBZ

Adware.Agent.OBZ is an adware threat that may produce and display random ads or ads based on surfing activity of the computer user. Adware.Agent.OBZ pop-up ads may be shown in a new tab page on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome of the computer system, which may probably be affected by this adware or other potentially unwanted programs. Adware.Agent.OBZ pop-up ads may be shown regardless of the Web browser or search engine, and if a computer user sees pop-up ads of Adware.Agent.OBZ whenever he is making an online search in any major search provider or is visiting a questionable website or genuine website, which has been hijacked, then the computer system may be infected with adware or other computer threats. Adware.Agent.OBZ may insert an ad-supported Web browser extension, add-on or plug-in for Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome that may be used to...

Posted on May 30, 2014 in Adware

Adware:Win32/Funpop

Adware:Win32/Funpop is an adware threat that may generate and show unwanted pop-up ads and messages on a computer system. The pop-up messages of Adware:Win32/Funpop were created potentially for promotional intentions, and they may be used to advertise numerous suspicious websites. Computer users may start receiving the ads and messages from Adware:Win32/Funpop if their PCs are infected with adware. Adware:Win32/Funpop may slow down the PC and show pop-up messages and advertisements on every website the computer user visits. Adware:Win32/Funpop may circulate and enter the PC as an additional tool packaged with other free programs that PC users can download from insecure download websites. Adware:Win32/Funpop may also set active links on random words on any website. When the computer user hovers over these words, Adware:Win32/Funpop ads may appear on the PC. The pop-up advertisements...

Posted on May 30, 2014 in Adware

Checkthistoday.com

Checkthistoday.com is an untrustworthy website that, at first sight, may occur a genuine and trustworthy search engine web page. However, if a computer user attempts to search for anything online by using Checkthistoday.com, he won't get any safe search results except continuous redirects to suspicious websites that may show annoying pop-up advertisements and messages on the PC. Disturbing diversions to Checkthistoday.com might be caused by browser hijackers and other malware infections such as adware that may hijack the Web browser and alter the custom browser parameters. Search results in any well-known search engine might get constantly rerouted to unwanted websites involving Checkthistoday.com. Browser hijackers and adware associated with Checkthistoday.com may replace the default home page and search engine with Checkthistoday.com, or open it in a new tab window....

Posted on May 30, 2014 in Browser Hijackers

WebSearchTip.com

WebSearchTip.com is a misleading website that through the use of associated adware and browser hijackers may display bogus pop-up messages or unwanted ads on a computer system. If a PC user clicks on the phony pop-up window in a Web browser from WebSearchTip.com, the computer system may be contaminated with potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), adware, browser hijackers, add-ons, plug-ins, browser extensions, and even malware infections. If the fake pop-up notification from WebSearchTip.com emerges on the PC, the computer user might have possibly clicked a link, which continuously rerouted him to WebSearchTip.com. The fraudulent message of WebSearchTip.com may also indicate that the computer system has been already affected by adware or PUPs. If the PC user clicks any button in the deceptive pop-up message of WebSearchTip.com, he may unknowingly permit PUPs, adware or even malware...

Posted on May 30, 2014 in Browser Hijackers

Cts.adssend.net

Cts.adssend.net is a low quality advertising platform that may be associated with various symptoms on affected computers. Cts.adssend.net pop-ups and advertisements may be caused by Potentially Unwanted Programs that may be installed as Web browser extensions or plug-ins. Problems regarding Cts.adssend.net have often been reported in connection with computers with the Mac OSX operating system. Cts.adssend.net pop-ups and redirects have been reported on various Web browsers commonly used on these operating systems, including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari. Cts.adssend.net redirects and similar symptoms may be caused by a PUP known as GoPhoto.it , which has been classified as an unwanted Web browser add-on, that may be distributed for the Mozilla Firefox Web browser. If GoPhoto.it is installed on your computer and you are experiencing Cts.adssend.net redirects and similar...

Posted on May 30, 2014 in Browser Hijackers

Lpmxp2.com

There have been numerous reports of irritating pop-ups and bogus error messages that may be associated with Lpmxp2.com. Lpmxp2.com has a close relationship with Potentially Unwanted Programs. These PUPs may include adware and browser hijacker infections. Although the main purpose of advertisement platforms like Lpmxp2.com is to deliver advertisements to affected computers, Lpmxp2.com messages are harmful because they may try to carry out a social engineering tactic. The Lpmxp2.com message will notify you of the Web browser that you are using and then claim that your video player is out-of-date. Lpmxp2.com will helpfully offer to install an update for you. PC security analysts strongly advise against downloading any content offered in a Lpmxp2.com message. The supposed 'update' may contain several PUPs. Apart from these, Lpmxp2.com is also used to distribute content that is...

Posted on May 30, 2014 in Browser Hijackers

Adsdelivery1.com

Adsdelivery1.com is a low quality advertisement platform that has been associated with Potentially Unwanted Programs such as adware and browser hijackers. Adsdelivery1.com presents a threat to your computer. This is because Adsdelivery1.com advertisements are not limited to advertising material. Adsdelivery1.com has also been linked to bogus error messages that will try to convince you that you need to download and install a supposed update for Flash Player. 'Updates' for Flash Player are a very common way of distributing unsafe material. In fact, many threats are distributed in executable files with some variation of the name 'flashplayerupdate.exe' under the pretense of updating this component. In fact, the supposed 'update' offered in Adsdelivery1.com messages is a bundle of PUPs and threats which may include keyloggers and BitCoin mining threats. If your Web browser is displaying...

Posted on May 30, 2014 in Browser Hijackers

Websearch Hijackers

Websearch Hijackers is a browser hijacker that may load the websearch.com page as your default home page site. The Websearch Hijackers threat may cause your web browsers to load unwanted sites or redirect you at random. Through Websearch Hijackers computer users may be presented with various ads or unwanted search results while surfing the internet. Removal of Websearch Hijackers files, including various plugins and add-ons, is required to eliminate the loading of Websearch Hijackers as the default home page. Usually this removal process is done automatically through using an updated antispyware application.

Posted on May 30, 2014 in Browser Hijackers

Infinity Exploit Kit

The Infinity Exploit Kit is an exploit kit that uses vulnerabilities in Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Opera to install threats on the victims' computers. Malware analysts have also reported that the Infinity Exploit Kit exploits known vulnerabilities in Web browser add-ons and platforms like Java and Adobe Flash to carry out its attacks. The Infinity Exploit Kit is used to compromise the victims' computers and may be associated with other threats. PC security analysts spotted the Infinity Exploit Kit being sold on underground markets, allowing third parties to use the Infinity Exploit Kit for $100 USD per day. It is not an exorbitant amount, considering the enormous amounts of money that may be made from threat attacks and online misleading tactics. The Infinity Exploit Kit Will Find and Use Any Vulnerability to Install Threats on the PC The Infinity Exploit Kit will...

Posted on May 29, 2014 in Malware

Gen:Variant.Downloader.167

The Gen:Variant.Downloader.167 Trojan has caught the attention of PC security analysts, not least because Gen:Variant.Downloader.167 includes a bible quote in its attack. Gen:Variant.Downloader.167 is distributed using IM (Instant Messaging) platforms such as Yahoo and the Facebook chat. Malware analysts have detected Gen:Variant.Downloader.167 attacks throughout Europe in the last few weeks and, more recently, in the United States and Canada. Gen:Variant.Downloader.167 is disguised as an instant message from an online contact inviting the computer user to download an application to view certain pictures. This supposed application contains threatening code that compromises the victim's computer and attempts to spread to the victim's online contacts. Gen:Variant.Downloader.167 affects computers using the Windows operating system and uses instant messaging platforms to spread from one...

Posted on May 29, 2014 in Trojan Downloader

Wallet Genius

Wallet Genius is an adware threat that, upon installation on a computer, may generate and show unwanted pop-up ads on a PC while PC users are browsing the Web. Wallet Genius may spread and install itself onto the computer system as an extra tool bundled with free software that computer users can downloaded from suspicious download websites. If the PC is affected by Wallet Genius, some hyperlinks may be shown on the websites when computer users surf the Internet. When the PC user hovers a mouse over these words, Wallet Genius with the text 'Ads by Wallet Genius' may be shown. Wallet Genius may unwillingly reroute computer users to affiliated websites if they click on them. The authors of Wallet Genius may gain benefit from affiliate links, raised web traffic and ad clicks.

Posted on May 29, 2014 in Adware

Adware.ViewPlay

Adware.ViewPlay is an adware threat that may be advertised and spread via numerous unsafe freeware downloads and, once installed on the computer system, it may change the default Web browser settings. Adware.ViewPlay may replace the default start page and search provider with a suspicious website created to probably boost website traffic and generate advertising income from clicks on ads. Adware.ViewPlay may generate and display pop-up advertisements carrying discount coupons and sponsored links in search results in any well-known search engine. Adware.ViewPlay may collect search terms from the computer user's search queries and transmit them to third-parties for the aim of delivering targeted ads. Adware.ViewPlay may proliferate and install itself onto the PC as an additional application bundled with various free software that might have added into their installation package...

Posted on May 29, 2014 in Adware