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Trojan:DOS/Alureon.J

Trojan:DOS/Alureon.J is a rootkit infection. Although Trojan:DOS/Alureon.J may be classified as a Trojan, malware analysts have noted that Trojan:DOS/Alureon.J uses threatening rootkit tactics to infect computers and carry out its strategies. Trojan:DOS/Alureon.J is notoriously difficult to remove. After computer users try to remove Trojan:DOS/Alureon.J, Trojan:DOS/Alureon.J returns almost immediately. This happens because Trojan:DOS/Alureon.J uses advanced rootkit techniques to infect computers at a particularly deep and difficult to remove level. The Many Problems that may be Caused by Trojan:DOS/Alureon.J Trojan:DOS/Alureon.J is may be particularly threatening. Trojan:DOS/Alureon.J may be disseminated using typical threat distribution methods, such as compromised spam email messages or attack websites. Once Trojan:DOS/Alureon.J is installed on a computer, Trojan:DOS/Alureon.J...

Posted on March 5, 2014 in Trojans

JS:ScriptXE-inf

JS:ScriptXE-inf is an annoying Java script that causes pop-up windows and error messages on affected computers. JS:ScriptXE-inf presents a threat to infected computers. JS:ScriptXE-inf may cause the affected computers to become exposed to threats or to Potentially Unwanted Programs. If you have a hunch that your machine has been exposed to JS:ScriptXE-inf, malware experts strongly prescribe the utilization of a strong, reliable anti-malware application. It is also important to note that JS:ScriptXE-inf is based on Java script, meaning that disabling Java may prevent problems associated with JS:ScriptXE-inf. Malware researchers advise computer users to disable Java unless it is necessary for their activities. Although operating systems may be well protected against exploits and threats, PC security researchers have noted that Java is a third party platform that may expose computer...

Posted on March 5, 2014 in Trojans

Exploit:Java/CVE-2013-1493

Exploit:Java/CVE-2013-1493 is actually a threat that is associated with a social engineering tactic. This social engineering strategy may take the form of a fake update for Java. When computer users download and execute this fake Java update, a pop-up message appears, claiming that the affected computer is in danger of being infected with Exploit:Java/CVE-2013-1493. This approach is used to take advantage of inexperienced computer users by installing other threats on the affected computer and eventually stealing money from inexperienced computer users. If your Web browser is claiming that your computer is in danger due to Exploit:Java/CVE-2013-1493, malware analysts strongly advise computer users to take steps to disinfect the computer and to reassess any software recently installed on the affected computer. Social Engineering Tactics Like Exploit:Java/CVE-2013-1493 Social...

Posted on March 5, 2014 in Malware

Windows Protection Booster

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Windows Protection Booster is a rogue security application. Windows Protection Booster is used to steal money from inexperienced computer users. Windows Protection Booster is a threat that is utilized to fool naive PC users into believing that Windows Protection Booster is actually an anti-spyware program. The purpose of Windows Protection Booster is to convince computer users that they need to pay $99.90 USD for a 'full version' of this fake security program. Instead of Protecting Your PC Windows Protection Booster will Harm It Windows Protection Booster belongs to the family, a huge family of fraudulent security programs that have several characteristics in common. Rogue...

Posted on March 5, 2014 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Hyves Toolbar

Hyves Toolbar is a potentially unwanted Google Chrome browser extension. Hyves Toolbar is a free Dutch social networking website. Hyves Toolbar may show a variety of messages on the Hyves website. By using Hyves Toolbar, there's no need for the computer user to check profile for incoming events. However, Hyves Toolbar may also lead to annoying activities on the PC. Hyves Toolbar may be integrated without the computer user's consent, or it may also propagate and invade the PC through bundled free programs that computer users can download from unreliable download websites. If the computer user is not attentive when downloading a free software, he may also unknowingly download Hyves Toolbar on the PC. Hyves Toolbar may modify the default browser settings and replace the default homepage, search engine or a new tab page with an affiliated website.

Posted on March 4, 2014 in Bad Toolbars

‘Attention – Your Software May Be Out of Date!’ Pop-Up

The 'Attention – Your Software may be out of Date!' pop-up is designed to inveigle PC users that they are required to install a fake update for their Web browser. However, the real purpose of the 'Attention – Your Software may be out of Date!' pop-up is to install Potentially Unwanted Programs on victims' computers. The 'Attention – Your Software may be out of Date!' pop-up itself is authentic-looking and is designed to appear as a legitimate update message on affected Web browsers. The main body of the 'Attention – Your Software may be out of Date!' pop-up will claim that the affected Web browser is outdated and will try to convince the computer user to download the 'up-to-the-minute version' of the affected Web browser. When the computer user agrees to the terms of the 'Attention – Your Software may be out of Date!' pop-up, a bundle of PUPs is downloaded and installed....

Posted on March 4, 2014 in Fake Error Messages

PC Data App

PC Data App is a potentially unwanted application that may integrate itself on the PC together with free applications downloaded from suspicious download websites on the Internet. PC Data App may claim to support developers of freeware by funding their job. PC Data App may make a profit from collecting the computer user's system resources 'to make advanced calculations which are used in various projects'. PC Data App may look like a genuine program but, in reality, it's Bitcoin-mining software that doesn't support any developers of the free programs. PC Data App is categorized as adware or Trojan, and it may not be a useful app. PC Data App may incorporate PCs in 'bitcoin mining networks', and the main beneficiaries of the mining efforts are the developers of PC Data App. Bitcoin mining may use a large amount of system resources and, thus, slow down the PC.

Posted on March 4, 2014 in Potentially Unwanted Programs

OnlineMapFinder

OnlineMapFinder is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that may install a potentially unwanted Ask.com powered toolbar. As component of the download process for the toolbar, the PC user may be given the option to reset the default start page and/or reset the new tab window to an Ask start page and a new tab window. This may give related links and results when the computer user makes a search query in the Web browser address bar, or if his browser address (DNS) request is invalid, misspelled or incorrectly formatted. OnlineMapFinder may set a search box within the toolbar which may help the computer user search online with search results from its search results partner.

Posted on March 4, 2014 in Potentially Unwanted Programs

Media View

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Media View is a browser extension that may claim to improve the PC user's Internet surfing activity by permitting to open various media files. Media View add-on may look like genuine software; however, in actuality, it is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP). The Media View plug-in may be not beneficial because it may create and display intrusive pop-up advertisements with the text 'Ads by Media View' and messages. If the computer user clicks on pop-up advertisements shown by Media View, the PC may get contaminated with a variety if malware threats. Media View may also trace the computer user's Internet surfing by recording the IP address, OS, browser data,...

Posted on March 4, 2014 in Bad Toolbars

History Boss Toolbar

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HistoryBoss is a Web browser toolbar that is produced by Mindspark Inc. History Boss Toolbar may install itself into Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox Web browsers. HistoryBoss may declare to enhance the computer user's Web browsing activity by permitting him to search for various historical information via the toolbar. Although History Boss Toolbar may appear as genuine software, in fact, it is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP). History Boss Toolbar may proliferate and integrate itself on the Web browser through packaged freeware that computer users can download from unsafe download websites. Once installed, History Boss Toolbar may alter the default...

Posted on March 4, 2014 in Bad Toolbars

Financereports24.com

Financereports24.com is a suspicious website that through the use of associated PC infections such as browser hijackers and adware may display disturbing pop-up advertisements and commercial messages with the goal to probably benefit from clicks on them. Security infections related to Financereports24.com may embed an unwanted Web browser add-on which may display random pop-up advertisements and messages while PC users are surfing the Internet. Malware threats linked to Financereports24.com may target the Web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, Safari or Opera. If clicked, the advertisements and messages of Financereports24.com may forcibly reroute PC users to unreliable websites that may be created for commercial intentions that is to raise traffic of the web page for earning money. Adware and browser hijackers pertaining to Financereports24.com may...

Posted on March 4, 2014 in Browser Hijackers

Brothersoft Toolbar

Brothersoft Toolbar, otherwise known as BrotherSoft Extreme2 B1 Toolbar, is a Conduit toolbar (Community OurToolbar) for Intenet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox Web browsers. Brothersoft Toolbar may gather and store data about the PC user's Web surfing routine and transfer this data to Conduit so they can provide services or display relevant ads via the toolbar. Brothersoft Toolbar may aim to substitute the default start page and search engine if the computer user is not attentive throughout installation and offer a search box and a variety other generic features. If the default start page and search settings are altered by Brothersoft Toolbar, they need to be manually restored back by the computer user if he decides to remove Brothersoft Toolbar. Brothersoft Toolbar may also automatically download and install updates without informing the PC user.

Posted on March 4, 2014 in Browser Hijackers

Getsoftfree.com

As of March of 2014, PC security researchers have received reports of symptoms involving the Getsoftfree.com URL. The affected Web browsers may display the Getsoftfree.com URL in new pop-up windows or Web browser tabs. This may indicate that a Potentially Unwanted Program is already installed on the affected computer. These kinds of PUPs can be disabled with the abetment of a validated anti-malware application. The Updates Offered by Getsoftfree.com are Fake Getsoftfree.com is associated with adware that possesses browser hijacking capabilities, normally classified as a PUP. Content linked to Getsoftfree.com may impact the most well used Web browsers, including Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. PUPs associated with Getsoftfree.com are installed using threat distribution techniques or bundled with legitimate freeware downloaded from questionable sources. The...

Posted on March 4, 2014 in Browser Hijackers

Static.thehumanallegiance.com

Static.eamroomsnacks.com is a questionable search engine, which may be associated with browser hijackers and adware that may unwillingly divert the Web browser to unreliable websites including Static.thehumanallegiance.com. Browser hijackers and adware may substitute the default start page or search provider with Static.thehumanallegiance.com, or open it as a new tab page without the PC user's approval. Adware and browser hijackers connected with Static.thehumanallegiance.com may replace search results in any legitimate search provider with sponsored links and continuously reroute PC users to suspicious websites involving Static.thehumanallegiance.com. These security threats may also show numerous disturbing pop-up advertisements and messages on the PC. The websites such as Static.thehumanallegiance.com were designed with the purpose to probably generate advertising revenue from ad...

Posted on March 4, 2014 in Browser Hijackers

Primeslots.com

Primeslots.com is a website for high-quality slot and instant win games. Primeslots.com provides computer users with a variety of games for exciting entertainment and incredible jackpots. The website of Primeslots.com declares that it is dedicated to fair gaming, and all activities at Prime Slots are safe, secure and guarantee private environment. However, Primeslots.com may be linked to PC infections such as adware and browser hijackers that may display disturbing pop-up advertisements and messages when computer users are visiting Primeslots.com. PC users may also get repeatedly rerouted to Primeslots.com if their computer systems have been contaminated browser hijackers and adware. Online actions on PC users may also get interrupted by non-stop pop-up advertisements and messages from Primeslots.com.

Posted on March 4, 2014 in Browser Hijackers
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