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Storm Alerts

Security analysts have received reports of intrusive advertisements delivered by Storm Alert, a Potentially Unwanted Program. Storm Alert advertisements are not difficult to be identified because they will either advertise content directly related to this PUP or will contain the identifier 'Advertisements by Storm Alert' somewhere on the advertisement. Unfortunately, for computer users affected by Storm Alert, these irritating advertisements may appear on almost every Web page viewed on the affected Web browser. Storm Alert advertisements are caused by an unwanted Web browser extension that is not considered threatening, but that has enough unwanted behaviors to be considered suspicious or potentially harmful. Storm Alert is not threatening and, in some cases, Storm Alert may have legitimate uses. However, Storm Alert advertisements may represent a threat to your privacy and cause...

Posted on February 12, 2014 in Adware

ProcuctRecallAlert

ProcuctRecallAlert is a potentially unwanted program/adware produced by Mindspark Inc. ProcuctRecallAlert may be installed into the Web browsers such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. The add-on of ProcuctRecallAlert declares to notify computer users about food safety issues, government product recalls, offer access to shopping tips given by experts and more. The browser extension of ProcuctRecallAlert may propagate and enter the Web browser through packaged free applications that computer users can download on suspicious download websites and result in continuous browser diversions to Home.tb.ask.com. The plug-in of ProcuctRecallAlert may trace the computer user's Web browsing by recording the default language settings, Web browser type, search queries, IP address and other details.

Posted on February 12, 2014 in Potentially Unwanted Programs

YTAdRemoval

YTAdRemoval is adware/a potentially unwanted program that may show pop-up ads, discount coupons, offers, sponsored links and deals via a pop-up box on various online shopping websites and other websites. The pop-up ads of YTAdRemoval may be shown as boxes, which may carry numerous discount coupons which when clicked, may deliver and show annoying pop-up advertisements and banners that supposedly sent to a PC user by YTAdRemoval. YTAdRemoval may add a browser extension, plug-in or add-on in Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome Web browsers when the computer user installs various freeware from unidentified download websites that might had packaged into their installation YTAdRemoval. When the PC user installs any free application, he may also install YTAdRemoval on the computer system.

Posted on February 12, 2014 in Adware

Couponscanner

Couponscanner is a Potentially Unwanted Program. Couponscanner is an adware infection. Couponscanner is used to display marketing and advertising material on affected computers, spy on computer user's activities and generate revenue. Couponscanner may present a threat to computers. This is due to the fact that Couponscanner will appear on the affected Web browser and force it to visit certain websites repeatedly, potentially exposing it to unsafe content. Couponscanner may also gather privileged information about the computer user for use in marketing research and may cause various system performance issues on the affected computer. Couponscanner should be removed immediately from affected computers with the complicity of a genuine security application that is fully up-to-date. Removing this Useless PUP for Good Couponscanner may cause numerous problems on affected Web browsers....

Posted on February 12, 2014 in Adware

Onlineapplicationsdownloads.com

Onlineapplicationsdownloads.com is a suspicious search provider website that may be linked to security infections such as adware and browser hijackers. These security threats may take over the Web browser and alter browser configuration settings in an effort to repeatedly redirect computer users to various unreliable websites involving Onlineapplicationsdownloads.com that might have been designed for the commercial purpose. Adware and browser hijackers associated with Onlineapplicationsdownloads.com may also substitute the default homepage and search engine with Onlineapplicationsdownloads.com, or open it as a new tab page. In truth, Onlineapplicationsdownloads.com may not be able to give PC users any trustworthy and protected search results pertaining to their search requests. Computer threats connected with Onlineapplicationsdownloads.com may constantly divert compromised search...

Posted on February 12, 2014 in Browser Hijackers

14updatejava.com

14updatejava.com is an unreliable website that may show a fraudulent pop-up alert on a screen of a computer system while PC users are browsing the Web. The fictitious pop-up alert of 14updatejava.com may be displayed by adware that may circulate and access the computer system while PC users are downloading free software from questionable download websites. The fake pop-up warning message displayed on 14updatejava.com may state that a current Java version is outdated, and the PC user has to get a critical security update. In reality, this warning message is not associated with the computer user's Java program. The bogus Java alert was made to probably spread adware and other potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). When the computer user clicks on the pop-up warning message of 14updatejava.com thinking that he will receive an update, he may, in reality, agree to install adware or a...

Posted on February 12, 2014 in Browser Hijackers

UTAdRReMoovalAppa

Although UTAdRReMoovalAppa is marketed as a Web browser add-on to help computer users remove advertisement content from their Web browser, UTAdRReMoovalAppa actually does the opposite of what UTAdRReMoovalAppa claims. Security researchers have classified UTAdRReMoovalAppa as a Potentially Unwanted Program, due to the fact that UTAdRReMoovalAppa may cause the appearance of numerous irritating advertisements on affected Web browsers, system performance problems and browser redirects. UTAdRReMoovalAppa may cause various issues and UTAdRReMoovalAppa may present a threat to the computers security and privacy. Because of this, UTAdRReMoovalAppa should be removed at once with the help of a reliable security program that is fully up-to-date. UTAdRReMoovalAppa will not be of Any Help to You Security analysts have received reports of issues involving UTAdRReMoovalAppa. This PUP may be...

Posted on February 12, 2014 in Adware

WatchItNoAds

WatchItNoAds is an adware infection that has been associated with various irritating symptoms on affected Web browsers. WatchItNoAds has been associated with various types of advertising material. WatchItNoAds has been linked to pop-up advertisements, various types of banner and sliding advertisements and in-text marketing links that may replace text on websites visited on the affected Web browser. Despite its name, WatchItNoAds actually causes numerous advertisements to appear on the affected Web browser. WatchItNoAds takes the form of a Web browser add-on that may be installed on Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. WatchItNoAds is typically installed on the affected Web browsers after the computer user downloads a freeware application from a poorly monitored source. WatchItNoAds may present a threat to your computer's security and to your privacy. Because of this,...

Posted on February 12, 2014 in Adware

Mywebfind.com

Mywebfind.com is a low quality search engine that is closely associated with a Potentially Unwanted Program infection. Mywebfind.com is associated with programs that are programmed to generate gain by causing various problems on the affected computer. Malware experts urge PC users to use a reliable security application to remove any content associated with Mywebfind.com from an affected computer. Generally, these PUPs may cause performance problems on the affected Web browser and compromise computer user's privacy. Content linked to Mywebfind.com is considered as a potential threat to affected Web browsers and should be avoided whenever possible. Why Mywebfind.com Should be Removed from Your PC Malware analysts have received numerous reports of problems associated with Mywebfind.com. The following are common issues that may be linked to Mywebfind.com: PUPs associated with...

Posted on February 12, 2014 in Browser Hijackers

Adware.Media Player Enhance

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Media Player Enhance is adware that is known for displaying random pop-up advertisements and messages and attempting to add additional functions to the favorite web browser. The pop-up ads from Media Player Enhance may unwillingly redirect PC users to unwanted websites or the ones that may attempt to advertise other products and services. Media Player Enhance may be an annoying application which may provide PC users with random offers or deals through its pop-up advertisements and attempt to make money from ad clicks. Media Player Enhance may also continuously reroute computer users to unidentified websites that were designed to probably earn money from raised website traffic....

Posted on February 12, 2014 in Adware

FastAgain PC Booster

FastAgain PC Booster is promoted as a legitimate system optimizing program. FastAgain PC Booster may be distributed using free software with which FastAgain PC Booster is bundled. As soon as FastAgain PC Booster is installed, FastAgain PC Booster will try to convince computer users that their computer has numerous issues. Trying to use FastAgain PC Booster to fix these supposed problems results in error messages claiming that it is necessary to buy a 'full version' of FastAgain PC Booster. How FastAgain PC Booster is Distributed FastAgain PC Booster is usually distributed by bundling FastAgain PC Booster with free programs such as video streaming software, PDF creators or download managers. In many cases, computer users may not realize where FastAgain PC Booster came from due to the fact that FastAgain PC Booster will appear on the affected Web browser without previous warning....

Posted on February 12, 2014 in Potentially Unwanted Programs

Lightning SpeedDial

Lightning SpeedDial is adware/browser hijacker which, when installed on a computer system, may add an unwanted browser extension, plug-in or add-on that spreads and invades a PC through bundled free programs. Lightning SpeedDial may modify the default settings of Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome Web browser on the PC. Lightning SpeedDial may replace the default homepage and search provider or a new tab page with Lightning SpeedDial NewTab without the PC user's consent. Lightning SpeedDial NewTab offers computer users quick access to many well-known websites such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Yahoo, and it enables PC users to add several other websites according to their needs, so they can always access their favorite websites easily. Lightning SpeedDial may appear to be a helpful application with beneficial features but, in truth, it is categorized as a...

Posted on February 11, 2014 in Adware

FreeBillPayAlert Toolbar

FreeBillPayAlert Toolbar is a potentially unwanted program/toolbar, which may proliferate on the Internet as a web browser plug-in or add-on. FreeBillPayAlert Toolbar declares to enhance the PC user's browsing activities but, in reality, it cannot do this because it may be used to constantly divert the Web browser to questionable websites. These websites may be created for commercial intentions that is to show random pop-up ads and urge to click on them to make money from clicks on ads and increased website traffic. FreeBillPayAlert Toolbar may also gather information about the computer user's browsing routine, such as search queries, favorite Web browser, computer's IP address and similar details. FreeBillPayAlert Toolbar may circulate and invade the PC through bundled free software.

Posted on February 11, 2014 in Malicious Toolbars

Toolbar.SearchSuite

Toolbar.SearchSuite is an unwanted browser extension that may promote itself as a program, which is able to make a computer user's Web browsing activity much more better when it is installed onto Web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Toolbar.SearchSuite may encompass adware and browser hijacker functionalities, and may mistakenly be installed onto the PC by the computer user when downloading freeware. Toolbar.SearchSuite may gain access and control of the PC and make system alterations. Toolbar.SearchSuite may substitute the default start page and default search provider with an unreliable search service website or any other unidentified website. Toolbar.SearchSuite may also be used with the purpose of covering the desktop of the PC with annoying pop-up advertisements related to the PC user's browsing habits and possibly generating advertising...

Posted on February 11, 2014 in Malicious Toolbars

OpTon

OpTon is adware that may be used to show a variety of random pop-up ads on the computer system every time the PC user is browsing the Internet. OpTon may install itself into the Web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome and other popular Web browsers. OpTon may aim at making the PC user click on unwanted pop-up ads, messages and banners, which means that the computer user may get diverted to questionable websites against his will and, thus, increase traffic of the website. OpTon may also make a profit from clicks on advertisements, banners and messages. OpTon may trace the PC user's surfing activity and transfer and use this information for the aim of delivering targeted advertisements.

Posted on February 11, 2014 in Adware
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