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EasyVid Video Converter

Security researchers perceive EasyVid Video Converter as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) because users that installed the program report an abundance of ads in their web browser. The EasyVid Video Converter app by EasySoft, Inc. offers users to convert media files for free, but users will have to tolerate numerous banners, pop-up ads and contextual commercials in their browser. Moreover, the setup file of EasyVid Video Converter is created with the InstallCore technology that may have been used to bundle EasyVid Video Converter with adware. As mentioned above, EasyVid Video Converter is ad-supported, and it may use an extension, a Browser Helper Object, and an add-on to show ads in your web browser. Additionally, EasyVid Video Converter collects data like your IP address, web browser version, OS type, Internet connection and OS language in order to help its advertisers...

Posted on March 10, 2015 in Possibly Unwanted Program

Luhe.Malum.A

Luhe.Malum.A is a Potentially Unwanted Application that may encompass adware programs, install toolbars or have other uncertain aims. Technically, Luhe.Malum.A is not a virus, but Luhe.Malum.A may carry numerous damaging attributes that will interfere with the computer user's experience. Luhe.Malum.A may use unorthodox tactics to raise the traffic of certain websites and generate advertising revenue from the pay-per-click business model. Luhe.Malum.A may access the targeted computer packaged with freeware and shareware applications (video recording/streaming, download managers or PDF creators). Luhe.Malum.A also may be included within the application installers on various download websites. Then, if PC users download a specific tool from these websites, they might also have installed Luhe.Malum.A throughout the setup process of this tool.

Posted on March 9, 2015 in Trojans

BestPriceApp

BestPriceApp is an adware application that supposedly can help computer users that are looking for products or services on the Web. Lamentably, the main objective of BestPriceApp isn't to fulfill its promises; BestPriceApp is known for displaying random pop-up advertisements that may become very exasperating since it may disrupt the computer user's browsing activity. The BestPriceApp application may load on a system while the computer user is installing a previously downloaded freeware application. Removal of BestPriceApp should be a priority to restore your system to normal operation without having the interruptions from BestPriceApp.

Posted on March 9, 2015 in Adware

Versionsupport.theperfectupdate.net

Versionsupport.theperfectupdate.net is associated with a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) that may show up on the PC unexpectedly and cause disruption throughout the search sessions of the PC user. Versionsupport.theperfectupdate.net may press the Web user into visiting doubtful websites to possibly increase website traffic, and also display annoying commercial pop-up advertisements. Versionsupport.theperfectupdate.net is not a security infection because it does not involve a threatening code, which is typical for malware applications. However, the threat associated with Versionsupport.theperfectupdate.net may alter the computer's settings, encompassing the default homepage and search provider and a new tab window. Versionsupport.theperfectupdate.net may lead to irritating redirections to tricky advertisement websites. The creators of the PUP associated with...

Posted on March 9, 2015 in Browser Hijackers

Trojan.Multi.Cerstor

Trojan.Multi.Cerstor is a surreptitious Trojan that may run in the background, bypass the detection of anti-malware software and be hard to eliminate. Trojan.Multi.Cerstor can enter the affected computer when the PC user downloads a free application from the net. Trojan.Multi.Cerstor also may be distributed by other malware threats such as HEUR:Exploit.Java.Generic. Trojan.Multi.Cerstor looks for security breaches and spends a huge amount of memory spaces and system resources that will cause the affected machine to run slow and even crash. Trojan.Multi.Cerstor also may monitor the computer user and collect relevant information. To completely and safely remove Trojan.Multi.Cerstor from your computer, you will need to use a legitimate anti-spyware program.

Posted on March 9, 2015 in Trojans

Premium Download Manager Ads

The Premium Download Manager application is perceived by security researchers as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) because it is supported by aggressive advertising campaigns. The installation of Premium Download Manager grants advertisers access to your web browser that they may use to push pop-up and pop-under ads, banners, in-image ads, overlay ads and in-text hyperlinks to products. The Premium Download Manager software has versions for Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox that can function as instruments to deploy unwanted ads in the user's web browser. The features of Premium Download Manager may not be as desirable as before the ads started pouring on your browser surface. Additionally, the Premium Download Manager app may arrive on your system by bundling with freeware installers that you handled via the 'Express' or 'Typical' option. Security experts note...

Posted on March 9, 2015 in Possibly Unwanted Program

Workingversion.theperfectupdate.net

The Workingversion.theperfectupdate.net pop-up window can appear on computers infected with adware that may promote potentially harmful software via the Workingversion.theperfectupdate.net domain. Security experts warn computer users that the pop-ups by Workingversion.theperfectupdate.net feature links to phishing and malicious websites and clicks on content by Workingversion.theperfectupdate.net are not advisable. The adware responsible for pop-ups by Workingversion.theperfectupdate.net might use a Browser Helper Object, an add-on, and a browser extension to execute its operations. Users may want to revise recently installed freeware because adware often travels with free application installers as an extra tool. Web surfers may wish to remember that pop-ups by adware often link to harmful software, and you might want to install a trusted anti-malware utility to clean your PC from...

Posted on March 9, 2015 in Browser Hijackers

HealthCareGovTool

The HealthCareGovTool browser tool is promoted to allow you to browse more efficiently the reputable HealthCare.gov website, but you might want to know that it's classified by security analysts as adware. The HealthCareGovTool adware may not fulfill your expectations, and it may use its browser integration to display banners, ad boxes and in-text hyperlinks to sponsored products. The HealthCareGovTool adware may use a Browser Helper Object, a browser extension, and an add-on to perform its operations. You may automatically install the HealthCareGovTool adware on your system when you handle freeware bundles via the 'Express' or 'Typical' option. The HealthCareGovTool adware may not feature safe online resources and web surfers may be directed to visit suspicious online stores and low-quality search engines. Also, the HealthCareGovTool adware may decrease the performance of your web...

Posted on March 9, 2015 in Adware

24online.safesystemupgrade.org

The 24online.safesystemupgrade.org domain that is registered to the IP address 198.7.56.110 is used by adware that displays pop-ups loaded with malicious links. Several Internet giants report that the 24online.safesystemupgrade.org pop-ups direct users to unsafe web locations that may host harmful software. Security experts note that the adware connected to the 24online.safesystemupgrade.org domain may appear as a plug-in, a browser extension, a Browser Helper Object and an add-on. As mentioned before, clicks on pop-ups by 24online.safesystemupgrade.org should be avoided in order to evade cyber threats that could be promoted as updates for your Adobe Flash Player and Java. Users may wish to employ the services of a trustworthy anti-malware application that can protect their PC and clean adware infections related to 24online.safesystemupgrade.org.

Posted on March 9, 2015 in Browser Hijackers

Trojan:Win32/Skeeyah.A!plock

The Trojan:Win32/Skeeyah.A!plock detection refers to a security breach caused by a trojan that can be instructed to download and run malware on your PC. Additionally, the Trojan:Win32/Skeeyah.A!plock can be contacted via remote servers and extract files from your system, and it may install a keylogger to steal your banking and social media user credentials. Trojans such as the Trojan:Win32/Skeeyah.A!plock are predominantly deployed via spam campaigns, and web surfers should avoid download of files in spam emails or click on links inside them. Infection with the Trojan:Win32/Skeeyah.A!plock should not be taken lightly because it can expose your OS to other malware and corrupt your installed programs. Additionally, trojans can hijack system resources and insert registry keys in Windows and lock your computer and caution is strongly advised. A reputable anti-malware shield can secure...

Posted on March 9, 2015 in Trojan

ElevenInstall Ads

Many ads by ElevenInstall may start to appear in your browser after the installation of a freeware package via the 'Express' or 'Typical' option. Web surfers might want to know that they have adware on their system that uses the ElevenInstall monetization platform to generate pay-per-click revenue from banners, in-text hyperlinks, and contextual and transitional ads. Security researchers note that the ElevenInstall adware may use a plug-in to facilitate its operations and add a registry key in Windows to ensure its launch at every system boot-up. The ElevenInstall adware collects information about your search terms, visited web pages, engaged content and clicks around the web in order to personalize the merchandise promoted to you. Many computer users that are concerned about their online privacy may not welcome the activities of ElevenInstall, and they might want to consider using a...

Posted on March 9, 2015 in Possibly Unwanted Program

Save Video Ads

The Save Video browser tool may interest you by offering you the ability to save on your PC any online video material, but you might wish to know that it is adware. Security experts note that the Save Video adware is programmed to display numerous marketing materials in the web browser of infected users. The Save Video adware travels incorporated with freeware setup files that are best to be handled via the 'Advance' or 'Custom' option. The Save Video adware is deployed to show banners, pop-ups, and ad boxes, and monetize clicks on the commercials for its developers. You may want to check your installed web browsers for extensions, Browser Helper Objects and add-ons by Save Video that can be used to propel ads. Moreover, ads by adware such as the Save Video program may not be safe as its primary objective is to monetize clicks on ads. The Save Video adware can be efficiently removed...

Posted on March 9, 2015 in Possibly Unwanted Program

Tune Fanatic Ads

The Tune Fanatic program offers to keep you updated with the latest songs, videos and music reviews but you might want to know that it is perceived by security experts as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) with adware functionality. Having the Tune Fanatic app on your PC may cause the appearance of many pop-up ads, banners and ad boxes in your Internet client. Also, the Tune Fanatic adware is known to accompany freeware bundles, and you may automatically install it via the 'Express' or 'Typical' option. The Tune Fanatic software may add a browser extension, an add-on and a Browser Helper Object to your browser in order to perform its operations. Also, the Tune Fanatic tool may take advantage of its browser integration and read your bookmarks and browsing history as a way of generating tailor-suited ads. You might want to remember that ads by adware may not feature safe content, and...

Posted on March 9, 2015 in Possibly Unwanted Program

EpicScale

Epic Scale is a cryptocurrency miner, that is a program that is used to mine BitCoin and other cryptocurrencies using the affected computer's resources. Epic Scale will slow down a computer, lower its lifespan, and increase its power consumption, all to generate revenue for a third-party. Epic Scale has made the news in recent days because computer users have complained that Epic Scale is being bundled with uTorrent, one of the most popular Bittorrent clients. Epic Scale is being Bundled with uTorrent One of the main ways in which PUPs, or Potentially Unwanted Programs are distributed is by bundling them with legitimate software. However, computer users may have the option to opt out of installing a PUP, even if that option is convoluted or hidden. In recent weeks, computer users have complained that uTorrent, one of the most popular BitTorrent clients is installing Epic Scale...

Posted on March 9, 2015 in Ransomware

Banking Trojans Attack Nearly 1,500 Financial Institutions Around the World

After an analysis of almost 1,000 configurations from banking malware samples, security researchers have found out that cybercrooks are now targeting 1,467 financial organizations with banking Trojans . Diving deep into the findings, it is revealed that the majority of the banks targeted are located in the United States. The security company Symantec found that based on Trojan activity during 2014, the list of targets found on configuration files of malware had about 1,994 domains where 95% of them belong to finance institutions. Among the targets found, there seems to be a volume of banks located in the US that are the primary targets. Followed in second and third place or institutions located in the UK and Germany, respectfully. So far, this newly uncovered information has not leaked any specific banking or company names. However, it is clear that banking Trojans are the...

Posted on March 6, 2015 in Computer Security