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PUP.DProtect.A

PUP.DProtect.A is a potentially unwanted program, which may be related to an adware, add related toolbars or have other unidentified purposes. PUP.DProtect.A is not a malware threat, but it may carry a variety of harmful attributes. PUP.DProtect.A may use misleading techniques to increase traffic of the certain commercial website and make a profit from the click fraud methods. PUP.DProtect.A may penetrate into the PC bundled with freeware and shareware programs (video recording/streaming, download-managers or PDF creators). PUP.DProtect.A may also be bundled within the custom installer on many unprotected download websites, so if the PC user has downloaded a particular software product from these unprotected download websites, he might have also installed PUP.DProtect.A throughout the setup process of the particular software product.

Posted on October 14, 2013 in Potentially Unwanted Programs

SuperWeb

considered a Potentially Unwanted Program. SuperWeb usually enters a computer bundled with other software. Once SuperWeb has been installed, SuperWeb may make changes to the affected Web browser that causes numerous problems on the affected computer. The point of SuperWeb and symptoms associated with this PUP is to expose computer users to marketing or advertising material. SuperWeb can make it very hard for computer users to use the affected Web browser effectively since many of SuperWeb's symptoms may interrupt the affected computer user's activities and make it difficult to access unrelated websites normally. Malware analysts recommend the immediate removal of SuperWeb with the help of a fully updated anti-malware application. SuperWeb – The Adware without Super Powers A large number of symptoms that may be associated with SuperWeb have been noticed. The following are...

Posted on October 14, 2013 in Adware

BSG Ads

BSG Ads is an adware that may be used by IT criminals to advertise numerous advertising websites, online services, and products. BSG Ads may be used by the network of advertisers to show pop-up, banner, and full-page ads. Most PC users may find continuous BSG Ads disturbing because they often interrupt with the web user's Internet surfing activity. Instead of visiting the intended website, if clicked, BSG Ads may reroute the browser to suspicious advertisement websites. Mainly, BSG Ads propagate via freeware and shareware applications that PC users may download from a variety of websites. BSG Ads may come bundled with bogus program updates, video players, or Internet speed booster tools. BSG Ads may be installed on the PC without the computer user's authorization together with the downloaded application. BSG Ads may be hard to find and uninstall by some security programs. If BSG Ads...

Posted on October 14, 2013 in Adware

BackUpDutyLite

Backupdutylite is marketed as an online backup tool. Computer users may download a free copy of Backupdutylite unknowingly, since Backupdutylite is often bundled with other free software. There are several aspects of Backupdutylite that have caused PC security researchers to consider Backupdutylite as a Potentially Unwanted Program. Backupdutylite is often installed automatically and, when trying to delete Backupdutylite, Backupdutylite may cause numerous problems on the affected computer. There changes to your Web browser settings, browser redirects and pop-up windows. If Backupdutylite is installed on your computer, it will often become significantly slower. This is because Backupdutylite hogs up system resources by creating its own potentially corrupted files. It is important to note that Backupdutylite is a potentially unsafe program that should be removed at once from your...

Posted on October 14, 2013 in Potentially Unwanted Programs

Adware.LyricsFinder

Lyrics Finder is an adware threat that may display unwanted pop-up ads when PC users are shopping online on the Internet. Lyrics Finder may be found on Web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Usually, various security software may not detect Lyrics Finder as a malicious application because it is a PUP (potentially unwanted program). Lyrics Finder may be usually delivered and install itself onto the computer as an optional program bundled with third-party applications, mainly free software. When the PC user decides to install a certain free application, it might include additional toolbars, browser extensions and ad-ons embedded in installation package. These additional applications, in this case Lyrics Finder, may be marked as extra tools but if the PC user does not uncheck a check box for adding them, he may face unpleasant system modifications....

Posted on October 14, 2013 in Adware

‘Notice! Please update your FLV Player’ Fake Pop-up Alert

The 'Notice! Please update your FLV Player' fake pop-up alert is associated with a known misleading practice. Potentially Unwanted Programs may cause your Web browser to display the 'Notice! Please update your FLV Player' fake pop-up alert. This fake alert is designed to trick inexperienced computer users into downloading a bogus update for their media player. These types of alerts are particularly threatening because they are a common way of distributing threats. In the best of cases, the 'Notice! Please update your FLV Player' fake pop-up alert may be used to install adware on your computer. However, scams similar to the 'Notice! Please update your FLV Player' fake pop-up alert have been associated with extremely severe threats. The 'Update' that Becomes a Threat Fake error messages like the 'Notice! Please update your FLV Player' fake pop-up alert are among the most popular...

Posted on October 14, 2013 in Fake Error Messages

Websearch.searchthere.info

Websearch.searchthere.info is a low quality search engine that is usually paired with browser hijackers and other types of PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs). The presence of PUPs associated with Websearch.searchthere.info may originate various undesired symptoms on the compromised computer that can seriously interfere with the computer user's ability to make of the affected computer effectively. Most of the time, PUPs associated with Websearch.searchthere.info are installed by bundling them with freeware from poorly regulated sources. PUPs associated with Websearch.searchthere.info may affect several Web browsers available on the Windows OS and have been observed on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Although PUPs associated with Websearch.searchthere.info are not considered as destructive as Trojans, they may still cause numerous problems, meaning that these...

Posted on October 11, 2013 in Browser Hijackers

Safesear.ch Hijacker

Security analysts have observed browser hijackers associated with the Safesear.ch domain. These are typical adware or browser hijacker infections that take over affected Web browsers and force them to visit Safesear.ch repeatedly, as well as causing other symptoms on the affected Web browser. Usually, browser hijackers associated with Safesear.ch are Web browser toolbars or add-ons that may affect the most popular Windows Web browsers on the market. These are usually referred to as PUPs, Potentially Unwanted Programs, and are not considered as unsafe or destructive as trojans, viruses, or other forms of threats. However, this does not mean that PUPs associated with Safesear.ch are not a problem; their irritating symptoms and intrusive tactics may interfere with normal usage of the affected computer. Because of this, PUPs associated with Safesear.ch should be removed right away from...

Posted on October 11, 2013 in Browser Hijackers

Endlessmatch.com

The Endlessmatch.com website has been linked to adware and browser hijacker infections. These types of unwanted components take over the PC user's Web browser and coerce it to visit Endlessmatch.com repeatedly, or show numerous advertisements of content associated in some way with Endlessmatch.com. In most cases, Endlessmatch.com redirects and other symptoms associated with Endlessmatch.com are caused by Web browser toolbars that are installed when one installs a freeware program from an unregulated, poorly monitored source. These types of toolbars are available for most Web browsers on the Windows platform, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Browser hijackers associated with Endlessmatch.com are classified as PUPs, Potentially Unwanted Programs, and are not considered as harmful as Trojans, or other forms of threats. However, due to the many problems...

Posted on October 11, 2013 in Browser Hijackers

TrojanDownloader:Win32/Kraddare.E

TrojanDownloader:Win32/Kraddare.E is a Trojan downloader that downloads and installs other harmful applications incorporating malware infections on the PC without the computer user's permission. While being installed, TrojanDownloader:Win32/Kraddare.E makes system modifications by creating the potentially infected files on the computer system. TrojanDownloader:Win32/Kraddare.E may contact a distant server. Typically, TrojanDownloader:Win32/Kraddare.E contacts a distant server for the purpose of receiving configuration or other data, notifying its author about a new infection, receiving commands from a remote cybercrook, downloading and executing arbitrary files (covering updates or additional malware infections) and uploading data grabbed from the corrupted PC.

Posted on October 11, 2013 in Trojan Downloader

Backdoor:Win32/Bdaejec.B

Backdoor:Win32/Bdaejec.B is a backdoor Trojan that enables a cybercriminal to obtain unauthorized access and control of the computer system. While being installed on the PC, Backdoor:Win32/Bdaejec.B creates the potentially harmful files. Backdoor:Win32/Bdaejec.B alters system security settings by adding itself to the list of programs that are authorized to access the Internet without being blocked by the Firewall. Backdoor:Win32/Bdaejec.B does this by modifying the Windows Registry. A cybercriminal can carry out a variety of different activities using Backdoor:Win32/Bdaejec.B such as download, upload and execute files, delete files, log keystrokes or steal confidential, circulate to other PCs using various propagation methods, execute or terminate programs, make changes to system settings and other.

Posted on October 11, 2013 in Backdoors

Ads by LyricsSay

There have been numerous reports of pop-up advertisements and other marketing content that bears the slogan Ads by LyricsSay. Ads by LyricsSay are in-text advertisements that are often associated with Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) installed on the affected computer. Ads by LyricsSay will often appear as pop-up windows associated with highlighted text and may affect most popular Web browsers on the Windows operating system, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. There are many reasons why security researchers consider that Ads by LyricsSay are potentially risky to your computer; for example, the fact that they are poorly regulated, and they are usually installed on the affected computer using misleading tactics. If your Web browser is displaying Ads by LyricsSay, security researchers strongly recommend the use of a reliable security program to disinfect...

Posted on October 11, 2013 in Adware

Linksicle

Linksicle is a PUP, Potentially Unwanted Program, that is used to add advertising content to affected Web browsers. Linksicle uses in-text advertisements that pop-up in a new window. Linksicle advertisements may appear whenever you visit numerous popular websites, including Facebook, Amazon, Google and YouTube. Linksicle is a Web browser add-on that is supported by online advertising. The Linksicle PUP may affect various Web browsers. Versions of Linksicle are available for Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox and may also affect other popular Web browsers on the Windows operating system. Linksicle is distributed using various advertisement platforms and is installed using misleading tactics. If Linksicle is installed on your Web browser, security researchers strongly recommend the use of a reliable anti-malware program to protect your computer and remove this PUP...

Posted on October 11, 2013 in Adware

Wld-cc.com

Wld-cc.com is associated with browser hijackers that can take over an affected Web browser and cause a large variety of unwanted symptoms such as redirects and pop-up windows. Typically, browser hijackers related to the Wld-cc.com website take the form of a Web browser toolbar or extension that is often marketed as a useful add-on. However, security researchers have classified browser extensions associated with Wld-cc.com as PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) due to the various symptoms they arouse and because they are often installed without permission or using tactics to disguise their true intention. The true purpose of Wld-cc.com and browser add-ons associated with Wld-cc.com is to generate advertisement revenue at the expense of computer users. Wld-cc.com redirects and pop-up windows are part of a strategy to boost Wld-cc.com's page ranking and generate substantial profits from...

Posted on October 11, 2013 in Browser Hijackers

Lamilov

Lamilov is a potentially unwanted browser add-on, which advertises itself as a software product that is able to improve the computer user's Internet surfing experience by permitting multi-website search functionalities and displaying website ratings. Lamilov can be installed on Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. Lamilov's capabilities may look legal; however, in truth, Lamilov can be categorized as an adware or a potentially unwanted program. Typically, Lamilov installs itself on the web browser without the computer users permission and causes numerous annoying actions. Lamilov may show disturbing pop-up advertisements (search, text link, banner, interstitial, transitional and full page ads). Lamilov may trace the computer user's Internet surfing (unique identifier number, IP address, web browser information, OS type, URLs visited, search queries entered, websites...

Posted on October 10, 2013 in Potentially Unwanted Programs
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