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While online shopping, computer users may download an adware program called CuheapMe on their machines. CuheapMe promises to provide the best deals to the online shopper. CuheapMe displays numerous advertisements such as coupons, promo-codes, banners and more. Although sometimes useful, CuheapMe ads are very intrusive and will disturb the computer user's activities. CuheapMe is a browser extension that may be added to Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. By clicking on CuheapMe advertisements, computer users may be redirected to unsafe websites and end up adding more adware or Possibly Unwanted Programs to their machines. CuheapMe may furtively collect the computer user's browsing preferences and even other kinds of information. It may not be safe to keep CuheapMe running on your computer. Therefore, you should uninstall CuheapMe from your computer with an...

Posted on October 21, 2014 in Adware


YoutubeGizmos is an adware program advertised as a tool that will improve the exhibition of videos watched by the computer user. Since the quality of the videos is something that makes a difference, the computer user may be tempted to download YoutubeGizmos on their machines, not knowing the consequences of it. YoutubeGizmos also may be downloaded by default when the computer user installs a third party software. Instead of doing what was promised, YoutubeGizmos displays tons of advertisements such as pop-ups, pop-unders, in-line text, banners, price comparisons, deals and more. If computer users were online shopping, there may be YoutubeGizmos advertisements that could be useful, but often, they are not. No matter the way YoutubeGizmos was installed on the affected computer, YoutubeGizmos should be removed as soon as possible with a malware removal application.

Posted on October 21, 2014 in Adware

HD-Quality Ads

HD-Quality Ads, or HD-Quality-v3v12.10, is a Possibly Unwanted Program advertised as a tool that will improve the computer user's online searches. HD-Quality Ads does display advertisements that may be useful, but due to the intrusiveness of these advertisements, HD-Quality Ads may become an annoyance to the computer user. HD-Quality Ads may be downloaded by the computer users, but very soon they will conclude that its benefits are minimal comparing to the problems HD-Quality Ads may cause. HD-Quality Ads also may be included on the installation process of free software, and in this case, HD-Quality Ads is installed automatically. HD-Quality Ads may slow down the computer's performance due to the amount of system resources HD-Quality Ads uses to display its advertisements. The only way to stop HD-Quality Ads from displaying its advertisements is uninstalling HD-Quality Ads with a...

Posted on October 21, 2014 in Adware


Hqvp, also called Hqvp-3.5v23.09, is classified as a Possibly Unwanted Program due to the issues Hqvp may cause after been installed and running on the affected computer. Hqvp will display irritating and intrusive pop-up advertisements on the Web pages visited by the computer user. Hqvp is promoted as a tool that will bring the best deals to an online shopper. The advertisements displayed by Hqvp that may be useful, but it also may lead the computer user to unsafe websites. By monitoring the computer user's navigation, Hqvp is able to gather data that may be used by its sponsors to improve the advertisements displayed on your desktop. If you have downloaded Hqvp or Hqvp was installed on your computer automatically bundled with freeware, it is recommended to uninstall Hqvp from the affected computer. Removal of Hqvp may demand the use of an anti-malware program.

Posted on October 21, 2014 in Adware

Extended Update

Computer users should be very cautious when downloading updates from third parties. A company named Hoolapp created a program called Extended Update which name may suggest that when installed on a computer, it can keep all the applications up-to-date. Regretfully, it is not what computer users expected. If not installed by the computer user, Extended Update may enter the computer bundled with free software downloaded from the Internet. Extended Update displays numerous advertisements after adding a toolbar to the computer user's Web browser. Extended Update replaces the user's search engine with the Rocket Search which is an adware program and a Possibly Unwanted Program. Extended Update should be deleted from the affected computer with an updated malware removal tool.

Posted on October 21, 2014 in Adware


Totalplus01-3.1 is a browser hijacker that may take the control of your Web browser and redirect it to unsafe websites. This Possibly Unwanted Program may be installed on a computer when its users do not read the EULA while downloading and installing freeware, which often installs unwanted plug-ins and programs such as Totalplus01-3.1. Totalplus01-3.1 delivers banners, coupons, deals and other kinds of advertisements on the affected computer continuously which may drain the computer's resources and degrade the machine's performance. Totalplus01-3.1 may adjust homepage and desktop settings and change the desktop background. Totalplus01-3.1 may collect the computer user browsing habits and share it with third parties. It is advised to remove Totalplus01-3.1 from the affected computer since Totalplus01-3.1 may not add useful information to the computer user's browsing activities....

Posted on October 21, 2014 in Adware


Shop_An_Upi is an adware program that may attach itself to the Web browser of your choice, such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. Usually, Shop_An_Upi enters a computer enveloped on the installation process of free software from a third party, but Shop_An_Upi also may be downloaded by the computer user. Shop_An_Upi advertisements may look appealing to the computer user, but, in reality, these advertisements will offer little help to an online shopper. On the contrary, it will prevent the computer user from having a normal browsing experience since these advertisements will appear at any webpage visited by the computer user. Another negative feature of Shop_An_Upi is that it collects the computer user's browsing preferences. There is no point in keeping Shop_An_Upi installed on a computer. Shop_An_Upi may require a good anti-malware product.

Posted on October 21, 2014 in Adware is a search engine associated with browser hijackers, adware and Potentially Unwanted Programs. Threats like browser hijackers will redirect the computer user searches to unrelated websites that will not be capable of helping your online searches. Threats associated with may monitor your Web browsing and record your IP address, preferences and search terms and send it to its designers. Although some of advertisements may be interesting, they are unwanted, invasive and instead of helping the computer user, it will disrupt their online searches. If you have installed Potentially Unwanted Programs or Potentially Unwanted Programs have entered your computer by default bundled with a third party software, you should remove with a malware removal tool.

Posted on October 21, 2014 in Browser Hijackers


Trojan.Generic.KD.1777082 as its name implies is a Trojan infection. Trojan.Generic.KD.1777082 may change your home page and Web browser settings; collect data related to your browsing preferences; display a huge amount of advertisements that will consume your system resources; turn your computer into an slow and irresponsive machine; and install various other components. Trojan.Generic.KD.1777082 also may open a backdoor that will become an open gate for other threats and hackers, therefore, a huge security hazard. Do not hesitate. Trojan.Generic.KD.1777082 should be removed with an appropriate and updated anti-malware product.

Posted on October 21, 2014 in Trojans


Imagine how valuable it would be if when online shopping, a computer user could download a tool the will make it possible for the online shoppers to create coupons and save money. It is what AutoCouponMaker's name suggests. Unfortunately, AutoCouponMaker is adware that may be downloaded by the computer user or use another tactic called 'bundling' to enter a computer. The 'bundling' technique consists in having adware or PUPs such as AutoCouponMaker bundled into the installation of freeware downloaded from the Internet. Instead of helping computer users, AutoCouponMaker will be an annoyance and will impose its sponsored advertisements on the Web pages visited by them. To stop AutoCouponMaker advertisements, AutoCouponMaker should be removed with a malware remover tool.

Posted on October 21, 2014 in Adware


CinPlusHQVid is classified as an adware program because CinPlusHQVid displays countless advertisements on the Web pages visited by the computer user. The advertisements displayed by CinPlusHQVid may match your Web searches because CinPlusHQVid monitors your Web browsing and sends the collected data to its advertisement-generator sponsors. When downloading cost-free programs from third parties, Possibly Unwanted Programs and adware such as CinPlusHQVid may be included on its installation processes. It is why it is necessary to research the origins of freeware provided by unknown sources. By reading all the installation agreements, the computer user may refuse the installation of adware and PUPs such as CinPlusHQVid.

Posted on October 21, 2014 in Adware


TrojanDownloader.Win32/Banload.AYP is a Trojan infection that belongs to the Win32/Banload family. Besides being a damaging threat, TrojanDownloader.Win32/Banload.AYP may download other threats onto the affected computer that include Win32/Bancos and Win32/Banker. The main objective of TrojanDownloader.Win32/Banload.AYP is to gather user name and passwords of your bank accounts that will be sent to the people behind TrojanDownloader.Win32/Banload.AYP. TrojanDownloader.Win32/Banload.AYP prevents the computer user from accessing the Internet; runs a fake scanner; display numerous pop-ups, blocks various programs especially if it is related to the computer's security; and consumes system resources which will slow down the machine's performance. If your computer is infected by TrojanDownloader.Win32/Banload.AYP, it is advised to change your login information after its removal. Computer...

Posted on October 21, 2014 in Trojans


Troj_Generic.WMIES is a Trojan that when installed on a computer may cause various, unwanted and strange modifications that will disrupt the machine's operation. Troj_Generic.WMIES alters the Registry and Host files. After these changes, the computer users will notice a different desktop background, unknown icons and shortcuts. .Dll and .exe files will be added to the system automatically. When trying to accomplish a Web search the computer users may be redirected to unsafe websites, due to the alterations Troj_Generic.WMIES makes on the Web browser settings. Troj_Generic.WMIES may open a backdoor on the infected computer that will allow its designers to have access to your privileged information and use it to practice harmful actions. Computer users infected by Troj_Generic.WMIES should act quickly to find the appropriate tool to remove Troj_Generic.WMIES, its components and related...

Posted on October 21, 2014 in Trojans


Trojan.Win32.Patched.pj is a zero-day Trojan infection that may cause various problems to the infected computer. After been installed, Trojan.Win32.Patched.pj will connect a Command and Control server to get instructions. Trojan.Win32.Patched.pj will corrupt svchost.exe and rpcss.exes files and may create several files that will be added to a file catalog. Trojan.Win32.Patched.pj may monitor your Web browsing and display audio advertisements in the background. Trojan.Win32.Patched.pj is also detected as Trojan.Patched.Zekos. Zero-day infections are hard to find, because the most part of security programs do not have their names added to their database. Therefore, removal of Trojan.Patched.Zekos may demand an up-to-date and proper anti-malware program.

Posted on October 21, 2014 in Trojans


CheapCoupon is the senseless name of an adware program. If while browsing the Internet, the computer user starts seeing numerous, unwanted advertisements being displayed on their Web browsers, this mean that they have acquired this Possibly Unwanted Program. It is possible that CheapCoupon was downloaded by the computer user, but CheapCoupon most used installation method is by a technique called 'bundling' that consists in including CheapCoupon into the installation process of free software. CheapCoupon's presence may turn the computer user's browsing experience into an unpleasant task.

Posted on October 21, 2014 in Adware
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