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Searchingresult.com

The Searchingresult.com domain is deemed as harmful and associated by security analysts with a browser. The Searchingresult.com hijacker is designed to perform occasional redirects to Searchingresult.com and may promote harmful software. Users affected by the Searchingresult.com browser hijacker may want to know that it may have arrived on their PC as a browser assistant enclosed with free software bundle. The Searchingresult.com browser hijacker can manipulate Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer and redirect users when they type a URL address, click on links on a web page and do a search on Google. Moreover, the IP address 208.91.196.46 of the Searchingresult.com domain is used by third-parties to deploy cyber threats like Fujacks and Clicker . Security analysts strongly advise against clicking on content and downloading software originating from...

Posted on May 27, 2015 in Browser Hijackers

TheAdBlock

The TheAdBlock browser tool is promoted as a powerful competitor of the AdBlock app found on GetAdBlock.com, but you might want to know that TheAdBlock app is developed by the infamous WebPick Internet Holdings Ltd. The developer mentioned before specializes in developing low-quality alternatives of popular programs and TheAdBlock app is no exception. The TheAdBlock app may block the native ads on many websites, but it will present you with ads from sponsors that could appear as banners and pop-up windows. Therefore, security experts deem the TheAdBlock app as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) with adware capabilities. The browser tool named TheAdBlock from WebPick Internet Holdings Ltd. can be found accompanying freeware packages under the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' option. Security experts note that TheAdBlock app may appear on your 'Programs and Features' list as a browser plugin...

Posted on May 27, 2015 in Possibly Unwanted Program

Unfriend Alert Ads

The Unfriend Alert browser add-on operates similarly to the Unfriend Check app and claims to improve the user's account functionality on Facebook. Users that seek such functionality may install the Unfriend Alert application from free software packages and download it from lesser-known software centers. However, you might want to know that the Unfriend Alert browser add-on is adware and security experts note that it can show many ads and read your browsing history. Moreover, the Unfriend Alert adware might use HTTP and session cookies to track your click on the Internet and generate ads related to what you are browsing. The ads by Unfriend Alert may appear as banners, pop-ups and ad boxes on every page you visit. Additionally, the Unfriend Alert adware may feature a logo from a security authority to claim credibility but you should not trust Unfriend Alert because it does not have a...

Posted on May 26, 2015 in Adware

OptiDiscount

The OptiDiscount software is offered to users in freeware bundles as a shopping companion that can provide you with optimal discounts for products on web stores like Amazon and eBay. Also, users may install the OptiDiscount software unintentionally via the 'Express' or 'Typical' option and may start to see an abundance of ads by OptiDiscount. Security experts classify the OptiDiscount app as adware because it can read your Internet and download history, as well as detect your approximate geographical location to customize the discounts, coupons and special deals provided to you. Additionally, the OptiDiscount adware may place tracking cookies to discern a pattern in your online behavior and determine what ads are best suited to your interests. The ads by OptiDiscount may take the form of banners, ad boxes and pop-up windows and web surfers could be redirected to untrusted domains. You...

Posted on May 26, 2015 in Adware

Cryptobot Ransomware

The Cryptobot program, also known as PayCrypt, is a member of the cryptomalware family that has its Twitter account managed by keybtc. The Cryptobot ransomware is deployed in spam emails as an attached file and users should not download content from unknown senders and follow links in spam emails. Malware researchers report that the Cryptobot ransomware is inactive since December 15, 2014, but modifications of the Cryptobot malware may surface. The Cryptobot ransomware is programmed to apply an RSA-1024 encryption mechanism to your videos, image and documents, and append '.keybtc@gmail_com' as the file extension. Also, the Cryptobot ransomware places a private key and a unique identifier on the PC that victims can use to contact the cyber criminals operating Cryptobot and ask for a decryption key. Users affected by Cryptobot are instructed to send their private key, unique identifier,...

Posted on May 26, 2015 in Ransomware

FriendsBrowser

The FriendsBrowser browser add-on is developed by Linkular LLC and offers advanced social features in the web browser. The FriendsBrowser browser add-on can be obtained via freeware packages, and users may notice it listed under the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' option. Active social media users may be interested to install the FriendsBrowser add-on, but you might want to know that it is ad-supported, and you will have to tolerate ads by FriendsBrowser. Therefore, security researchers classify the FriendsBrowser browser add-on as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) with adware capabilities. The FriendsBrowser add-on may record your browsing history, IP address and detect your approximate geographical location to help affiliate advertisers deliver tailor-suited ads in your web browser. The ads by FriendsBrowser may take the form of banners, ad boxes and pop-up windows that may clutter your...

Posted on May 25, 2015 in Adware

MyGamesUniverse

The MyGamesUniverse extension from Linkular LLC is promoted as a special collection of games that users can enjoy and share with their friends. However, you might want to know that The extension MyGamesUniverse is deemed by security experts as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) with adware capabilities. The MyGamesUniverse program might record your search terms, IP, and MAC address in order to show related sponsored ads. The MyGamesUniverse program is delivered to users incorporated with freeware bundles that may contain more than two or three third-party applications. Often, the MyGamesUniverse program is accompanied by adware like Coupons and Fun , BeatTool and Better-Fox-Finder that can load more ads and use tracking cookies. You may wish to know that the MyGamesUniverse extension is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox and users may expect to...

Posted on May 25, 2015 in Adware

DealMine Ads

The DealMine shopping adviser may promise you to discover coupons and exclusive deals while you surf the Internet, but you should know that it is classified as adware. Security experts alert that the DealMine adware travels embedded with free software packages that the majority of users install with the 'Typical' or 'Express' option. The DealMine adware might present you with pop-up and pop-under windows, banners, floating ads, contextual and transitional commercials that can obstruct your Internet activities. Security experts add that the DealMine adware may appear on your 'Programs and Features' list as a browser plug-in and can read your browsing history and use tracking cookies. The DealMine adware may use HTTP and session cookies to create a unique advertisement profile for you and display related marketing offers. The main objective of the DealMine adware is to earn...

Posted on May 25, 2015 in Adware

Rockapps Ads

The ads by RockApps in your Internet browser may prove as an annoyance, and you may want to know that you are infected by adware. The RockApps adware is dispersed among users enclosed with free software installers that most users handle with the 'Typical' or 'Express' option. The RockApps adware may claim to provide users with discounts and special deals on powerful tools, but it might cover your browser surface with coupons, banners, and pop-up windows. Security analysts note that the RockApps adware may read your bookmarks and Internet history. Also, the RockApps adware is could detect your IP address and approximate geographical location to customize the marketing materials displayed in your browser. You may be interested to know that the RockAppsadware may appear as a browser plugin, toolbar, and an extension to perform its operation on your computer. Security analysts underline...

Posted on May 25, 2015 in Adware

Commercial Extension Cable

The Commercial Extension Cable browser assistant is promoted as a tool that can allow web surfers to search the Internet for coupons and discounts safer and faster. However, the Commercial Extension Cable browser assistant is a perceived by security experts as adware because it can read your browsing and download history, detect your IP address and place tracking cookies on your system. The Commercial Extension Cable adware can be found in freeware packages listed under the 'Advanced', or 'Custom' option and users may wish to know that it is adware. The main function of the Commercial Extension Cable adware is to monetize your clicks on banners, pop-up windows, ad boxes and sponsored links for its developers. The Commercial Extension Cable has versions for Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome that can cover your browser surface with many advertisements. Additionally,...

Posted on May 25, 2015 in Adware

Antivirus Pro 2017

The Antivirus Pro 2017 program can be promoted to you by adware and may arrive on your machine as a drive-by installation of a freeware bundle. The Antivirus Pro 2017 program has a similar interface to Antivirus Security Pro and may appear as legitimate, but users should not trust its antivirus engine. Security analysts alarm that the Antivirus Pro 2017 program is a rogue security application that is designed to scare users with many detections pointing to important system files. The Antivirus Pro 2017 rogue security app aims to convince users that they need to pay for a full protection to repair their files. However, users should not trust the detection ratio of the rogue security application Antivirus Pro 2017 because it aims to scare you. Users that want to examine their PC with other security applications may notice that the Antivirus Pro 2017 program detects them as malware....

Posted on May 25, 2015 in Rogue Anti-Virus Program

Locker Virus

The Locker Ransomware is a member of the cryptomalware family that functions similarly to CryptoLocker and Coin Locker . The Locker ransomware features a program window with four tabs named: Information, Payment, Files and Status. The first tab informs the victims that their image, video and text files as well as cryptocurrency wallets are not readable because they are encrypted by the Locker ransomware with a 2048-bit RSA private key. The 'Payment' tab instructs users to send 0.1 Bitcoins to the listed wallet address in order to obtain a decryption key and recover their files. Victims of the Locker cryptomalware are granted 72 hours to pay the ransom or their files that are listed in the program window will be lost. Malware researchers note that the Locker ransomware may place its components in the PROGRAMDATA folder and use the 'rkcl.exe' executable to encrypt your files. You...

Posted on May 25, 2015 in Ransomware

Important Message Pop-up

The 'Important Message' pop-up window may appear in the web browser of users affected by adware. The adware in question is programmed to show 'Important Message' pop-ups when the user visits tech related websites like Mozilla.org, Github.com, and Microsoft.com. The adware associated with the 'Important Message' pop-up windows may have arrived on your PC as a browser enhancer part of a free software installer. The majority of users install software via the 'Express' or 'Typical' option and allow third-party software such as adware to be deployed on their system. That is why users might experience strange 'Important Message' pop-ups after a software installation. Users should note that the 'Important Message' pop-ups may suggest that your security is compromised, or you are in danger of losing files because you did not backup your data. The 'Important Message' windows may promote...

Posted on May 25, 2015 in Adware

Browser Hero

Browser Hero is a suspicious browser extension that may leave its clients dissatisfied. This Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) is created by a company named Intriguing Apps. They are advertising their product as a good web security tool, but in reality, Browser Hero cannot protect the user from the cyber threats. The actual purpose of this application is to generate Internet traffic to some sites with equally doubtful legitimacy. In order to complete this task, the PUP works as adware and inserts new ads on the webpages. However, the artificially created pop-ups, banners and hyperlinked words tend to be aggressive and may decrease the browsing speed. Although Browser Hero may be downloaded from its official page, it often travels together with freeware. If you want to keep such unreliable add-ons away from your PC, you should install all software through the "Advanced" menu. You...

Posted on May 25, 2015 in Adware

Shield Safe Search Hijack

Shield Safe Search is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) developed by the company Tightrope Interactive. It is promoted as a tool that can benefit the user with a reliable on-line protection. Actually, this statement is misleading as the true impact of Shield Safe Search on the affected browsers tends to be negative. The PUP performs as adware and attempts to bring the user to sponsored third-party pages. This is achieved by inserting numerous intrusive ads like pop-ups, banners and hyperlinked words. They may be noticed regardless of used Internet client as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer can all be modified. In addition, the ads may be seen on different pages, which may even trouble the performance of the browser. Besides the ads, Shield Safe Search replaces the default search engine with a low-quality provider ‒ search.eshield.com. This site shouldn't be...

Posted on May 25, 2015 in Browser Hijackers