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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

GetMyFilesNow

GetMyFilesNow is an application that cannot help you in any way. It is classified by the security experts as Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) and possesses some typical adware features. The presence of GetMyFilesNow is associated with various ads in the form of pop-ups and banners. Their purpose is to boost the Internet traffic towards sponsored sites with questionable legitimacy. The modifications of the browsers may also affect the default homepage and search engines. This behavior doesn't benefit the client in any way but generates a pay-per-click commission for each created page impression. What distinguishes GetMyFilesNow from the other adware tools is the fact that some of the pop-ups promote software rather than a webpage. The user may be informed that his download is ready without any additional details about the offered program. Trusting these notifications may load the...

Posted on May 25, 2015 in Adware

Ai88 Ransomware

Ai88 ransomware is a dangerous PC threat that has just recently surfaced on the web. Ransomware is one of the scariest computer threats, because it may inflict a lot of damage before its presence is noticed, and even if you know that there is ransomware present on your computer, there isn't much you can do to prevent the annoyance it will indeed cause. The Ai88 ransomware is a relatively new threat, but there are already several reports coming from infected users, and it is safe to say that this PC threat is as dangerous as it gets – it may encrypt the user's important files, and then send the private decryption key to a remote server. The only way for users to access their files is to acquire the private decryption key but to do so they'd have to pay the ransom requested by the ransomware's authors. There isn't much information about Ai88 ransomware currently, but it is entirely...

Posted on May 25, 2015 in Ransomware

Space Bar System

Space Bar System is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that may be installed on your computer when you opt to install a cost-free application such as a media player, PDF viewer, video/audio converter, or another piece of software classified as freeware or shareware. While Space Bar System isn't dangerous at all, it may turn out to be an application that you aren't interested in using. The field of computer security such applications are classified as PUPs, and our opinion is that they should be removed unless you plan to use them regularly. Space Bar System may be ad-supported, so having this PUP installed on your computer may result in ads, banners, and pop-ups being shown in your web browser. Although this isn't considered to be harmful activity, it can turn out to be quite annoying, especially if you spend the majority of your day browsing the web. Ad-supported PUPs like Space...

Posted on May 25, 2015 in Adware

Ads By Man

Aggressive adware is a relatively standard PC threat nowadays, mainly because there are countless of techniques that adware may use to deploy itself to your computer. One of the most commonly used techniques involved bundled software, and this is one of the main reasons why adware infections are so common today. Ads By Man is another new piece of adware that may trouble users who were unlucky enough to install this adware while installing useful, cost-free software. If you see advertisements, banners, and pop-ups that are accompanied by text saying "Ads By Man", you probably have adware installed on your computer. While adware can't perform any harmful activities, its presence can be quite annoying as it may ruin your online experience by flooding your web browser with ads, pop-ups, banners, and other elements used in online advertising. Apart from this, Ads By Man may also drop a...

Posted on May 25, 2015 in Adware

Win32.Agent.BJ

Win32.Agent.BJ is a dangerous computer threat that is part of the Win32.Agent family of trojans. Win32.Agent.BJ is a Trojan downloader that may be deployed to your computer when you open a spam email attachment, download pirated software, or when you acquire files and applications from untrustworthy websites. Trojans such as Win32.Agent.BJ may be propagated via several techniques, so it is nearly impossible to point out all the actions that might get your computer infected with Win32.Agent.BJ. Once Win32.Agent.BJ has been deployed to a computer, it may place itself in various system folders, staying silent and undetected for as long as possible. The Trojan downloader may then be activated to download its payload to the computer – the payload may include additional malware, PUPs, or low-level PC threats. This turns Win32.Agent.BJ into a severe threat, so we advise you to get rid...

Posted on May 25, 2015 in Trojans

UltraPowerPC

UltraPowerPC is PUP that is known to spread via bundled software or spam email attachments. Once UltraPowerPC has been deployed to a computer, the application may create a Windows start-up service, as well as several registry entries to ensure that its components will launch whenever Windows boots up. When UltraPowerPC is started, it may perform an exaggerated system scan and provide the user with a report containing a list of optimizations, fixes, and hints that may improve the computer's overall performance and health. However, our research shows that these claims are exaggerated, and UltraPowerPC doesn't have the features required to scan the hard drive, Windows registry, and other PC components for errors and problems that may affect performance in a negative way. Users might also be asked to purchase the full version of UltraPowerPC in order to fix the issues, but be careful...

Posted on May 25, 2015 in Possibly Unwanted Program

Webbora Ads

The Webbora application is promoted on webbora.com and freeware packages as a browser assistant but fails to clarify how it helps users. Security analysts point out that the Webbora application is adware dedicated to generating pay-per-click revenue for its developers. The Webbora application may appear on your 'Programs and Features' list in 'Control Panel' and might not have a functional uninstaller. As stated before, the Webbora program is adware, and its creators do not want users to remove it easily to earn as much affiliate revenue as possible. Security analysts note that the Webbora adware may attach a browser plugin to your Internet client to perform its operations. Users infected with the Webbora adware may experience pop-up and pop-under windows, banners, transitional commercials, floating ads and in-text hyperlinks to sponsored products. Additionally, the Webbora adware may...

Posted on May 22, 2015 in Adware

’855-981-9190′ Pop-Ups

The 855-981-9190 pop-up windows in your web browser are propelled by adware on your computer that aims to direct users to call 855-981-9190 and receive technical assistance from fake technicians. The 855-981-9190 pop-ups serve to scare users that they have a security breach and need to call for help. Users who called 855-981-9190 to report that they were instructed to install a remote desktop application and to allow supposedly legitimate technicians help them fix their problems. However, operations and services connected to adware are not considered as safe, and you are not advised to call 855-981-9190 and grant crooks remote access to your PC. Evil minded third parties that have access to your OS can steal data, and valuable user credentials as well as install cyber threats. Do not forget that the 855-981-9190 pop-ups are propelled by adware on your PC that may read your software...

Posted on May 22, 2015 in Adware