Threat Database Adware Adware Generic_r.KE

Adware Generic_r.KE

By GoldSparrow in Adware

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 6,403
Threat Level: 10 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 1,112
First Seen: April 30, 2014
Last Seen: September 20, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Adware Generic_r.KE infections are detected on a computer by a security program if the computer user has installed a Potentially Unwanted Programs on the affected computer. These types of components may cause a variety of problems on the affected computer that may be highly disruptive, preventing computer users from using the affected computer effectively. Adware Generic_r.KE is not only irritating, Adware Generic_r.KE may also expose the affected computer to additional problems ranging from adware and other PUPs to more severe forms of threats. It is what makes PC security researchers recommend removing Adware Generic_r.KE immediately with the help of a reliable security program.

Adware Generic_r.KE may be Installed by the PC User Unknowingly

Adware Generic_r.KE is installed as a Web browser toolbar or add-on. These types of PUPs may be installed on the most popular Web browsers on Windows, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. In most cases, computer users may not realize that they have authorized the installation of Adware Generic_r.KE or other PUPs. This is because misleading tactics are used to trick inexperienced computer users into installing Adware Generic_r.KE and other PUPs. In many cases, the PUP may be disguised as a fake Adobe Flash or Web browser update. In the majority of cases, Adware Generic_r.KE is bundled with a legitimate freeware program that is downloaded from a questionable source.

Why Adware Generic_r.KE and Similar PUPs Should Be Removed from an Affected PC

PUPs like Adware Generic_r.KE may cause a large variety of issues on the affected computer. Examples of the problems that may be linked to Adware Generic_r.KE and similar infections are:

  • One of the main problems related to Adware Generic_r.KE is that Adware Generic_r.KE will try to expose you to numerous advertisements and marketing material. To do this, Adware Generic_r.KE will cause the appearance of pop-up windows or fake error messages containing sponsored or affiliate material.
  • Adware Generic_r.KE may cause browser redirects and other erratic browser behavior. Adware Generic_r.KE may change your Web browser's settings (for example changing your homepage or default search engine).
  • Adware Generic_r.KE has been linked to system performance problems.


Adware Generic_r.KE may call the following URLs:


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