Threat Database Adware '' Pop-Ups

'' Pop-Ups

By GoldSparrow in Adware

The pop-up windows that users experience in their web browser may claim to provide a safe update to their browser, but they are generated by adware. Therefore, security analysts warn users not to install software promoted on the pop-ups. The adware that is responsible for the pop-ups is created to spread riskware, namely the LightningDownloader and others like the TransitSimplified Toolbar. The programs mentioned before could decrease your overall computer performance, and show advertisements loaded on banners and floating ad boxes in your Web browser. The pop-ups may use the gray nuance typically associated with the Adobe Flash Player for its background and list features of the legitimate Flash player to claim credibility. However, you should not trust the pop-ups and avoid following links on the website that may lead you to harmful domains. The adware linked to may have been installed on your PC with a freeware setup file that you handled with the 'Typical' or 'Express' option. The adware may use a browser add-on and an executable DLL file to manipulate your browser and show pop-up windows. The adware may have edited your Windows Registry to start at boot-up. The adware may have installed its files in the ApplicationData folder used by programs to store their user specific configurations and may prove difficult for manual removal. You may wish to seek the help of a reliable anti-spyware tool to eradicate the adware and ensure your computer stability.


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