Larparus Description

Larparus is an adware infection that takes the form of a Web browser extension or add-on. Larparus is generally regarded as a PUP or Potentially Unwanted Program. This means that Larparus is not considered risky, like viruses or Trojans, but that Larparus causes threat-like symptoms on affected Web browsers. Computer users have reported numerous issues involving Larparus, including browser redirects, unauthorized changes to the affected Web browser settings and numerous advertisements and pop-up windows. If you are experiencing these types of problems, it generally indicates that a PUP is installed on your computer. If Larparus has already been installed on your computer, Larparus should be removed immediately with the help of a reliable security program. Security researchers recommend avoiding Larparus and similar Web browser add-ons offering similar services. Larparus is usually bundled with low quality software downloaded from poorly monitored sources.

The Various Signs of Larparus' Presence on a Computer

One of the main reasons why security researchers consider that Larparus may be harmful is that Larparus causes numerous symptoms on the affected computer. The following symptoms may be associated with Larparus (similar symptoms are usually present in relationship to other PUP infections):

  • Larparus may make unauthorized changes to the affected Web browser's settings. Larparus may change the affected Web browser's homepage, default security settings and search engine without permission.
  • Larparus has browser hijacker capabilities, expropriating the PC user's Web browser and leading computer users to certain websites repeatedly. These redirects are meant to profit from advertising by raising these websites' traffic numbers and page ranking.
  • Larparus may cause affected Web browsers to display numerous types of advertisements on the affected Web browser. Larparus may cause Web browsers to display pop-up windows, adds banner advertisements and sliding advertisements to unrelated websites, and highlights certain text so that Larparus may display pop-up windows when the computer user passes the mouse cursor over it.
  • Larparus may cause performance issues on affected Web browsers, causing them to slow down, crash, or freeze frequently.

Technical Information

Registry Details

Larparus creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
Registry key
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions\{ae4ca244-b10c-4e80-92f7-f0791ad3cd8e}

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