MoneyFriend Description

MoneyFriend is a name that is associated with adware, which was reported by PC security researchers in the third week of June 2017. The MoneyFriend adware is a program that is distributed to users as an optional component to free software packages. Choosing the 'Express' installation may allow the MoneyFriend adware to be installed to the Temp directory and change various Internet-related settings on your device. Cyber security analysts alert that the MoneyFriend adware is just as threatening as the Ntuserlitelist adware, which we reported near the end of March 2017. Both programs edit the system Registry, the proxy configuration and inject code into running processes that have Internet connectivity.

The MoneyFriend adware features a built-in Proxomitron module, which is a customized build of the Proxomitron software created by Scott Lemmon. The Proxomitron module acts as a proxy gateway, which your computer uses to exchange data with the Internet. Consequently, the remote servers that are associated with the MoneyFriend adware can alter the data traffic to your machine. A closer look at the MoneyFriend showed that infected users are exposed to insecure content that is injected via a JavaScript code on all pages they load in the browser. The MoneyFriend adware takes advantage of the private proxy server to substitute and add advertisements to your favorite sites. Evidently, the MoneyFriend adware is configured to download marketing materials from the following locations:

  • Browsersecurity[.]info
  • Browserinfo[.]org
  • allnrcs.gakax[.]xyz

Moreover, the MoneyFriend is reported to install third-party browser extensions without the need for user confirmation. Reports from users show that the MoneyFriend adware might add extensions like 'Furniture Guru,' 'IndiaShopps' and 'MSoft Update'. The domains listed above, are recognized as untrusted by various Web filters like Websense Web Filter, Google Safebrowsing and Mozilla Phishing Protection. PC users that find ads by MoneyFriend in their browser and notice a notification in the status bar that says 'Transferring to' may want to run an in-depth system scan with a reputable anti-malware suite.

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  • Use a removable media. Download SpyHunter on another clean computer, burn it to a USB flash drive, DVD/CD, or any preferred removable media, then install it on your infected computer and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
  • Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in "Safe Mode with Networking" and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
  • IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.

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