If your anti-virus software is detecting a Multiplug infection, this may mean that adware has been detected on your computer. These types of infections take the form of an extension or toolbar for your Web browser and are designed to generate revenue from advertising and affiliate marketing on the affected computer. The Multiplug infections are not particularly threatening and can be removed in a simpler manner than with other, more severe types of threats. However, despite that the Multiplug infection is categorized as adware, this does not mean that Multiplug is not severely disruptive. Many of the symptoms associated with Multiplug also may appear in cases of a more harmful threat like the Sirefef rootkit.
Multiplug may make the affected Web browser difficult to use and also may be difficult to remove completely because, if not removed entirely, Multiplug may come back to the affected computer. The Multiplug infections may cause the appearance of pop-up windows and error messages and cause alterations to your computer and Web browser preferences. In most cases, Multiplug also may make it difficult to use the affected Web browser because of its constant interruptions.
The Advertisements Exhibited by Multiplug May Lead to Unsafe Websites
Symptoms associated with Multiplug may prevent computer users from using the infected computer effectively. The main purpose of Multiplug and similar infections is to profit at the expense of the computer user, mainly using advertisement revenue and affiliate marketing schemes. Because of this, the main purpose of Multiplug infections is to display advertisements on the infected Web browser or to force computer users to visit websites containing advertisements and affiliate marketing links repeatedly. Multiplug also may insert advertisements and links into online content that would normally not have these types of components. Many of these advertisements may be disruptive, and include video or audio content.
Multiplug may add banners, linked text, and similar advertisements to websites viewed on the affected Web browser. Many of the advertisements associated with Multiplug may be difficult to close, appear repeatedly, or open new Web browser windows or tabs when the computer user closes the advertisements. Some of the symptoms of the Multiplug infections that may be noticed easily include browser redirects to websites associated with Multiplug, the appearance of an unwanted toolbar on the infected Web browser, changes to the compromised Web browser's homepage and default search engine, browser redirects to websites associated with Multiplug, and poor system and Web browser's performance and Internet connection speed. Multiplug may change the affected Web browser's homepage and default search engine to websites associated with Multiplug and, in some cases, also may change the affected Web browser's security settings to make it easier for other unwanted components to be installed.
How Multiplug may Enter a Computer
The main way in which Multiplug is distributed is by bundling this adware with legitimate, free software. Shady marketers may hide Multiplug and the option to opt out of installing these types of components. Browser toolbars associated with Multiplug are very common when downloading free software from download websites with poorly regulated content. You can stay away from these types of tactics by paying attention to the installation process when installing new software on your computer. In many cases, computer users may be opted in automatically to begin the installation of Multiplug when installing other software. The option to drop out may be hidden, needing computer users to select 'custom' or 'advanced' installation. The language informing the computer user on how to opt out of installing Multiplug may be convoluted, using double negatives as well as multiple, confusing confirmation messages. This is all deliberate, ensuring that inexperienced computer users allow Multiplug to enter their computers, believing Multiplug to be a legitimate component.
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Security Doesn't Let You Download SpyHunter or Access the Internet?Solutions: Your computer may have malware hiding in memory that prevents any program, including SpyHunter, from executing on your computer. Follow to download SpyHunter and gain access to the Internet:
- Use an alternative browser. Malware may disable your browser. If you're using IE, for example, and having problems downloading SpyHunter, you should open Firefox, Chrome or Safari browser instead.
- 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.
File System Details
|#||File Name||Size||MD5||Detection Count|
|10||%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Dados de aplicativos\50CouoPons\CPhvsgG0rT.dll||423,424||59a61d90ad573e018e9d8c098d1f25b7||465|
|15||%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Browser faster\BrowserfasterSvc.dll||174,928||fdefd720b6237daf58d73894ad13d61f||362|
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