Razor Web Ads

Razor Web Ads Description

Several Web browsers are being pestered by Razor Web advertisements constantly. Computer users have also reported that their homepages have been replaced by the Razor Web page and constant Razor Web pop-ups are appearing on affected Web browsers. Most Razor Web advertisements try to convince computer users to download and install an update for their Web browser. Computer users should ignore these instructions! The supposed 'updates' advertised by Razor Web advertisements may be PUPs or Potentially Unwanted Programs. These are low-level threats that take over a Web browser and force it to display advertisements or visit certain websites. In most cases, the presence of Razor Web on affected Web browsers may be caused by a PUP that has been installed in the form of a Web browser extension, plug-in or add-on. Razor Web itself is not threatening. However, content delivered by Razor Web advertisements does have the potential to lead to threats or at the least other PUPs. Because of this, the presence of Razor Web on a computer should prompt a quick action; computer users should remove the PUP associated with Razor Web immediately with the help of a reliable, fully updated security application.

Razor Web Advertisements and Their Associated PUPs

Advertisements caused by adware like the one behind Razor Web may be associated with PUPs, low-quality Web browser extensions, plug-ins and add-ons that are installed automatically. In most cases, Razor Web advertisements are used to generate affiliate marketing revenue while also delivering additional PUPs to affected computer users. Razor Web do not deliver any kind of useful or valuable service or content. In most cases, Razor Web also may be associated with other symptoms, such as Web browser redirects and performance issues. Computer users affected by Razor Web may note that their Web browser's homepage and default search engine has been changed automatically. It is also much likelier for a Web browser affected by Razor Web to be affected by other PUPs simultaneously. In some cases, there also may be a Trojan or rootkit infection since these kinds of threats may install low-level threats like PUPs as a way of monetizing their attacks.

How PUPs Linked to Razor Web Advertisements may Enter a PC

In most cases, Razor Web advertisements are caused by PUPs that are bundled with other programs. Computer users installing free software downloaded from the Internet may find that apart from their free program, other components also may have been installed on their computers. These bundled component that may be PUPs may be bundled by a third-party) or by the developers of the program themselves. Although it may be possible to avoid installing PUPs linked to Razor Web, bundled software like this may be designed so that computer users install them automatically and overlook the option to opt out. Some tactics used to prevent computer users from avoiding the PUP installation may include the use of misleading instructions and hiding the option to opt out behind Custom or Advanced installation options.

Unwanted Symptoms that may be Linked to Razor Web Advertisements

Razor Web may be associated with other symptoms, apart from the presence of the Razor Web advertisements themselves. Some of these symptoms may include the following:

  • PUPs associated with Razor Web may change various settings on the affected Web browser and computer.
  • Razor Web may be linked to performance issues such as increased page loading times, freezing and slowing down.
  • Razor Web may be associated with the presence of suspicious files and links on the affected computer, not strictly restricted to the affected Web browser itself.

    Technical Information

    Registry Details

    Razor Web Ads creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
    Razor Web
    %PROGRAMFILES%\Razor Web
    %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Razor Web
    %temp%\Razor Web
    Registry key
    SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\Service Mgr razorweb
    SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\Update Mgr razorweb
    SYSTEM\ControlSet002\services\Service Mgr razorweb
    SYSTEM\ControlSet002\services\Update Mgr razorweb
    SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Service Mgr razorweb
    SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Update Mgr razorweb

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