Threat Database Adware Win32/Adware.MultiPlug.H


By GoldSparrow in Adware

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 16,605
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 875
First Seen: September 25, 2013
Last Seen: July 7, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

If your anti-virus software is detecting a Win32/Adware.MultiPlug.H infection, this usually means that a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) has been detected on your computer. These types of infections are usually adware programs or browser hijackers that take the form of an extension of toolbar for your Web browser. Win32/Adware.MultiPlug.H infections are not particularly harmful and may be removed in a simple manner than with other, more severe types of threats. However, despite the fact that the Win32/Adware.MultiPlug.H infection is categorized as a PUP, this does not mean that Win32/Adware.MultiPlug.H is not severely disruptive. Many of the symptoms associated with Win32/Adware.MultiPlug.H may also appear in cases of more sophisticated threats like the Sirefef rootkit. Win32/Adware.MultiPlug.H infections may cause the appearance of pop-up windows and error messages and may cause unauthorized alterations to your computer and Web browser preferences.

The Annoying and Unwanted Advertisements Displayed by Win32/Adware.MultiPlug.H

Symptoms associated with Win32/Adware.MultiPlug.H may prevent computer users from using the infected computer effectively. The main purpose of Win32/Adware.MultiPlug.H 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 Win32/Adware.MultiPlug.H infections is to display advertisements on the infected Web browser or to force computer users to visit websites that contain advertisements and affiliate marketing links repeatedly. Win32/Adware.MultiPlug.H may also insert advertisements and links into online content that would normally not have these types of components. Some of the most visible symptoms of Win32/Adware.MultiPlug.H infections include the appearance of an unwanted toolbar on the infected Web browser, unauthorized changes to the affected Web browser's homepage and default search engine, browser redirects to websites associated with Win32/Adware.MultiPlug.H and poor system and Web browser performance and Internet connection speed.

How Win32/Adware.MultiPlug.H Invades a Computer

The main way in which Win32/Adware.MultiPlug.H is distributed is by bundling this adware infection with legitimate, free software. Often, shady marketers may hide Win32/Adware.MultiPlug.H and the option to opt out of installing these types of components. Browser toolbars associated with Win32/Adware.MultiPlug.H are very common when downloading free software from third-party websites with poorly regulated content. You can avoid these types of scams by paying attention to the installation process when installing new software on your computer.


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