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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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.
This article is provided "as is" and to be used for educational information purposes only. By following any instructions on this article, you agree to be bound by the disclaimer. We make no guarantees that this article will help you completely remove the malware threats on your PC. Spyware changes regularly; therefore, it is difficult to fully clean an infected machine through manual means.