This program provides access to online browser games. In order to play the games, the user has to download an additional software that contains spyware, adware and malware and enables pop ups for content the user searches the web for.
HackTool:Win32/Keydump is a tool that retrieves Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Office product keys. It is also capable of modifying the current Windows XP product key and Windows registration information.
This is a tracking cookie that stores information about the user’s interaction with a specific website. Like any tracking cookie, it leaves holes in your security system that may enable entry to your system.
This is considered a medium threat tracking cookie. It is a small text file stored on the computer when visiting web pages. Though it does not pose a risk by itself, malicious use by other software could threaten affected users' privacy. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
This "Toolbar" is classified as Spyware, Adware and HiJacker. Although it is advertised as a Toolbar or add-on to improve browsing sessions, it has been discovered that it is used for tracking activity on the Internet. It also is capable of redirecting the user to insecure websites, and makes numerous modifications to the system that may require a expert assistance. Incredibar is programmed to alter the DNS settings, this results in continuous redirections to domain mystart.incredibar.com. The program will also inject bookmarks into your favorites and/or bookmarks that you have never visited or saved. Incredibar collects all information about user activity, logs every visited site and sends this data to marketing companies.
This is Adware and gets installed along with other Adware like PlayPickle. Adware, or advertising- supported software, is any software package which automatically plays, displays, or downloads advertisements to a computer. These advertisements can be in the form of a pop-up. The object of the Adware is to generate revenue for its author. Adware, by itself, is harmless; however, some adware may come with integrated spyware such as keyloggers and other privacy-invasive software.
Klez the Conquerer:
The Klez worm, which blends different virus traits, was first detected in October 2001. Klez distributes itself like a virus, but sometimes acts like a worm, other times like a Trojan horse. Klez isn't as destructive as other worms, but it is widespread, hard to exterminate, and still active. In fact, so far, no other virus has stayed in circulation quite like Klez. It spreads via open networks and e-mail regardless of the e-mail program you use. Klez sometimes masquerades as a worm-removal tool. It may corrupt files and disable antivirus products. It pilfers data from a victim's e-mail address book, mixing and matching new senders and recipients for a new round of infection.
LinkSynergy is a tracking cookie that is placed in your cookie file to which allows consumer browsing and also purchasing of habits from the web partners program websites. For different online publishers, the company rests the reputation to spread awareness for online publishers.
This program is also known as Trace Sweeper. Both programs are created to look and feel like a legitimate anti-malware program. Like most Rouge programs, this malware pretends to scan your computer and displays numerous infections. In order for you to remove the infections you must buy the "Full Version" of their product. In reality, there is no real full version. The object is to trick you into supplying your credit card information and other personal information to the hacker on the other side.
This file is categorized as Malware and Rogue. Usually the program is installed without the user's consent. When activated it will generally flag registry entries as invalid and urges the user to purchase the full version. Usually there are no problems with the registry, a rogue program is intended to persuade the user to purchase the item.
Mediaplex is a tracking cookie that monitors your internet activity and gathers your personal information. The information gathered is sent to the creator of the cookie without your consent.
This virus changes the codes in Windows Registry files in order to hide system files and folder, and deletes registry stings to keep the computer from opening .exe files. By removing these registry files, the computer no longer knows how to open and display the programs. Meanwhile, the virus opens a back door to allow the hacker access to your computer. If you feel you have obtained this virus, disconnect the unit from the internet and perform a full virus scan.
This problem is caused by open ports for the Windows Firewall. Usually these ports are closed, or opened by user reference. Normally opening ports is not recommended, allowing applications is better suited for most users. Malware and trojan may open the ports to enable remote access to an infected computer.
This security issue is created from malware that enters a code into the system so it can override your security system in order to allow itself to be updated with additional instructions. There is no additional information on this program.
Some malicious software belongs to a family of similar programs with a different signature. This security issue is the sister of the malware program Microsoft.WindowsSecurityCenter.FirewallOverride. It is designed to disable the computer's anti-virus while it updates its code.
Mirar is an adware program. It is a commercial Internet Explorer toolbar designed to find and open Internet sites that seem to be related to web pages currently being viewed. Such Mirar functionality does not work well and annoys numerous users. The adware program also serves commercial advertisements while browsing the Internet. Mirar is not classified as a dangerous parasite. However, a lot of people are experiencing difficulties while trying to get rid of this threat. It runs on every Windows startup.
Macro Virus is a Rogue anti-spyware program created to mislead people into believing that their computers are infected. The program is downloaded as trialware, and is not capable of removing the items detected unless the user pays for the "full" version.
This is a freeware monitoring program that monitors user activity such as keystrokes typed. This program may be installed without user consent by other programs. Prevention: Enable a firewall on your computer, Get the latest computer updates for all your installed software, Use up-to-date antivirus software, Use caution when opening attachments and accepting file transfers, Use caution when clicking on links to Web pages, Avoid downloading pirated software, Protect yourself against social engineering attacks, Use strong passwords. Get the latest computer updates: Updates help protect your computer from viruses, worms, and other threats as they are discovered. It is important to install updates for all the software that is installed in your computer.
Use caution when opening attachments and accepting file transfers. Exercise caution with e-mail and attachments received from unknown sources, or received unexpectedly from known sources. Use extreme caution when accepting file transfers from known or unknown sources. Exercise caution with links to Web pages that you receive from unknown sources, especially if the links are to a Web page that you are not familiar with, unsure of the destination of, or suspicious of. Malicious software may be installed in your system simply by visiting a Web page with harmful content.
Avoid downloading pirated software. Threats may also be bundled with software and files that are available for download on various torrent sites. Downloading "cracked" or "pirated" software from these sites carries not only the risk of being infected with malware, but is also illegal. For more information, see 'The risks of obtaining and using pirated software'.
This Malware program infects your browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, Safar, Opera and others with a code that directs all of your web searches to various unwanted or malicious sites. An expamle: you search “School Uniforms”, a list of links appear and you read and click on a link “JC Penny School Uniform Sales”. However, instead of directing you to JC Penny, your browser opens an advertising site, or adult content site. This program disrupts the normal behavior of your browsers and render them useless. This program also hijacks your private information like credit card numbers, passwords, codes, etc. It is imperative that this program is removed from your system and all security holes in the registry repaired.
This is an adware toolbar and responsible to displays pop ups and annoying commercial advertisement on your computer. This is unwanted software for your computer.
This is realted to MyWay.MyWebSearch. Many users that have this program in their system also have numerous Trojans in their registry. Not all companies agree that this is a problem program, just as many companies claim that the program is damaging. It is up to the user if they wish to remove the program, however, any repair technician will remove it as it has potential to harm the system resources.
The MyWay Searchbar is a computer toolbar program that replaces user's default search engine with the one on MyWay's website. This program is classified as adware by some, but not all anti-malware applications. It is advisable to remove this product because it takes up a considerable amount of system resources.
NoAdware is a rogue security program and a clone of Antivirus Professional v5.0. This parasite is a more traditional rogue variant, which actually has a homepage (noadware.net). It is not entirely clear how NoAdware enters the system, but the most likely scenario is that it relies on trojans, such as Vundo, in doing so. It may also be manually downloaded and installed. NoAdware uses misleading advertising to trick users into purchasing it’s “licensed version”. Once inside, NoAdware will flood the user with popups and fake system notifications, supposedly to inform him of an infection or multiple infections present on the system. It will also perform system scans, which return exaggerated or altogether false results.