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Online Video Promoter Image
Read 3,839 times | Last updated on June 3, 2015

Online Video Promoter, otherwise known as WinPL.exe or Media Player by eLink Industry Inc, is a portentially unwanted program, or PUP, that is commonly bundled with other downloads. When installed, you will notice numerous instances of the winpl.exe process running in your task manager that are constantly making Internet connections to the funwithvids.com site. This winpl.exe process is in fact watching the videos, and the ads that go along with them, but is not displaying them to the screen. Whether this process is to increase view counts on the videos or to generate ad revenue is currently unknown. What is known, though, is that this PUP is utilizing a large amount of bandwidth and system resources in order to render the videos in the background. Due to this you would notice that the Internet or computer feels slower than normal as its resources are being used by this PUP.

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Crime Watch Image
Read 3,070 times | Last updated on June 2, 2015

Crime Watch is a potentially unwanted program program that displays coupons and advertisements related to sites or pages that you are currently browsing on the web. When this program is installed, it will display a little box labeled Crime Watch or Crime Watch News at the top right of pages you are visiting. If you click on this box it will display advertisements and crime news stories in the box. In general, while using this tool I did not see any worthwhile ads or coupons and rather only news stories related to crimes.

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Locker Ransomware Image
Read 11,559 times | Last updated on May 28, 2015

Locker is a file-encrypting ransomware program that targets all versions of Windows including Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8. On May 25 at Midnight local time, a Trojan.Downloader was issued the command to install Locker onto an infected computer. Once Locker was activated, it scanned all drive letters for specific file extensions and encrypted them using AES encryption. When it finished encrypting your data the infection displayed a screen titled Locker , where version number were random numbers such as 1.7, 2.62, 1.91, etc. This Locker screen provides information on how your files were encrypted and then demand .1 bitcoins to decrypt your files. If you do not pay the ransom within 72 hours your ransom price will increase to 1 bitcoin.

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AntiVirus Pro 2017 Image
Read 4,214 times | Last updated on May 26, 2015

AntiVirus Pro 2017 is a computer infection from the Rogue.WinPCDefender family of rogue anti-spyware programs. This program is classified as a rogue because it deliberately displays false scan results, fake security alerts, and prevents you from running any programs on your computer. This program is promoted through fake online antimalware scanners and as a program required to view online videos. Once installed, AntiVirus Pro 2017 will automatically scan your computer and then state that there are numerous infections on your computer. If you attempt to remove any of these so-called infections it will state that you first need to purchase the program in order to remove anything. As many of the detected files are actually legitimate, please do not manually delete anything that this rogue detects as it may affect the proper operating of Windows and your installed programs. Instead ignore the scan results and proceed with the rest of the removal guide.

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SuperClick Image
Read 5,425 times | Last updated on May 15, 2015

SuperClick is a program from the Adware.Vitruvian family of adware programs, which display advertisements while you are browsing the web. This program promotes itself as a utility where you can highlight text on a page and SuperClick will display the definition and related pages. The problem is that when this adware is installed it will underline words on web pages that you are viewing, which display intrusive advertisement labeled Ads by SC, Ad by SC, Sponsored Ad by SC, Brought by SC, SC Advertisement, or SuperClick Advertisements when you hover your mouse over them. The SuperClick adware will also display pop-up ads that appear in a new browser window or tab when you click on web site links. These advertisements are typically for other adware or potentially unwanted programs. This adware is commonly detected by security programs as Adware:Win32/InfoAtoms or Adware.Vitruvian.

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WordFly Image
Read 4,345 times | Last updated on May 8, 2015

WordFly is a program from the Adware.Vitruvian family of adware programs, which display advertisements while you are browsing the web. This program promotes itself as a utility where you can highlight text on a page and WordFly will display the definition and related pages. The problem is that when this adware is installed it will underline words on web pages that you are viewing, which display intrusive advertisement labeled Ad by WordFly, Brought by WordFly, or WordFly Advertisements when you hover your mouse over them. The WordFly adware will also display pop-up ads that appear in a new browser window or tab when you click on web site links. These advertisements are typically for other adware or potentially unwanted programs. This adware is commonly detected by security programs as Adware:Win32/InfoAtoms or Adware.Vitruvian.

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CPU Miner Image
Read 14,033 times | Last updated on May 8, 2015

CPU Miner is a potentially unwanted program that installs programs that use your computer's resources to mine digital currency without your permission. When installed, this PUP installs two different miner applications that use your CPU and your graphics card to mine digital currency. The CPU miner that is installed is called cpuminer, and will use 30% of your CPU's power, and the graphics card miner is called sgminer, which is configured to use 30% of your graphics cards power. What this means, is that when the miners are running you will find that your computer is running slower and games are stuttering or freezing because the PUP is using your computer's resources to generate revenue for themselves. While running, your computer will be added to mining pool called pool2.ipominer.com under the username Danila.22 in order mine the digital currency called Darkcoin.

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System-Checker Image
Read 4,398 times | Last updated on May 7, 2015

System-Checker is a potentially unwanted program that displays a tray icon, which shows system information such as CPU and memory utilization when you hover over it. What is not disclosed is that this program pretends to be made by Microsoft, installs a Layered Service Provider, and installs numerous certificates that allows this program to listen in on all of your network communication without your knowledge. The data that is collected can then be transmitted to another location. With all of the suspicious activity and undisclosed programs that System-Checker installs, it is strongly suggested that you uninstall this program from your computer.

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Coupon Alert Image
Read 4,325 times | Last updated on May 6, 2015

Coupon Alert is a potentially unwanted program program that displays coupons related to sites or pages that you are currently browsing on the web. When this program is installed, it will display a little box labeled Coupon Alert at the top right of pages you are visiting. If you click on this box it will display available coupons. Strangely, Coupon Alert will also display news stories in the box if there are no coupons to display. In general, while using this tool I did not see any worthwhile coupons and mostly only news stories that were completely unrelated to the web pages that I was browsing.

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TermBlazer Image
Read 3,602 times | Last updated on May 6, 2015

TermBlazer is a program from the Adware.Vitruvian family of adware programs, which display advertisements while you are browsing the web. This program promotes itself as a utility where you can highlight text on a page and TermBlazer will display the definition and related pages. The problem is that when this adware is installed it will underline words on web pages that you are viewing, which display intrusive advertisement labeled Ad by TermBlazer when you hover your mouse over them. The TermBlazer adware will also display pop-up ads that appear in a new browser window or tab when you click on web site links. These advertisements are typically for other adware or potentially unwanted programs. This adware is commonly detected by security programs as Adware:Win32/InfoAtoms or Adware.Vitruvian.

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Shop Smart Advertisements Image
Read 2,508 times | Last updated on May 6, 2015

The Shop Smart advertisements adware are a variant of the Adware.Salus family that displays a constant barrage of ads, offers, and pop-ups that makes browsing the web almost impossible. When you have this adware installed, any web page you visit will suddenly become a page full of ads instead of content. These advertisements consist of underlined words that display an ad when you hover over them, pop-ups, giant half-screen ads, and ads with sound that state that your computer is infected. All of these ads will be labeled Shop Smart. Furthermore, this adware will impact the performance of your computer by making your web browser slower or freeze and your computer will constantly be accessing its hard drive.

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TelsaCrypt and Alpha Crypt Image
Read 29,920 times | Last updated on May 18, 2015

TeslaCrypt and Alpha Crypt are file-encrypting ransomware programs that target all version of Windows including Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8. TeslaCrypt was first released around the end of February 2015 and Alpha Crypt was released at the end of April 2015. When you are first infected with TeslaCrypt or Alpha Crypt they will scan your computer for data files and encrypt them using AES encryption so they are no longer able to be opened. Once the infection has encrypted the data files on all of your computer drive letters it will display an application that contains instructions on how to get your files back. These instructions include a link to a Decryption Service site, which will inform you of the current ransom amount, the amount of files encrypted, and instructions on how to make your payment. The ransom cost starts at around $500 USD and is payable via bitcoins. The bitcoin address that you submit payment to will be different for every victim.

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Oursurfing.com Image
Read 18,026 times | Last updated on May 1, 2015

The Oursurfing.com program from the Adware/ShortcutHijacker family of browser hijackers that is bundled with other free software that you download off of the Internet. Once it is installed it will change your installed browser's home page and search engine to Oursurfing.com without your permission. This adware will also infect your web browser shortcuts by adding the http://www.oursurfing.com?oem=unknown&uid=SG12412&tm= argument to them so that the Oursurfing.com site is opened every time you launch your browser. The method that they use to infect your shortcuts makes it impossible to fix without specialized tools such as our Shortcut Cleaner.

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RightCoupon Advertisements Image
Read 2,607 times | Last updated on April 30, 2015

RightCoupon is an adware program from the Adware.Salus family that displays coupons and offers and when visiting web sites. These offers will be displayed as large rectangular ads that appear on the side and the top of a web pages content. As the RightCoupon advertisements overlay the site's content, it makes it so you are unable to read the web page. Furthermore, this adware will impact the performance of your computer by making your web browser slower or freeze, especially when you attempt to scroll down the page.

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Shopper-Z Image
Read 3,636 times | Last updated on April 29, 2015

Shopper-Z is an adware program that displays intrusive advertisements on web sites that you visit. When you have this adware installed on your computer it will inject numerous ads into web sites that you visit and display pop-ups whenever you click on a web link. The adware injects so many ads that it overlays the web page you are visiting and makes it impossible to view its content. You will also find that when Shopper-Z is installed that your web browsers become slow and often freeze due to the amount of ads being injected into it.

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