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Wordinator Image
Read 6,107 times | Last updated on June 10, 2015

Wordinator 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 Wordinator 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 WD, Ad by WD, Sponsored Ad by WD, Brought by WD, WD Advertisement, or Wordinator Advertisements when you hover your mouse over them. The Wordinator 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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SushiLeads Image
Read 6,309 times | Last updated on June 10, 2015

SushiLeads is an adware program that hijacks search results to display advertisements and lead generation forms based on your search keywords. When you search for a particular keyword, SushiLeads will underline various words in the search results that display an advertisement labeled Brought to you by SushiLeads when you hover over them. It will also display a lead generation form in the top right of the web browser that prompts you to fill in your contact information in order to have someone contact you regarding your search term. For example, if you searched for tech support, then the lead generation form would request your information in order to have a computer technician contact you. An example of a lead generation form for the tech support keyword can be seen below.

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The Results Hub Image
Read 6,428 times | Last updated on June 10, 2015

The Results Hub is an adware program that hijacks your browser's home page to search.results-hub.com and displays its own advertisements when using search engines and browsing the web. When this adware is installed, it displays advertisements labeled The Results Hub Ads in search results pages on sites such as Google or Bing. It will also inject ads into web pages that you are browsing that make overlay the content of the page and make it difficult to use the site. Due to its constant display of unwanted advertisements, your web browsing experience may become slow and possibly unusable.

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Linkey Image
Read 3,411 times | Last updated on June 8, 2015

Linkey is an adware program that displays advertisements and offers on web sites that you visit. When this is adware is installed, it will change your browser's home page to default-search.net and then display a bar of advertisements or offers at the bottom of your web browser. As part of the installation, this adware will also install browser toolbars and a desktop shortcut icon that opens the linkeyproject.com site. This program will also cause serious performance issues on your computer and when browsing the web. When Linkey is installed you will find that Internet Explorer commonly crashes and that browsing the web is sluggish and difficult.

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ArcadeTwist Advertisements Image
Read 3,607 times | Last updated on June 5, 2015

ArcadeTwist is an adware program that injects advertisements in web sites that you are browsing. When this adware is installed, web sites that you visit will have text underlined that when you hover over them with your mouse, display an advertisement labeled Powered by ArcadeTwist. This adware will also display pop-up advertisements when you click on links and video ads that display over the content of a web site. As the ArcadeTwist advertisements overlay the site's content, it makes it so you are unable to read the web page or navigate it properly. Furthermore, you will find that your computer and web browsing will feel sluggish due to the processes that are running and how ArcadeTwister analyzes your network traffic in order to inject ads.

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GeniusBox Advertisements Image
Read 3,577 times | Last updated on June 4, 2015

GeniusBox is an adware program from the Adware.Salus family that displays advertisements, deals, coupons and offers when visiting web sites. These offers will be displayed as large rectangular ads labeled Ads by GeniusBox and will appear on the side and the top of a web browser overlaying a web pages content. As the GeniusBox advertisements overlay the site's content, it makes it so you are unable to read the web page or navigate it properly. Furthermore, this adware will make browsing the web slower as it sends all of your Internet requests through a proxy.

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Online Video Promoter Image
Read 4,329 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 3,490 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 12,647 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 4,482 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 5,711 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 4,551 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 17,539 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 4,672 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 5,004 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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