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Traxxen Virus

What is Traxxen?

Developed by SuperWeb LLC, Traxxen is a potentially unwanted application claiming to improve the quality of users' Internet browsing experience by enabling comparison shopping, coupons, and adding other useful functionality. Although Traxxen may seem a legitimate browser extension, users should be aware that it is considered to be adware.

This extension uses a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional applications together with chosen software) to install on Internet browsers without users' consent.

Following successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, Traxxen monitors users' Internet browsing activity by recording diverse software and hardware information such as URLs visited, search queries entered, pages viewed, IP addresses, unique identifier numbers, and other similar information.

In addition, this rogue browser plug-in generates various intrusive online advertisements including search, banner, text-link, interstitial, transitional, and full page ads.

   
Ads by TowerTilt

What is TowerTilt?

The TowerTilt browser extension claims to improve the quality of users' Internet browsing experience by displaying website trust ratings, websites containing related content, enabling comparison shopping, coupons, and adding other functionality. TowerTilt was developed by SuperWeb LLC and is optimized for Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome.

On initial inspection, this may seem a legitimate add-on, however, TowerTilt is categorized as a potentially unwanted application or adware. This rogue browser extension uses a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional applications together with the chosen software) to install on browsers without users' permission.

Following successful infiltration, TowerTilt generates various intrusive online advertisement such as text-link, banner, search, transitional, interstitial, and full page ads.

   
SearchFoot Ads

What is SearchFoot?

Developed by SuperWeb LLC, SearchFoot is a potentially unwanted application claiming to improve the Internet browsing experience by enabling coupons, comparison shopping, and adding other useful functionality. Although SearchFoot may seem legitimate, users should be aware that it is considered to be adware.

This potentially unwanted add-on uses a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' to install on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome) without users' consent.

Following successful infiltration, SearchFoot monitors users' Internet browsing activity by recording various hardware and software information such as IP addresses, unique identifier numbers, search queries, pages viewed, URLs visited, and other similar information.

Furthermore, this rogue browser plug-in generates various intrusive online advertisement including interstitial, transitional, search, banner, text-link, and full page ads.

   
Windows Internet Guard

What is Windows Internet Guard?

Windows Internet Guard is a fake antivirus program, which generates fake security warning messages in order to trick unsuspecting PC users into purchasing a useless license key. Cyber criminals responsible for creating this scam use fake online security scanners and 'exploit kits' to proliferate this bogus software.

Fake online security scanners are pop-up ads, which imitate computer scans and report 'critical security issues' - these issues can supposedly be eliminated by downloading and installing Windows Internet Guard. Exploit kits are malware infections, which rely on outdated software to infiltrate operating systems.

After successful infiltration, this rogue antivirus program modifies the operating system registry files and configures itself to run automatically on each system Startup.

   
Ads by MediaPlayerplus

What is Mediaplayerplus?

The MediaPlayerplus (or Media Player Plus) browser add-on claims to save time and money when shopping online. While such functionality may seem legitimate, this browser extension is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application.

This plugin adds no real value and generates intrusive third party ads ("Ads by MediaPlayerplus") including, for example, sponsored links, coupons, deals, shopping comparison, content suggestions, banners, pop-ups, and pop-under advertisements. Clicking ads displayed by MediaPlayerplus can result in high-risk malware infections.

   
Deal Finder Ads

What is Deal Finder?

Deal Finder by Savings.com is browser add-on, which displays coupons and deals when browsing online shopping websites. This plug-in self-installs on the Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox browsers.

This browser plug-in is not directly related to malware or virus infections, however, when downloaded from the homepage, may be bundled with free software or other browser add-ons. Although some users may find this browser extension useful, many report that it installed on their computers without consent and is difficult to remove.

   
Websearch.helpmefindyour.info Virus

What is Websearch.helpmefindyour.info?

The Websearch.helpmefindyour.info browser hijacker infiltrates Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) via free software downloads.

Developers of this browser settings-changing adware employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling', thus, many computer users install the plugin without their consent. After successful infiltration, this browser hijacker assigns the homepage and default search engine fields to websearch.helpmefindyour.info

At time of research, this site redirected users to Google, a legitimate Internet search engine, however, be aware that the developers of this deceptive browser plugin can redirect websearch.helpmefindyour.info to other malicious websites at any time.

   
Websearch.searchissimple.info Virus

What is websearch.searchissimple.info?

The websearch.searchissimple.info browser hijacker installs together with free software downloaded from the Internet. After successful infiltration, this adware modifies Internet browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) settings by assigning values to the homepage and default search engine fields.

Furthermore, users are prevented from rolling back these changes by installed 'browser helper' objects, which block such attempts. The websearch.searchissimple.info website can be used to search the Internet, however, the search engine employed is crowded with dubious sponsored search results - clicking these can lead to serious malware and virus infections.

   
Windows Internet Watchdog

What is Internet Watchdog?

Windows Internet Watchdog is a fake antivirus program, which reports non existent security infections to scare PC users into believing that their operating systems are infected with high-risk malware. This rogue software is created by cyber criminals who distribute it via hacked websites and fake online security warning messages.

Cyber criminals often use fake Microsoft Security Essentials alert messages to trick PC users into installing Windows Internet Watchdog on their computers. Following successful infiltration, this bogus program modifies the registry entries of an affected operating system by blocking execution of installed programs (including Internet browsers) and disabling the Task Manager.

   
M6 Processing

What is M6 processing?

M6 Processing is a potentially unwanted program created by M6 Processing Ltd (Pysy Software). Developers of this software claim that it enables computers to connect across the world to solve complex computing problems.

While such functionality does not sound malicious, PC users should be aware that M6 Processing is categorized as adware, and moreover, some trusted antivirus programs (including Sophos, Fortinet, and BitDefender) categorize this program as a Trojan.

This software should not be trusted, since its functionality is identical to a brand of malware that transforms PCs into bitcoin miners and drains computer resources without the user's consent.

   

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