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Security Cleaner Pro

What is Security Cleaner Pro?

Security Cleaner Pro is a rogue antivirus program, which aims to trick unsuspecting PC users into purchasing a license key in order to remove supposedly-identified security infections.

In fact, no security infections reported by this program are genuine - Security Cleaner Pro mimics the detection of various malware and viruses in order to scare PC users into believing that their computers are infiltrated with high-risk security threats. Note that this rogue software generates an identical list of supposedly-detected security infections on all computers infiltrated.

This bogus program is developed by cyber criminals and distributed using 'exploit kits', which infiltrate users' computers via security vulnerabilities detected within outdated software. Common sources of fake antivirus programs such as Security Cleaner Pro are malicious websites, drive-by downloads, and infected email messages.

   
Kasimos Deals and Ads

What is Kasimos?

The Kasimos browser add-on is developed by Super Web LLC. It displays coupon and deal ads when Internet users visit online shopping websites. This browser extension also claims to enhance users' Internet browsing experience by enabling multi-site searching and displaying website reviews.

Such functionality may seem legitimate, however, many Internet users refer to Kasimos as a virus or malware. These negative associations are made since most computer users often install this browser plugin inadvertently without their consent together with free software downloaded from the Internet.

Kasimos is distributed using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling', which uses 'download clients' - programs employed by free software download websites.

   
Glindorus Virus

What is Glindorus?

Glindorus is a potentially unwanted application developed by Super Web LLC. It installs on users' Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) together with free software downloaded from the Internet using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'.

After successful installation, Glindorus generates various ads: coupon and deals ads, advertisements in search engines, etc.

While developers of this browser add-on state that it is useful, saving time and money whilst shopping online using Glindorus deal ads and enhancing users' Internet browsing experience by adding multi-site searching capabilities, in fact, it is adware. The application adds no significant functionality, diminishes Internet browser performance, and generates intrusive ads.

   
Whilokii Deals and Ads

What is Whilokii?

Whilokii is a potentially unwanted application, which installs on users' Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) together with free software downloaded from the Internet. It promises to enhance users' Internet browsing experience by displaying coupon ads, thus allowing multiple site searches and providing website ratings.

Note that while such added functionality may seem legitimate, many Internet users refer to Whilokii as a virus or malware. These negative associations are made since this browser plugin often installs without users' consent. Technically, it is not a virus, however, it is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application.

Commonly, this application installs together with free software downloaded from the Internet via 'download clients' or 'installers'.

   
Nation Search Virus

What is Nation Search?

The Nation Search (search.nation.com or avg.nation.com) browser hijacker installs together with free software and modifies users' Internet browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox) settings by changing the homepage and default search engine.

This browser toolbar is developed by InfoSpace and promoted using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'.

Many computer users refer to Nation toolbar as a virus or malware. These negative associations are made since many Internet users feel that this browser add-on was installed on their computers without their consent. Technically, Nation toolbar is not a virus or malware, however, it is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application.

   
Antivirus Security Pro

What is Antivirus Security Pro?

Antivirus Security Pro is a fake antivirus program originating from a family of rogues called WinWebSec. This program is created by cyber criminals whose purpose is to trick unsuspecting PC users into purchasing a so-called 'full version'.

To achieve this deceptive goal, Antivirus Security Pro imitates a legitimate antivirus program by mimicking the scanning of a computer for security infections.

Note that this program has no virus definition database or a virus scan engine - it merely generates fake security threat detections and fake security warning pop-ups in order to scare computer users into believing that their operating systems are infected with high-risk malware and viruses.

After successful infiltration, this bogus software overrides the operating system's registry and configures itself to start automatically on each system start-up. Furthermore, it blocks execution of installed programs and the Task Manager. In fact, none of security threats reported by this fake antivirus program actually exist on the computer - it is a scam.

   
Onmylike Virus

What is Onmylike.com?

The Onmylike.com browser hijacker is distributed using free software download websites. This website presents users with a search bar, which can be used to search the Internet. Note that at time of testing, this website redirects users to Google, however, the developers of this browser hijacker are likely to redirect this site to a malicious source at any time.

This may cause computer users to acquire malware or viruses on their operating systems. After successful infiltration, the Onmylike browser hijacker modifies browser shortcut targets (for Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox), and thus, computer users are unable to revert their homepage and default search engine settings to the default options.

   
BuenoSearch.com Virus

What is BuenoSeach.com?

BuenoSearch.com is a deceptive website promoted using BuenoSearch toolbar. This browser add-on installs together with free software downloaded from the Internet. It modifies users' Internet browser settings by assigning the default search engine and homepage to buenosearch.com

A common source of unwanted toolbars such as these is free software download websites, which use 'download clients' to manage freeware downloads. Download clients are small programs, which offer (some in a deceptive way) installation of free browser add-ons (commonly, adware) together with the selected free software.

Computer users should be attentive when downloading freeware, since reckless installation can result in browser redirects, unwanted ads, and privacy issues.

   
Shopping Chip

What is Shopping Chip?

The Shopping Chip browser add-on displays coupon and discount ads when users visit online shopping websites such as eBay, Amazon, Walmart, etc. The add-on is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Note that while the functionality of Shopping Chip may seem legitimate, many Internet users refer to this browser add-on as a virus or malware.

These negative associations are made since this browser extension installs on users' computers together with free software downloaded from the Internet. Furthermore, users often feel that it was installed without their consent. The source of unwilling installations such as these are free software download websites, which use 'download clients' to monetize incoming web traffic.

   
DaleSearch Virus

What is Dalesearch.com?

The Dalesearch.com browser hijacker installs together with free software downloaded from the Internet. This website is promoted using DaleSearch toolbar, which often installs on users' Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without their consent.

After successful infiltration, DaleSearch toolbar modifies browser settings by assigning the homepage and default search engine to dalesearch.com Commonly, Internet users install this toolbar inadvertently whilst downloading free software such as VLC media player, Flash Player, Skype, etc.

Computer users should be aware that, today, most popular download websites use 'download clients' to monetize their free software downloads. Download clients offer installation of additional (promoted) browser add-ons together with the chosen freeware.

   

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